East Sacramento

A slice of historic charm and modern convenience, artfully blended in the heart of Sacramento

Welcome to East Sacramento

Embodying the iconic spirit of Sacramento, East Sacramento, colloquially known as “East Sac,” stands as a testament to the city's rich past and thriving present. Located conveniently to the east of the city's bustling downtown and midtown sectors, the area is bordered by U.S. Route 50 to the south and Business Loop 80 to the west and north, with the vibrant Elvas Avenue tracing the northeast and east boundaries. The tranquil American River and the dynamic California State University, Sacramento, adorn the southeast.
East Sacramento's roots stretch back to the 1890s, with the area's official annexation into Sacramento in 1911. This neighborhood is steeped in history, once housing the illustrious Alhambra Theatre. Today, it hosts the beautiful McKinley Park and the timeless "Fabulous Forties" neighborhood, rendering East Sacramento a family-friendly and truly captivating place to call home. The real estate scene is highlighted by prestigious properties, tree-lined streets, and a competitive market, with homes commanding consistently high price points.


What to Love

  • A resilient real estate market with enduring values
  • Peaceful, tree-lined streets and diverse architectural styles
  • A distinctive blend of heritage and modernity
  • Exceptional school ratings
  • A robust sense of community pride


Local Lifestyle

East Sacramento captures the essence of the quintessential Sacramento lifestyle – a harmonious blend of a dense suburban feel where homeownership is a proud tradition. This picturesque locale, defined by its tranquil sidewalks and unique architectural styles, cultivates a sense of communal passion and pride.
A range of amenities, including schools, fitness centers, shopping complexes, cafés, and restaurants, dot the landscape, ensuring residents have everything they need within arm's reach. The neighborhood is replete with lush parks and event venues, nurturing a lifestyle that celebrates both tranquility and excitement. It's an area where young professionals and families alike find an appealing blend of local charm and urbane amenities.


Dining and Entertainment

East Sacramento offers residents an array of exceptional dining experiences, from the gourmet selections at Corti Brothers to the range of delectable products at Trader Joe's. The area's watering holes, including Club 2 Me, exude a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, perfect for relaxed socializing. Culinary delights abound in local eateries such as OneSpeed Pizza and Canon, catering to varying palates. Food lovers can enjoy the authentic Italian cuisine at La Trattoria Bohemia or the innovative dishes at Allora.
For those seeking unique, high-quality foods, Selland's Market Cafe stands as a local gem. Coffee enthusiasts can revel in the sustainable brews at Temple Coffee Roasters, while Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters fills the air with the aroma of ethically sourced, freshly roasted beans.
Evening entertainment shines at spots like Club Raven and So Cal Tavern, with Hilltop Tavern Bar and Bon Lair offering a relaxed vibe. Fitness enthusiasts can find a welcoming community and a great workout at Fitness Rangers.


Things to Do

East Sacramento boasts a rich calendar of fun-filled activities. Events like Pops in the Park bring together the community in celebration of music and the arts, while the Run to Feed the Hungry fosters camaraderie for a cause. The Holiday Parade and Sacred Heart Parish School Home Tour are cherished annual traditions that light up the neighborhood with cheer. Also around the holiday season, the Fab 40s Christmas Lights celebration illuminates the neighborhood from 40th to 49th streets, offering a spectacle of festive joy.
When it comes to green spaces, East Sacramento shines with McKinley Park, a favorite spot for family picnics and peaceful walks. The Clunie Community Center, nestled within the park, hosts a myriad of community activities. Other parks, such as East Portal Park, East Lawn Children’s Park, and Bertha Henschel Park, provide perfect spots for recreation and relaxation in the beautiful weather. Young swimmers who feel right at home in the water can join the Sutter Lawn Tsunamis team of the Sacramento Swim League through the Sutter Lawn Tennis Club.



The community's commitment to quality education is evident in the well-regarded schools serving East Sacramento:
  • Sacred Heart Parish School
  • Phoebe Hearst Elementary
  • Sutter Middle School
  • Francis High School
  • Sacramento State University
  • Theodore Judah Elementary
  • Caleb Greenwood Elementary


Overview for East Sacramento, CA

26,451 people live in East Sacramento, where the median age is 40.2 and the average individual income is $58,206.49. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

40.2 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for East Sacramento, CA

East Sacramento has 12,792 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in East Sacramento do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 26,451 people call East Sacramento home. The population density is 5,811.04 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

47.43 / 52.57%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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Schools in East Sacramento, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby East Sacramento. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
Kit Carson International Academy
7th - 12th
Phoebe A. Hearst Elementary
K - 6th
Theodore Judah Elementary
K - 6th
David Lubin Elementary
K - 6th
7th - 8th
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PreK - K
No rating available
St Francis Catholic High School
9th - 12th
No rating available

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