Arden-Arcade, California


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Arden Park Vista


Arden Park Vista is a hugely popular neighborhood with families. It is rated one of the safest areas in Arden, and has some of the best amenities in the city. Arden Park Recreation & Park District, is here, which has softball/baseball fields, tennis courts, and a nice swimming pool (it gets toasty here). Cresta Park is another great local spot. It has a massive playground for kiddos, plus tennis court and soccer field/green space for general play. All these parks are walking distance of neighborhood homes.

Perhaps best of all kids walk to school, as all homes within Arden Park Vista are a few blocks from Mariemont Elementary an A-rated school on
Median home price runs high in Arden Park Vista due to the safety/walkability factors and comes in at $970k. There are also properties for rent with the average ~$1,900.

Arden Oaks |


Another hugely popular neighborhood with families is Arden Oaks. It’s got an interesting tight-knit vibe among the community who love the persistent events the Arden Oaks Neighborhood Association runs throughout the year. 4th of July Parade and Games, Fall BBQ and Winter Holiday Lighting and Decorations Contest are just a few of the occasions that pull everyone together.

Additionally the neighborhood is filled with beautiful, unique homes and there is a walkable scene here to the great Orville Wright Park and the only local Whole Foods. There’s nothing like connecting with neighbors while out on a stroll to strengthen the bonds.

Homes here run a bit higher than average for the area with a median home price of ~$950k.

Sierra Oaks Vista


If you’re looking for a luxurious lifestyle then check out Sierra Oaks Vista. It has the most stunning homes and tree-lined blocks in the city, and these homes connect to the American River Parkway and the American River Bike Trail. This means not only are the blocks in the neighborhood providing beautiful outdoor experiences, but you’re also right near some of the best adventuring in the city. There are great walking options to local restaurants and coffee shops and there’s nothing like the strolls locals take under the massive trees running up and down every block in the neighborhood.

While the public schools here are excellent, it’s also home to several of the popular private schools and locals appreciate the choice. Most homes have an acre of land, 4-5 bedrooms, a pool and full-on modern amenities. That luxury doesn’t come cheap and the median home price is $1.6m.


Young Professionals/DINKs/Families

Timberlake is a popular choice for young professionals and young families not yet ready to buy a home. It’s a condos only neighborhood, available for rent or purchase and it sits on the west side of the town, so convenient for commuting in to Sacramento for work or play. It’s kiddo and doggo-friendly so again, young professionals, couples and young families like the vibe.

The buildings are surrounded with beautiful foliage so it has a more green-energy than other condo complexes in the area. Many of the building areas have ponds and wrap-around porches and you get all the community amenities you could want including: clubhouse for socializing, fitness center and a nice pool for the kids or the grownups to cool off in on summer days. Average rent is $1,650.