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811 Apartments for rent in West Sacramento, CA

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Check out 811 verified apartments for rent in West Sacramento, CA with rents starting as low as $1450. Some apartments for rent in West Sacramento might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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15 Units Available
The Block
965 Bridge St
West Sacramento, CA | Old West Sacramento
Studio
$1,750
567 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,900
699 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 25 at 04:46 AM
Our brand new perfectly appointed apartments are located in The Bridge District in West Sacramento. The Block is a 52 unit building offering studio and one-bedroom apartment homes for rent.
Verified
4 Units Available
The Foundry
998 Riverfront St
West Sacramento, CA | Triangle
Studio
$1,685
504 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
The Foundry is located at 998 Riverfront Street West Sacramento, CA and is managed by Fulcrum Property, a reputable property management company with verified listings on RENTCafe.
Verified
6 Units Available
980 Central
980 Central Street
West Sacramento, CA | Triangle
Studio
$1,549
417 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,749
635 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
Incredible views. Sophisticated design. Minutes to Downtown.
Verified
11 Units Available
Capitol Yards Apartments
777 5th St
West Sacramento, CA | Downtown Sacramento
Studio
$1,736
573 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,860
767 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,447
1031 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
Luxurious community offers residents demonstration kitchen, saltwater pool and lush outdoor spaces. Units have plank flooring, laundry and ample storage. Great location, close to the Sacramento and I-5.
Verified
8 Units Available
Habitat
500 Garden St
West Sacramento, CA | Triangle
Studio
$1,685
542 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,749
789 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
Perfectly positioned in an urban, walkable community with stunning views. Located on the riverfront. Lots of light, energy-efficient appliances and stackable washers and dryers. Controlled access. Pet-friendly home.
1 Unit Available
2545 Gooseberry Circle
2545 Gooseberry Circle
West Sacramento, CA | Southport
3 Bedrooms
$2,295
1700 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:36 PM
Minutes to Downtown Sac and the River Walk!!! - Welcome to Lindenwood Village! This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms, 1700 sq. ft.
1 Unit Available
425 Harriet Ln
425 Harriet Ln
West Sacramento, CA | Washington
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
1486 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:36 PM
Available 12/14/20 Charming Two Bedrooms/Two Bathrooms Townhouse in West Sacramento 425 Harriet Ln is close to Rivercity Christian Academy, Elkhorn Village Elementary School, and Adult Education.
1 Unit Available
347 Bridge Place
347 Bridge Place
West Sacramento, CA | Southport
3 Bedrooms
$2,195
1150 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:35 PM
347 Bridge Place Available 12/01/20 Fabulous 3 Bedroom 2 bath home - Great 3 bedroom 2 bath home with lots of natural light. This home boasts a beautiful kitchen with tons of cabinet space. Spacious living room with vaulted ceiling and fireplace.
1 Unit Available
1048 Park Boulevard, Park
1048 Park Boulevard
West Sacramento, CA | Old West Sacramento
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
1200 sqft
Last updated November 19 at 03:25 AM
Gorgeous renovated 2 bedroom 2 bathroom property located in a highly desirable area near shopping centers, schools and close to freeway access and just minutes from Downtown.
Results within 1 mile of West Sacramento
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13 Units Available
Adagio
2800 Grasslands Dr
Sacramento, CA | Metro Center
1 Bedroom
$1,880
810 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,353
1086 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 06:04 AM
The Location You Want, The Apartment You Deserve... Your new home at Adagio is just moments from everything exciting and essential. Ready to shop? Nothing compares to the shopping found in Downtown Sacramento.
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8 Units Available
The Woodlands
2025 W El Camino Ave
Sacramento, CA | South Natomas
1 Bedroom
$1,228
648 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,501
847 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 06:04 AM
Great location for commuters, close to I-5. Units include extra storage, laundry, and patio or balcony. Community features parking, tennis court, pool, playground, hot tub, and on-site laundry.
Verified
89 Units Available
The Core Natomas
2745 Orchard Lane
Sacramento, CA | Willow Creek
1 Bedroom
$1,925
749 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,450
1159 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,850
1396 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
Welcome to The Core Natomas your answer to luxury living with an unparalleled experience. Located in the heart of Sacramento with easy access to the freeway so, your never far from business or adventure.
Verified
9 Units Available
Vue at the Lake
407 Florin Rd
Sacramento, CA | Greenhaven
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,680
900 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
Bright apartments right on Lake Greenhaven. Recently renovated with granite counters and big windows. European cabinetry. Complex has swimming pool, tennis court, and hot tub. Pet-friendly.
Verified
8 Units Available
Sixty58 Townhomes
6058 Riverside Dr
Sacramento, CA | Greenhaven
2 Bedrooms
$1,999
1135 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,389
1335 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
Prime location on Riverside Boulevard just 10 minutes from downtown Sacramento and close to freeway. Community has a tennis court, pool and 24-hour gym. Units feature walk-in closets and private patio/balcony.
Verified
1 Unit Available
Waverly Flats
6200 Greenhaven Drive
Sacramento, CA | Greenhaven
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$2,269
1136 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
Uniquely designed and conveniently located, Waverly Flats Townhomes and Apartments for rent in Sacramento, CA, offer pet-friendly homes to suit your every need! Ideally situated in the desirable Greenhaven Pocket neighborhood, you are minutes from
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14 Units Available
Capitol Towers
1500 7th St
Sacramento, CA | Downtown Sacramento
Studio
$1,515
551 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,535
757 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,030
971 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
Fantastic, upscale community near Roosevelt Park and the California State Capitol Building. Recently renovated with granite countertops, new appliances, and hardwood floors. On-site yoga, game room, fire pit, and pool. Pet-friendly.
Verified
5 Units Available
Sutter Green Apartments
2205 Natomas Park Drive
Sacramento, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,010
697 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,880
978 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
We are offering video and self-guided tours at Sutter Green Luxury Apartments. We are located just off Garden Highway at Natomas Park Drive, in Sacramento, CA. Minutes to downtown Sacramento and a stones throw from Interstate 5.
Verified
9 Units Available
800 J Lofts
800 J St
Sacramento, CA | Downtown Sacramento
Studio
$1,428
590 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,839
843 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,047
1102 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:45 AM
Contemporary homes in the heart of downtown. Apartments feature floor-to-ceiling windows and custom finishes. Enjoy use of the lounge, courtyard, and fitness center during free time. Near Cesar Chavez Plaza and California State Capitol Museum.
Verified
14 Units Available
Harbor Oaks Apartment Homes
2227 River Plaza Dr
Sacramento, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,595
731 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,935
1011 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:44 AM
Located on the beautiful Natomas Oaks Park just minutes from the Sacramento River. Nearby shuttle to downtown. Paddle boats, 24-hour gym and two pools. Walking distance to shopping and dining.
Verified
1 Unit Available
River Terrace Apartment Homes
2593 Millcreek Dr
Sacramento, CA | Natomas Corporate Center
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,150
845 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 04:44 AM
This community is just minutes from Downtown Sacramento. Incredible views. On-site racquetball, volleyball, fitness center, two pools and two hydrating spas. Upscale interiors with luxury appliances.
Verified
3 Units Available
The Davenport
941 43rd Ave
Sacramento, CA | Greenhaven
Studio
$1,272
580 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,594
900 sqft
Last updated November 2 at 02:45 PM
Nestled in the desirable Greenhaven Pocket area just off of I-5 and minutes from downtown Sacramento, The Davenport offers you the perfect mixture of convenience and location.
1 Unit Available
801 F St
801 F Street
Sacramento, CA | Alkali Flat
Studio
$1,000
500 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated November 25 at 09:26 AM
DISCLAIMER: PLEASE READ BEFORE SUBMITTING A REQUEST TO VIEW PROPERTY: Due to covid-19 we are not showing properties in person without an approved application.
1 Unit Available
5821 South Land Park Drive
5821 South Land Park Drive
Sacramento, CA | South Land Park
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
1000 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 08:56 AM
4 Unit multi family home This 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment home is one of a kind. It is conveniently located in the South Land Park Area, close to shopping, bus stops, post-office, and minutes from downtown.
1 Unit Available
2994 Honey Opal Avenue
2994 Honey Opal Ave
Sacramento, CA | Willow Creek
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
1718 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:36 PM
Brand new Beazer home at The Cove, Sacramento! - Come and view this gorgeous Townhouse, brand new, with beautiful finishes. The pictures tell a thousand words. Close to walking trail and there is a club house and pool.
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How much is rent in West Sacramento?
Apartment Rentals in West Sacramento start at $1,450/month.
How much is rent in West Sacramento?
Apartment Rentals in West Sacramento start at $1,450/month.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find West Sacramento apartments that allow pets.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find West Sacramento apartments that allow pets.
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While some West Sacramento properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some West Sacramento properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around West Sacramento. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California State University-Sacramento, Sacramento City College, Sierra College, Solano Community College, and William Jessup University.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around West Sacramento. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California State University-Sacramento, Sacramento City College, Sierra College, Solano Community College, and William Jessup University.

City Guide

West Sacramento
West Sacramento is the home of the Ziggurat, one of the most iconic and unusually designed office buildings in America.
West Sacramento is the home of the Ziggurat, one of the most iconic and unusually designed office buildings in America.

Its odd to think of cities still being created, but West Sacramento is living proof that our country and the cities therein are still developing. Forged from three communities, West Sacramento is a young city, only incorporated in 1987. In that short time period West Sacramento has demonstrated serious growth and potential, and has become a thriving part of the Sacramento Metropolitan Area. It draws in residents thanks to its convenience, and it keeps them through providing a solid community.

Moving to West Sacramento

A mid-sized city sitting in Northern California, back from the coast, West Sacramento isnt that big for a city and doesnt have the beach-vibe draw that most folks associate with California. It is an area that is rooted in, and is still part of, the agricultural industry. Miles and miles of land just to the west are devoted to farming.

While it certainly doesnt have the congestion of some of the coastal cities, West Sacramento also doesnt have the many transportation options available in larger cities. Its walk, drive, or hop on the mildly reliable buses to get around. Amtraks Capitol Corridor line runs in and out of Sacramento, and it's useful for heading west to Oakland or San Francisco. However, it's not really a good commuter option, since youve got to drive into Sacramento to catch it. Yolobus -- no, it doesn't stand for You Only Live Once -- provides a handful of bus routes around the city and across to Sacramento, but they only run along the major routes.

As far as weather goes, summers can get fairly warm, so anyone migrating from the cold-weather climates will need to make sure any potential places for rent have good ventilation and, hopefully, air conditioning. Winters can certainly get chilly, but they rarely get below freezing. The area gets a moderate amount of snow over the course of the year; definitely enough to make a snow shovel a wise investment, but not enough to expect to ever see a blizzard. One thing to be careful of when looking at potential rental properties is that the river will sometimes flood, so try and keep up out of the flood plain or have an apartment on an upper floor.

Residents of West Sacramento are developing their own lifestyle, independent of their capital city neighbors to the east and wine valley neighbors to the west. It is somewhat of a commuter culture, as many folks who work in Sacramento have found West Sacramento to be a great place to live. It is a bit cheaper than Sacramento, and it's actually closer to the downtown area of Sacramento than a number of Sacramento's own neighborhoods. Thanks to it being a short commute, many of these folks will come back to West Sacramento right from work to hit up the great bars and restaurants that have developed in the downtown area.

The best thing about West Sacramento is that the rents are still fairly low, thanks to the city still being in development. This is great, given Californias habit of making everything expensive. You'll pay less for a rental property here than you would for a comparable property elsewhere in the state. On top of the affordability, there is a decent amount of new development and turnover, so in general, you can find a place fairly easily. Certain neighborhoods are targeted by renters more than others, so if youre hoping to find a spot in a specific neighborhood, youll need to start your search a bit earlier than those who are not going to be picky.

Moving to West Sacramento
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A mid-sized city sitting in Northern California, back from the coast, West Sacramento isnt that big for a city and doesnt have the beach-vibe draw that most folks associate with California. It is an area that is rooted in, and is still part of, the agricultural industry. Miles and miles of land just to the west are devoted to farming.

While it certainly doesnt have the congestion of some of the coastal cities, West Sacramento also doesnt have the many transportation options available in larger cities. Its walk, drive, or hop on the mildly reliable buses to get around. Amtraks Capitol Corridor line runs in and out of Sacramento, and it's useful for heading west to Oakland or San Francisco. However, it's not really a good commuter option, since youve got to drive into Sacramento to catch it. Yolobus -- no, it doesn't stand for You Only Live Once -- provides a handful of bus routes around the city and across to Sacramento, but they only run along the major routes.

As far as weather goes, summers can get fairly warm, so anyone migrating from the cold-weather climates will need to make sure any potential places for rent have good ventilation and, hopefully, air conditioning. Winters can certainly get chilly, but they rarely get below freezing. The area gets a moderate amount of snow over the course of the year; definitely enough to make a snow shovel a wise investment, but not enough to expect to ever see a blizzard. One thing to be careful of when looking at potential rental properties is that the river will sometimes flood, so try and keep up out of the flood plain or have an apartment on an upper floor.

Residents of West Sacramento are developing their own lifestyle, independent of their capital city neighbors to the east and wine valley neighbors to the west. It is somewhat of a commuter culture, as many folks who work in Sacramento have found West Sacramento to be a great place to live. It is a bit cheaper than Sacramento, and it's actually closer to the downtown area of Sacramento than a number of Sacramento's own neighborhoods. Thanks to it being a short commute, many of these folks will come back to West Sacramento right from work to hit up the great bars and restaurants that have developed in the downtown area.

The best thing about West Sacramento is that the rents are still fairly low, thanks to the city still being in development. This is great, given Californias habit of making everything expensive. You'll pay less for a rental property here than you would for a comparable property elsewhere in the state. On top of the affordability, there is a decent amount of new development and turnover, so in general, you can find a place fairly easily. Certain neighborhoods are targeted by renters more than others, so if youre hoping to find a spot in a specific neighborhood, youll need to start your search a bit earlier than those who are not going to be picky.

West Sacramentos Neighborhoods

Broderick/Bryte:Representing two of the three original towns that were incorporated to create West Sacramento, this neighborhood is tucked in the crook of the Sacramento River. This area is made up of mid-century, small to medium houses, with a thorough mix of renters and owners. It is culturally diverse and has some of the best open spaces in West Sacramento, with Tiscornia Park, Bryte Park, and the Riverbend Nature Area all within the neighborhood. $

Southport:West Sacramento is a pretty new city, but this neighborhood is even newer than most! Almost all of the houses have been built since 1999, and many of them are owner-occupied. There is a clear differentiation between West Sacramento proper and Southport, especially with the Sacramento River ship channel separating the two. Southport is much more suburban than the other neighborhoods, and it's more difficult to find places to rent here. Its still worth a look, though, as the properties are all new and shiny. $$$$$

Old West Sacramento:As the oldest area of town, this neighborhood reflects much of the small-town vibe that made up the town before West Sacramento was incorporated as a city. Mostly owner-occupied, the rare rental properties in this area are usually small two- or three-bedroom houses. Its also almost exclusively residential, but an easy walk to downtown. $$$

Triangle:Most of the property rentals in this neighborhood are in apartment buildings, many of them fairly new. This is a fast-growing neighborhood with easy access to Sacramento, as well as the attractive river views. $$$$

Downtown West Sacramento:A mix of shopping centers, community centers, apartment buildings, single family homes, and mobile home parks. The downtown area is pleasant, with tree-lined streets and constant activities. Incredibly walkable, its easy to live in this neighborhood and not need to move your car often, as pretty much all of your shopping needs can be walked to. $$

West Sacramentos Neighborhoods
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Broderick/Bryte:Representing two of the three original towns that were incorporated to create West Sacramento, this neighborhood is tucked in the crook of the Sacramento River. This area is made up of mid-century, small to medium houses, with a thorough mix of renters and owners. It is culturally diverse and has some of the best open spaces in West Sacramento, with Tiscornia Park, Bryte Park, and the Riverbend Nature Area all within the neighborhood. $

Southport:West Sacramento is a pretty new city, but this neighborhood is even newer than most! Almost all of the houses have been built since 1999, and many of them are owner-occupied. There is a clear differentiation between West Sacramento proper and Southport, especially with the Sacramento River ship channel separating the two. Southport is much more suburban than the other neighborhoods, and it's more difficult to find places to rent here. Its still worth a look, though, as the properties are all new and shiny. $$$$$

Old West Sacramento:As the oldest area of town, this neighborhood reflects much of the small-town vibe that made up the town before West Sacramento was incorporated as a city. Mostly owner-occupied, the rare rental properties in this area are usually small two- or three-bedroom houses. Its also almost exclusively residential, but an easy walk to downtown. $$$

Triangle:Most of the property rentals in this neighborhood are in apartment buildings, many of them fairly new. This is a fast-growing neighborhood with easy access to Sacramento, as well as the attractive river views. $$$$

Downtown West Sacramento:A mix of shopping centers, community centers, apartment buildings, single family homes, and mobile home parks. The downtown area is pleasant, with tree-lined streets and constant activities. Incredibly walkable, its easy to live in this neighborhood and not need to move your car often, as pretty much all of your shopping needs can be walked to. $$

Living in West Sacramento

West Sacramento is an active community, which is to be expected with so much pleasant weather throughout the year. The Sacramento River and the various lakes in and around West Sacramento provide plenty of opportunities for fishing and boating, while a number of nature areas, wildlife areas, beaches, and parklands provide plenty of space for hiking, birdwatching, or just lounging around with a book and a coffee. All sorts of playing fields and gyms abound too, as evidenced by the city's track record for producing successful athletes, including world champion boxers. If you'd rather watch than play, you don't have to go far either -- West Sacramento is home to semi-pro baseball and soccer, with an NBA franchise right across the river.

The West Sacramento Community Center provides a central location for a variety of activities for residents young, old, and in between. From the intimate Black Box Theater, where plays are performed and lectures are given year-round, to the Galleria with arts displays from local and worldwide artists, theres plenty of art to be seen. Learning techniques is pretty easy as well, as the Community Center always has programs that can get you started in everything from sculpture to music to theater. It is conveniently located right in the downtown area, so its walkable for a good number of residents.

One of the best things to do in West Sacramento, and what keeps the commuters coming right home from work, is to go out and sample some of the local food and drink. The West Sac neighborhood bar scene is booming, and these aren't your dad's dirty dive bars serving lukewarm American lagers. These are sturdy neighborhood joints serving craft beers and cocktails, welcoming two-martini-happy-hour folks right beside the micro-brew hipsters and Jagerbomb bros. To absorb that alcohol you've got plenty of choices, as West Sacramento has restaurants that reflect its amazingly diverse citizenry. German delis are rubbing elbows with Thai noodle houses. If that's not enough, roving street vendors, food trucks, and a weekly farmers market make sure that there is always some sort of food to be sampled.

Living in West Sacramento
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West Sacramento is an active community, which is to be expected with so much pleasant weather throughout the year. The Sacramento River and the various lakes in and around West Sacramento provide plenty of opportunities for fishing and boating, while a number of nature areas, wildlife areas, beaches, and parklands provide plenty of space for hiking, birdwatching, or just lounging around with a book and a coffee. All sorts of playing fields and gyms abound too, as evidenced by the city's track record for producing successful athletes, including world champion boxers. If you'd rather watch than play, you don't have to go far either -- West Sacramento is home to semi-pro baseball and soccer, with an NBA franchise right across the river.

The West Sacramento Community Center provides a central location for a variety of activities for residents young, old, and in between. From the intimate Black Box Theater, where plays are performed and lectures are given year-round, to the Galleria with arts displays from local and worldwide artists, theres plenty of art to be seen. Learning techniques is pretty easy as well, as the Community Center always has programs that can get you started in everything from sculpture to music to theater. It is conveniently located right in the downtown area, so its walkable for a good number of residents.

One of the best things to do in West Sacramento, and what keeps the commuters coming right home from work, is to go out and sample some of the local food and drink. The West Sac neighborhood bar scene is booming, and these aren't your dad's dirty dive bars serving lukewarm American lagers. These are sturdy neighborhood joints serving craft beers and cocktails, welcoming two-martini-happy-hour folks right beside the micro-brew hipsters and Jagerbomb bros. To absorb that alcohol you've got plenty of choices, as West Sacramento has restaurants that reflect its amazingly diverse citizenry. German delis are rubbing elbows with Thai noodle houses. If that's not enough, roving street vendors, food trucks, and a weekly farmers market make sure that there is always some sort of food to be sampled.

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West Sacramento
West Sacramento is the home of the Ziggurat, one of the most iconic and unusually designed office buildings in America.
West Sacramento is the home of the Ziggurat, one of the most iconic and unusually designed office buildings in America.

Its odd to think of cities still being created, but West Sacramento is living proof that our country and the cities therein are still developing. Forged from three communities, West Sacramento is a young city, only incorporated in 1987. In that short time period West Sacramento has demonstrated serious growth and potential, and has become a thriving part of the Sacramento Metropolitan Area. It draws in residents thanks to its convenience, and it keeps them through providing a solid community.

Moving to West Sacramento

A mid-sized city sitting in Northern California, back from the coast, West Sacramento isnt that big for a city and doesnt have the beach-vibe draw that most folks associate with California. It is an area that is rooted in, and is still part of, the agricultural industry. Miles and miles of land just to the west are devoted to farming.

While it certainly doesnt have the congestion of some of the coastal cities, West Sacramento also doesnt have the many transportation options available in larger cities. Its walk, drive, or hop on the mildly reliable buses to get around. Amtraks Capitol Corridor line runs in and out of Sacramento, and it's useful for heading west to Oakland or San Francisco. However, it's not really a good commuter option, since youve got to drive into Sacramento to catch it. Yolobus -- no, it doesn't stand for You Only Live Once -- provides a handful of bus routes around the city and across to Sacramento, but they only run along the major routes.

As far as weather goes, summers can get fairly warm, so anyone migrating from the cold-weather climates will need to make sure any potential places for rent have good ventilation and, hopefully, air conditioning. Winters can certainly get chilly, but they rarely get below freezing. The area gets a moderate amount of snow over the course of the year; definitely enough to make a snow shovel a wise investment, but not enough to expect to ever see a blizzard. One thing to be careful of when looking at potential rental properties is that the river will sometimes flood, so try and keep up out of the flood plain or have an apartment on an upper floor.

Residents of West Sacramento are developing their own lifestyle, independent of their capital city neighbors to the east and wine valley neighbors to the west. It is somewhat of a commuter culture, as many folks who work in Sacramento have found West Sacramento to be a great place to live. It is a bit cheaper than Sacramento, and it's actually closer to the downtown area of Sacramento than a number of Sacramento's own neighborhoods. Thanks to it being a short commute, many of these folks will come back to West Sacramento right from work to hit up the great bars and restaurants that have developed in the downtown area.

The best thing about West Sacramento is that the rents are still fairly low, thanks to the city still being in development. This is great, given Californias habit of making everything expensive. You'll pay less for a rental property here than you would for a comparable property elsewhere in the state. On top of the affordability, there is a decent amount of new development and turnover, so in general, you can find a place fairly easily. Certain neighborhoods are targeted by renters more than others, so if youre hoping to find a spot in a specific neighborhood, youll need to start your search a bit earlier than those who are not going to be picky.

Moving to West Sacramento
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A mid-sized city sitting in Northern California, back from the coast, West Sacramento isnt that big for a city and doesnt have the beach-vibe draw that most folks associate with California. It is an area that is rooted in, and is still part of, the agricultural industry. Miles and miles of land just to the west are devoted to farming.

While it certainly doesnt have the congestion of some of the coastal cities, West Sacramento also doesnt have the many transportation options available in larger cities. Its walk, drive, or hop on the mildly reliable buses to get around. Amtraks Capitol Corridor line runs in and out of Sacramento, and it's useful for heading west to Oakland or San Francisco. However, it's not really a good commuter option, since youve got to drive into Sacramento to catch it. Yolobus -- no, it doesn't stand for You Only Live Once -- provides a handful of bus routes around the city and across to Sacramento, but they only run along the major routes.

As far as weather goes, summers can get fairly warm, so anyone migrating from the cold-weather climates will need to make sure any potential places for rent have good ventilation and, hopefully, air conditioning. Winters can certainly get chilly, but they rarely get below freezing. The area gets a moderate amount of snow over the course of the year; definitely enough to make a snow shovel a wise investment, but not enough to expect to ever see a blizzard. One thing to be careful of when looking at potential rental properties is that the river will sometimes flood, so try and keep up out of the flood plain or have an apartment on an upper floor.

Residents of West Sacramento are developing their own lifestyle, independent of their capital city neighbors to the east and wine valley neighbors to the west. It is somewhat of a commuter culture, as many folks who work in Sacramento have found West Sacramento to be a great place to live. It is a bit cheaper than Sacramento, and it's actually closer to the downtown area of Sacramento than a number of Sacramento's own neighborhoods. Thanks to it being a short commute, many of these folks will come back to West Sacramento right from work to hit up the great bars and restaurants that have developed in the downtown area.

The best thing about West Sacramento is that the rents are still fairly low, thanks to the city still being in development. This is great, given Californias habit of making everything expensive. You'll pay less for a rental property here than you would for a comparable property elsewhere in the state. On top of the affordability, there is a decent amount of new development and turnover, so in general, you can find a place fairly easily. Certain neighborhoods are targeted by renters more than others, so if youre hoping to find a spot in a specific neighborhood, youll need to start your search a bit earlier than those who are not going to be picky.

West Sacramentos Neighborhoods

Broderick/Bryte:Representing two of the three original towns that were incorporated to create West Sacramento, this neighborhood is tucked in the crook of the Sacramento River. This area is made up of mid-century, small to medium houses, with a thorough mix of renters and owners. It is culturally diverse and has some of the best open spaces in West Sacramento, with Tiscornia Park, Bryte Park, and the Riverbend Nature Area all within the neighborhood. $

Southport:West Sacramento is a pretty new city, but this neighborhood is even newer than most! Almost all of the houses have been built since 1999, and many of them are owner-occupied. There is a clear differentiation between West Sacramento proper and Southport, especially with the Sacramento River ship channel separating the two. Southport is much more suburban than the other neighborhoods, and it's more difficult to find places to rent here. Its still worth a look, though, as the properties are all new and shiny. $$$$$

Old West Sacramento:As the oldest area of town, this neighborhood reflects much of the small-town vibe that made up the town before West Sacramento was incorporated as a city. Mostly owner-occupied, the rare rental properties in this area are usually small two- or three-bedroom houses. Its also almost exclusively residential, but an easy walk to downtown. $$$

Triangle:Most of the property rentals in this neighborhood are in apartment buildings, many of them fairly new. This is a fast-growing neighborhood with easy access to Sacramento, as well as the attractive river views. $$$$

Downtown West Sacramento:A mix of shopping centers, community centers, apartment buildings, single family homes, and mobile home parks. The downtown area is pleasant, with tree-lined streets and constant activities. Incredibly walkable, its easy to live in this neighborhood and not need to move your car often, as pretty much all of your shopping needs can be walked to. $$

West Sacramentos Neighborhoods
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Broderick/Bryte:Representing two of the three original towns that were incorporated to create West Sacramento, this neighborhood is tucked in the crook of the Sacramento River. This area is made up of mid-century, small to medium houses, with a thorough mix of renters and owners. It is culturally diverse and has some of the best open spaces in West Sacramento, with Tiscornia Park, Bryte Park, and the Riverbend Nature Area all within the neighborhood. $

Southport:West Sacramento is a pretty new city, but this neighborhood is even newer than most! Almost all of the houses have been built since 1999, and many of them are owner-occupied. There is a clear differentiation between West Sacramento proper and Southport, especially with the Sacramento River ship channel separating the two. Southport is much more suburban than the other neighborhoods, and it's more difficult to find places to rent here. Its still worth a look, though, as the properties are all new and shiny. $$$$$

Old West Sacramento:As the oldest area of town, this neighborhood reflects much of the small-town vibe that made up the town before West Sacramento was incorporated as a city. Mostly owner-occupied, the rare rental properties in this area are usually small two- or three-bedroom houses. Its also almost exclusively residential, but an easy walk to downtown. $$$

Triangle:Most of the property rentals in this neighborhood are in apartment buildings, many of them fairly new. This is a fast-growing neighborhood with easy access to Sacramento, as well as the attractive river views. $$$$

Downtown West Sacramento:A mix of shopping centers, community centers, apartment buildings, single family homes, and mobile home parks. The downtown area is pleasant, with tree-lined streets and constant activities. Incredibly walkable, its easy to live in this neighborhood and not need to move your car often, as pretty much all of your shopping needs can be walked to. $$

Living in West Sacramento

West Sacramento is an active community, which is to be expected with so much pleasant weather throughout the year. The Sacramento River and the various lakes in and around West Sacramento provide plenty of opportunities for fishing and boating, while a number of nature areas, wildlife areas, beaches, and parklands provide plenty of space for hiking, birdwatching, or just lounging around with a book and a coffee. All sorts of playing fields and gyms abound too, as evidenced by the city's track record for producing successful athletes, including world champion boxers. If you'd rather watch than play, you don't have to go far either -- West Sacramento is home to semi-pro baseball and soccer, with an NBA franchise right across the river.

The West Sacramento Community Center provides a central location for a variety of activities for residents young, old, and in between. From the intimate Black Box Theater, where plays are performed and lectures are given year-round, to the Galleria with arts displays from local and worldwide artists, theres plenty of art to be seen. Learning techniques is pretty easy as well, as the Community Center always has programs that can get you started in everything from sculpture to music to theater. It is conveniently located right in the downtown area, so its walkable for a good number of residents.

One of the best things to do in West Sacramento, and what keeps the commuters coming right home from work, is to go out and sample some of the local food and drink. The West Sac neighborhood bar scene is booming, and these aren't your dad's dirty dive bars serving lukewarm American lagers. These are sturdy neighborhood joints serving craft beers and cocktails, welcoming two-martini-happy-hour folks right beside the micro-brew hipsters and Jagerbomb bros. To absorb that alcohol you've got plenty of choices, as West Sacramento has restaurants that reflect its amazingly diverse citizenry. German delis are rubbing elbows with Thai noodle houses. If that's not enough, roving street vendors, food trucks, and a weekly farmers market make sure that there is always some sort of food to be sampled.

Living in West Sacramento
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West Sacramento is an active community, which is to be expected with so much pleasant weather throughout the year. The Sacramento River and the various lakes in and around West Sacramento provide plenty of opportunities for fishing and boating, while a number of nature areas, wildlife areas, beaches, and parklands provide plenty of space for hiking, birdwatching, or just lounging around with a book and a coffee. All sorts of playing fields and gyms abound too, as evidenced by the city's track record for producing successful athletes, including world champion boxers. If you'd rather watch than play, you don't have to go far either -- West Sacramento is home to semi-pro baseball and soccer, with an NBA franchise right across the river.

The West Sacramento Community Center provides a central location for a variety of activities for residents young, old, and in between. From the intimate Black Box Theater, where plays are performed and lectures are given year-round, to the Galleria with arts displays from local and worldwide artists, theres plenty of art to be seen. Learning techniques is pretty easy as well, as the Community Center always has programs that can get you started in everything from sculpture to music to theater. It is conveniently located right in the downtown area, so its walkable for a good number of residents.

One of the best things to do in West Sacramento, and what keeps the commuters coming right home from work, is to go out and sample some of the local food and drink. The West Sac neighborhood bar scene is booming, and these aren't your dad's dirty dive bars serving lukewarm American lagers. These are sturdy neighborhood joints serving craft beers and cocktails, welcoming two-martini-happy-hour folks right beside the micro-brew hipsters and Jagerbomb bros. To absorb that alcohol you've got plenty of choices, as West Sacramento has restaurants that reflect its amazingly diverse citizenry. German delis are rubbing elbows with Thai noodle houses. If that's not enough, roving street vendors, food trucks, and a weekly farmers market make sure that there is always some sort of food to be sampled.