East Sac is the jewel of Sacramento County and unarguably one of the city’s finest enclaves. The area, comprised of a handful of small, equally charming neighborhoods, is denoted by crisp, art deco signs, that blend seamlessly with the refined, elegant homes built primarily in the ‘30s and ‘40s.
Located east of downtown and midtown, it personifies urban beauty - immaculate, tree-canopied streets bordered by aesthetically charming homes. European revivals, bungalows, craftsman, Spanish, Tudors, and ranch style homes range from quaint storybook to posh grandeur. The area is best known as the locale of McKinley Park, and the Fab Forties. The Fab Forties are the homes situated between Folsom Boulevard and J Street on 40th through 47th Streets – spectacular homes on larger lots, often featured on spring and holiday home tours.
McKinley Park is the heart of East Sacramento and a hub of community activity. The Clunie Community Center was nearly closed in 2011 but the community came together via Friends of East Sacramento to take over the building, which now hosts a number of neighborhood events and houses a branch of the Sacramento Library. The park is also home to the McKinley Rose Garden, as well as a small lake, several horseshoe pits, baseball fields, soccer fields, and tennis courts. A favored spot for runners and walkers, the park is also popular for yogis, with a free Saturday morning yoga class held behind the rose garden.
Its proximity to freeways, downtown, and the Capitol Corridor, as well as a number of large hospitals and medical centers, make it an ideal location for professionals. Its charm, everyday amenities, and strong sense of community, however, have helped to attract families, retirees, and artists to the area.