Hey Kylee, I think the neighborhood you are referring to is probably Capitol Hill. I used to live on 14th. But East Denver also has homes with character. But what the heck would I know? I haven't lived in Denver since 1974.
Their are a few good locations and neighborhood in downtown. The best thing to do when you get here is take a drive around it with an Realtor and see how you like it. There are other areas that are in good neighborhood and walking distant to shopping center, etc.
Enjoy your home buying in Sacramento.
You have some good answers below. Midtown and East Sac are areas that would fit your requirements. I am located in Midtown and would be happy to help you find what you are looking for. Approximately when are you relocating? I look forward to helping you find your home in Sacramento. TED
Several edge cities have quaint midcentury and older homes near their downtowns. These edge city neighborhoods
are Old Fair Oaks, Old Folsom and the Royer Park section of Roseville. Further away, up Into the gold country, the downtowns of Placerville Grass Valley, Nevada City and Auburn have historic ambience that appeals to tourists and locals.
Consensus of opinion is Midtown and East Sac! 95816,95819, 95818, 95814 and 11 are possibles. But 95816 is the bomb! We don't have just one central area of shops and restaurants. "The Grid" as it is marketed covers several blocks and you may have a few blocks of residential, and then some blocks with restaurants, shops.
Someone mentioned 95608, and you might find cool and quirky in there, but not so much the bungalow, craftsman, tudor flair of midtown and east sac.
There is an area in Denver (I had investment property there, so had visited), sorry, don't know the name, but I believe it was closer to downtown, where cool homes had been redone, cool replaced but still classic street lights. That's kind of what East Sac and Midtown are like.
Safety? You can be the judge, and check out the crime stats--there is a link on a local telly website- http://-www.kcra.com
Good luck! Welcome to town!
So my question is, what price range are you used to from the Denver area? Because if your market pricing is lower than ours, would you really want to go down in amenities/space for a similar priced housing or not?
I'm showing the average price per square foot in Denver area is $147/sq foot and it is a buyer's market, with average days on market of 143 days. The downtown Sacramento area runs higher than most of the outskirts and is similar in market activity from the statistics I could see. But statistics are general and the question still is, what price range are YOU at right now, in relocating to Sacramento?
All of the areas that have been mentioned would more than likely fit for what you are looking for. The one thing that I would add is; it is more important to make sure you get the best financing in place first. This will insure you the best possible price and and the best possible area in which you can purchase in. These areas have a wide price range form the 100,000s to well over $500,000. If you do not have a lender or need to make sure your lender is treating you right. Here is a name of a great Lender here in Sacramento. His Name is Glenn Olsson he is the current Local President of CAMP (California Association of Mortgage Professionals) 916-276-6236. Most of the best deals are had with pre-approved buyers. Oh and by the way, if you need a good Realtor, I can help with that. :)
Elizabeth gave a great answer. She gave you the perfect zip codes with great answers. I just wanted to add 95831, 95608, and 95628. These are also great neighborhoods you might want to take a look at.
I, too, once lived in Denver. But Nederland took me away from Denver.
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