Typically, West Sac homes toward the river are a bit more desirable on the other side of Jefferson. You will certainly be able to buy a larger home in West Sacramento for $400,000 than you would, say, in Midtown or downtown. But downtown / Midtown values are holding strong, as is Land Park and Curtis Park. So, you might want to consider those areas as well. But if you have your heart set on a newer, larger home, then West Sac or Natomas will be your best bet.
I'd really recommend getting a tour of the areas from an agent who knows them--and comparing them to other new subdivisions close to downtown. West Sac definitely offers proximity to downtown, but it's easy to keep questing further into Southport to find a place you'll like--and before you know it you're as far away as you would be in North Natomas or the Arden area.
Rob McQuade, ABR, REALTORÂ®
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