Marusik, Renter in Sacramento, CA

What is the safest neighborhood in the Sacramento Metropolitan area?

Asked by Marusik, Sacramento, CA Sat Jun 30, 2012

We'll be moving in to the area by early September and we're looking for a nice and safe neighborhood where to live not too far from the VA Hospital in Mather.
Your advice is greatly appreciated.

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Your question cannot be answered directly by any public entity. That even includes police officers, who are working the area. It is against federal laws and also reasonable because 'safe' is a relative term. Your best action is to research crimes in a location you are interested in, for those crimes that you consider least 'safe'.

The VA hospital is located on the 50 corridor so, depending on your price range you would most likely be looking anywhere from El Dorado Hills through Folsom, Rancho Cordova and down along that area through to downtown Sacramento. Looking at a 20 minute drive could also include Elk Grove... But I don't think some of homes along the 80 corridor would be as easy to travel to the VA Hospital.

it all depends on your life style, your affordability, and other interests you have.

good luck!
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I'm not a realtor but I live in a community (Anatolia) close to Mather.

By nice and safe neighborhoods I'm assuming the interest is in well kept homes,clean environments, access to parks, biking and walking trails and low property and violent crime. I have some suggestions:

Here's a link to the Sacramento County Sherriffs Department for crime mapping:

If schools are a priority here's a link to obtain school performance data:

Anatolia/Sunridge Park/Kavla Ranch neighborhoods are served by the Elk Grove School District with kids attending Sunrise Elementary, K. Albiani Middle and Pleasant Grove High School.

Recent write up in the Sacramento Bee will give you an idea of at least one of the neighborhoods (Anatolia) and here is the link:…

The neighborhoods that feature newer construction that are close to Mather are Mather Field, Anatolia, Sunridge Park/Kavala Ranch, and Stone Creek.

Best wishes
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 6, 2012
You may visit http://www.homefacts .Also you may talk to the local police station.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 6, 2012
I think most Realtors will avoid that question. We are discouraged from providing advice on the safety of neighborhoods so you will find that resources will be provided instead. It is best for you to research websites, drive neighborhoods and even talk to residents. If you want to be near the hospital then start with a radius search. There is not a perfect neighborhood but there are many excellent neighborhoods. Once you have researched areas give a Realtor a call to start the process of searching for a home.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 30, 2012
I think we would all be hard pressed to identify the "safest" neighborhood, but you can do your
own research by going to the sheriff's department site
The next item to address, the matching of what you will be looking for in a home and it's price and
the location (not too far from the VA hospital). You can do a radius search on the sherriff's site
centered on the hospital and see what you find as far as criminal activity and see what areas would seem to meet your requirements. Or you could start from the other end and locate homes that meet your needs and then check the activity around it......for my purposes I think I would start with
my search for the home first as it won't do you any good to find acceptable neighborhoods if there are no homes for sale there. If you would like to engage the services of an experienced agent, Tina and I do market in the Rancho Cordova/Mather/Anatolia areas as well as Rosemont & College Greens. Best of luck to you and welcome to Sacramento, a great place to live!
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