The area that you are referring to, Del Paso Heights, is known to some as one of Sacramento's more challenged neighborhoods. I live and work in what some may consider one of the "worst" neighborhoods in Sacramento, Oak Park. What I have found is that if you get into some of these more challenged neighborhoods, meet your neighbors and get involved, the perceptions are more frightening than the reality on the ground.
I love neighborhoods like these because they provide residents with a chance to get involved and be a part of a positive change. Also, the values are usually MUCH better in these areas! ;)
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