The Entertainment District is at the heart of Sacramento’s urban revitalization. As the future site of the downtown arena, this area will draw many people into Downtown Sacramento. This area will change the landscape of our city. The Downtown Plaza, Macy’s, Holiday Inn, and several historic high-rise properties are also located within this exciting district.
By day, The Kay buzzes with activity from the mix of mid-rise and high-rise office buildings. After dark, The Kay draws its energy from a diverse mix of restaurants, nightlife and entertainment venues. The Kay District is eclectic and a study of contrast. Residents can dine in a sleek modern restaurant with historic landmarks in the background or catch a live show in one of Sacramento’s historic vaudeville houses.
Old Sacramento’s distinctive architecture, cobblestone streets and boardwalk bring Sacramento’s gold rush era to life. Old Sacramento boasts the highest density of locally owned retail shops, restaurants, and bars in Downtown Sac. Sacramento’s signature events take place here including the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Theatre of Lights and the New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular.
From Broadway shows to live blues, the Theater District is where Sacramento comes together. The Sacramento Convention Center, historic Memorial Auditorium, and the Community Center Theater anchor this 8-block district. A popular spot for locals and visitors, this area is known for its dynamic mix of nightlife venues, restaurants, and countless cultural and convention events.
Midtown Sacramento is a historical district and neighborhood just east of Downtown Sacramento, which encompasses R Street on the South, J Street on the North, 16th Street on the West and 30th Street on the East. The largely residential community is distinguished by its tree-lined streets and old Victorians. Midtown is home to popular boutiques, bars, clubs, upscale, and casual dining, and signature community events including the Second Saturday artwalk and Saturday Farmers’ Market.
The Handle is a Sacramento midtown business district centered around the thriving 18th and Capital area, which is anchored by popular locally owned restaurants, bars and boutiques. The Handle is a visual reference to its geographic connection to nearby Capitol Park and includes Capital, L, 19th and 18th streets.
The Sutter District is an eclectic group of dining and nightlife located in Midtown adjacent to Sutter Hospital on 28th Street.
The Bridge District
The Bridge District is located across the river from Downtown in West Sacramento. The emerging urban neighborhood is on track to create 4,000 residential units, five million square feet of commercial space and another 500,000 square feet of retail space. Translation: About 9,378 residents and 16,000 jobs in a green-certified, walkable, riverfront neighborhood.
R Street District
The R Street Corridor is a 27-block long, two block wide district. Once a thriving warehouse district, which bisected and isolated the north and south communities of downtown, the future of R Street now resides in its transformation to a new transit-oriented, mixed-use neighborhood. The district is emerging as one of the city’s trendiest, drawing a predominantly young crowd to the restaurants and nightclubs that have sprung up amid the street’s patchwork of historic brick buildings, vacant warehouses, commercial buildings, government offices and empty lots. The central city’s only full service grocery store, a Safeway on 19th Street, opened in 2005, with housing, locally owned restaurants and clubs in the 1400 block of R making their debut soon after. Down the street, the block between 10th and 11th streets, long occupied by the Fox & Goose Public House and associated businesses, was “branded” in 2012 with a decorative arch and public art work serving as a district gateway.
10 Great Neighborhoods – Sacramento Magazine
5 Great Neighborhoods in Sacramento – TheFrontDoor.com
Hottest Neighborhoods in 2015 – Redfin.com