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Top 10 Safe Neighborhoods In Sacramento, California - Updated 2021

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Sacramento, the capital of California, lies along the American River and the Sacramento River. With tree-lined streets and old wooden sidewalks, with a happening bar scene and restaurants that serve delicious food, with affordable housing and green scenic views, Sacramento is an ideal place to live. If you’re shifting here to raise a family or you’re moving here for work, or maybe you’ve just decided to retire in Sacramento, or maybe you’re just planning a visit, either way, you’re making a great choice. Sacramento, California is also known as America’s most diverse city; isn’t that a great place to bring up your children? If you’re thinking of moving to Sacramento, or even just visiting, here are the top safe neighborhoods in Sacramento, California.

1. Midtown (from USD 175)

Midtown Sacramento Tree Canopy
Source: Photo by user Treefan86 used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Midtown is a historical district that is pretty close to Downtown Sacramento. Midtown is one of the best places to live in Sacramento, in terms of safety and good surrounding neighborhoods. With a rather low crime rate, gated communities, a dense urban population, and high-security measures, you will always feel safe and welcomed in this neighborhood. If you do decide to stay here or are visiting for a short visit, it is recommended that you take a house on rent or stay at an inn/bed or breakfast where you get to enjoy your choice of room.

Amber House Inn Of Midtown

Address: 1315 22nd Street
Price: from 175 USD

Internet services Air conditioning Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays On-site parking Designated smoking area Garden CCTV outside property

2. Land Park (from USD 94)

William Land Park and Golf Course, Sacramento
Source: Photo by user Tony Webster used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Land Park is a rather laid back and relaxed neighborhood that has quite a few family-friendly attractions. These include the Sacramento Zoo, the Funderland Amusement Park and even the Fairytale Town play park. This neighbourhood also has its own golf course, a jogging path, a fishing pond and quite a few craft breweries too. Land Park also has a neighbourhood watch for the safety of the community. And, the violent crime rate here is exceptionally low. The best way to enjoy your stay in this neighbourhood is by booking a gorgeous cottage for yourself and your loved ones, preferably with a courtyard.

Land Park Tower theater cottage
Sacramento, California, United States
68 reviews
Entire cottage 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
clean and very charming
it’s clean and perfect price
jim & jesus’s airbnb is a great place to stay very clean & well taken care of
jim and jesus's place was amazing i've never stayed in a bnb that was that clean
the house was in a perfect location extremely clean and beautifully decorated
jim & jesus were wonderful hosts
jim and jesus were fantastic hosts
jim and jesus are superb hosts
very kind place was perfect
location is convenient to restaurants & a nice neighborhood to walk around
it was an amazing stay i really enjoyed and the location was perfect
we loved this cottage great quiet location
definitely stay at this place again
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3. Natomas (from USD 95)

Source: Photo by user Visitor7 used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Natomas is one of the best places to live in California. Originally, this was an agricultural area but over time it was developed into residential and commercial space. With multiple public parks, green spaces and a large number of schools, Natomas is one of the nicest parts of Sacramento. With a bunch of gated communities and a low crime rate, Natomas is a pretty safe place to stay. Here, you should live in a hotel or inn to enjoy the best of both worlds - the comfort of a home and the amenities of a hotel!

Residence Inn by Marriott Sacramento Airport Natomas

Address: 2410 West El Camino Avenue
Price: from 95 USD

Physical distancing in dining areas Facilities for disabled guests Invoice provided Private parking Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Pets allowed Luggage storage Hot tub/jacuzzi

4. Pocket (from USD 405)

Pocket-Greenhaven, Sacramento Canal
Source: Photo by user Indolences used under PUBLIC DOMAIN

Pocket is a neighborhood in Sacramento that is a part of the suburban communities. Without a doubt, Pocket is one of the best places to live in Sacramento because of its spacious houses, dense urban population and low crime rates. The area is very family-friendly and most things that happen in Pocket are community-controlled, making it very safe. Known for its luxurious houses with private pools and lush green grades, you should definitely rent a place with a private pool if you’re staying in Pocket!

PARADISE HOUSE in Pocket Area Downtown Golden One POOL TABLE Airport Zoo POOL
8 reviews
House 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
some sundry products like toilet paper and paper towels were not in abundance
the house is large with a great kitchen spacious bedrooms and numerous baths
lot of seating arrangements and all the bed rooms were very well maintained
the house was just as pictured very clean and awesome space
the pool was clean though the water was too cold to use
the property owner is good and was able to answer to all our questions in time
the house is located in good location in sacramento and very well maintained
great location clean and spacious
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5. Elmhurst

safe neighborhoods in sacramento | elmhurst
Source: Airbnb

Elmhurst is known for its large oak trees and beautiful elm trees, making it a gorgeous neighborhood to stay in. Elmhurst is actually a historic neighborhood, and because of its old-time houses and green surrounding, the Elmhurst street is known to be one of the most beautiful streets in Sacramento. With almost a negligible crime rate and high safety standards, Elmhurst is definitely one of the safest neighbourhoods in the area. To really enjoy the charm of the area, rent a historic cottage for your stay here!

Charming Cottage-Historic Elmhurst
Sacramento, California, United States
51 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it also has an excellent and quiet air conditioning system that keeps all of the cottage cool
the cottage is well equipped and comfortable
the heat/air unit was adjustable and made for a comfortable environment
nice bathroom and plenty of space for our overnight bags
the hosts generously provide you with travel size toiletries q-tips and shampoo/conditioner/body wash in the shower
the place itself is private clean and well-equipped
the house was adorable and clean and had absolutely anything one could need
the place is very clean and has everything you need
the bathroom is clean and the shower works great
the house itself was very well kept clean and comfortable
stephanie and eddie were amazing hosts
stephanie and eddie were great hosts
the hosts take amazing care of their gardens
the hosts are very considerate and kind people
eddie and stephanie are great hosts
also a great location for a bike ride
the location is great in a quiet neighborhood near midtown and with a light rail station nearby
what an amazing cottage great location with the freeways close and a starbucks even closer
it offers privacy and an awesome location in sacramento
location great and i loved having an alexa there
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6. Willowcreek (from USD 98)

Source: Photo by user Janannwa used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Willowcreek is one of the safest and best neighbourhoods in all of California - you’ll find this neighbourhood on every listing of best areas in the city. This is basically a well-kept and posh middle-class suburban neighbourhood that is known for its wide streets and quiet surroundings. A very safe neighbourhood indeed, the crime rate here is very low. Since most of the people that live in Willowcreek are homeowners, it is best that you book a hotel in Willowcreek if you’re interested in staying in this neighbourhood!

Fairfield Inn & Suites Sacramento Airport Natomas

8.6 User Rating

Address: 2730 El Centro Road, Willow Creek, Sacramento (CA)
Price: from 98 USD

7. East Sacramento (from USD 109)

McKinley Park Rose Garden in East Sacramento.
Source: Photo by user Greg Balzer used under CC BY 2.0

East Sacramento is one of the greenest parts of Sacramento, making this a beautiful neighborhood to live in. Known for its wide roads and leafy trees, as well as quite a few public parks, this area is perfect for families. East Sacramento is considered to be safer than 80 percent of the other cities in California and the crime rate here is actually much lower than the national average! If you’re looking for a place to rent in East Sacramento, consider booking a hotel or a bed and breakfast.

Hampton Inn & Suites Sacramento at CSUS

9.0 User Rating

Address: 1875 65th Street, East Sacramento, Sacramento (CA)
Price: from 109 USD

8. New Era Park (from USD 141)

California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento
Source: Photo by user Swampyank used under CC BY-SA 3.0

New Era Park is a very small neighbourhood in Sacramento with a population of fewer than 2000 people. With everyone knowing each other, there is a real sense of community which makes this neighborhood the best place to live in, especially to raise a family. With restaurants and cafes just walking distance away, this well-lit neighborhood is pretty safe and central too. And the average crime rate here is basically negligible. To really enjoy living with the community, you should book a rental home or cottage in New Era Park.

Charming Home in Midtown Sacramento
6 reviews
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
this home was very comfortable clean and in a great neighborhood
and patty is a super host very friendly attentive and accommodating
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9. Boulevard Park (from USD 67)

Boulevard Park, Sacramento, CA, USA - panoramio
Source: Photo by user josephtateart used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Boulevard Park is a residential district and a historic neighborhood that is located in the heart of Sacramento. In fact, the Boulevard Park Historic District has actually been added to the list of National Register of Historic Places in 2011. This neighborhood is a little quaint, but it is very safe. The crime rate is not very high, and in fact, it has been coming down over the last few years. If you do plan to stay here, you should book a lodge or a hotel in Boulevard Park!

Econo Lodge Sacramento Convention Center

6.8 User Rating

Address: 711 16th St., Boulevard Park, Sacramento (CA)
Price: from 67 USD

10. Tahoe Park

Tahoe Park sign at 60th Street
Source: Photo by user Sirrebral used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Tahoe Park is a large neighborhood in Sacramento. The term Tahoe Park is used to refer to surrounding neighborhoods, including Tahoe Park South, Tahoe Park East, and even Tahoe Terrace. Most of the houses here have been built between 1945 and 1950, and most of the population here own their own homes. That means, when you’re living in Tahoe Park, you’re surrounded by locals and friendly faces. Tahoe Park is considered to be around 70 percent safer than all the cities in California and the overall crime rate is not too high. Consider renting a spacious house for yourself and your family in a quiet street in Tahoe Park!

Tahoe Park Beauty
Sacramento, California, United States
10 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds are great lots of space nice yard great for family's updated appliances were would stay here again
there’s peace of mind knowing that the host lives across the street if anything should arise
marcos’s place is wonderful comfortable and in a great location
marco was very communicative and accommodating house was in a great location and was very spacious
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Where are you going to stay?

When you’re travelling to a new place, be it for work or leisure, safety should be your number one priority. Hence, if you’re ever visiting the city in the upcoming future, make sure to stay in any of these safe neighbourhoods in Sacramento, California.

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