River Park occupies a total area of approximately 1.23 square miles and has an estimated population of just over 5,000. Here, residents enjoy a safe, relaxing, park-like setting in a community filled with friendly, welcoming neighbors. There are a few shops and restaurants in this primarily residential neighborhood, but what River Park has in abundance are open spaces – as its name implies, it’s located right by the American River and, according to the Sacramento Tree Foundation, it has “some of the finest trees in Sacramento.”
The community also enjoys convenient access to Cal State Sacramento as well as the downtown area and Fair Oaks Boulevard. With its tree-lined streets, warm small-town atmosphere, and wide array of recreational activities, River Park is truly a wonderful place to live.
- River Park enjoys easy access to Paradise Beach, a cove along the banks of the American River. It is an ideal location for all kinds of great outdoor activities, from swimming and fishing to jogging and picnicking. Enjoy brilliant sunrises and sunsets from here.
- Nearby Glenn Hall Park is the perfect location to spend a day enjoying the area’s verdant landscape. The park has access to the American River, a picnic area, a baseball field, a softball field, two soccer fields, volleyball courts, lighted tennis courts, a swimming pool, and an adventure play area for kids.
- The neighborhood has a small shopping complex, the River Park Shopping Center, on Carlson Drive, where most of the other shops, restaurants and services are located.
- River Park is home to Caleb Greenwood Elementary, which at the moment is the only K-6 school in the district that’s offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program.
River Park Sacramento Real Estate
Plenty of wonderful homes are available for those looking to live in the woodsy, laidback enclave of River Park. Because the neighborhood was established in the ‘50s and ‘60s, there’s a predominance of ranch-style homes here, most of which are located on tree-shaded lots with beautifully manicured lawns. Properties here don’t often go on the market, so if you see a home you like, it’s best to move fast.
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