West Sacramento was named one of the hottest real estate markets by Sacramento Magazine primarily for its affordable homes, central location, and abundance of quiet neighborhoods. Homes range from historic Queen Anne cottages to newer homes in planned communities. Riverfront properties are available in the area, with gated or lakeside homes popular among residents. The scenic Sacramento River serves as the boundary between Sacramento and West Sacramento, the latter of which lies in Yolo County and became its own incorporated city in 1987.
Residents of West Sacramento have an easy commute to downtown Sacramento, the State Capitol, and are just 10 minutes away from U.C. Davis. West Sacramento is home to the River Cats, the Port of West Sacramento, and the corporate headquarters of Raley’s Supermarkets. West Sac has aptly earned a reputation for growth and commerce, balancing industrial development with responsible business expansion and affordable, family-friendly communities.
There are more than 35 parks in the area, offering river access, recreational sports, playgrounds, amphitheaters, walking paths, and picnic areas. The popular River Walk Park sits between Tower and I Street Bridges and is home to many events, concerts and festivals. West Sacramento is also within walking distance of the Golden 1 Center (Sacramento Kings Arena). River Walk Park also includes an extensive system of paved walking and biking trails, offering incomparable views of Old Sacramento and the Sacramento skyline.