our history

Originally developed during the 1920s –1940s, East Sacramento has managed to maintain a “small town” atmosphere with an old-fashioned, neighborhood feel. Stately mansions mingle comfortably with more modest brick homes on streets shaded by generous canopies of sycamore and elm trees. Charming bungalows and quaint cottages are often within walking distance of some of the city’s finest cafes and shops.

This rich architectural style, coupled with many small neighborhood business districts, makes East Sacramento one of Sacramento’s most coveted neighborhoods. Two U.S. presidents are most associated with East Sacramento; William McKinley, namesake of our popular McKinley Park, and Ronald Reagan, who lived in the neighborhood during his eight years as governor of California.

Community Events

Pops in the Park is a series of free summer neighborhood concerts originated in 1991. Over the years Pops in the Park has blossomed, expanding from one to two concerts and four outdoor movie events called Screen on the Green. The events feature delicious food from local restaurants, as well as a beer and wine garden. Profits from sales are used for park enhancements. Over the last decade more than $180,000 has been raised for community improvements.

The Run to Feed the Hungry takes place every Thanksgiving Day with a 5K and 10K walk/run through the streets of East Sacramento. The event benefits the Sacramento Food Bank.

East Sacramento also has several annual home and garden tours including the David Lubin Garden Tour in May, the East Sacramento Home Remodeling Tour in September, and the Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour on the first weekend in December.

Join us on the last Sunday in June for A Taste of East Sacramento, an annual wine and food tasting event at the Shepard Garden & Arts Center in McKinley Park featuring East Sacramento’s best – loved dining establishments and local wineries and breweries.

our business community

East Sacramento is home to the city’s most vibrant small business community that serves the residents, employees and guests of the four major employment centers in or near East Sacramento, including Mercy, Sutter and UC Davis Med Center hospitals and CSUS. In the past decade the business community has tripled in size. The East Sacramento Chamber has been vital to this growth by encouraging neighbors to do business in the East Sacramento neighborhood and providing vital connections between the residents, businesses and city.

points of interest

McKinley Park (Alhambra Blvd. & H Street, 33rd St. & McKinley)
Originally named East Park with land purchased by the city in early 1900s, McKinley Park boasts a library, a magnificent rose garden, duck pond, paved jogging track, lighted tennis courts and the Clunie Memorial Clubhouse designed by Harry Devine in 1936. The expansive McKinley Village playground was built in 1994 with community volunteers.

H Street Homes (Between Alhambra Blvd. & 33rd Street)
The most famous house on this grand block is the John T. Greene house at 3200 H Street, designed by Craftsman architects Charles and Henry Greene in 1915.

Fabulous Forties (38th to 47th Street, J Street & Folsom Blvd.)
Our area’s grandest neighborhood is distinguished by generous lots, wide streets and English, Spanish, Colonial and Renaissance Revival homes.