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Natomas is a community sitting in the Northwestern corner of the greater Sacramento area map, but distinctive from other Sacramento neighborhoods in its geography and characteristics. Natomas was actually the last area of Sacramento to undergo development, as a large boom in north Natomas coincided with the real estate boom, when many homebuyers scooped up new homes at great prices between approximately 2001-2008. The community of Natomas spans about 20.15 square miles between Elkhorn Boulevard to the north, Garden Highway to the south, the American River to the east, and farmland to the west. Natomas zip codes include 9832, 95833, 95834, and 95835.

 History:

The southern neighborhoods of Natomas have much deeper roots than its northern counterpart, spanning back to the 1950s when the first homes and subdivisions were built on existing farmlands. It wasn’t until the 1990s that northern Natomas exploded with residential homes, office parks, commercial development, and retail spaces. A lot of that growth can be attributed to the construction of the Arco Arena in Natomas and the expansion of the nearby airport. Still to this day, Natomas has more than 1,000 acres of undeveloped land, which may become areas of future residential and commercial development.

Demographics:

These days, Natomas has a total population of 123,906 residents, the majority of which live in the northern areas. The median household income for Natomas is $73,065. Natomas is one of the most racially, economically, and culturally diverse areas of Sacramento.

Real estate and housing:

Homebuyers in Natomas have a decision to make between north or south Natomas, with their distinct characteristics and advantages. Real estate prices in south Natomas are generally much lower, with a current median sale price of only $245,000, which comes to a very reasonable $169 per square foot.

Meanwhile, homes for sale in the northern area of Natomas list for a median price of $390,000, and a median sale price of $357,000. Natomas was hit particularly hard by the crash in real estate prices circa 2008 with the recession and credit crunch, but have rebounded well with positive appreciation every year since. Homebuyers in Natomas have plenty of options and inventory to choose from.

The Arena:

One of the major draws of Natomas is the Arena, where more than 200 sporting matches, conferences, concerts, and other events were hosted every year. Originally called ARCO Arena, the facility was first built in 1985 to serve the newly relocated Sacramento Kings, though the early arena held only 10,000 seats. In 1988 it was greatly expanded to seat more than 17,000 fans, and renamed the Sleep Train Arena after the local mattress franchise. The arena has been home to the Sacramento Monarchs, Sacramento Knights soccer teams, and still the Sacramento Kings for one more season, as well as several UFC fights, and college athletics and tournaments.

Sacramento International Airport:

Sitting only a few miles from residential neighborhoods in northern Natomas, the Sacramento International Airport (call sign: SMF,) is a Sacramento County air travel facility. Every year, it ferries more than 8 million passengers to their destinations, including more than half of them on Southwest Airlines. SMF opened in October 21, 1967 as the Sacramento Metropolitan Airport, with only one 8,600-foot runway. The first year it served about one million passengers and has now grown into two terminals with 32 gates and 14 airlines operating from the capital city’s biggest air hub.

A perfect place for commuters:

Natomas affords its residents a premium location for easy commutes. Located only minutes away from downtown Sacramento, the airport, and the rural Yolo community of Davis, Natomas is also a step closer to the Bay Area, saving San Francisco commuters plenty of time. Highways 99, I5, and Interstate 80 run through Natomas, making it perfectly accessible no matter where you’re coming from.

 Neighborhoods:

Natomas is distinctly divided into its northern and southern halves, with the south the elder community with homes all the way back to the 1950s, more mature trees and parks, while the north has the brunt of the new home developments and newer retail malls. In both north and south, neighborhoods include Creekside, Gardenland, Gateway Center, Gateway West, Heritage Park, Metro Center, Natomas Corporate Center, Natomas Creek, Natomas Crossing, Natomas Park with its expansive clubhouse and pool, Northgate, Regency Park, River Gardens, RP-Sports Complex, Sundance Lake, Village 5, Village 7, Village 12, Westlake, and Willowcreek.

Schools and educational opportunities:

Natomas is in the Natomas Unified School District and includes three new elementary schools, one middle school, and a high school. Natomas is home to community colleges and the Natomas Charter School’s Performing and Fine Arts academy. There are also professional development schools and facilities such as the Kitchen Academy, The Art Institute of California, and the Universal Technical Institute Sacramento that call Natomas home.

Restaurants:

Some of the most popular Natomas restaurants include Pete’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Tuk Tuk Restaurant, Oshima Sushi, Bella Bru Café, and Malabar American Cooking.

Notable Residents:

Rush Limbaugh, Conservative radio host once lived in South Natomas.

Robert Dutton, California State Senator from Rancho Cucamonga lived in Natomas.

Heather Fargo, who used to be the Mayor of Sacramento, lived in South Natomas.

Alexander Gonzalez, the president of Sacramento State University lives in the Westlake community in Natomas.

Mike Bibby, Beno Udrih, Tyreke Evans, Kevin martin, Corliss Williamson and many other Sacramento Kings basketball players have made the affluent Westlake community in Natomas their home.

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#16077354 | Single Family Home
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#17022203 | Single Family Home
Listing Office: Sweet Homes Management Inc
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#17019347 | Single Family Home
Listing Office: Garcia Realty
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Listing Office: Realty One Group Complete
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Listing Office: Realty One Group Complete
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#17012467 | Single Family Home
Listing Office: Lyon RE Sierra Oaks
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Listing Office: Keller Williams Realty
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#17015403 | Single Family Home
Listing Office: Ernesto Sayson Jr. Broker
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Listing Office: Realty One Group Complete
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#17023540 | Single Family Home
Listing Office: Frank Valente Real Estate
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Listing Office: Blue Hawk Realty
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#17021862 | Single Family Home
Listing Office: Kevin Roberts, Broker
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Listing Office: eXp Realty of California Inc.
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Listing Office: Winsen Realty Group
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Listing Office: Sac Metro Homes Inc.
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Listing Office: RE/MAX Gold Laguna
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#17022250 | Single Family Home
Listing Office: Keller Williams - Natomas
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#17021866 | Single Family Home
Listing Office: RE/MAX Gold Natomas
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Listing Office: River City Real Estate
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Listing Office: JW Real Estate Co
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Listing Office: INDEPENDENT RL EST BROKERS
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Listing Office: Valley Living Properties, Inc.

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