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Show Thre Show Posts. Go to Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. View detailed profile Advanced or search site with Search Forums Advanced. I'm a single female in my late 20's moving to CA for a new job.
I've been leaning more towards Sacramento because of the affordability, and that I've been told it's similar to Minneapolis. I'm going to be traveling often with my job, and will only be home a few days a week.
I'm looking to live somewhere that is relatively safe, and close to fun things to do downtown. After relentless internet searching it seems like the Natomas may be a good fit. Any feedback or other suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Location: Wherever I happen to be at the moment. Depending on what you enjoy in your off-hours, mid-town might be a better fit.
I spent four years in MN for school and 20 years in Sacto, one of them in Natomas. Barring the summer heat, but low humidity, I think you'll really enjoy the weather. What's your budget? What kind of place are you looking for?
What are you hobbies? Natomas is suburban--affordable, and some okay neighborhoods, but not at all interesting. Not a lot of housing options--you're mostly stuck with a cube-shaped house on a smallish lot, but you'll get a lot of space for you money.
I personally couldn't see having more than about 1, sf of space for just one person. Cleaning and furnishing alone would be a nightmare. Natomas is a little closer to the airport, but the airport's not that far from the city proper anyway, and usually not much traffic in that direction. Midtown is the general guidance for folks our age. That offers a pretty wide variety of housing styles apartments, condo's, duplex, fourplexes, full houses--lots of old houses converted into multiple unitsand varies from noisy and active to largely residential.
It will tend to be fairly pricey on a square footage basis, but that all depends on what you're looking for. They tend to be pricier still, with fewer option for apartments, but it's worth looking if that interests you. I've lived in a downtown area before, and the lack of parking and greenspace for my dog was a big turn off. Thus I've been gravitating towards renting a 1 bedroom apartment in a gated like apartment community.
I will miss having a place with character, but the security and amenities are too tempting. Is there any decent communities like this near Midtown? Hoping to work towards developing some new hobbies as I'm living in an extremely small town now with close to nothing to do! Would be interested in taking some dance classes, maybe music lessons.
Otherwise I enjoy having an adult beverage or several. I'm a pretty independent person, I never had a problem going out to dinner alone, or to a bar to grab a drink. But I also want to be able to meet some new friends in the area. Thanks for your advice! Originally Posted by cmarie Midtown is probably different from a lot of "downtown" areas--it's mostly low-rise story buildings and tree-lined streets, and the portion I mentioned, east of 20th and north of H, is almost entirely residential, with a comparatively large of of single-family homes and scattered small apartment buildings--duplexes, fourplexes, some even plexes.
Dog walking is a neighborhood sport in Midtown, it is within short dog-walking distance of that end of Midtown if just walking around the neighborhood doesn't tucker it out. A lot of Midtown cafes with outside seating allow dogs, or at least tolerate them. There are neighborhood parks every few blocks. I'm unfamiliar with Minneapolis but a little poking around on Google Maps le me to believe that the neighborhoods of Whittier or Ventura Village look a bit like Midtown--older homes, trees, sidewalks and narrow streets.
You're also within walking distance of a wide variety of shops, boutiques, theaters, dance clubs, live music venues, restaurants and bars--or a cheap cab ride home. There are some examples of old houses split into multiple apartments, but a lot of older apartment buildings were deliberately deed to look like single-family homes, just with multiple tenants. There are small property management companies that rent Midtown complexes and houses--Whisler, Nielsen, Laughton, Vintage just to name a couple.
The "Midtown Stomp" swing dance group moved from their old digs in the Eastern Star Hall to a West Sacramento site after the building got sold. Last edited by wburg; at PM. Legado and Fremont are both about the same price. Fremont has some smaller units, but it was built as an affordable housing project.
I don't know how many, if any, of the tiny studios are available for market rate. Housing dollars definitely go farther elsewhere. Alternatively, an older building without any amenities inside the core would also cost much less. As wburg said, I wouldn't discount Midtown. Sacramento isn't very urban. You'll deal with some parking hassle, mostly remembering street cleaning, and the property crime is high.
If you can deal with that, Midtown definitely has more character and more to do. On the other hand, it's also a quick drive from Natomas to Midtown, and your real estate dollars definitely go farther. You're paying for location. Amenities to look for will be more garbage disposals and less in-unit washing machines or dish washers. I don't have a driveway or garage but I can almost always park right in front of my house here, and there are at least five city parks, Sutter's Landing which includes a dog parkand the American River Parkway within walking distance from my house.
If you are able to visit I would do some driving around before you decide on Natomas.
I might be weighing in a little late, but if you're still looking In MN terms, Natomas would be similar to living in something like a Woodbury-esque neighborhood--uniform housing, very suburban. It is, however, a relatively short drive to downtown.
Midtown is definitely the center of activity for younger people, and there's quite a bit you could find around there with that price. East Sacramento is, in general, a bit quieter and more upscale. Reminds me a bit of the areas around Lake of the Isles, etc. You may want to check it out. If you want some mix of suburban with access to quirky shops and an extensive greenbelt, you might actually want to live in Davis, the University town 11 miles or so from Sacramento.
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