The peaceful East Sacramento
neighborhood, which locals call East Sac, sits east of downtown Sacramento.
The American River curving around the north and eastern edges and Highways 50 and 80 running to the west and south keep commuter traffic out of the area, maintaining quiet streets. President Ronald Reagan once inhabited the historic “Fab 40s” neighborhood, an attractive, tree-lined district of grand homes
that often star in movie scenes.
Popular areas for rental accommodations include blocks close to California State University, Sacramento, and the lively McKinley Park community. McKinley Park's facilities include libraries, a community center, tennis courts, an Olympic-sized community pool, and a gravel jogging path. The park joins other local parks such as Bertha Henschel in hosting the outdoor concerts summer series. Residents grab a pizza at One Speed, pop into Sushi Café for teriyaki chicken and udon noodles, and enjoy authentic pad Thai at Thai Palace. Popular shopping venue East Sac Mercantile houses boutiques such as Rire and Gigi alongside the Bike Closet, which kits out cyclists for the neighborhood's trails.