The areas of Carmichael and Fair Oaks are filled with rolling streets, canopies of trees, and lovely homes on larger lots. Full of suburban amenities with easy access to the urban offerings of Sacramento and the outdoor fun of nearby rural areas, these communities are in the perfect location and have so much to offer for residents of all ages.
What to Love
Mature trees and large lots
Easy commute to nearby Sacramento
Family-friendly with a strong community spirit
Bounded on the south side by the American and Gold Riversand just northeast of the thriving metropolis of Sacramento, the neighboring cities of Carmichael and Fair Oaks are commuter-friendly and offer a relaxed suburban vibe in a semi-rural neighborhood with easy access to Highway 50.
Residents of these areas rate them highly for being family-friendly with lots of parks and a strong sense of community. You’ll see why as soon as you take an afternoon stroll along these peaceful suburban streets or take in one of many annual events.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
As you might expect in a popular suburb of Sacramento, these areas have plentiful options for dining, from fine to fast. You can also quickly meet your everyday shopping needs as well as shop for something unique.
A local favorite — and for a good reason — the Milagro Centre is a one-stop-shop for all your dining needs. With seven unique restaurants housed under one roof, from fine dining to an after-dinner gelato, along with a full-service event center, you could come here every night of the week and experience something special each time.
On the first Thursday of the month, a hoard of food trucks descend on these quiet hamlets, and Fair Oaks Food Truck Mania is on. Make this tasty take on a truck stop one of your must-do items.
In the heart of Fair Oaks, you will find Old Town, a quaint, old-fashioned downtown area that is fast becoming a shopping destination for antique lovers and those looking for the perfect vintage piece. One of the best spots for an afternoon treasure hunt is French in the Village.
Things to Do
A lush landscape like this just begs to be explored, and residents of these places have a ton of options when it comes to getting outside and into nature.
The Ancil Hoffman Park is a great place to start! This lovely park is named after County Supervisor Ancil Hoffman, the manager of world heavyweight boxing champion Max Baer, and is dotted with old-growth oaks. The park is bordered on two sides by the American River and is home to the Effie Yeaw Nature Center and the award-winning Ancil Hoffman Golf Course.
The local parks are also the scene of many community events where residents get the chance to meet and greet with their neighbors and enjoy the weather and warmth these areas are known for. Some favorite annual community escapades include the weekend farmers markets, Concerts in the Park, Founders Day festivities, and a time-honored annual tree lighting.
The school districts around these areas are well-regarded — just one more reason why families love to call these places home. Some of the top educational opportunities include:
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