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Old 06-26-2012, 06:38 PM
 
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I currently live in Campbell but have spent plenty of time visiting Sacramento, both in person and online (looking at apartments & neighborhoods via CL) and enjoy the city. I've met with several job recruiters in the IT sector and although there aren't quite as many positions as, say, the Bay Area, they are there. I plan on obtaining a temporary contract job to "get my foot in the door", so to speak, before hunting for a more permanent position. Fortunately, I have both personal and family friends that live up there to assist in finding a temporary room I can rent while apartment hunting. My rental budget is in the $700-$800 range; since I'm single with no kids & no pets, something as small as a one-bedroom would suffice (2-bedroom would be better). Being a motorcyclist, a garage is mandatory.

I've also found that Google street view is a very helpful tool in scouting out potential nighborhoods. Some deal-breakers I've made note of:

Burgler bars on doors and windows.
Cyclone fencing around front yard.
Trash alongside/in front of house.
Multiple cars in driveways.

PS: some wag on another forum created this map...from what I've heard it's not too far off, lol.

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Old 06-26-2012, 07:39 PM
 
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Wow, that's....heh. Hilarious, really, if not particularly accurate. Chuckle-worthy, at any rate, and should be stickied at the top of the forum just for humor value.
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:35 PM
 
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Funny, not particularly useful, but funny.
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:50 PM
 
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I like the part where Land Park, Curtis Park, and a few rich neigborhoods in Arden around the American River are classified as "Skull"

I wish the housing prices actually reflected that, I'd move there.
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:10 PM
 
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I like the part where Land Park, Curtis Park, and a few rich neigborhoods in Arden around the American River are classified as "Skull"

I wish the housing prices actually reflected that, I'd move there.
But its also about where the writer of this piece decided to make finer distinctions between say the nicer and less nice parts of West Sac while not making a distinction between say Meadowview and Land Park
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:20 PM
 
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Identifying East Sacramento as Midtown is probably the wackiest misconception, along with the comments above...that, and mentioning "nice old houses" in a part of town that was still farmland until the sixties.

And I think that the folks in the really wealthy neighborhoods along Arden Way actually prefer that people don't know they are there--it's sort of their secret rich-person fortress surrounded by strip malls and lower-middle-class neighborhoods.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:45 AM
 
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And I think that the folks in the really wealthy neighborhoods along Arden Way actually prefer that people don't know they are there--it's sort of their secret rich-person fortress surrounded by strip malls and lower-middle-class neighborhoods.
I actually agree. It's a very low profile rich neighborhood and actually didn't know about the nice houses along the american river until about 5-6 years ago. Yet I knew about greenhaven/pocket and east sac (fab 40s was the term I overheard) since before I was a kid.
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:15 AM
 
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So, inaccurate (but humorous) map notwithstanding, what areas would you recommend for a bachelor in his 40's?
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:28 PM
 
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So, inaccurate (but humorous) map notwithstanding, what areas would you recommend for a bachelor in his 40's?
Ironically, the Skull areas.
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:56 PM
 
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$700-800 is a pretty tight budget for a 2br with garage. Any other requirements? Best bet might be to find out where you will be working and go from there.
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