Saturday, May 19, 2007

Neighborhood Spotlight: Land Park

Land Park is lies just south of Downtown Sacramento - bordered by the I-5 Freeway to the west, Freeport Blvd to the east, William Land Park / Sutterville Road to the South, and Broadway to the North. This vintage neighborhood features homes built primarily from the 1920's to 1940's, and is well known for its serenity, tree-lined streets, unique architectural character, and close proximity to downtown Sacramento.

Land Park was named after former mayor and hotel owner William Land, who in upon his death in 1912, bequeathed $250,000 to Sacramento to develop an urban park where the general masses of the public could go. In 1918, after six years of debate, the city council voted 3-2 to purchase the 238 acres known as the Swanston-McKevitt tract on Riverside. in 1924, the tract was planted with 4,000 trees and 6,000 shrubs, and it became William Land Park. On May 25, 1924, William Land Golf Course opened for play. This was the first municipal course in Sacramento to have planted grass, yet it remained a 9 hole course.

There are many wonderful schools in and near Land Park, including Crocker/Riverside Elementary on Riverside between Robertson and Perkins, California Middle School on Vallejo and Land Park Drive, and CK McClatchy High School on Freeport between Bidwell and 7th.

Homes in Land Park oringially sold in the range of $3000 - $7500. Nowadays, you can purchase a home in Land Park for $300k - $400k on the less expensive end, and upwards of $1M on the high end.

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