The 10 Cheapest Sacramento, CA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Sacramento are the cheapest of the cheap.

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Everything else equal, I think we can all agree that living in a cheaper place is better than living in a more expensive place.

I'd much rather pay $500/mo in rent than $1,000. And I'd rather pay $2 for coffee than $5.

And while every neighbhorhood in Sacramento might be more expensive than living in rural California, there are certain neighborhoods that are definitely cheaper.

So what exactly are those Sacramento neighborhoods where your dollar goes a little further -- you can get that one bedroom instead of the studio?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Sacramento are the cheapest.

What's the cheapest neighborhood to live in Sacramento for 2022? According to the most recent census data, Florin Fruitridge Industrial Park looks to be the cheaptest Sacramento neighborhood to live in.

At this point we should make it clear that you do get what you pay for -- some of these neighborhoods might not be the best places to live in Sacramento. You could be sacrificing location or crime rates in return for more space and cheaper groceries.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Sacramento that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Sacramento.

Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from cheapest to most expensive.

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The 10 Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Sacramento For 2022

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Population: 176
Cost Of Living Index: 96 (2nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.3 (4th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.022 (56th cheapest)
More on Florin Fruitridge Industrial Park: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 157
Cost Of Living Index: 97 (3rd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.3 (4th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.022 (56th cheapest)
More on Packard Bell: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 4,278
Cost Of Living Index: 109 (36th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.0 (7th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.016 (20th cheapest)
More on Creekside: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 1,938
Cost Of Living Index: 103 (12th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.9 (6th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.021 (49th cheapest)
More on American River Parkway: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 1,858
Cost Of Living Index: 102 (10th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 3.4 (34th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.017 (24th cheapest)
More on Lawrence Park: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 3,083
Cost Of Living Index: 109 (36th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.3 (11th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.019 (30th cheapest)
More on Village 2: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 1,201
Cost Of Living Index: 109 (36th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.8 (15th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.019 (35th cheapest)
More on Woodlake: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 3,224
Cost Of Living Index: 99 (6th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.0 (9th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.025 (80th cheapest)
More on Noralto: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 3,130
Cost Of Living Index: 110 (42nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.1 (10th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.02 (44th cheapest)
More on Rp Sports Complex: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 2,004
Cost Of Living Index: 111 (46th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.6 (14th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.02 (40th cheapest)
More on Gateway Center: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Cheapest Sacramento Hoods In 2022

In order to rank the cheapest places to live in Sacramento, we had to determine what criteria defines "cheap".

Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • Overall Cost Of Living
  • Rent To Income Ratio
  • Median Home Value To Income Ratio

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 113 in each category, where 1 was the cheapest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a cheap neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest cheapest neighborhood index the "Cheapest City Neighborhood In Sacramento." We're lookin' at you, Florin Fruitridge Industrial Park.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the cheapest places Sacramento. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from cheapest to most expensive.

Summary: Lowest Cost Places To Live In Sacramento

If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Sacramento where prices are low and it's cheap to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Sacramento aren't all cheap. Richmond Grove takes the title of the most expensive neighborhood to live in Sacramento.

We ranked the neighborhoods from cheapest to most expensive in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Sacramento For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Cost Of Living Index
1 Florin Fruitridge Industrial Park 96
2 Packard Bell 97
3 Creekside 109
4 American River Parkway 103
5 Lawrence Park 102
6 Village 2 109
7 Woodlake 109
8 Noralto 99
9 Rp Sports Complex 110
10 Gateway Center 111
11 Gardenland 105
12 Granite Regional Park 93
13 Village Green 98
14 Golf Course Terrace 113
15 Village 5 101
16 Richardson Village 104
17 Glenwood Meadows 109
18 Parker Homes 100
19 Natomas Park 125
20 Colonial Village 107
21 South Hagginwood 98
22 Arden Fair 112
23 River Gardens 109
24 Norwood I-80 104
25 Swanston Estates 107
26 Pell-Main Industrial Park 106
27 Airport 106
28 Village 11 125
29 Old Sacramento 114
30 Tahoe Park East 120
31 South Natomas 113
32 Parkway 106
33 Village 12 129
34 Northgate 110
35 Oak Knoll 104
36 Johnson Business Park 126
37 Village 7 131
38 Old North Sacramento 99
39 Village 9 129
40 Colonial Manor 111
41 College Glen 124
42 Norwood Tech 106
43 Fruitridge Manor 102
44 Tahoe Park 118
45 Robla 115
46 Johnson Heights 107
47 Raley Industrial Park 112
48 Village 14 145
49 Valleyview Acres 145
50 Del Paso Park 118
51 Gateway West 128
52 East Del Paso Heights 107
53 Natomas Creek 131
54 West Del Paso Heights 107
55 Cannon Industrial Park 103
56 Campus Commons 113
57 Metro Center 130
58 South East 112
59 Natomas Crossing 109
60 South Oak Park 105
61 River Park 141
62 Valley High-North Laguna 116
63 Pocket 136
64 Westlake 144
65 Erikson Industrial Park 119
66 Elmhurst 131
67 North Pointe 115
68 Upper Land Park 118
69 Strawberry Manor 107
70 East Sacramento 142
71 Hagginwood 109
72 Scc 131
73 Willowcreek 130
74 Medical Center 121
75 Freeport Manor 117
76 North City Farms 111
77 Greenhaven 129
78 Colonial Heights 120
79 Meadowview 111
80 Mangan Park 116
81 Tahoe Park South 118
82 South Land Park 130
83 New Era Park 130
84 Hollywood Park 123
85 Glen Elder 109
86 Little Pocket 133
87 Wills Acres 105
88 Tallac Village 117
89 Land Park 147
90 Del Paso Heights 106
91 Curtis Park 143
92 Sierra Oaks 133
93 West Tahoe Park 112
94 Z'berg Park 125
95 Brentwood 115
96 Mansion Flats 122
97 North Oak Park 117
98 Woodbine 108
99 Carelton Tract 121
100 Central Oak Park 110
101 Poverty Ridge 132
102 Ben Ali 105
103 South City Farms 111
104 Southside Park 127
105 Csus 112
106 Midtown 124
107 Newton Booth 135
108 Boulevard Park 145
109 Downtown 125
110 Avondale 111
111 Fairgrounds 118
112 Marshall School 141
113 Richmond Grove 133

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our third time ranking the cheapest neighborhoods to live in Sacramento.

About Chris Kolmar

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