land park and curtis park
Land Park is the Grande Dame of Sacramento neighborhoods. Its homes, streets, businesses and even its streetlights are rich in history. Land Park homes are highly sought-after, and rightfully so. The workmanship and materials that have gone into many of them are superior. The neighborhood’s mostly well-educated and often well-heeled residents are frequently seen walking or biking to local establishments, or headed to downtown Sacramento which is just minutes away by car or public transportation.
At the center of the community is its namesake, William Land Park, itself named for one of Sacramento’s pioneering businessmen. The park is home to the Sacramento Zoo, a pair of children’s amusement centers, golf, fishing and more. Overall, residents are quite active and involved in their community via Land Park Community Association, and often can be seen walking or biking to local establishments. Downtown Sacramento is just minutes away by car or public transportation. The area’s public and private schools are very well-respected.
Nearby, Curtis Park is revered for its mix of historic Craftsman, Tudor and California Bungalow-style homes dating back as far as the early 1900s. Many of the largest of these homes overlook the neighborhood’s namesake Curtis Park, a popular expanse of lawns, trails, large trees and recreation areas. This vibrant and eclectic neighborhood will soon be complemented by Curtis Park Village, a collection of new residences and businesses being constructed on property formerly owned by the Union Pacific Railroad. Its cottages and East Coast brownstones ranging in size from 800 to 3,000 square-feet will add a new dimension to the diverse community.
One of the strongest and most active resident organizations in all of Sacramento, the Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Association, was formed in the 1970’s when a contingent of Curtis Park residents was formed to save the historic Sierra School and its surrounding three acres from development. Today, the Spanish Revival-style Sierra School serves as Sierra 2 Center – home to artistic, educational and cultural activities.