California’s capital city is known for its vast tree canopies, national historic landmarks, and diverse culture. Evidence of its diversity is on full display, from its arts scenes to its trendy restaurants. Sacramento is also home to historical museums, a zoo, and theaters for the performing arts, so there’s always something to do. Ready to move to the City of Trees? Take a look at these popular Sacramento master planned communities.
Heritage El Dorado Hills
Located 30 miles east of Sacramento, Heritage El Dorado Hills is a master planned community dedicated to people aged 55+. Well-known builders like Lennar offer single-story floorplans with modern architecture and wide open spaces. With 13 plans to choose from and prices starting in the mid $500s, there’s a home design and price to fit almost anyone’s budget. Amenities include two lifestyle community centers, featuring delights such as aerobics rooms, spas, sports courts, and entertainment areas.
Just down the street from Heritage El Dorado Hills is our next master planned community, Folsom Ranch. Nature enthusiasts will love the 1,000 acres of open space, trails leading to archaeological finds, and 138 acres of public parks. The Town Center stands as the heart of the community and includes a library, aquatic center, and an abundance of retail shops. Folsom Ranch has several new neighborhoods, like Taylor Morrison’s Azure II, with new homes readily available. Prices start in the low $600s in this upscale community. Be sure to check them out while they last!
Russell Ranch is another master planned community located in the city of Folsom. Located 23 miles from downtown Sacramento, Russell Ranch’s community design is geared toward bringing its neighbors together in scenic vistas. Residents enjoy biking trails, community-wide outdoor lawns, playgrounds, and sports courts. Meritage Homes offers beautiful two-story homes with a sleek, modern look; prices in Russell Ranch start in the mid $500s. Strategically located next to the Commonwealth Square mall, all your top retail and favorite restaurants are only a short drive away.
Located 31 miles northeast of downtown Sacramento, Twelve Bridges is a master planned community in Lincoln. Surrounded by green space and parks, the houses in Twelve Bridges overlook panoramic landscapes. Choose from one or two story houses and up to four-bedroom plans from builders like Taylor Morrison, with prices starting in the mid $500s. Students in Twelve Bridges attend the community’s own elementary and middle schools; high schools as well as private schools are in the vicinity.
Whitney Ranch is located off Highway 65 in the city of Rocklin. From its trails to its clubhouse, this master planned community emphasizes activity both indoors and outdoors. The Ranch House acts as the community hub, offering fitness classes, a lounge, and resort-style pool. Families with children will love that top-rated schools are within a walking and biking distance from home. Builders like Tim Lewis Communities create strikingly beautiful homes in Whitney Ranch with prices starting in the low $700s. Enjoy an upscale lifestyle in Whitney Ranch.
Located 20 miles north of downtown Sacramento, Solaire is a master planned community in the city of Roseville. Tucked between multiple parks, residents have ample opportunity to stretch their legs and enjoy some fresh air. Students attend exemplary schools within the Roseville City and Roseville Joint Union School District, all located just a few miles away. Tri Pointe Homes offers two-story houses with up to four bedrooms, and all three plans start in the mid $500s.
A 20-mile drive northwest of downtown Sacramento will take you to the master planned community of Spring Lake. Located in Woodland, Spring Lake has a charming atmosphere that’s dotted with many species of native oak trees. Builders here include Woodside Homes, which offers four floor plans starting in the low $500s and have a variety of architectural styles. Spring Lake is strategically located next to shopping centers, parks, and schools, including a community college.
Sarah graduated from Trinity University in 2012 with a degree in International Relations and Political Science. She writes blogs on new homes, decor, communities, and more for NewHomeSource. When she’s not writing, you can find her spending time with her three cats.