Sacramento is a diverse and wonderful place to live!  It is both the capital of California and the 4th largest metropolitan area in the state.  In 2002, the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University conducted for TIME magazine named Sacramento "America's Most Diverse City".[1]   

Sacramento became a city through the efforts of the Swiss immigrant John Sutter, Sr., his son John Sutter, Jr., and James W. Marshall.  Sacramento grew quickly thanks to the protection of Sutter's Fort, which was established by Sutter in 1839.  The city was named after the Sacramento River, which forms its western border.  The city is located at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River, and has a deep-water port connected to the San Francisco Bay by a channel through the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta. It is the shipping and rail center for theSacramento Valley. Food processing is among the major industries in the area.

 

 City neighborhoods:  (The city groups most of its neighborhoods into four areas:)

 

Area one (central/eastern):

 Alkali Flat, Boulevard Park, Campus Commons, Sacramento State, Dos Rios Triangle, DowntownEast Sacramento, Fab Forties, Mansion Flats, Marshall School, MidtownNew Era Park, Newton Booth, Old Sacramento, Poverty Ridge, Richards, Richmond Grove, River Park, Elmhurst, Sierra OaksSouthside Park.[25]

 

Area two (southwestern):

 Airport, Carleton Tract, Freeport Manor, Golf Course Terrace, Greenhaven, Curtis Park, Hollywood Park, Land Park, Little Pocket, Mangan Park,Meadowview, Parkway, PocketSacramento City CollegeSouth Land Park, Valley Hi / North Laguna, Z'Berg Park.

 

Area three (southeastern):

 Alhambra TriangleAvondaleBrentwoodCarleton TractColonial HeightsColonial VillageColonial Village NorthCurtis ParkElmhurst, Fairgrounds, FlorinIndustrial ParkFruitridge ManorGlen ElderGlenbrookGranite Regional ParkLawrence ParkMed CenterNorth City FarmsOak ParkPackard BellSouth City FarmsSoutheast VillageTahoe ParkTahoe Park EastTahoe Park South, Tallac Village, Vintage Park, Churchill Downs, and Woodbine.

 

Area four (north of the American River):

 Ben AliDel Paso Heights, Gardenland, Hagginwood, McClellan Heights West, Natomas (north, south, west), North Sacramento, Northgate, Robla, Swanston Estates, Terrace Manor, Valley View Acres, and Woodlake.

 

Other areas:

 Additional prominent regions and neighborhoods in the city include American River Parkway, Arden, Arden Fair, Cal Expo, Capital Avenue, Coffing, College Glen, College Greens, Colonial Manor, Cordova, Creekside, East Fruitridge, Elder Creek, Elkhorn, Elvas, Erikson Industrial Park, Excelsior Sunrise, Foothill Farms, Franklin, Frates Ranch, Gateway Center, Gateway West, Glenwood Meadows, Hansen Park, Heritage Park, Johnson Business Park, Johnson Heights, Mayhew, Metro Center, Mills, Natomas Corporate Center, Natomas Creek, Natomas Crossing, Natomas Park, Newton Booth, Noralto, Northpointe, Norwood, Oak Knoll, Old North Sacramento, Parker Homes, Point West, Raley Industrial Park, Regency Park, Richardson Village, Richmond Grove, Rosemont, Sierra Oaks, Sports Complex, Strawberry Manor, Sundance Lake, Swanston Palms, Town and Country Village, Upper Land Park, Village 5, Village 7, Village 12, Village 14, Village Green, Walerga, Walsh Station, West Del Paso Heights, Westlake, Willowcreek, Wills Acres, Winn Park, Woodside and Youngs Heights.