Sierra Oaks is a small pocket of homes bordered by Fair Oaks Boulevard to the North, American River Drive to the South, Watt Avenue to the East, and Howe Avenue to the West. Within these boundaries lies some of the most expensive and highly desired real estate in Sacramento county. The close proximity of the American River provides biking, walking, picnicking and fishing possibilities along the American River Parkway, a unique resource in the Sacramento area. Sierra Oaks is dotted with many neighborhood parks including Oak Meadow Park.
The first homes in this community were generally built in the late 1940’s and 1950’s. These older homes are typically ranch style between 2,000 – 3,000 square feet, and sit on parcels ranging from a quarter acre to an acre in size. Amongst these classic homes, of course, one will find newer construction and remodeled homes upwards of 6,000 square feet.
Sierra Oaks Elementary School is right in the heart of Sierra Oaks. This K-8 school is located at 171 Mills Road, between Huntington and Latham. A dedicated staff of highly qualified teachers in partnership with an active parent community set the tone for this outstanding educational environment. Built in 1960, Sierra Oaks has had a long reputation of high academic achievement. It has earned the California Distinguished School recognition twice, first in 1987 and again in 1998.
Also nearby is Rio Americano High School – home of the Raiders! Located on American River Drive between Morris and Piccadilly, Rio’s mission is to educate young people in a positive, safe environment, to encourage academic, social, and cultural growth and prepare the students to be responsible, confident, well-rounded citizens. Rio offers a diverse curriculum and employs teaching methods that will prepare students for college, career, and beyond.
Close by is California State University, Sacramento, with an excellent range of cultural activities, the Pavilions Shopping Center, with upscale eateries and shops, Loehmann’s Plaza, where you can grab a bagel and cup of coffee before doing the weekly grocery shopping, and Lyon Plaza, home of the Sierra Oaks Lyon Real Estate office and more.
Sierra Oaks is conveniently located a stone’s throw from downtown Sacramento via Fair Oaks Blvd/J Street, and is also a short drive from Hwy 50 at either Howe Avenue or Watt Avenue. Generally prices of these homes range between $400,000 and into the mid/upper $1,000,000 range.
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