Neighborhood Spotlight: Fabulous 40’s

An area bound by J Street and Folsom Boulevard from approximately 38th to 47th Streets, this historic neighborhood boasts wide avenues, sweeping green lawns and large, prewar (pre-WWI and pre-WWII) homes that have housed many of the city’s most prominent residents (including Ronald Reagan when he was governor). It is a quick drive to downtown Sacramento, close to award-winning schools, close to fine dining, several parks, California State University Sacramento (CSUS), and just to name a few.

The neighborhood features grand old houses that were custom built in the early decades of the 20th century, when architects were looking to Europe for design inspiration. As a result, the Fabulous Forties is renowned for its eclectic “Revival” style architecture. Here you find a variety of dwellings: English cottages, Tudor-style homes, Dutch farmhouses, Mediterranean villas, and Craftsman bungalows. No two houses are the same.

The average selling price per square foot in the Fabulous 40’s? In 2007 year to date, it is approximately $437/square foot.