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Real Estate in Sacramento: Top 10 ZIP Codes for Buying a Home


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Some of Northern California’s hottest real estate markets are in Sacramento’s backyard, with homeowners flocking to the suburbs for their proximity to nature.

Opendoor, a national real estate company that has become an active force in the regional market, has ranked its most popular ZIP codes in the Sacramento area for 2021. The company analyzed data from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) to determine which codes postal had the most homes sell within 90 days of being on the market.

Here’s what they found.

West Placer real estate still hot

Of the region’s top 10 ZIP codes, three were in western Placer County.

Rocklin’s 95765, Lincoln’s 95648 and Roseville’s 95747 were all high demand areas in 2021.

Placer County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state, thanks to strong new home construction. Roseville continues to grow at a rapid pace, recently overtaking Pasadena on the list of major cities in California.

Home buyers want to be close to the outdoors

That would explain why Rocklin, Lincoln, Folsom and El Dorado Hills are on Opendoor’s list, said Jessie Smith, the company’s general manager for the Sacramento and Northern California region.

“We’re seeing that nationally, as people have more flexibility in choosing where to work, they’re moving to areas farther from the center,” Smith said. Access to hiking trails and open spaces is a big draw, Smith said.

Some older Sacramento suburbs still lure

Two Elk Grove ZIP codes – 95758 and 95624 – were in the top 10. So was 95670, a ZIP code in Rancho Cordova that straddles Highway 50 and covers most of the city’s older neighborhoods. near the American River.

Nearby Carmichael was also in the top 10.

Some of these neighborhoods attract first-time buyers and young families. These groups should continue to fuel further demand in the region.

“We expect Sacramento to remain a very popular location, especially for first-time buyers,” Smith said.

Rounding out Opendoor’s top 10 was Zip Code 95355 in Modesto, where the company now has a presence as it expands its reach in the Central Valley.

This story was originally published January 14, 2022 5:00 a.m.

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Ryan Lillis is the associate editor of The Sacramento Bee. He has been a reporter for The Bee since 2006 and has previously covered Crime, City Hall, Wildfires and the Central Valley. Originally from upstate New York, he graduated from the UC Berkeley School of Journalism.