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Located in Sacramento County, about 12 miles from the City of Sacramento, this census-designated community spans roughly 13.79 square miles and is home to 64,454 residents based on 2019 census estimates. 

It is a self-sufficient community with world-class healthcare facilities like the Mercy San Juan Medical Center. It is also served by one of the most esteemed school districts in California. Find out what makes Carmichael one of the most desirable places to live in the area. 

History of Carmichael, CA

The community gets its name from landowner Dan Carmichael, who purchased 2,000 acres in 1910 from Joel Dedmond, who came into possession of the land through a Mexican land grant in 1844. Carmichael subdivided the land into  10-acre lots and advertised them for sale in Sunset Magazine. 

The rich river bottom country that coursed through the community made the land ideal for growing hops, corn, tomatoes, and corn. Farms and ranches flourished along the river and turned the community into an agricultural hub. 

The community saw robust development from the late 1950s through to the 1960s, with homes, schools, and shops being erected around town as the old farms disappeared one by one. 

Real estate in Carmichael, CA

The community offers an excellent selection of condos, townhomes, and single-family homes to suit each preference. Prevalent architectural styles in the area include Contemporary, Ranch, and Mediterranean. 

Notable neighborhoods and subdivisions include:

  • Casitas Manzanita Townhomes
  • El Camino Gardens
  • La Casa De Los Gobernadores
  • Madison Villas Estates
  • Shelfield Estates
  • Audrey Meadows
  • Mission Casitas El Camino Townhomes
  • Oakview Heights
  • La Jolla Heights
  • Sherwood Forest
  • Glademont

Residents are served by the San Juan Unified School District. The district has robust athletics and before and after school programs to help students meet their full potential. It also offers healthcare and school support services to assist students and their families. 

Schools that fall under the district include:

  • Cambridge Heights Elementary
  • Mission Avenue Elementary
  • Orangevale Open K-8
  • Thomas Kelly Elementary School
  • Winston Churchill Middle School
  • Mira Loma High School 

Click here for the full list of schools.

Attractions and activities in Carmichael, CA

The Carmichael Park and Recreation District is responsible for the maintenance of 11 parks, 13 park sites, and several recreational facilities that fall under the district. Residents enjoy access to clean parks and first-rate amenities across the community, including:

The community also has several cultural venues, including:

Residents have a wide range of shopping and dining options at these retail complexes:

  • Crestview Village Shopping Center
  • Carmichael Oaks Shopping Center
  • Five Points Shopping Center
  • Madison Plaza

Work with an REO Certified agent today

If you’re looking for the perfect home in Carmichael, CA, you can contact me, Barbara Moseby, at 916.476.7955 and BMoseby6(at)gmail(dotted)com.
You can also fill out this form for any inquiries. I assist clients with all facets of real estate. If you’re facing challenges with financing, foreclosures, and other issues, I’d be more than happy to help.  

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