People quite often ask how Pocket got its namesake. Just take a look at the Sacramento River and the explanation becomes quite evident… The river meanders in the shape of a pocket, cradling this popular neighborhood. Built mostly in the 1980’s and 1990’s, the homes vary in style from Ranch to Mediterranean, Contemporary to Tudor. While there are many gated communities, Riverlake is the predominant gated neighborhood showcasing upscale homes and at its heart is River Lake where you can sail or get a little paddleboat exercise. Enjoy the outdoors as you join neighbors on trails along the canal and levee. Garcia Bend Park is a local favorite for picnics, soccer, or a little tennis. At the end of the day, relax on your back porch and relish in the Sacramento Delta breezes. It just doesn’t get much better!
Developed starting in the 1960’s from rural farmland, Greenhaven is bordered by Interstate 5, Florin Road, and the Sacramento River, with a little give and take from the South Land Park Hills and Pocket neighborhoods. Its shining features are Lake Greenhaven and a picturesque greenbelt between Greenhaven Drive and Havenside Drive. Homes in this neighborhood not only feature ranch style homes, but contemporary and custom homes as well. Many enjoy lake front property and some even back to the Sacramento River. Streets are wide and meandering in this classic Sacramento suburban neighborhood.