We’re so excited by our new luxury listing in Carmichael that we wanted to share a few of the unique things to do in this community just East of Sacramento. Besides its easy proximity to Sacramento and only a half-hour drive to Folsom Lake, there is plenty to enjoy right in and around Carmichael! The Chamber of Commerce, some local park districts, commercial real estate developers, and community foundations are encouraging smart growth that enhances the lifestyle of this Sacramento bedroom community.

Here are a few things to enjoy before or after you visit us for our open house at the beautiful 6809 Stanley Avenue this weekend. The home is open Saturday, October 28, from 12-4pm!

Jensen Botanical Gardens: This 3.5 acre garden was founded in 1958 by Charles C. Jensen, after he and his wife moved from Oakland their new property in Carmichael. Over time, Jensen gradually cleared the land and began planting the many Magnolias, Azaleas, Dogwoods and Japanese Maples. A part of the Carmichael Recreation and Park District since 1976, the gardens feature a Nature Path for the Blind as well as terrific areas for taking family photographs surrounded by fall foliage. Open 8am to dusk daily: 8520 Fair Oaks Blvd.

American River Parkway – William B. Pond Recreation Area: William B. Pond recreation area is one of the most well established and popular parks along the American River and is a favorite of anglers and those who enjoy relaxed hikes. A specialized fishing pier and ramp allows for great accessibility. Paved walking trails gently slope around the park, leaving no barrier to enjoyment of nature. Access off U.S. Highway 50 and Arden Way

Carmichael Park Farmers Market: One of the area’s only year-round farmers markets, the Carmichael Park Farmers Market is a favorite for its array of booths filled with fresh fruits, vegetables and other exotic goodies. Regulars to the weekly Sunday market love not only the tastes, but the colors and smells. In addition to the Harvest Pumpkin Patch, visitors to the Sunday, October 29, market can enjoy a special Artisan & Crafts Fair with additional crafters and artisan providing hand-made goods, gifts and art. A good excuse to get a jump on your holiday shopping while enjoying a beautiful fall day outdoors in Northern California! Sundays year-round, 9am – 2pm through 10/29; 9 am – 1pm thereafter: 5750 Grant Ave

Gathering, Dining & Entertainment

Milagro Centre

Billed as Carmichael’s Gathering Place, Milagro Centre features a variety of vendors, from casual to fine dining; unique boutiques and specialty shops. Much of this is in an open-air environment enhanced by music; gardens with palm trees; an inviting fireplace; and open seating for dining and lounging throughout the center. The Milagro Centre encompasses approximately 50,000 square feet of retail space dotted with new restaurants like The Patriot and Fish Face Poke Bar6241 Fair Oaks Blvd

Clubhouse Bar & Grill

Classic, neighborhood sports bar and grill with good breakfast, lunch dinner and late-night grub, libations, a friendly vibe, and plenty of games to play or watch on TV. Live music frequently. Halloween party on 10/28! Open 9am – 2am: 5150 Fair Oaks Blvd.