Alkali Flat is the oldest standing residential neighborhood in Sacramento, with homes and businesses that date back to the early 1850s.
The story of Alkali Flat is etched in the constantly shifting cultural and socioeconomic climate of the homes and buildings themselves. Named for the alkali residue left when the streets used to flood annually before the re-channeling of the American River, Alkali Flat has been a part of this city from the beginning. However, over the last few years the majestic Gold-Rush era Victorians have been juxtaposed with brand new brownstones and modern architecture walk ups, lofts built into repurposed mills and a young, vibrant community. This is truly one of Sacramento’s most unique neighborhoods.