Natomas Real Estate
North Natomas was historically an agricultural area on the floodplains of the Sacramento River, but grew quickly starting in the mid-1990s with extensive residential development, office park, and retail construction. South Natomas developed predominantly as residential subdivisions from 1950 to 1980, but in 1982, amended its community plan to permit 2.4 million square feet of new office parks along I-5.
As a major center of employment, retail and entertainment facilities, Natomas is recognized as one of Greater Sacramento’s most important edge cities (suburban economic centers) by Joel Garreau, who popularized the term. Natomas is generally defined as south of the Sacramento County line, north of the Garden Highway and the American River, west of the Natomas East Main Drain, and east of the Sacramento River. The neighborhood school district is Natomas Unified School District.
North Natomas experienced a resurgence in new home construction in 2017, with one development ranking among the top 20-selling master-planned communities in the nation last year.
The Westshore area of Natomas was the 16th-ranked master-planned community in the U.S., with 515 home sales in 2017, according to a recent report by John Burns Real Estate Consulting, which advises builders and investors in the new home industry.
Sales at Westshore nearly doubled from 2016, the firm said. They represented about one-tenth of new home sales in Sacramento, Placer, Yolo and El Dorado counties in 2017, according to figures provided by CoreLogic, another real estate tracking firm.