Tag Archives: Happenings

Art at the Park – Sacramento CA

I love to see artwork at public play areas – murals, sculptures, weird collages, and more.  It all inspires creativity.  Here’s a piece at a local park in Sacramento.

Does anyone know where or which park this is located?  What are some of your favorites?

Enjoy,

Keith Klassen – Real Estate Broker

916.669.9030

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Faded Lady – The Guild in Oak Park, CA

The Guild Theater in Oak Park sends my thoughts back to a different era.  Oak Park has a fascinating history, that enjoyed a time of boom.  I love this building, the sign, and the brick work, yet I’ve not had the chance to go inside.

A friend of mine said that he when to a community gathering there about 6 or 7 years ago and water was leaking in from the ceiling.  Since then I believe that it has been restored.  I bet it was a wonderful place in it’s hay day, and still could be!

Old Soul Coffee house just moved in around the corner… signs of revitalization to come?

Enjoy,

Keith Klassen – Real Estate Broker

916.669.9030

Potential New Housing Development in Alkali Flats (Midtown, Sacramento CA)

I love seeing new development that fills in blighted areas, increases sustainability, and fit in with the area.  The plan includes mixed use development to include commercial, affordable housing (town homes), and parking. This would be wonderful to see in the Alkali Flats/Mansion Flats area upgraded and fulfill its potential.  Supposedly there has been attempted development on these lots a hand full of times over the last 18 years.  Read the details

Enjoy,

Keith Klassen – Real Estate Broker

916.669.9030

Sacramento River Front Development in the Near Future?

recent article in the Bee by Bob Shallot indicates that new homes are scheduled to be built in the industrial area where Broadway and I-5 meet.  One thousand homes are planned to be built.  The first 200 will be built on seven acres over the next 3-4 years.

Sacramento is growing and changing!  It’s exciting to be on the front end of real estate in these days.  Send me a note if you want to discuss or pitch in your 2 cents on the real estate market and climate.

Enjoy,

Keith Klassen

916.669.9030

Hidden Gem – The Old Sugar Mill, Sacramento Area

Old Sugar Mill – 2/20/10  [I love the way this snap shot I took came out, after adding a little sepia action]

On the way back from our excursion to Consumnes River Preserve, we decided to drive through Hood (yes, there is a town with this name, note just a slang term for a bad neighborhood) and “jump” over the river to Clarksburg to check out the Old Sugar Mill.  I’ve heard about this place and know that some pretty decent grapes and wine come out of the area (Bogle‘s petite syrah is one of my favorites!  Big band for the buck).

I will definitely be going back without the boys to do some wine tasting – I heard it’s free?

Has anyone tasted the wine offerings?  Which do you like?

Cheers,

Keith Klassen

Consumnes River Preserve, Sacramento Area

The Consumnes River Preserve is actually in north Galt… it only took us about 15-20 minutes to drive there from the downtown Sacramento area.  We were looking for something to do outdoors with the kids on this Saturday.  I Googled “‘nature walks” and this caught my attention.  We packed a picnic and ate at the visitor center before we set out on the walk.  The visitor center had helpful “rangers” (not sure what their official title is, but they were cool and jumped right in and showed the boys around and told about the different things to do).   I love the note above the picture – Please Touch! This is the kind of exhibit I like.

All in all, a peaceful day and a nice, close get-away with the family.  Oh and did I mention, it’s free!

Here are some other snap shots (below) I took while on the River Walk.

Enjoy,

Keith Klassen


Local Eats – Orphan

While this is almost completely unrelated to real estate, I just had to add a category for my food, beverage and restaurant review.  This is my blog, right!  So focus can some time go out the window.  I’m in the habit of taking a picture of a plate of food or bottle that I’ve enjoyed and want to remember.

About a week ago my family ambled over to Orphan in East Sacramento one Saturday morning.  I read the Yelp reviews and wanted to experience it for myself.  Orphan is a breakfast joint that took over the formal Moxie Jr. location (Moxie’s [the original] is one of our favorites for an upscale dinner).  Orphan is owned by the same folks as Tupelo Coffee, which is part of the Naked Coffee Roasting Co.

I’m not sure if this picture looks appetizing, but it was soooo good going down.  It was an artichoke heart, tomato scramble thingie, with fresh baked bread.  Oh, and if you are a coffee lover… their coffee blew my doors off.  I mean, at first the whole spiel about how they brew each cup special, etc., etc…. I was like, yeah whatever, just give me the coffee! Then to drink this nectar of the gods… put it this way, I bought a pound to take home.

Go check it out.

Enjoy,

Keith Klassen

Real Estate Broker