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Oak Park

Why We Love It

Grounded got our start in Oak Park and we absolutely love it (duh)! As one of the oldest neighborhoods in Sacramento, it has charming historic buildings and established parks. Plus, the folks who live and work here have created a colorful, creative community full of beautiful murals, awesome nonprofits, and independent businesses. If you want a neighborhood that creatively marries the new and old, this is the place for you!

Where to Eat & Drink

Although smaller than Midtown, Oak Park offers a variety of dining options. We love to start our days with Faria Bakery, Naked Coffee, Old Soul Coffee, or Broadway Coffee. Happy Takeout, Flowers Fish Market, and T&R BBQ offer delicious, quick food options and KC Kombucha and Vibe Café have more health-oriented offerings. Finally, La Venadita, Fixins Soul Kitchen, Oak Park Brewing, and Arthur Henry’s feature heartier fare.

Ways to Relax & Play

For a retail fix, we like the clothing at Rire, Nectar, and Miel and the garden and housewares at Strapping, Plant Foundry, and Damas + Display. For a bit of culture, it’s always fun to visit the Brickhouse Art Gallery, Patris Art Studio, Underground Books, and the Guild Theater. Finally, AJF Salon, Capitol Floats, Classy Hippie Tea & Yoga, and Evergreen Beauty and Wellness Collective are all great for self-care days.

How to Build Community

Oak Park also has a lot of strong community organizations and events. To get more involved, we recommend checking out Oak Park Neighborhood Association, Alchemist Community Development Corporation, Oak Park Fix-It Café, or Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services. Fun community events include Gather, First Fridays Oak Park, and the Oak Park Farmer’s Market.

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