By Frederick Kuo
Edited by Angela Tillotson
A shorter version was originally posted in part at Sacramento Press.
Artisanal coffee, handlebar mustaches, basket-equipped bikes and a plethora of farm-to-dining choices. Did I just step into Portland? Nope. This is the scene in Midtown Sacramento.
Long derided by many Bay Area residents as a stop along the way to Tahoe. Sacramento has come of age. With decades’ long investment into refurbishing and developing its urban core, reversing previous missteps of over-suburbanization, Sacramento is reinventing itself from a once staid government town to the next great city where the young and old alike can live a vibrant and intelligent urban.
By reinvesting into its historical central city, focusing on infill projects and the new Golden 1 arena taking center stage downtown, Sacramento’s coolness factor is now something to be reckoned with.
Sacramento’s reinvention should start with the assertion of a unique and alternative Northern Californian spirit.