The Campus Commons Lifestyle: Campus Commons offers the carefree lifestyle you have been waiting for; freedom to do the things you've always wanted to do; spend less time commuting and more time with family & friends; travel more, go on vacation without the worry of typical home ownership responsibilities; or stay home and enjoy the quiet, comfortable lifestyle including beautiful park-like common areas, access to private clubhouse facilities, tennis courts, swimming pools, spa/sauna and fitness center, all operated and maintained by your own homeowner associations.
An ideal location, Campus Commons has long been held to be one of the north area's most prestigious residential neighborhoods. Composed of two distinct communities known as The Villages of Campus Commons and Nepenthe Association, both share the same abundant natural beauty and relaxed country club environment, yet each maintains its own individual flair and personality. Stroll along miles of paved walkways meandering throughout the Commons, enjoy the wonderful lakeside vistas, listen to the rush of the bridge waterfall, or picnic on the greenbelt overlooking the children's play area... just a few of the secrets to be discovered in Campus Commons.
THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Nearby neighborhood amenities include an array of upscale shops & restaurants at Lyon Village, Loehmann’s Plaza, The Pavilions, and along Fair Oaks Boulevard. A multitude of professional medical & dental offices are conveniently located along Scripps Drive & University Avenue. Sierra Oaks Elementary Public School (K-8), Sacramento Country Day Private School (K-12), Rio Del Oro Racquet & Swim Club, Sacramento State University, Campus Commons Golf Course, and the Wonderful American River Parkway & Bike Trail are within easy walking or biking distance.
THE RIVER: Campus Commons offers its residents easy access to the American River and the 32-mile-long Jedediah Smith Memorial Bike Trail. Beginning at Beal's Point, Folsom Lake, the trail precisely traces the western shore of Lake Natoma, and follows the American River all the way to its confluence with the Sacramento River at Discovery Park near Old Sacramento. The lower American River has been designated a "Recreational River" under both the California Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (1972) and the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (1980). These special and rarely authorized designations provide state and national recognition, additional protection of the river's outstanding scenic, wildlife, historic, cultural, and recreational values. The American River is one of only seven rivers in the state to receive this protective status.
THE PARKWAY: The 23-mile stretch of land along the American River, from Nimbus Dam to the Sacramento River, is one of the most unique and beautiful public parkways in the United States. The American River Parkway preserves the natural, archaeological, historical, and recreational resources of the river while making them easily accessible to parkway visitors. The Parkway is considered to be one of the finest urban parks of its kind in the nation. Hikers along the trail are likely to see many forms of wildlife including, deer, rabbits, squirrels, pheasants, ducks, geese, blue herons, quail, beaver, fall-run salmon, rattlesnakes, and even a few other people.
In its annual ranking of America's best running cities, Runner's World consistantly rates Sacramento high on the list. The magazine cites the 23-mile long American River Parkway, stretching from Discovery Park to Lake Natoma, as a primary contributor to Sacrameto's high rank nationally. "Along the way, runners can admire dark groves of oak trees, whitewater rapids, massive boulders, shaded bridges, and abundant wildlife." Included in the magazine's criteria on what makes a city a great place to run are: great trails, great weather, little pollution, little traffic, low crime, local races and local running clubs.
THE FOOTBRIDGE: The Guy West Bridge was designed by The Spink Corporation of Sacramento and constructed in 1966. The bridge was funded by an Assessment District created by the Campus Commons development. The bridge is a 600' span suspension bridge providing pedestrian access across the American River between the California State University, Sacramento and the Campus Commons development. The total bridge is 1200' in length. It consists of two steel frame towers 100' in height , a pair of main cable each consisting of four 2-1/16 inch-diameter steel bridge strands, and a stiffening truss/walkway system, 15' wide, suspended by ninety-eight 3/4-inch steel suspenders. The main cables are anchored into a reinforced concrete "dead man" weighing 15,000,000 (as in millions!) pounds at EACH end of the bridge.