The Creamery at Alkali Flat Offers Buyers Metropolitan Living with Tri-Level Homes, Two-Car Garages and Proximity to Just About Everything
When you buy one of the dazzling new homes in the Creamery at Alkali Flat—Sacramento’s newest residential neighborhood, on the site of its oldest one—the expression, “You can get there from here,” takes on a new meaning.
You’ll have a 10-minute walk to Golden 1 Center, a 12-minute bike ride to Raley Field, a 14-minute stroll to the State Capitol and a 10-minute drive to Sacramento International Airport. Living in one of the region’s most foot-friendly communities, you’ll also be a short walk from the midtown and downtown’s liveliest cafés, restaurants and clubs, near schools and services. Hop in your car and you’re mere moments from Interstate 5, Highway 160, Interstate 80 and Highway 50. In addition, Kaiser Permanente is building a new facility within easy walking or biking distance from the neighborhood.
As The Creamery’s tagline proclaims, when you live here, you’ll feel as though you “Own the City.”
Proximity Without Compromise
The Creamery is the creation of BlackPine Communities, whose sparkling and elegant new neighborhoods include The Brownstones at Curtis Park Village (which features both Estate homes and Cottages); California Brownstones (alongside the R Street Corridor); Molly’s Walk at Diamond Creek (in Roseville); and, now in development, an 18-acre community of 126 modern farmhouse style single-family homes in picturesque Folsom.
The amenities of the 122 single-family homes at the Creamery are unique for its metropolitan location. Each tri-level home boasts a two-car-plus garage as well as an optional rooftop patio. “We’re very much an indoor-outdoor city and we wanted these homes to reflect that,” says Mike Paris, founder and president of BlackPine Communities. “Our buyers reflect what’s great about Sacramento, what I call the city’s eclectic and electric vibe. We’ve been selling homes to people from the region’s creative sector, to empty-nesters who know they won’t have to compromise on what they liked about living in the suburbs, to government workers and people from the hospitality industry.”
The Creamery’s urban sensibility doesn’t have to entail retreating from nature. In fact, Loomis-based High Hand Nursery and Cafe—the popular destination owned by Paris’s brother, Scott—is doing the landscaping of 8.5-acre community located between 10th and 11th Streets and C and E Streets. It includes more than a half-acre of urban gardens and planter boxes throughout and around the new community. The Home Owners Association will maintain the garden and planters, inspiring residents to grow their own vegetables and all manner of colorful flora in a metro setting.
Other amenities include promenades with inviting kiosks and cozy corners to greet friends, host or join neighborhood gatherings, and enjoy the tranquility that results from a sense of community. And if you’re a dog lover, you’ll love this: The Creamery is also creating Bark Park, a 9,000 square-foot recreational area, complete with water station, for homeowners’ pets.
Design(ed) for Living
Buyers at The Creamery are also encouraged to visit its design center, a welcoming studio supported by extensive online resources. “It’ll help homeowners envision and collaborate on their new home’s touches,” says Paris. The by-appointment facility, in an elegant first-floor gallery of BlackPine Communities’ downtown offices, features thousands of choices and free professional design consultation to help owners personalize their home’s décor, accents and sense of place.
Asked to sum up the philosophy of BlackPine Communities’ visionaries, crews and staff, Paris says, “It’s pretty simple, really: We don’t build houses in developments. We build homes and communities in neighborhoods.”
For more details on The Creamery at Alkali Flat, please visit blackpinecommunities.com.