Best of the Burbs

The initial comment in this otherwise excellent lead-in to a new series in the Sacramento News & Review, is somewhat off-base, as most Sacramento suburbs are extremely well planned, to serve their primary purpose—housing families—and are very walkable, especially the newer ones.

An excerpt from the Sacramento News & Review article.

Suburbs: Sometimes we say we hate them because of their often hastily planned and unwalkable streets, their lack of nightlife and their decentralized, sprawling commercial zones. But really, we also love them for their vast acreage, lush greenery and kid-friendliness. There are a ton of great shops and food in the burbs, too, if you can find the right strip mall (you’ll probably need a reliable GPS). Indeed, much of the cool stuff in the Sacramento-area burbs seems hidden, known only to a few locals. That’s why we created Best of the Burbs.

Retrieved May 15, 2014 from

About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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