Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Let's play Sacramento Real Estate Monopoly!

When the game of Monopoly was invented in 1903 as a way to demonstrate the dynamic of wealth creation in the new industrial United States, no one anticipated it would become America's iconic board game, still popular more than a century later. 

In fact, Monopoly has gone through countless revisions, reiterations and translations to different languages, but it's still essentially a contest in amassing wealth through real estate investment. 

So what better way to revisit Monopoly than sync it with our modern Sacramento real estate market. We took the liberty of converting the well-known Boardwalk, Park Place, railroads, utilities, etc. to actual Sacramento neighborhoods based on current real estate values.

Please note that this is just an illustration for fun, and shouldn't be construed as accurate data or a proper characterization of any of these communities, good or bad. We used current home sale values for the last couple months, but these numbers could easily change and create a new order in the coming months. All neighborhoods have pros and cons and no matter if you're starting out buying your first home in modest "Mediterranean Avenue" or work your way up to Boardwalk, real estate ownership is one of the only games you win just by playing. 

Without further adieu, here is your list of Sacramento Monopoly properties:

Mediterranean Avenue
Del Paso Heights

Baltic Avenue
Fruitridge

Income Tax
PG & E

Reading Railroad
Sacramento Railyards

Oriental Avenue
North Sacramento

Vermont Avenue
South Oak Park

Connecticut Avenue
Meadowview

St. Charles Place
Tallac Village

Electric Company
SMUD

States Avenue
Colonial Heights

Virginia Avenue
South Natomas

Pennsylvania Railroad
Sac State

St. James Place
North Oak Park

Tennessee Avenue
North Oak Park

New York Avenue
College Glen

Kentucky Avenue
Tahoe Park

Indiana Avenue
Hollywood Park

Illinois Avenue
Natomas Park

B&O Railroad
Old Sacramento

Atlantic Avenue
South Land Park

Ventor Avenue
The Pocket

Water Works
CA American Water

Marvin Gardens
Sierra Oaks

Pacific Avenue
Downtown

North Carolina Avenue
Curtis park

Pennsylvania Avenue
Land Park

Short Line Railroad
Downtown arena

Park Place
East Sacramento

Luxury Tax
State Capitol

Boardwalk
Midtown




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