Sacramento, CA is a great place to live. It has wonderful weather and big city opportunities, with suburbs still being a short drive away, unlike larger cities. With this popularity come new home builders and custom home builders looking to service those moving to Sacramento. But when it comes to deciding where to build your new custom built home, there are many factors you need to take into consideration. Which custom home builders in Sacramento are experienced and will deliver a quality result? In this article we're going to talk about some of the best suburbs for building new homes in Sacramento and what kind of real estate forecast Sacramento can expect.

New Homes Sacramento

When it comes to building new homes in Sacramento, one must consider a few things. The first is which area of Sacramento to build in, as each location has its pros and cons for new homeowners. If you're looking for a more suburban feel with plenty of room to grow but still within an easy commute from major employment hubs, then the east county neighborhoods are perfect for your family home search. With lower density than closer in, and Folsom Lake nearby, it could be the perfect location for you.


Another factor to consider is price. New homes in Sacramento close to downtown are at a premium. You can typically get more for your money if you build a little further out. We recommend building in these highly desirable suburbs of Sacramento:

  • Cameron Park
  • Carmichael
  • El Dorado Hills
  • Folsom
  • Granite Bay
  • Lincoln
  • Rocklin
  • Roseville

Each of these cities has something different to offer. Do you want to be close to the lake in an affluent area? Then look into Granite Bay. Do you want to be close to shopping and a plethora of restaurants? Then consider Roseville as a good choice. Any of the above cities is a good choice though when you're talking about building a custom home. Each has great neighborhoods that have strong potential to increase in value.

For more on this, look at our article on "Best Places To Live In Sacramento".

How to Choose a Quality New Home Builder in Sacramento

If you have started thinking about finding the best custom home builder in your area, then there are some key steps to research the right company. First, you should know that while finding a new home builder in Sacramento, or another metro area, may seem daunting, there are a few things you can do to allow the best custom home builders to rise to the top. Granted you could Google "custom home builder near me", but how do you know that the results it gives will actually be a quality builder rather than a business that just paid to have a prominent spot on their page?

Steps to take to find a quality custom home builder:
  1. Talk to realtors. Real Estate Brokers are typically very happy to give a referral and usually have a strong idea of who the best quality builders are in Sacramento. When you ask them, be sure and ask about Bianchi-Tillett Developers as we are one of the top custom home builders in Sacramento!
  2. One way you can tell if a custom home builder is trustworthy is by looking at the work they have recently completed or in progress.  All of our custom builders are very active on social media and post many photos about the homes they are currently constructing.
  3. Another way to find a quality builder is by looking at their website. A good sign that a company has invested in themselves is if they have professional photography of completed or ongoing projects, detailed information about pricing, as well as positive referrals from past clients.
  4. Interview the builder. See questions to ask your builder before you sign a contract here in our other article. (We're not afraid for you to take these questions to another builder as we know we'll rise to the top!)

Sacramento Real Estate Market

New homes in Sacramento are not as plentiful as they used to be, as the current market is seeing lower inventory than years past. Because of that the Sacramento housing market is very competitive, with new homes listed having offers within a day or two. The median home price in Sacramento is about $450,000. This is well below the average home price in California, with Southern California driving up the average. Prices have risen in the area over 19% year over year. This presents a great opportunity for those looking to buy a new home in the North State, or are looking for a custom home builder in Sacramento.

A Great Place

Sacramento really is a great place to raise a family or retire in. Cruise down the river past Old Town Sacramento, take in a King's game, take day trips to the coast or Lake Tahoe, or hit up the great shopping in Roseville or Folsom. Any way you slice it, Sacramento is among the best places to live in California.

Contact us today to get details about building your new home in Sacramento.

Additional Reading:

Best Places to Live in Sacramento

Building a New Home Checklist

Pros & Cons of Building a Custom Home

Cost to Build a Custom Home