History of Colonial Heights
Built in 1910 as "Sacramento's Ideal Subdivision" the grand opening flyer boasts a 17-minute commute to 8th and J Streets, pure water from artesian wells in Oak Park and large acre-sized lots. There was even a contest to name the neighborhood with the winner receiving a free lot! The original neighborhood was set to have nine parks and free life insurance.
Wesley United Methodist Church built their house of worship on 15th Avenue, previously named Vina Vista. The church social hall stands to this day and was home to a basketball team and many neighborhood events.
The original Fransinetti's restaurant was at the corner of Stockton and San Francisco Boulevard, back when the Central California Traction Company trolley car ran from the neighborhood to downtown.
"Someday Colonial Heights may exist only as a memory in the minds of those who have lived there long enough to remember when it was a separate community and not a part of greater South Sacramento. Or it might become a section of Sacramento itself, enjoying the benefits of city government, and carrying the load of city taxation. Or it might burst forth in a fever of organization and activity and become the city of Colonial Heights, casting off its status as a suburb just outside the city limits."
The Sacramento Union - Sunday Morning - October 1942 - Boruff Smith
Colonial Heights was founded in 1910 as Sacramento's ideal subdivision. Now made up of about 700 homes, the diverse neighborhood encompasses the space between Stockton Boulevard, 14th Avenue, 22nd Avenue, and 58th Street.