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Arden-Arcade is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sacramento County, California, United States. The population was 96,025 at the 2000 census. However, the population is now estimated at 83,000 due to a change in borders after the census. It is east of the city of Sacramento and west of the community of Carmichael.
Arden-Arcade is a principal city of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The history of this area is poorly documented. Originally part of Rancho Del Paso in the 1880s, the land was parceled and sold as early as the 1910s. Under owner James Ben Ali Haggin the Rancho was famous for its horse breeding, one of the horses breed on the Rancho won the Kentucky Derby The "arcade" was the old name of the train depot once located near the Arcade creek, which was likely named after the depot. The depot was used to transport horses out of the area as well as feed into the area. The origin of the name Arden is subject to speculation, but is probably named after the French Ardennes. The oldest surviving buildings in the area are the Arden Middle School, built in 1914, and the Del Paso Country Club, from 1919, named for the original Rancho on which it is built. The houses in the area were first built in the 1920s and 1930s as the city grew over the river, but were built in earnest later.
Arden-Arcade is located at (38.605154, -121.379750).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 19.0 square miles (49.2 km²), of which, 18.9 square miles (48.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.58%) is water.
Arden-Arcade covers approximately 21 square miles (54 km2). Its northern border is Interstate 80, its southern border is the American River, its western border is Ethan Way and its eastern border is Mission Avenue.
Arden-Arcade is served well by 3 major highways. Interstate 80 runs on the northern part of community and also serves as a northern border. Just to the east of the CDP is the Capital City Freeway and just to the south of the American River (the community's southern border) is Highway 50. Major east-west thoroughfares include El Camino Avenue, Marconi Avenue, Arden Way, Alta Arden Expressway, and Fair Oaks Boulevard while major north-south thoroughfares include Fulton Avenue, Watt Avenue, Howe Avenue, and Eastern Avenue.
Many of the major arterial streets that criss-cross through Arden-Arcade are named for the major inventors of the Industrial Revolution. Watt Avenue (James Watt - Steam Engine) Howe Avenue (Elias Howe - Sewing Machine) Whitney Avenue (Eli Whitney - Cotton Gin) Edison Avenue (Thomas Edison - Light Bulb) Marconi Avenue (Guglielmo Marconi - Radio) Fulton Avenue (Robert Fulton - Steamboat) Morse Avenue (Samuel Morse - Telegraph) and Bell Street (Alexander Graham Bell - Telephone)
Arden-Arcade is home to some of the best shopping in Sacramento County. Town & Country Village, which has been around since the 1940s, is a specialty shopping center located at Fulton and Marconi Avenue. The newly renovated Country Club Plaza lies at the corner of El Camino and Watt Avenues, and Pavilions is an upscale shopping and dining center located on Fair Oaks Boulevard east of Howe Avenue.
Country Club Plaza Mall is a shopping mall located in Arden-Arcade. It is anchored by Gottschalks(filed bankruptcy in 2009 and now out of business), Macy's and Ross Dress For Less. It was opened in the 1960s but was recently renovated. It has 700,000 square feet (65,000 m2) of Gross Leasable Area.
Loretto High School, which opened in 1955 and closed after the 2008-2009 school year was located in Arden-Arcade.
Del Paso Country Club is a private country club located within Arden-Arcade. The Club was founded in 1916 on what had once been part of Rancho Del Paso. Membership is by invitation. The Club includes newly renovated 18-hole golf course, state-of-the-art fitness center and other facilities.
Arden-Arcade has some of the more posh neighborhoods in the Sacramento area. There are neighborhoods along the American River and the American River Parkway with million dollar home prices. However, there is also significant amounts of housing that are priced more affordably.
In the November 2, 2010 election, voters in the Arden Arcade CDP will decide whether to incorporate into a new City of Arden Arcade. The borders of the proposed city fall between the American River, Ethan Way, Mission Avenue, and Capital City Freeway (Interstate 80 Business Loop). The proposed city council will consist of a directly-elected mayor and six councilmembers elected at-large.
Interest has also been expressed by the city of Sacramento to annex Arden-Arcade to the city. Unlike other census-designated places like Carmichael and Fair Oaks, residents in the Arden-Arcade area have Sacramento ZIP Codes (of the pattern 958XX) and Sacramento postal addresses. The City would have to amend their general plan to include Arden Arcade and file an annexation application with the Local Agency Formation Commission. Opponents of annexation could opt out by filing protest petitions, and the annexation would be subject to a vote of the area only after over 25% of the registered voters signed the petition. The City of Sacramento's last inhabited annexation (College Greens) was in the late 1950s. While it expressed interest in the Arden-Arcade in the 1960s, the City of Sacramento failed to bring an annexation proposal either to a vote or a protest proceeding.
The Arden-Arcade Community Planning Council is a nine member council that helps make decisions for the community of Arden-Arcade. These nine members are appointed by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors.
In the state legislature, Arden Arcade is located in the 1st and 6th Senate Districts, represented by Republican Dave Cox and Democrat Darrell Steinberg respectively, and in the 5th and 10th Assembly Districts, represented by Republican Roger Niello and Democrat Alyson Huber respectively. Federally, Arden Arcade is located in California's 3rd congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +7  and is represented by Republican Dan Lungren.
As of the census of 2000, there were 96,025 people, 42,987 households, and 23,427 families residing in the CDP. However, in 2001 the official boundaries were shortened thus reducing the population to 86,000. The population density was 5,084.9 people per square mile (1,963.7/km²). There were 44,818 housing units at an average density of 2,373.3/sq mi (916.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 87.36% White, 6.02% African American, 0.96% Native American, 4.86% Asian, 0.43% Pacific Islander, 5.18% from other races, and 5.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.98% of the population.
There were 42,987 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.8% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.5% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $40,335, and the median income for a family was $51,152. Males had a median income of $38,935 versus $31,743 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $26,530. About 9.9% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.2% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.
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- Albert Schweitzer Elementary
- Andrew Carnegie Middle
- Arcade Fundamental Middle
- Arden Middle
- Arlington Heights Elementary
- Bella Vista High
- Ca Montessori Project-San Juan Ar/Car Campuses
- Cambridge Heights Elementary
- Cameron Ranch Elementary
- Carmichael Elementary
- Carriage Drive Elementary
- Casa Roble Fundamental High
- Mission Avenue Open Elementary
- Mesa Verde High
- Mary Deterding Elementary
- Marvin Marshall Preschool And Children'S Center
- Mariposa Avenue Elementary
- Mariemont Elementary
- Louis Pasteur Fundamental Middle
- Lichen Elementary
- Laurel Ruff Center
- La Vista Center
- La Entrada Continuation High
- Kingswood Elementary