THE LIFESTYLE: Campus Commons offers a wonderfully carefree lifestyle; freedom to do the things you've always wanted to do; less house maintenance, less commuting... more time with family & friends. Travel or vacation without the burden of typical homeowner responsibilities, or just stay home and enjoy the beautiful park-like setting with access to private clubhouse facilities, tennis courts, swimming pools, spa/sauna and fitness center. Stroll along miles of tree-canopied, paved walkways meandering throughout the common areas, enjoy the wonderful lakeside vistas, listen to the rush of the bridge waterfall, or picnic on the greenbelt overlooking the children's play area... just a few of the secrets to be discovered in Campus Commons.
THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Nearby upscale amenities include an array of shops & restaurants along Fair Oaks Blvd. including Pavilions, Lyon Village, and Loehmann’s Plaza; Professional, medical & dental offices conveniently located along Scripps Drive & University Ave., with other nearby amenities including Sierra Oaks Elementary School (K-8), Sacramento Country Day School (K-12), Rio Del Oro Racquet & Swim Club, Sacramento State University, Campus Commons Golf Course, and the Wonderful American River Parkway & Bike Trail.
The AMERICAN RIVER: Campus Commons offers its residents easy access to the American River and the Jedediah Smith Memorial Bike Trail. Beginning at Beal's Point, Folsom Lake, the trail precisely traces the western shore of Lake Natoma, and follows the American River all the way to its confluence with the Sacramento River at Discovery Park near Old Sacramento. The lower American River has been designated a "Recreational River" under both the California Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (1972) and the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (1980). These special and rarely authorized designations provide state and national recognition, plus additional protection of the river's outstanding scenic, wildlife, historic, cultural, and recreational values.
The PARKWAY: The 23-mile stretch of land on either side of the American River, from Nimbus Dam to the Sacramento River, is one of the most unique and beautiful public parkways in the United States. The American River Parkway preserves the natural, archaeological, historical, and recreational resources of the river while making them easily accessible to parkway visitors. The Parkway is considered to be one of the finest urban parks of its kind in the nation. Hikers along the trail are likely to see many forms of wildlife including, deer, rabbits, squirrels, pheasants, ducks, geese, blue herons, quail, beaver, fall-run salmon, rattlesnakes, and even a few other people.
In its annual ranking of America's best running cities, Runner's World consistently rates Sacramento high on the list. The magazine cites the 23-mile long American River Parkway, stretching from Discovery Park to Lake Natoma, as a primary contributor to Sacramento's high rank nationally. "Along the way, runners can admire dark groves of oak trees, whitewater rapids, massive boulders, shaded bridges, and abundant wildlife." Included in the magazine's criteria on what makes a city a great place to run are: great trails, great weather, little pollution, little traffic, low crime, local races and local running clubs.
The FOOTBRIDGE: Named after the first President of CSUS, the Guy West Memorial Bridge was designed by The Spink Corporation of Sacramento and constructed by A. Teichert & Son. Completed in 1966, the bridge was funded by an Assessment District created by the Campus Commons Planned Unit Development (PUD) at a cost of $636,000.
The bridge is a 600' span suspension bridge providing access for pedestrians & bikes across the American River between Sac State University and the adjacent Campus Commons neighborhood. At the time of construction, the bridge was known to be the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the United States. The total bridge, ramps included, is over 1200' in length. It consists of two steel frame towers 100' in height , a pair of main cables each consisting of four 2-1/16 inch-diameter steel bridge strands, and a stiffening truss/walkway system, 15' wide, suspended by ninety-eight 3/4-inch steel suspenders. The main cables are anchored into a reinforced concrete "dead man" weighing 15 million pounds at EACH end of the bridge.