The Sacramento suburb, Carmichael, is not its own town but a census-designated place (CDP). With a population of 61,762 residents at the last census, Carmichael spans an area of 13.8 square miles. There are approximately 26,036 households with an average household size of 2.33 people. Carmichael is largely a mature, family community, with a 47.8 percent marriage rate and families occupying 61.7 percent of all households, and a median age of 42.4 years. The median family income is now estimated at $59,002.
The history of Carmichael:
The origins of the modern community can be traced back to one man – Daniel W. Carmichael, who was born in 1867 and came to California in 1885. He settled into the area and in 1909 developed the 2,000 acre plot of land that was once part of the Rancho San Juan Mexican land grant, naming it Carmichael Colony No. 1. He later purchased another 1,000 acres adjoining and named it Carmichael Colony No. 2, together forming the modern community we see today.
Real estate and housing in Carmichael:
Homes for sale in Carmichael cover a wide spectrum of architectural styles, sizes, and prices. Currently, the median sales price for homes in Carmichael is $320,000. That represents a modest increase of 2.4 percent over one year, but home values in Carmichael have risen 33.3 percent over the last 5 years. That equates to an average price per square foot of $191.
There are approximately 26,036 households in Carmichael, of which 55.6 percent are owner occupied and 44.4 percent are rented.
Schools in Carmichael:
Located in the San Juan Unified School District, there are plenty of public elementary (9) and middle schools (4) in Carmichael, but actually no public high school. La Sierra High School was closed in 1983 due to budget cuts and low attendance, and became the La Sierra Community Center. So high school students are bused to nearby communities to attend school there.
Carmichael also has some strong private schools, like Jesuit High School, Victory Christian, which takes students K-12, St. John the Evangelist Catholic School (K-8), and Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School (K-8).
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Parks and recreation in Carmichael:
Carmichael Park is the signature 38-acre recreation with 5 ball fields, 6 tennis courts, and a 9-hole Frisbee disc golf course.
Within the confines of Carmichael Park are the Community Clubhouse, Veterans' Memorial Building, Daniel Bishop Memorial Pavilion for the Performing Arts, and the Great Wall of Carmichael.
Nature lovers can visit the Jensen Botanical Gardens at 8520 Fair Oaks Boulevard and stroll through the garden’s prized camellias, dogwoods, azaleas, and rhododendrons.
The afore-mentioned La Sierra Community Center is also home to the Chautauqua Playhouse, a 95-seat theater.
Ancil Hoffman park spans 396-acres along the American River Parkway, including the Ancil Hoffman Golf Course and Effie Yeaw Nature Center for visitors.
Of course Carmichael residents enjoy easy access to the American River Parkway and river, which includes 23 miles of trails, smaller parks, picnic areas, and boat launch areas.
Notable residents from Carmichael:
Dusty Baker, professional baseball player and manager
Matt Barnes, Los Angeles Lakers small forward
Wesley Chesbro, California State Assemblyman and former State Senator from Arcata, CA
John Daly, golfer, winner of 1991 PGA Championship and 1995 Open Championship; was born in Carmichael
Andrew Gray, 26-year old actor/model, plays role of Red Ranger in Power Rangers Megaforce
Debbie Meyer, Olympic swimming gold medalist
Laura Ling, American journalist recently imprisoned for committing "hostile acts" against North Korea
Lisa Ling, television personality and host of National Geographic Channel's Explorer
Manny Parra, Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher
Marshall Sperbeck, head football coach, Sacramento State University (2007–2014)