Your Local Neighborhoods Help Make Citrus Heights a Great Place to Live!
Get involved and make a positive impact in your neighborhood
Whether you are new to Citrus Heights and still unpacking all of your moving boxes, or if you've lived here since cityhood was just a gleam in the eye of a few, we encourage you to check out your local Neighborhood Areas to see how you can get involved and make a difference in the community.
What is a Neighborhood Area?
A neighborhood area is not the same as a homeowners' association. You don't have to pay dues and you do not have to own a house to belong to one. In fact, anyone who lives, works or owns property in Citrus Heights can get involved.
Neighborhood areas are groups of grassroots community volunteers who work together to make a difference in their neighborhoods and in the city. Citrus Heights is divided into 11 neighborhoods (see below map), with 10 different Neighborhood organizations representing each area (Areas 7 and 8 are combined). In fact, creation of the "Neighborhoods" was voted by the public as one of the Top 10 Accomplishments by the City of Citrus Heights since incorporation in January, 1997. Each Neighborhood has its own bylaws and Board which meets on a regular basis to discuss improvements and neighborhood projects.
The boards usually meet once a month and work to solve neighborhood issues, such as traffic, crime, or blight. Board members share information on city planning and projects, host educational presentations about community resources, such as the UC Davis Master Gardeners or the Sylvan Oaks Library, and promote community involvement, such as providing volunteer opportunities and promoting community events.
Neighborhood areas exist for you, and they welcome your input and participation. To find out more about your neighborhood association, check the map below to find your neighborhood, and go to the neighborhood web pages for contact information. You can also contact the City's REACH coordinator or call (916) 725-2448.
The Residents' Empowerment Association of Citrus Heights (REACH) is an umbrella organization that consists of a board of directors and eleven member neighborhood associations. Each REACH member association appoints one representative from their group to serve on the board. They typically meet on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the City of Citrus Heights Trellis Hall located at 6237 Fountain Square Drive (behind the General Services Building).
The REACH board acts as a coordinating body for the 11 neighborhood groups. Although REACH and its member organizations are independent from the city, the city works very closely with them and provides some support for administration, operations and neighborhood improvement projects.