The neighborhoods north of the downtown district are home to some of the most reasonable real estate prices in the area, serving as focal points for recent and planned renovation and development. Highly successful, award-winning programs are revitalizing the North Sacramento/Del Paso Heights areas, lining Del Paso Boulevard with a host of fine galleries, art studios, and trendy cafes. Older two and three-bedroom single-story homes, many of which are a renovator's delight, offer an easy commute to downtown government and business centers. Close-knit communities support new developments of mid-rise office complexes, apartments and single-family homes. Rio Linda and Elverta can be described as "sister" country villages northwest of McClellan Air Force Base. Rio Linda is the larger of the two communities, offering a good selection of homes in starter price ranges. Elverta generally features larger lots and slightly higher real estate prices. While some neighborhood streets are strictly suburban, others may have horses grazing or chickens strutting within view. The neighborhoods of Natomas and Northgate are located directly north of the State Capitol building across the American River. Newcomers will find a variety of home prices, a shopping center, bike trails, parks, a community center, and a quick commute to downtown.