Say hello to a radically new way to live and work in California. A new community that’s fully approved and development-ready. With all the texture and energy of urban living, but with more nature in your day. A healthier, easier, innovative way of life that will attract talent and nurture productivity.
At Braden, work, home, school and entertainment will be within 10-minute reach via EV shuttle, e-bike and foot power. It’s a sustainable, interconnected community tuned to innovators and our evolving work lives. In Sacramento, where the land starts its rise toward the Sierra. (So weekend adventure is always on the horizon.) And it’s the start of a whole new community ecology that tackles some of the most pressing social and environmental challenges of our time.
Braden means “wide valley,” a name that’s true to our California Central Valley location. And our belief in wide-open possibilities.
Urban Meets Nature
and They Do the Tango
The heart of Braden will be a vibrant center of town, designed for people, not cars. Where lunchtime will find workers spilling out into shady “park blocks” — cooled by a lush tree canopy and lined with eclectic boutiques and restaurants. Inspired by Sacramento’s heritage as the City of Trees, and the Bay Area’s dynamic art, music and café culture.
park blocks to civic centers, neighborhood parks and homes clustered around green courts.
Fewer cars create fewer greenhouse gas emissions — and inspire more lunchtime walks, community events and people watching.
Welcome, every walk of life. Braden is designed to attract an enriching diversity of incomes, experiences and perspectives.
Walk, bike or EV everywhere for healthy, planet-kind living.
Between lush parks and tree-lined streets, Braden’s green canopy adds cooling shade, beauty and much-needed carbon reduction.
Nature goes beyond landscaping, providing a daily dose of beauty and breathing room wherever you go.
From pre-K to adult ed, neighborhood schools score high in handiness. Also nearby: UC Davis and Cal State Sacramento.
Technology has changed how we work and live. Change your coordinates. Expand your mental map.
Welcome to one of America’s top 20 most livable cities, according to Outside magazine. A city that stays true to its friendly, grounded self — even though its “booming craft beer and cocktail culture, an explosion of noteworthy restaurants, and thriving arts scene are all turning heads like never before,” says New York magazine. Fave local events include the Farm-to-Fork Festival, the Tower Bridge Dinner, Sofar Sounds and the Wide Open Walls public art festival. And with two rivers, four seasons and a vast mountain range just down the road, Sacramentans love their just-right pairing of nature and culture.
The first phase of this 8,000 home community is a mixed-use village that supports health and wellness (including Mother Earth’s). It’s a people place, where the car takes a back seat. And classic park blocks invite everyone outdoors for fresh air commutes and lunch hours. With green infrastructure, we’ll create our own City of Trees. The Town Center is a dynamic place that blurs the lines between home, work and culture.
A five-acre town green will be the heart of the community, inspiring movement and good conversation. Other greenspaces will include parkways, pocket parks, paseos, plazas and trail corridors.
Multi-family homes and townhomes tuck in close to the core of town center, while a mix of single-family homes extend deeper into the community.
Skip the commute. Pair that home setup with meetings at a cafe, co-work space or actual office.
Offices at Braden keep you close to restaurants, cafes, a food hall — and all kinds of retail, too, for before-and-after-work shopping.
Here’s a bright idea. A great K-5 school in the heart of town, walkable and bikeable from home and office, with wide open spaces for play and discovery.
From the multi-modal hub, EV shuttles span the community, connecting to light rail and the region beyond. Bikes, scooters and trails provide a fresh air option.
Braden’s healthy plan includes a broad spectrum of home types, commerce, education and community life in careful balance with natural systems. (As in more than one-third of our land will remain open space.)
“If you’re sincere about reducing your carbon footprint and improving quality of life for your employees, you have to seriously consider locating your office where people can reasonably secure housing.”
“We’re creating a place that works for everyone,
from entry-level to CEO.”
“The community is designed as a complete ecosystem—where you can have little to no commute to get to work, get your groceries or get your child to school.”
“Over time, we believe the competition for talent could shift to places that offer the best combination of quality of life, affordability and state-of-the art ecosystems that support a spectrum of work environments, including remote/hybrid workplaces.”
To bring this vision to life, we’ve assembled a best-and-brightest team.
Let’s work together to give Californians a vital new relationship between work and life, city and nature.