It is evident when looking at a map, how this neighborhood got its name. The western boundary follows the Sacramento River in a “pocket” shape. Its other boundaries are Pocket Road to the south, Freeport Boulevard to the east and Interstate 5 to the north.
Prior to the present day appearance, this expansive neighborhood was once farmland and a dairy. Several street still retain the reference to its earlier namesakes. The Pocket neighborhood began its development in the late 1970’s and was fairly complete by the early 1990’s. There are still a few vacant lots, but they are few and far between.
The Pocket neighborhood contains wonderful features such as a large lake, a canal system with jogging paths enjoyed by bikers and runners alike, and shopping at some of the most popular stores.