1689 Arden Way #1167 • Sacramento, CA 95815

(916) 920-1199



Mondays – Saturdays

10 AM – 9 PM


10 AM – 6 PM

Mall Layout

Score (9.5 out of 10)

Arden Fair Mall still holds supreme in a region now rank with stiff competition, such as the Galleria at Roseville. Still regarded as the best place to shop, you’ll find a large shopping center with an extensive selection of stores.


Light and bright! The roof is mostly skylights and brings the outdoors in. Sacramento is hot… no doubt about it, but once inside, you may forget it’s blistering outside.

A fun carousel is available on the upper level, across from Nordstrom.

Before a major remodel some years ago, this mall used to be an outdoor center. Some traces remain, such as an unusual rise in flooring on the lower level between Nordstrom and Sears. Although a bit odd, it’s nothing to detract from its beauty.


You’ll find a pleasing selection of mid to high end national retailers. The Nordstrom is the best in the region at 185,000 sq. ft. In addition, an excellent food court offers a fine selection of eateries. The single corridor enables strolling one way on the lower level, then the other way on the upper level.


You’ll find a sizeable food court on the Upper Level near Sears. It features a nice selection of eateries.


With the popularity of the center, parking is sometimes a bear. However, the best places to park are in the garages in the back. Try the first garage between Macy’s and JC Penney, or the second garage between Sears and Nordstrom. A valet is available and recommended during busy times.


Arden Fair Mall is located in Sacramento CA off the Capital City Freeway (Business 80). Exit Arden Way and the mall is on the left.


The Market Place at Arden Fair shopping center, next to the mall, features the Virgin Megastore, Barnes & Noble, and the UA Arden Fair 6 theater (current showtimes).

Anchor Stores

  • JC Penney
  • Macy’s
  • Nordstrom
  • Sears


Official SiteArden Fair Mall

Stores: 165

Type: Superregional center

Enclosed: Yes

GLA: 103,540.716 m2 (1,114,503 sq. ft.)

Levels: 2

Owner: Macerich Company

Management Company: Macerich Company

Year First Opened: 1957

Year Renovated: 1990 (added second level). Added JC Penney in 1994.


Size: Large

Architectural Appearance: Chic

Cleanliness: Hospital clean!

Occupancy: Bursting at the seams!

Stores: Upscale/Mainstream

Store Quality: Flagship/average

Parking: Average (-0.5)

Location: Very convenient

Services: Website, mall walker club, kids club, gift certificates, full concierge, free wheelchair rental, tourist information, bus passes, employment information, foreign language assistance, courtesy escorts, stroller rental, TTY/TDD telephone.

Uniqueness: One-of-a-kind gem

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