Live At The AJ: The Railyards First Residential Community

The AJ is the first residential apartment community in the Sacramento Railyards infill development project.

Live At The AJ: The Railyards First Residential Community

July 26, 2023 | By The Railyards

Are you ready to call The Railyards home? The Railyards' first residential project, The AJ, began accepting applications for tenants in spring 2023. If you've been dreaming of moving into the Sacramento Railyards, discover the latest updates about this exciting new apartment community.

What Housing is Available at the AJ?

The AJ is a 345-unit apartment community featuring studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartment homes.

See apartment floorplans at the AJ

The majority of the apartment housing at the AJ is market-rate housing. However, a percentage of the AJ units are designated as affordable housing—for residents who earn 50% or less of the area median income for Sacramento County, currently $35,500 for a one-person household.

What Amenities Does the AJ Offer?

More than just a home, the AJ is built for community. There are so many planned amenities at the AJ you may never want to leave the grounds!

Planned community amenities include:

  • Sky Lounge with hospitality kitchen and private room
  • The Terminal: Lounge Areas, Private Meeting Room, Clubroom
  • BBQ and Outdoor Dining Area
  • Bike Storage and Bike Repair Station
  • Controlled Access
  • Courtyard
  • Fitness Center
  • Observation Deck with city views and fire tables
  • Package Lockers
  • Parking Garage with EV-charging Station
  • Pet Washing Station (yes, the AJ is pet-friendly!)
  • Pool with Private Cabanas
  • Spa/Hot Tub
  • Free WiFi in The Terminal & Observation Deck

Where is the AJ Located?

The AJ is the first residential housing project built in the Railyards. The Railyards is a 244-acre infill development that's revitalizing a historically significant yet underutilized area, transforming it into a thriving mixed-use neighborhood that will essentially double the size of Downtown Sacramento.

The AJ is located at Railyards Blvd and 6th Street.

How Do I Apply for The AJ?

The AJ is a partnership between LDK Ventures, the managing member of Downtown Railyard Venture, and USA Properties Fund. 

USA Properties Fund is managing rentals of the AJ apartment community. If you would like to apply to live at the AJ, please visit to join the interest list and get updates on the AJ application process.

Join the Interest List and get notified.

What is Near the AJ?

Close to Downtown, DOCO and the Golden 1 Center, the Old Sacramento Waterfront, the Sacramento Valley Station, and the State Capital, the AJ's location puts you in close proximity to Sacramento's thriving city scene. 

The Railyards development is adjacent to Sacramento's historic Alkali and Mansion Flats neighborhoods, some of the City's oldest neighborhoods featuring original buildings from the 1850s. 

Who is the AJ Named For?

The Railyards' first residential community is named for A.J. Stevens, known as the "Father of Innovation" at the Sacramento Railyards in the late 1800s.

Andrew Jackson Stevens invented and patented a wide variety of mechanical inventions, including locomotive parts, a steam-powered fire engine that was built in Sacramento, and a ferry boat whose boilers and engines were built in the Sacramento Central Shops

After his death in 1888, 2,000 workers marched in the streets to mourn his passing. Fellow railroad workers who had toiled alongside Stevens took up a fund, raising enough money to gift a large graveside granite monument to his family and erect a nine-foot tall statue of Stevens, placed on a twenty-foot granite base, at a J Street location in Sacramento. 

An inscription on the statue's base reads:

"Erected to a friend of labor by his coworkers, Nov. 28, 1889"

Find the A.J. Stevens monument.

Live At The AJ

The AJ is the Railyards' first residential apartment community, named after a historic railyards figure known as the "Father of Innovation." This apartment community features a mix of market-rate and affordable housing units and plenty of innovative amenities to keep residents connected to the neighborhood's historic railyards past and exciting future.

If you want to #LiveAtTheAJ, be sure to join the interest list at USA Properties Fund, take a virtual tour and explore floor plans at and follow the AJ on Facebook and Instagram for more information about the application process.

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