Antelope is a census-designated place in Sacramento County, California, United States located approximately 15 miles northeast of downtown Sacramento and 5 miles southwest of Roseville. Antelope is mostly flat, with very few hills and no major bodies of water.
In the late 1800s, Antelope was the only significant settlement in the Center Township, an area bounded on the North by the Placer county line, on the East by what is now Sunrise Blvd., on the South by the American River, and on the West by the line along 20th St in Rio Linda south to Ethan Way in the Arden-Arcade area. The population of the entire township in 1880 was about 400 people. Many of the railroad workers made their homes here and eventually stayed permanently. What is known as Antelope today mostly began as a planned community in the late 1980s. It consisted of mainly single-family homes and apartments. Due to the relative newness of the community, most homes are new and the area is well planned out.
Parks in Antelope are under the jurisdiction of the Sunrise Parks and Recreation District as well as the North Highlands Parks and Recreation District.