The Historic District, known by locals as the Heart of Folsom, came into being in the 1850’s where gold prospectors, settlers and the Pony Express rode through the center of town. Today the Historic District hosts over 80 distinctive shops, store fronts, and restaurants, retaining its historical charm.
Located in Sacramento County, Folsom is characterized by diverse neighborhoods that offer a variety of options for today’s homebuyer. From established homes on tree-lined streets to new smart homes built with the latest technology, Folsom provides modern appeal in a suburban setting. Folsom was named the #1 City in California in which to put down roots in a study by WalletHub. Top ranked schools in the area make Folsom a strong draw for families.
Locally renowned as the destination for recreational activities, Folsom has over 34 miles of paved walking, biking and equestrian trails. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy sailing, boating and swimming at Folsom Lake and Lake Natoma, with options for white water rafting, kayaking or fishing on the American River. Folsom’s aquatic center, sports complex, and parks provide additional outdoor opportunities for residents of all ages. For a weekend getaway, Folsom is ideally located near Lake Tahoe for world-class ski resorts and beaches.
Folsom offers family-friendly excursions featuring The Folsom Zoo Sanctuary, working steam train, and Folsom public library. Popular among residents, the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College is a great place to enjoy high quality art, theatre, concerts, and dance performances. Larger community events include fall festivals, classic car shows, and brew fests.
The city is also home to many businesses, including the largest employer in the Sacramento area. Nearby shopping centers and lifestyle centers provides residents and professionals necessary amenities without traveling far. For the commuter, the city’s light rail station provides convenient access to downtown Sacramento.