If you’ve been to Folsom City, then you’ll know how well it lives up to its motto: it truly is “Distinctive by nature.” The multi-faceted appeal of this Sacramento County city is grounded on its rich history, strong economy, numerous cultural and recreational opportunities, and an overall exceptional standard of living.
If cities could talk, Folsom would have so many stories to tell. It has figured prominently in American history over the years, particularly during the country’s westward expansion. Folsom has been a Gold Rush and railroad town and the last stop of the Pony Express, among other things. Stroll down Sutter St. in the historic old town district to see numerous traces of this rich history.
Today, Folsom is a thriving city that serves as an economic and cultural hub, complementing Sacramento 25 miles away to the west. Among its top employers are Intel, Verizon, and the historic Folsom State Prison (where Johnny Cash recorded his iconic “At Folsom Prison” live album).
Quick facts: Folsom, CA
Zip codes: 95630, 95671, 95763
Total area: 24.3square miles
Climate: Hot-summer Mediterranean
Population: 77,271 (2016 Census)
Population density: 3,180/sq. mi.
Accessibility: 30 minutes from Sacramento (Downtown) by car
Approx. 1 hour from Sacramento (Downtown) by public transportation
Approx. 40 minutes from Sacramento International Airport
Main highways: US Route 50
The Folsom Cordova Unified School District operates the public schools that serve the Folsom community, as well as those in neighboring Rancho Cordova and Mather.
Folsom schools are highly rated on GreatSchools.org, earning a 9 out of 10 score based on their test results.
Lifestyle and recreation
There are plenty of ways to enjoy yourself in Folsom. Explore the lake, go on a hike, ride the trails, take a stroll down a corridor of our national history, celebrate culture and the arts, or go on a shopping spree – whatever you’re into, Folsom has something for everyone.
Go back in time at the historic district, a celebration of the city’s pioneering heritage. Old town has numerous well-maintained buildings and is still where Folsom residents gather for civic and cultural events to this day. There are several unique, independently owned shops as well as a farmer’s market here.
If you want to do some serious shopping, the Palladio at Broadstone is the can’t-miss destination. Here, big-brand stores, fine dining restaurants, and high-profile entertainment converge to bring a big-city feel that complements Folsom’s small-town charm.
The city is bordered on the north by Folsom Lake and the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, giving outdoor lovers plenty of opportunities to immerse themselves in nature. There’s a network of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails around the lake and plenty of sites for camping and picnicking.Fish for bass, perch, trout or catfish at the lake, go water-skiing, or spend a lazy afternoon on a boat.
Luxury Homes for Sale in Folsom CA
No one knows Folsom’s housing market better than our team at Cornerstone Real Estate.Whether you’re looking for your ideal home or an investment property,we’re here to help. Get in touch with me, Mani del Rosario, at 916-949-9499 or email me at email@example.com.