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Folsom is a bustling town of about 40,000 residents. Established in the 1850s, it was originally the site of an African-American gold mining claim, and when the railroad was built through Folsom, the town boomed, providing the mines and miners with needed supplies. Today, the Old Town Folsom area is a tourist attraction, appearing pretty much just as it was back then in gold rush days. Outside Old Town, the rest of Folsom has been built in the past 20 years – so this is a fairly new city, and a great family town. Good schools – a brand new high school – good restaurants, good services. And it borders both Lake Folsom and Lake Natomas, real attractions for kayakers, boaters and swimmers. The area’s major biking trails have their trail heads in Folsom, following the American River (that beautiful river) for many lovely miles – all the way to Sacramento as a matter of fact.

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Located in Sacramento County about 25 miles east of Sacramento and adjacent to the growing cities of Roseville and Rocklin, Folsom’s central location is ideal. The Folsom Lake State Recreation Area is the most popular multi-use locality in the California State Park System. The picturesque, 18,000-acre park provides residents the opportunity to fish, hike, camp, picnic, ride horseback, water ski, boat, swim and study nature. Folsom is a growing city with businesses ranging from small firms to international corporations, and is part of a robust regional economy.

Folsom’s “Old town” district offers attractions for residents such as historical landmarks, unique shops, and superior restaurants.  Old Town Folsom’s location, on the shores of Lake Natoma on the American River, displays the natural beauty that surrounds Folsom. Along with its thriving employment opportunities and growing population, Folsom has taken special care to assure that it retains the high quality of life its residents have always enjoyed. The City’s General Plan, which sets out the path that Folsom will likely follow into the 21st century, places large retail centers in areas easily accessible to regional shoppers in order to avoid cramming more traffic into the city’s core. It paints a picture of sparkling new neighborhoods, state-of-the-art commercial centers, and a carefully preserved historical district. The Plan also calls for a minimum of five acres of park land for each 1,000 residents and for city co-sponsorship of special, family activities. The philosophy of the City of Folsom is to ensure that Folsom’s quality of life, distinct identity, and sense of community are not only retained, but are enhanced with careful planning and guided growth.

With its historical charm, natural beauty, and all the conveniences of modern living, Folsom offers a premium quality of life to be enjoyed by its residents. Folsom Real Estate Currently, there are over 10,000 single family dwellings and approximately 53,000 residents who call Folsom home.

Some of Folsom’s neighborhoods are:

  • Empire Ranch – spectacular new golf community Briggs Ranch – large homes, historic street lights, access to Lake Folsom
  • Broadstone – a master planned community with a 32-acre park
  • Lexington Hills – large homes, rolling hills, views
  • The Parkway – a master-planned community with 200 acres of natural open space, 30 acres of parks, and miles of walking and biking trails

Team Steve has a keen understanding of the unique characteristics of Folsom’s communities. We’ve sold several homes in these neighborhoods, enabling us to develop a keen sense of what makes these neighborhoods special. Please contact us for more information on these and other Folsom homes for sale.


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