Welcome to Folsom
Lakeside living in an active community near nature.
Known for its stunning natural scenery and thriving real estate market, Folsom is a beautiful and vibrant community located on the southern shores of Folsom Lake. Originally a farming town, and home to some of the earliest gold discoveries in the state, Folsom has a rich history reflected in its traditional architecture, fascinating museums, and bustling downtown area.
Thanks to its diverse population, Folsom has developed equally diverse residential neighborhoods boasting historic, well-established residences as well as newly built smart homes making use of the latest technology and modern architectural styles. While most people come to Folsom for its natural beauty, highly active community, and family-friendly atmosphere, it is slowly transforming into far more than a lakeside retreat and reclaiming its place as an integral part of the birth of modern California.
What to Love
- Near the American River Bike Trail
- A haven for outdoor lovers
- Proximity to Folsom Lake for water enthusiasts
- Family-friendly community
- Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary for friends of animals
Folsom’s local lifestyle is distinctly active and outdoorsy, with plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, swimming, and fishing. Local culture is overtly family-oriented, with a strong focus on education and community involvement. In addition, the city is home to a thriving arts scene, with numerous galleries, theaters, and music venues to keep residents of all ages entertained, and as such has become a popular destination for real estate buyers looking for an all-inclusive community boasting unrivaled natural beauty.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The bustling community of Folsom has an array of retail and dining destinations for residents and visitors alike. The Palladio Shopping Center is a popular destination for shopping and dining and is home to many beloved boutique stores such as Miosa Bride, Nordstrom Rack, and Barnes & Noble, plus Whole Foods. The center also hosts regular concerts that are popular socialization and mingling opportunities for city residents.
A local favorite event on a different wave length is the ever-popular Saturday Farmers’ Market in the Historic District, which occurs every week and brings fresh produce and goods from local vendors to the residents of Folsom.
In addition to these shopping attractions, Folsom has a variety of delicious restaurants to choose from. Try Fat’s Asian Bistro for a modern take on traditional Asian cuisine, or dine on delicious seafood at local favorite Scott’s Seafood Restaurant. For a taste of India, check out Ruchi Indian Cuisine, one of the many Indian restaurants in the area.
Out of Bounds Brewing is the place to be if you want to experience the California lifestyle and award-winning beers. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, B J Cinnamon is an absolute must-try for their variety of donuts.
Things to Do
Folsom boasts a wide variety of fun things to do for all ages. Folsom Lake provides residents with boating, fishing, paddle boarding, and kayaking opportunities, while the surrounding hills are perfect for horse riding, hiking, and biking.
Further inland is The Folsom Zoo Sanctuary, which houses a wide variety of animals from around the world. Residents who appreciate the performing arts enjoy the events at the Harris Center. Concerts from acclaimed musicians and productions from leading theatrical companies grace their stage on a regular basis.
Downtown Folsom, on the other hand, regularly hosts community-planned events like antique shows, classic car shows, art walks, and holiday fairs. The city is also home to the Folsom Pro Rodeo, which brings country fun, fireworks, and all the rodeo action to Folsom’s doorstep.
Folsom is served by the Folsom Cordova Unified School District and offers residents access to the excellent elementary schools (K-5th grade), middle schools (6th-8th grade), and high schools (9th-12th grade).