The town’s true fortune came in the form of the railroad, built by founder Joseph Folsom.

Welcome to Folsom

Suburban bliss meets historic beauty in this charming residential enclave
Historic and charming, Folsom is one of Sacramento's most idyllic suburbs. Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Folsom has the wild west built into its bones. Now highly sought-after for its strong economy, tight-knit community, wild beauty, and picturesque neighborhoods, Folsom was once coveted as a gold rush location, with miners descending upon the foothills in search of fame and fortune. The town’s true fortune came in the form of the railroad, built by founder Joseph Folsom, which connected Sacramento to this once sleepy city.
Folsom pampers residents with beautiful homes, lush landscaping, and endless opportunities for opulence. Lavish gated communities grace the Empire Ranch neighborhood, while The Parkway offers a classic suburban feel, with lovely new construction builds complete with spacious layouts and sprawling yards. Those with a taste for urbanity and a dash of suburban flair will adore the pretty homes in Folsom’s Broadstone area, which offers the best of residential tranquility along with coveted proximity to city life.

What to Love

  • Year-round cultural events
  • Warm, friendly atmosphere
  • Charming historic district
  • Premier shopping and cuisine

People & Lifestyle

Warm and welcoming, Folsom is known as one of Sacramento’s best suburbs. Ideal for families craving quaint charm and small-town appeal, as well as a landscape of wild beauty to explore, Folsom also attracts young professionals flocking to tech titan Intel. With a social calendar full of dynamic events, a culinary scene worthy of the most sophisticated of palates, and a vibrant historic district tipping its hat to California’s Old West sensibilities, Folsom sets itself apart as a place families can find both residential bliss and good old-fashioned fun.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

With global flavors and award-winning cuisine, Folsom stands out as a shining star of culinary excellence. When Saturday night dinner calls for a classic steakhouse experience, indulge in the superior dishes at Sutter Street Steakhouse. Considered the Sacramento area’s finest destination restaurant, this upscale bistro pampers guests with Maine lobster, creative cocktails, and, of course, it's signature hand-cut steaks. Calling on the decadent flavors of classic New American cuisine, the modern Land Ocean Restaurant features decadent steaks, a wood-fired rotisserie, and fresh seafood. A seamless blend of modern cuisine and timeless tradition awaits at Fat's Asia Bistro, a fusion and dim sum eatery with relaxed charm and handcrafted fare. Sophisticated and refined, Palladio is Folsom’s premier shopping center. Grab lunch at Aosome Sushi after a day of shopping, or take some time for self-care at Serenity Spa and Soul Yoga.

Things to Do

With high-flying fun and a nod to the area’s Wild West history, Folsom presents the Folsom Pro Rodeo. Commemorating both Independence Day and the region’s cultural heritage, this beloved event features a dazzling fireworks display, live music, equine performances, and the festive Saloon Under the Stars dance. Summer in Folsom brings dancing in the streets and musical treats, with highly anticipated celebrations like the Hometown Parade, in Historic Folsom, and the lively Twilight Concert Series, held every Thursday. Bring a blanket and a picnic to the Palladio every Wednesday night and lounge under the stars to the sound of Folsom’s best musicians. Folsom offers plenty of activity for athletes, as well. Dating back to 1983, the long-running annual road marathon known as the California International launches from Folsom and ends at the State Capitol in Sacramento.


Folsom residents benefit from the excellent Folsom Lake College, which boasts the Harris Center, a dynamic performing arts complex.
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