Folsom California

Folsom, California By Tarra Flores Sloan

Folsom is diverse, beautiful, has it's own enormous 18 mile lake, Lake Natoma with 499 acres, and the famous 60 mile Folsom Johnny Cash Trail and overpass bridge and unprecedented scenic views of Folsom Dam and Lake Natoma. Artwork was vetted by the Cash family and a panel of artists. Installation of 8 art pieces to be designate boasts an $8 million dollar budget campaign. Definitely a bucket list destination to experience.

Source: The City of Folsom

There’s no place like home in Folsom.  Folsom residents enjoy a wide variety of beautiful neighborhoods. Tree-lined streets showcase a variety of appealing houses, condominiums, and apartment homes. From Victorian-era residences in the City’s Historic District, to the classic designs of the 20th century, to the latest in executive homes in Tuscan style, there is something for everyone here.

Folsom residents value diversity, friendship, and community spirit. This is a safe, family-oriented community with a low crime rate and highly regarded schools. The emphasis is on excellence in every aspect of life.

Folsom residents enjoy access to multiple recreational opportunities, from Folsom Lake to a growing system of bike and hiking trails. Folsom boasts its own City Zoo Sanctuary, Library, Senior Center, Art Gallery, Aquatic Center, Sports Complex, numerous sports fields, a dog park and much more.

Light Rail transports residents to the State Capitol from three Folsom train stations. The Folsom Stage Line is a City-run bus line that offers both regular and paratransit services within the city.

Local shopping centers, including the Historic District, the Folsom Premium Outlets and Palladio at Broadstone, and a wide variety of local businesses make shopping convenient and a pleasure.

Cultural events and performances provide even more activities to choose from. The City hosts an annual Renaissance Faire, a Spring Eggstravaganza, free summer concerts in the park, a Wacky Dash, and more. The Harris Center, located on the campus of Folsom Lake Community College, offers performances by the Folsom Lake Symphony, as well as visiting Broadway productions and musical events.

Folsom is truly “Distinctive by Nature.” Residents can kayak on Lake Natoma, boat on Folsom Lake, hike or bike on numerous trails, and enjoy the wildlife that lives in this beautiful area. A wide variety of birds and animals reside in the open spaces.

Folsom is on the Pacific Flyway for waterfowl and other avian species. Bald eagles, once an endangered species, are increasing in number and migrate along the American River in the spring and fall. Redtail, Cooper’s, and Swainson’s hawks and small falcons hunt in the fields year-round. Deer, jackrabbits and other wildlife frequent Folsom’s many greenbelt areas and open spaces. Seeing a magnificent animal while jogging, walking, or biking along a Folsom trail makes a memory for a lifetime.

With more than 230 sunny days a year on average and so many recreational opportunities, it is no wonder Folsom residents spend so much of their time outdoors.