Nestled in northeastern Sacramento County, Folsom is best known as one of the state's original gold mining towns which began to take shape at the base of the Sierra foothills along the American River during the legendary Gold Rush era. Forging forward, the rapidly growing and prosperous Folsom of today is home to a population of nearly 68,000 residents. Folsom's real estate market offers primarily single-family detached homes on spacious lots, though some condominiums, townhouses and land lots are available.
Local employment revolves around the development, distribution and research of electronic equipment. The workforce is well-connected to the thriving commercial, governmental and retail centers of Sacramento as well as the multitude of high-tech start-ups and giant conglomerates such as Intel found throughout the metropolitan area. With Folsom's bustling economy drawing plenty of new families, the area’s family-friendly facilities are always expanding as well. As the site of the state's first college, Folsom remains educationally oriented, offering students outstanding opportunities for enrichment. More than a dozen elementary and secondary schools make up the highly regarded Folsom Cordova Unified School District. With approximately one-quarter of Folsom's population holding bachelor's degrees, children are guided from early on to pursue higher learning. Supplementing academia is the Folsom Public Library, a valuable resource boasting modern touches like Internet-ready workstations, as well as children's story time and quiet study areas.
Recreational opportunities in Folsom are unparalleled, with miles of hiking and biking trails, spacious and beautiful Folsom Lake, the American River and 45 parks available for residents and visitors alike.
Of Folsom's 15,000-plus acres, nearly half are zoned for residential real estate, with single-family acreage comprising about one-third of Folsom's land. Prices for single-family detached homes start in the high $300,000s for quaint cottage-style homes. Large homes on spacious lots are for sale in the high $400,000s. Magnificent estate properties with private swimming pools are priced from the mid-$800,000s to $1 million for newly built estates. A limited number of townhouses and condominiums are available ranging in the $300,000s. Land and lots are also available for custom development.
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