Welcome to Folsom
A family-friendly community close to nature trails and parks.
Nature lovers and those who prefer living active lifestyles outdoors will enjoy living in Folsom, California. Seated in the foothills of the Sierra Navada, Folsom is filled with gorgeous, lush trees and foliage. The historic downtown is a vibrant and colorful district that retains the wonderful character of the original buildings.
Folsom is a forward-thinking city with a General Plan calling for five-acres of parkland for every thousand residents. It is a family-friendly city where activities that involve the whole family are encouraged and celebrated. Folsom is home to large international technology corporations and small entrepreneurs. The city supports excellent schools and multiple cultural opportunities.
What to Love
The lifestyle in Folsom, California is active, healthy, and enjoyable. There are cultural opportunities along with a good variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The highlight of Folsom is the beautiful scenery and the miles of bike paths. Folsom is a city where you will find people biking to work, families enjoying the outdoors, and plenty of entertainment.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The primary shopping center in Folsom is The Palladio. They have a broad mix of stores with national brands, such as Barnes and Noble and Whole Foods, along with home decor shops and luxury clothing. From June to October, The Palladio hosts a Saturday concert series in the Piazza that is fun for all ages.
At Karen’s Bakery & Cafe you will find gourmet bakery items and fresh meals in a casual setting. Everything is made with fresh, local ingredients so they provide a wonderful seasonal selection of menu items. Their corned beef hash is made with cured corned beef made in-house and their bakery items are made fresh every day. They also provide quick, ready-made meals that are easy to grab and go in a hurry.
Chicago Fire Pizza also makes everything fresh, in-house, from their pizza dough to their sauces and dressing. They are famous for their Chicago-style deep-dish pizza, but also have thin crust options, pasta, salads, and sandwiches.
Sutter Street Steakhouse features a multi-award winning Executive Chef and ownership team. They specialize in U.S.D.A. Prime steaks, Main lobster, and fresh market seafood entrees. Be sure you save room for their banana cheesecake.
Things to Do
Folsom’s biggest night out happens at the annual Folsom LIVE with concerts and dancing in Historic Folsom and Lights Up Sutter Street.
The Harris Center is a visual and performing arts center at Folsom Lake College. Their shows include performances by a string quartet, Broadway musicals like The Sound of Music, Disney’s Newsies, and many other performing arts.
At the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area you can enjoy hiking, biking, horseback riding, water skiing, boating, fishing, and camping. The bridges around the lake are a favored area for photographers. The bike trail is 32-miles long and connects to several parks in Sacramento County before ending in Old Sacramento. The trails and bikeways in Folsom are extensive and a favored feature of the area. There are over 50 miles of trails to enjoy connecting parks, shopping areas, and many other points of the city.