Why you'd want to live in Folsom
Folsom is Distinctive By Nature, home to natural amenities that provide a year-round playground for recreational enthusiasts on land and water. Folsom Lake, Lake Natoma, and the American River bound the city, hosting kayakers, swimmers and other water sports enthusiasts from around the region. Residents cherish the city’s network of 43+ miles of paved trails, showcasing some of the city’s beautiful assets as they meander through open space, woodlands, wildlife habitats, and along creeks and streams. The city presents a fascinating blend of the past and future. Folsom’s revitalized Historic District offers great shopping, dining, and energetic nightlife, set amidst historic architecture and wonderful scenery. Shopping and dining opportunities abound throughout the city, and major and emerging corporations call Folsom home. The highly-rated Folsom Cordova Unified School District operates 15 schools in the city, including Folsom High School and Vista del Lago High School, both recognized on the Best High Schools list by U.S. News and World Report. Folsom Lake Community College – one of the fastest growing in the country – now features the Harris Center, a regional arts center hosting world-class arts and entertainment. Named the “Best place to raise a family in California,” (WalletHub), Folsom’s residents take great pride in the safety and sense of community that the city provides, and the 72,000 culturally diverse residents range from young families to active retirees.