With a rich history that began with the 49'ers and the California Gold Rush, the first railroad in the West, and the first transmission of long distance electricity, Folsom is a technological town with an eye on the future. Find out more about Folsom Homes for Sale from the Pursuing Homes real estate team.
While attracting high-tech firms from small to international giants like Intel, Folsom has remained family-friendly, boasting neighborhoods with easily accessible cultural, shopping, dining choices and excellent schools. Scenic neighborhoods of new homes in Folsom are mingled with a beautifully maintained Historical District, The city plan requires at least 5 acres of park for each 1,000 residents and city co-sponsored activities for the whole family.
Although Folsom has the feel of a small town it also provides all the conveniences of a metropolitan area. There are abundant shopping and cultural facilities either in Folsom or only minutes away. A new hospital has brought with it an ever-growing body of professional specialists, including doctors, lawyers, and financial consultants.
Broadstone Mall is the premiere shopping destination featuring restaurants from casual (Chick-fil-a and Stone Cold Creamery) to ethnic (India House and Thai Paradise) to national brand stores like Famous Footwear, Marshalls, bath & Body Works, Petsmart, and more.
Many who work in Sacramento, only 23 miles away, choose to live in Folsom, away from the congestion of the bigger city and commute to work. However, residents are finding increasing numbers of job opportunities with the technological companies that have made Folsom their home.
The city is just minutes from 5 airports, 4 major freeways, bus lines, an inland seaport, and freight and rail lines. The Folsom Recreation Area boasts 18,000 acres of park to fish, picnic, camp, hike, water ski, ride horseback, swim, boat and enjoy nature. The biggest attraction, Folsom Lake, covers 2/3 of the park with 120 miles of shoreline and is open year round. A smaller lake popular for those who like to kayak and canoe is also nearby. Lake Natoma runs along the American River, one of the cleanest rivers in America, between Folsom Dam and Nimbus Dam. The river offers excellent fresh-water fishing.
Folsom's name is well known, of course, because of the 109-year-old Folsom State Prison, and Johnny Cash. Visitors can view and photograph East Gate, the well-known movie backdrop and parts of the tall stone walls. There is a little museum and gift shop close by that is open to the public.
All in all, Folsom is the perfect place for anyone who wants a great lifestyle. Home prices run from around $200,000 to the millions, with the majority in the mid range (view the Folsom communities: American River Canyon, Broadstone, Empire Ranch Village, Hillcrest Empire Ranch, Willow Creek Estates, and Briggs Ranch).If you want to live the good life, we can find your dream home in Folsom. Call us for more information on Folsom Homes for Sale or to tour this city or any other nearby towns.