For over a decade, the nation has recognized Folsom as one of the best places to live. With titles of "One of The Top Cities in California to Raise a Family, "Best Suburbs", and one of the"Best Cities for Young Professionals", both Folsom High School and Vista del Lago High School have been recognized by US News and World Report on the Best High Schools List.

Folsom offers a world of amenities, experiences, history, and culture within just 30 square miles. Distinctive By Nature, Folsom is home to natural amenities that provide a year-round playground for recreational enthusiasts on land and water. Take a stroll through the Palladio or the quaint, historically-rich Old Town and Sutter Street after a morning at the Folsom Zoo. Perhaps do some fishing or take out the boat and paddle boards on either one of the two lakes or the American River. Lace up your favorite [ar of running, hiking or cycling shoes and explore the 52 miles of paved trails and 46 city parks. At night, catch a movie or head to the Harris Center and catch a live stage performance. Only an hour from Lake Tahoe and two hours to the Bay Area, the opportunities are endless.


Smart Asset, 2018
Most Livable Small Cities in the United States.

TOP 30

Safest Cities in the United States.
Safe Home, 2017


developed parks totaling 261 acres. 


has the highest concentration of software jobs in Greater Sacramento region and #1 in the Capital Region for professional/technical employment per capita.


of Folsom residents are over 25 with higher education degree.


Best Place for Young Families in CA
Nerd Wallet, 2017


students currently enrolled in a 4 year university within 100 miles.


has no Utility User Tax.
SMUD offers the lowest utility cost in California. 30% less than surrounding areas.

More than 50

miles of paved trails. 


Runs from Historic Folsom to Downtown Sacramento




from Sacramento International Airport


Best Place to Live in California
Nerd Wallet, 2017
Nation's Best City to Build a Forever Home
GoodCall, 2017

23rd Best Beach Town

Wallethub, 2017


Smartest Suburbs in America.
America's Coolest Suburb
Thrillist.com, 2016


Best place to live in CA for Young Families for family life and fun, education, health, safety, affordability, and socioeconomic environment
WalletHub, 2015 & 2016
Best Cities For Young Professionals
Movoto, 2015
Best Places for Young Families in Northern CA
Nerd Wallet, 2015
Best Cities For Job Seekers
Nerd Wallet, 2014