Less than two hours from San Francisco or the ski slopes of Lake Tahoe, Folsom is ideally located. It’s a desirable place to raise a family or simply enjoy an active lifestyle offered by two lakes and a river nature area circled by 40-plus miles of paved trails. Folsom has top companies offering high-paying
employment with the tech industry (Intel, Micron, Toshiba) to medical services (Mercy Hospital and Kaiser) and much more. With a rich history, outstanding education system including Folsom Lake College and its state-of-the-art Harris Performing Arts Center, the “vibe” you’re looking for is here.
Folsom is a community In the truest sense of the word. It has its own Public Safety service with fast efficient response from both Police and Fire departments. The city handles its own utilities including water and refuse services. A hazmat/recycling division helps residents and companies become more environmentally friendly. There is an active recreation department which offers events, classes, competitive leagues in basketball, soccer, swimming, pickleball, volleyball and more for all ages. Summer camps, arts and crafts, senior programs (including a senior center) are all available. To learn more, visit www.Folsom.ca.us.
No. 1 best place to live in California for Young Families. Criteria included family living, education, health, safety, affordability and socioeconomic environment.
22nd best place to live in their list of “America’s 50 Best Cities to Live.” Criteria based on crime rates, access to amenities, housing affordability, education and employment.
America’s Coolest Suburbs
Best Cities for Young Families
Best Places for Young Families in Northern California
America’s 50 Best Cities to Live
#1 Best Place in California to Raise a Family
Best Cities for Young Professionals
#2 Most Family-Friendly part of Sacramento County
Best Cities for Job Seekers in California
Best Places to Live
Best Cities for Young Families in California
#11 Smartest Suburb in America
Highest performing district in Sacramento area based on academics
Folsom offers two award winning high schools. Folsom High School and Vista Del Lago Excel in academics, athletics, music and arts.
Folsom Lake College is a public community college and the 109th community college in California. Folsom Lake College offers over thirty different degrees and certifications.
Natural and synthetic sport fields
Basketball, tennis and volleyball courts
Trails for cycling, walkers and joggers
Travels through dedicated open space corridors
Links with American River Bike Trail which travels to downtown Sacramento
Folsom Aquatic Center is a year-round facility offering an Olympic size lap pool, water slides and more.
Folsom Lake State Park offers beaches, boat ramps and picnic areas
Lake Natoma is designed for mostly non-motorized craft including sailing and kayaking.
Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College offers off-Broadway productions, music, theater, dance, art exhibits and more.
Two state-of-the-art movie theaters
Quaint theaters showing off local talent are located in Historic Folsom.
Folsom Premium Outlets (Nike, Coach, Bose, Levi)
Palladio Lifestyle Center (Apricot Lane, Victoria Secret, Nordstrom’s Rack)
Broadstone Marketplace (Home Depot, Marshall’s, Pier One, Steinmart)
Many other shopping choices
Historic Folsom includes wine bars/pubs/steakhouses
Popular chain restaurants such as Olive Garden, Chili’s, BJs and more
Uniquely Folsom choices Land & Ocean, Fats, Visconti’s
And many more.
New Businesses Coming Soon
1003 E. Bidwell St.
Iron Point Circle
9601 Greenback Lane
25004 Blue Ravine Road Spring 2016
185 Placerville Road Summer 2016
Cavitt Dr (next to Costco) Fall 2016
Serpa Way Winter 2016
905 E. Bidwell Street Winter 2016
7700 Folsom-Auburn Road Winter 2016
By the Numbers
High School Graduate or Higher
Bachelor Degree or Higher
Home Ownership Rate
19-64 years old
Younger than 18
Older than 65
Mean Household Income
Median Household Income
Average Family Size
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% of total city employment
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(16+ years old) Civilian Employment
Mangement, business, arts and sciences
Sales and office occupations
Natural resources, construction, maintenance
Proudction Transportation, Moving Materialsv
Why start up here? Because in Folsom the focus is not just the beginning – it’s the never-ending process of growth and success easily scalable with such necessities as a talented workforce fortified by the area’s major technology universities.
With an abundance of infrastructure and resources, it’s an easy transition for companies from start-up to major technical powerhouse. Intel, Micron, and PowerSchool are just a few of the companies who have chosen Folsom for success both now and in the future.
In business it’s all about success. In Folsom we have the environment for financial achievement including a young tech-savvy employment force, affordable utilities as well as a business-friendly government. As the city begins to develop the area south of Highway 50
with an award-winning master plan, the potential for economic success is nearly limitless. We are committed to helping you stay and thrive here. Whether it’s assistance with permitting, finding new or additional space, staff or resources, we are available to help.
Located along the edge of the Sacramento region, Folsom has been recognized as a top location for companies looking for high quality of life and young talented trained employees. Intel, Micron, Powerschool, California ISO, VSP Global and most recently Toshiba are just a few of the companies who have chosen Folsom.
Within a master-planned 3,500 acre development to begin churning dirt south of Highway 50, there’s more than 300 acres planned for business development. We have room to grow and so will the demand for new development.
Have questions? We are here to assist you. Someone will contact you in a timely manner regarding your inquiry. Thank you for considering Folsom.
Folsom Economic Development Corporation
200 Wool Street Folsom, CA 95630