The City of Folsom has a rich history beginning with the '49ers during California's great Gold Rush. It was the site of the West's first railroad and the world's first long-distance transmission of electricity. Today Folsom is a forward-looking city, a high-tech town, with firms ranging from small to large international corporations. Folsom also boasts excellent schools, beautiful family-oriented neighborhoods and outstanding shopping, dining and cultural options. The City's General Plan, adopted in 1988, set the path the City is following into the 21st century. It shows a growing city that intends to keep its human scale. It places large retail centers in places easily accessible to regional shoppers, without cramming more traffic into the City's core. It paints a picture of sparkling new neighborhoods as well as a carefully preserved Historical District. The General Plan also takes note of the community's family orientation, calling for a minimum of five acres of park land for each 1,000 residents, and for city co-sponsorship of special activities that involve the entire family. Although Folsom has the flavor of a small city, it does not lack the conveniences of modern living. It has ample shopping and cultural facilities, either in town or within a few minutes drive, and there are plans for more. It also has new hospital facilities and an expanding corps of professional specialists, including doctors, lawyers and financial consultants.
Folsom Most Popular Subdivisions
Empire Ranch is a master planned community that is surrounded by a premier 18 hole half course. Home prices generally range from $450,000 and exceed $800,000. Empire Ranch offers gated neighborhoods, semi-custom homes, custom and luxury homes as well as condos. Empire Ranch public schools are Empire Oaks and Russell Ranch Elementary, Folsom Middle and Vista Del Lago. Homes for sale in Empire Ranch Folsom
The Parkway is a popular community that one of my past clients called "The Truman Show." It's a tongue and cheek way of pointing out that the parks are busy, people are out walking their dogs, kids are playing, and everyone will stop to say hello. The Parkway is located in a master-planned community which features 240 acres of open space, miles of nature trails, private security, landscaped HOA maintained front yards, multi-purpose parks and beautiful common landscaped areas. Real estate prices usually range from $4000,000 and exceed $800,000. Homes for sale in The Parkway Folsom
Briggs Ranch is a popular community of homes built in the 80's. Homes consists of semi-custom and custom built homes as well as large tract style floor plans. Briggs Ranch is a highly desirable neighborhood which residence enjoy large mature oak trees, direct access to Folsom lake and high rated schools. Real Estate prices usually range from $500,000 and exceed 1mil. Homes for sale in Briggs Ranch Folsom