Originally named Granite City, Folsom is rich in history dating back to California’s Gold Rush. It’s a harmonious dichotomy of history and innovation. Old Town Folsom is known to be one of the oldest and largest centers for antiques in the West. While its historic charm is around every corner, it’s also host to 21st century hi-tech companies like Intel, and Verizon, as well as other international corporations that are leading the way in the tech industry.
Folsom offers big beautiful parks with miles of walking and bike trails and established nature preserves. Folsom Lake State Recreation Area offers visitors over 18,000 acres to hike, camp, picnic, horseback ride, bike, and enjoy the crystal blue lake water.
Folsom has something for anyone looking for the suburban lifestyle with beautiful homes from condos to custom estates. Folsom residents enjoy the ease of shopping along Bidwell Street, The Palladio Mall, and the regional outlet mall. With numerous restaurants, dining in Folsom takes on a wide variety offering something for every taste and budget.