Less than two hours from San Francisco or the ski slopes of Lake Tahoe, Folsom is ideally located. Enjoy an active lifestyle offered by two lakes, the American River and 52-plus miles of paved trails.
Top companies including Intel, Micron, Toshiba offer high-paying job opportunities. With a rich history and outstanding education system, the “vibe” you’re looking for is here.
Education in the Folsom area
Local Schools, Colleges, and Other Higher Education Opportunities in the Folsom Area
Folsom offers residents one of the highest rated public school systems in California (source: GreatSchools.com) and numerous college and higher education opportunities located nearby. The Sacramento area offers a wide selection of business education courses, 2-year community colleges and 4-year options including UC Davis & Sacramento State. Here are information links.
Local Folsom Schools
Folsom Cordova Unified School District
Folsom School Directory
Community Colleges & 4-year Colleges
Folsom Lake College
Sacramento State University
University of California at Davis
Consumnes River Colleges
Sacramento City College
American River College
Art Institue – Sacramento
Colleges in CA
Education for Small Business Owners & MBA Programs
SBA Small Business Learning Center
Folsom Business Classes
Folsom Chamber Business Tools & Services
Small Business Courses offered by Coursera
Sac State Executive MBA
Local (Sacramento) Score Workshops
The Best & Most Affordable Online MBA Programs
MBA Programs Offered Without the GMAT Test
1-year (Accelerated) Online Business & MBA Programs
Higher Education Resources & Online Learning Options for Local Residents
Collegeboard Big Future
Career & Vocational/Trade School
Online Universities & Distance Learning
Accredited Online College Search
Guide to Online Community Colleges
America’s Best Online Colleges & Universities
Listing of The Most Affordable Online Universities
Online Colleges & Schools Located in California
Accredited Online Schools & College Programs in California
Folsom is in the news! Here are the latest news briefs from the Greater Folsom Partnership
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 life and fun, 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
One of the Most Comfortable Cities
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 test scores and graduation rates
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 the 109th community college in California. A part of the Los Rios Community College District, it offers more than thirty different degrees and certifications.
Natural and synthetic sport fields
Indoor Sports Center
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.
Folsom Lake State Park offers beaches, boat ramps and picnic areas
Lake Natoma is known for its serene waters 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.
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.
185 Placerville Road
Iron Point Circle
1755 Cavitt Dr.
110 Serpa Way
905 E. Bidwell St.
Blue Ravine Road
6606 Folsom Auburn Road
Folsom Premium Outlets
Folsom Auburn Road
1011 E. Bidwell St.
By the Numbers
High School Graduate or Higher
Bachelor Degree or Higher
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19-64 years old
Younger than 18
Older than 65
Mean Household Income
Median Household Income
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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 Materials
In Folsom, the focus is the never-ending process of growth and success achieved with a talented workforce fortified by the area’s major technology universities.
It’s an easy transition for companies to advance from start-up to technical powerhouse. Intel and PowerSchool are just two of the companies who have chosen Folsom for success.
Documents available to download
In business it’s all about success and we have all the tools such as a young tech-savvy workforce, affordable utilities as well as a business-friendly city government. There’s room to grow as the city begins to develop 3600 acres south of Highway 50.
We are committed to helping you locate and thrive here. Whether it’s assistance with permitting, finding new or additional space, staff or resources, we are eager to help.
Located along the eastern edge of the Sacramento region, Folsom is a top location for companies seeking access to talent and unsurpassed quality of life. Intel, Powerschool, and Toshiba are just a few of the companies who have chosen Folsom.
A new 3600-acre master-planned community south of Highway 50 includes more than 300 acres available for new commercial/industrial development. We have room to grow.
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