Folsom topped the list as the #1 Best Place to Raise a Family in 2018 which was based on family life, fun, education, health & safety, and financial socioeconomic environment. Living in Folsom offers the friendly residents a dense suburban feel with a growing number of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks, and neighborhoods that are clean, safe, and kid-friendly. Many families and young professionals live in Folsom and the public schools in Folsom are highly rated.
Folsom Lake and the American River are focal points in the city offering water-sports, like boating, kayaking, tubing, and paddle boarding; It also has many wonderful trails to hike or bike ride. If you enjoy shopping or dining there are the Palladio Mall, the Outlet Mall and the revitalized Old Town Folsom which offers great food & many outdoor events throughout the year. Overall, there is something here for everyone to enjoy. Neighbors are down to earth. They’re the ones that will invite you over for a backyard beer and proactively introduce their kids to yours so that you feel at home.