Folsom, California


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The Parkway


The Parkway is the picture of suburban, master-planned community bliss. It has 3 fun and active multi-use parks, the sidewalks are busy with families out walking their dogs and the kiddos are always playing in the well-manicured yards (many homes with pools).
The community features 240 acres of open space, and 15 miles of nature trails, all guarded by private security so families feel incredibly safe raising their children here. Median home prices are a bit high at $750k+ but again, if you’re coming from the Bay Area these prices are still a bargain.

Briggs Ranch


Briggs Ranch is a master-planned community that is dreamy for the most outdoorsy families. It’s walking distance to Folsom Lake, Folsom Point, & BT Collins Park so whether your tastes run to getting out on the water or onto the trails you’ll find it here. The blocks are much loved for the rolling hill topography which for a master-planned neighborhood can be quite rare. The neighborhood is also well known for the massive oak trees that line the blocks and yards. Median home prices run up above $800k but for families that crave raising their kiddos amidst the water and hills it’s an ideal neighborhood.



We talked about home prices being more reasonable in Folsom than the big cities but Hillcrest is the high-end community that defies that description. The median home price is $1.5m so this is a legit luxury community. Hillcrest sits in the popular Empire Ridge area and comes with miles of nature trails, tons of parks and play areas, private security and the topper – the 18-hole Empire Ranch golf club.
Hillcrest is also incredibly convenient with the wonderful Palladio Shopping Center and the excellent Vista Del Lago High School walking and biking distance for you and the kiddos.



Broadstone is the largest and one of the most affordable neighborhoods in Folsom with a median price of ~$630k but also has homes in the $400k-$500k range . It has tons of the same amenities as the fancier spots, including miles of walking trails, great multi-use parks, including Livermore Community Park, with a Football Field, Lacrosse Field, Sand Volleyball, Soccer, Softball and tons and tons of open space for general play. The neighborhood is also home to [Broadstone Sports Club(, a multi-use community sports space with Olympic-size pools and wonderful exercise and group sports facilities.