Folsom, California


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Moving to Folsom
Hi there! I'm planning on moving my family (myself, my partner and two children under five) to the Folsom/Roseville/Rocklin area this summer from Orange County. Any suggestions on the best parts of Folsom to live in/best apartments for a family of four? I appreciate any and all advice!

You pretty much can’t go wrong anywhere in Folsom. The schools are great. My wife’s family has been here since the 90s and I moved here in 2016. Now that we have a kid that’s almost two we bought a home for ourselves (37) this year.

I moved here from Florida, and what I didn’t expect or even know was a thing was the vibe I get from the whole of Northern California. It feels special to me. The Sacramento metropolitan area is within driving distance of a lot of cool places to visit. I’ve done a day trip to Yosemite, though I don’t recommend it.

Considering buying a home in Folsom or Elk Grove. Help me decide.

I live in Folsom. It’s fantastic and everyone has mentioned the reasons so I’ll share what I don’t like about it…

It really has a “keeping up with the Joneses” culture which makes it expensive to live here. Like, if you can’t afford to put your kids in all the activities and go to Broadstone Sports Club, you might feel left out in some circles (this is obviously based on my own experience).

It’s also very expensive. I’m renting and waiting for the housing market to do something but it isn’t budging too much here in Folsom. Also most of the houses here barely have a yard.

On top of that, this is the land of HOAs. Some people love this but I like neighborhoods that have more character than stucco. HOAs are also annoying. It’s like having an adult hall monitor in your neighborhood.

Should I move to the Folsom area?

What do you like to do for fun? Because Folsom is very familiar oriented. You said you’re single with no kids, you could potentially find yourself very bored a lot of the time here.

If you’re into the outdoors and such, it’s a great place. As far as more liberal goes, I’d say Folsom is almost right in the middle, but everyone here is also very friendly. I’ve never felt any issues with someone’s political affiliation here but personally, I also don’t give a shit what you are, as long as you’re not an asshole.

Wildfire smoke is an issue, but that’s the case anywhere in CA. Can’t predict how that’s going to go each summer. Last summer, we had none, tue couple before that, it was awful.

Just some things to think about!

Folsom is a great location for you! It's close to Sac for all the big city stuff and not to far from Lake Tahoe (if you want a gorgeous outdoors escape) and there are a few big casinos scattered around the area.

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