The City of Folsom has a rich history beginning with the ’49ers during California’s great Gold Rush. But it’s also a forward-looking city — the site the West’s first railroad and the world’s first long-distance transmission of electricity.
It is a high-tech town as well, with firms ranging from small to large international corporations. The good network of area freeways has drawn distribution facilities to the City as well. A steady influx of new residents has kept local contractors busy, and the retail section is about to get a tremendous boost from two malls in the planning stage. As part of the four-county Sacramento Metropolitan Statistical Area, the City is part of a robust regional economy as well.
An adopted general plan sets out the path the City will likely follow into the 21st century. It shows a growing city that intends to keep its human scale. It places large retail centers in places easily accessible to regional shoppers, without cramming more traffic into the City’s core. It paints a picture of sparkling new neighborhoods as well as a carefully preserved historical district.
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