Folsom Again Named One of the Best

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The City of Folsom has been named number 2 on the list of best places in the state for young families.

Great schools, great parks and great jobs await young families in Folsom, which is located about 20 miles east of Sacramento.

Local graduation rates here are well above the state average: in 2011-2012, Folsom High School and Vista del Lago High School had graduation rates of 98.4 and 99.1 percent respectively, according the California Department of Education Data Reporting Office.

Folsom also made our NerdWallet list of top 10 California cities for job seekers as it’s home to the research and development offices for Intel and the corporate offices for Verizon and Jadoo Power. Families can enjoy outdoor fun at Castle Park or go ice skating in the winter at the historic Sutter Street Ice Rink in the Folsom historic district.

Here’s what people are saying about life in Folsom:

“Folsom is widely regarded as a progressive and safe, family-friendly community with great schools, wonderful neighborhoods, an excellent jobs to housing balance, and outstanding employers including Intel, Kikkoman and California ISO. We also have two beautiful lakes, miles of recreational trails, a revitalized Historic District, a regional performing arts center, and exciting dining and shopping opportunities.” -Kerri Howell, Mayor

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