How can you pick the right Folsom neighborhood or Folsom community to live in?

Buying a home is not only the largest purchase you might ever make, but choosing the right home in the right neighborhood is important. A buyer not only needs to choose the right home, but buyers also need to pay equal attention to the neighborhood or community. You will never love your house if you do not like your neighborhood.

When looking for a Realtors in Folsom CA there should be a number of important things you look for in the interview, including the agents past track record of success, statistical data such as list price to sale price ratios, and average days on market. In addition, you should find out what communication and marketing skills they have.

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Do you have children or plan to have children? If you have kids, schools, parks and community centers are important to families. Even if you are single and do not have kids, purchasing by highly ranked schools will raise property values.

What type of home are you interested in? Single family, condo, townhouse or an apartment.

Are you more interested in a home in Folsom’s Historic District? Historic homes have lots of character and charm, but may require upkeep.

How far are you willing to commute? Choosing a neighborhood that allows you to bike, walk, easy commute access to freeways.

Five Top Folsom Neighborhoods


Empire Ranch is a master planned community that is surrounded by a premier 18 hole half course. Home prices generally range from $500,000 and exceeds $800,000. Empire Ranch offers gated neighborhoods, semi-custom homes, custom and luxury homes as well as condos. Many homes feature stellar views of the foothills and Downtown Sacramento.


The Parkway is a popular community that one of my past clients called "The Truman Show." It's a tongue and cheek way of pointing out that the parks are busy, people are out walking their dogs, kids are playing, and everyone will stop to say hello. The Parkway is located in a master-planned community which features 240 acres of open space, miles of nature trails, private security, landscaped HOA maintained front yards, multi-purpose parks and beautiful common landscaped areas. Real estate prices usually range from $500,000 and exceeds $800,000.


Briggs Ranch is a master planned community that is walking distance to Folsom Lake, Folsom Point, & BT Collins Park. Briggs Ranch offer tract homes and semi custom luxury homes. Briggs Ranch is a popular, upscale community in Folsom which is a suburb of Sacramento CA. Most homes in this area built in the 80's & 90's. Homes for sale in Briggs Ranch include rolling hills and homes with views of the Sacramento Valley. Award winning schools, biking, trails, boating, tons of shopping & more! Briggs Ranch is a highly desirable neighborhood which residence enjoy large mature oak trees, direct access to Folsom lake and high rated schools. Real Estate prices usually range from $500,000 and exceeds 1mil.


Hillcrest is an ultra high end community that consists of only custom homes. The community is nestled in the popular Empire Ranch community that has miles of nature trails, private security, multi-purpose parks and beautiful common landscaped areas. This is a highly desirable area with an 18 hole championship golf course, the Palladio shopping center, amazing schools and so much more! The community Real estate prices usually range from $800,000 and exceeds 2mil.


Broadstone is by far the largest community in Folsom. The reason this community made the list is because it offers homes in the high $400,000's into the low $500,000's. It also has higher end communities where homes are in the $700,000's. Broadstone is set up with walking trails galore, large sidewalks, parks and wonderful schools. It will be difficult to find a neighborhood that offers more. Start investigating the Folsom communities and neighborhoods in Folsom you find interesting

Join social media groups that focus on Folsom area neighborhoods and Folsom communities. Its a great way to meet people living in the community, get input about schools, crime, traffic, etc. Do your research on Folsom schools. There are several Elementary schools, 2 high schools and 2 middle schools. Look up local crime statics or visit the Folsom Police station if you have specific questions or concerns related to crime in the area. Folsom has miles of trails for biking and walking, lots of neighborhood parks, Folsom Lake and recreation opportunities. Don’t forget about individual neighborhood associations, some Folsom communities have higher HOA fees than others.

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