Folsom, CA makes up the north-east corner of Sacramento County, sharing borders with Placer County and El Dorado County. It is located about 10 miles east of Sacramento, just off of Highway 50. In 2006, Folsom had an estimated population of 69,445.
The city is probably best known for Folsom Prison thanks to Johnny Cash. It is also the home to a large Intel campus, employing around 6,500 people.
Folsom is a bicycle-friendly city, earning a Silver-level endorsement from the Bicycle Friendly Community Campaign. Aside from bike lanes on most major roads, there are bike trails along the American River and Folsom Lake.
The light rail line stops at Iron Point Rd. and Folsom Blvd. (near the Folsom Premium Outlets); Glenn Dr. and Folsom Blvd.; and terminates at Historic Folsom. Folsom Stage Line is the local bus service. There are only two bus routes in the entire city and there are no connections to other bus lines (fact check).
Vehicle traffic can get highly congested during peak hours. This has been attributed to the closure of Folsom Dam Road in 2003 due to fears of it being a target for terrorism. The road originally carried about 18,000 vehicles a day.
Restaurants and Shopping
- Many big-box retailers and national chains can be found along the entire length of East Bidwell St.
- Folsom Premium Outlets
- Historic Folsom
- Top Restaurants in Folsom