The fruit and nut orchards have been replaced with homes on large lots where homeowners enjoy views of the river and canyon. The center of Applegate has a branch library, civic center, post office and a beautiful park with a pond. The approximately 1900 foot elevation means that once in a while there is a dusting of snow in the winter and summer days that are cooler than the lower Sacramento Valley.
There are old ranches and new hillside homes within this small community. There are winding lanes to hidden homes on tree covered acreage and you can find modest small homes or estate size homes. It is an easy commute out to Highway 80 making it a favorite for those working in the high tech industry in Roseville and Rocklin.