Some people just stop in Auburn on their way up Highway 80 to Lake Tahoe but other people are more fortunate — they live here. People who like foothill living have made Auburn their home. The home styles range from vintage homes near Old Town (Virtual Tour – Old Town Auburn) and Downtown Auburn, to new construction within and just outside the city limits (Virtual Tour – Vintage Oaks). Size of homes range from small cottages, homes on golf courses, 5 to 10+ acre parcels, custom and semi-custom homes.
Auburn is close enough to downtown Sacramento to allow a commute to work and even closer to the high tech facilities in Roseville, Rocklin and Folsom.
Auburn offers the small town atmosphere so many are looking for nowadays. There is always something happening at the Fairgrounds – The Gold Country Fair in September, Rodeo in April, Auburn Home Shows in May and September; in Old Town — Antiques and Collectibles Street fairs in May and October; in Downtown — the Black and White Ball in September and Cruise Nights one Friday a month brings out the old time cars and old time fun. The Farmers Market happens every Saturday in the Court House parking lot. The world famous runs and rides including the legendary Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, the Tevis Cup 100 Mile Horseback Ride, the Cool Mountain Bike Race and the Cool Canyon Crawl give even the most energetic a good workout.
The Auburn State Recreation Area is a wonderful place to get away from it all. Hiking, biking, and riding trails crisscross the area. Two forks of the American River come together a short distance from downtown Auburn and the area has become a favorite place to soak up the sun on hot summer days. There is a boat launching ramp for Folsom Lake just down Auburn-Folsom road at Rattlesnake Bar, lots of river rafting opportunities and of course, the fishing is great. You can be snow skiing in less than two hours or over the hill to Reno, which is only about 100 miles away, for a show in about the same time.
Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital and its affiliated physicians provide residents with full service hospital and medical services.