The City of Folsom has a rich history beginning with the '49ers during California's great Gold Rush. It was the site of the West's first railroad and the world's first long-distance transmission of electricity.
Today Folsom is a forward-looking city, a high-tech town, with firms ranging from small to large international corporations. Folsom also boasts excellent schools, beautiful family-oriented neighborhoods and outstanding shopping, dining and cultural options.
Folsom’s name is recognizable throughout the world in part due to the prison that Johnny Cash made famous – Folsom State Prison. In 2014, the City opened the Johnny Cash Trail and Bike/Pedestrian bridge overcrossing, which highlights the legacy of the musician and the unique architecture of the prison.
Named the “Best place to raise a family in California,” (WalletHub), Folsom’s residents take great pride in the safety and sense of community that the city provides, and the 72,000 culturally diverse residents range from young families to active retirees.