Auburn is a quaint city rich in recreation, arts, and an abundance of Gold Rush history. It serves as the county seat for Placer County and sits at the crossroads of Interstate 80 and Highway 49 at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Auburn is a designated California historical landmark with a picturesque downtown comprised of homes and buildings from the mid 1800s. Downtown Auburn combines old west charm with modern appeal and sophistication through its wine bars, restaurants, and breweries.
A thriving artists’ community keeps galleries bustling while a community concert association and the Auburn Symphony are popular with residents. The Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center features numerous films and live performances throughout the year.
Nearby lakes and rivers help establish Auburn as a hub for recreational excursions and adventures. The North Fork American River, Auburn State Recreation Area, and Hidden Falls Regional Park are all locally renowned and enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts.
Auburn’s location provides easy access to Folsom, Grass Valley and Nevada City. It is 30 minutes from Sacramento and 90 minutes from Lake Tahoe.
Auburn has a strong sense of community, evident in established organizations such as Lions Clubs and Soroptimists International as well as in their local events. Local community events include guided town walks, antique shows, classic car shows, art walks, holiday fairs, parades, and music in the park. The year-round Auburn Farmer’s Market is also a favorite among residents.