Fair Oaks, California, 17 miles northeast of Sacramento on the north bank of the American River offers a mix of suburban and semi-rural homes dotted with a few planned unit developments. The median home value is $454,100.
This charming, bucolic community sprawls across oak-studded rolling hills with abundant natural vegetation. Fair Oaks residents enjoy the eclectic, non-conforming neighborhoods, proximity to the river, bike trail and Lake Natoma, excellent public and private school options and the sense of community that has developed over the decades of traditional community events such as Fair Oaks Fiesta Days, Christmas in the Village and the more recent Fair Oaks Chicken Festival.
The historically rich and vibrant old town is host to an artsy collection of delightful shops, salons, restaurants and noteworthy brew pub. Free range chickens roam the streets and often hold up traffic as they cross the proverbial road. The Fair Oaks Chamber of Commerce and Fair Oaks Recreation and Parks District offer a number of family-friendly events including concerts and movies in the park, sports, teen leadership and Senior programs. Visit the Veteran’s Memorial Amphitheatre, where you can take in summer community theater productions, cover band concerts and Comedy Under the Stars or take an UCCE Master Gardener’s class at the Fair Oaks Horticulture Center.
Fair Oaks is not your typical suburban dot on the map. Valuing real estate in Fair Oaks can be tricky as you may have a contemporary mansion sitting on a flag lot behind a 800 square foot cottage built in 1920. Proximity to the river, local views, access to the freeway and desirable schools are all factors in establishing a list price in a diverse community such as Fair Oaks. As an eight-year resident of Fair Oaks who still has significant ties to this community, I am uniquely qualified to help sellers and buyers navigate the Fair Oaks real estate market.
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