Fair Oaks is a charming, bucolic community in the greater Sacramento region located north of Highway 50 west of Folsom. Fair Oaks appeals to individuals and families who prefer suburban and semi-rural living. This is not a cookie cutter community but a menagerie of neighborhoods that has evolved with the timeline of this historic town. Some of Sacramento’s most stunning real estate is custom builds along the bluffs of the American River Parkway in Fair Oaks. Fair Oaks buyers enjoy the patchwork of neighborhoods and gated communities of tract, semi-custom, and custom homes.
Due to the diversity of age, location, construction, lot orientation and improvements, values can fluctuate significantly for properties within blocks of one another; therefore, it is imperative that you use a Realtor® intimately acquainted with Fair Oaks who understands and can articulate the desirability of the amenities in your neighborhood and home to this highly specific group of buyers.
Tucked in the crux of the river parkway and Sunrise and Fair Oaks Boulevards is the town’s hub, the Old Fair Oaks Village. Here you will find antique and book stores, boutiques, salons, restaurants and art galleries anchored by the Veteran’s Memorial Amphitheatre, which is home to the Fair Oaks Theatre Festival and Comedy Under the Stars. Annual events not to be missed include The Chicken Festival, Christmas in the Village, the Kids Art Festival and Fiesta Days. Restaurants and eateries you don’t want to miss include Dianda’s Italian Bakery, Sunflower Drive-In, Mikunis, Love at First Bite and Fair Oaks Brew Pub.
There is an abundance of outdoor recreation located within and nearby Fair Oaks including walking, cycling, and kayaking via the American River Parkway and paddle boarding, rowing, and swimming at Lake Natoma. Sailor Bar, Nimbus Fish Hatchery and the Effie Yeaw Nature Center (located nearby in Carmichael) are popular fishing spots.
Fair Oaks offers a variety of educational opportunities for students of all ages. As part of the San Juan Unified School District, families have the opportunity to choose from among the district’s traditional, fundamental, open, charter and Montessori campuses through the open enrollment process in January. Fair Oaks is home to private schools including the Sacramento Waldorf School (preschool through 12th grade) and St. Mel’s Catholic School (T-K through 8th grade). For a comprehensive list of area schools and reports, visit the schools link on this site.
Popular neighborhoods include Old Fair Oaks, Curragh Downs, Phoenix Field, Rollingwood, Shady Knolls, Hidden Valley, Walnut Hills, Sheraton Estates, Bannister Woods, Lake Knoll, and Northridge.
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