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    Fair Oaks, California – A Beautiful Part of Greater Sacramento

    Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons - Released under Creative Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fair_Oaks,_CA.JPGFair Oaks, California is such a beautiful part of the Greater Sacramento area. Located along the banks of the American River in Sacramento County, this fast growing suburban community is bordered by Rancho Cordova on the South and Citrus Heights on the north and is therefore sandwiched between Sacramento and Folsom Fair Oaks is known for it’s mixture of semi-rural and suburban communities offering a wide selection of lifestyles for residents.

    Founded back in 1844 as part of the Rancho San Juan Mexican land grant, Fair Oaks flourished and in 1895, Brevet Brigadier General Charles Henry Howard and James W. Wilson of the Howard-Wilson Publishing Company of Chicago acquired rights to promote Fair Oaks as the ideal citrus growing community. Fair Oaks grew rapidly n the 20th Century with the completion of the Fair Oaks Bridge and the railroad line. The Fair Oaks Fruit Company incorporated in 1902 and built a warehouse in Fair Oaks to export not only citrus, but also almonds and olives. Workers followed and by 1906 Fair Oaks had become a typical small town with it’s own post office, hotel, blacksmith shop, pharmacy, bank, newspaper, grocery stores and more! All located along Main Street. Visitors and residents can learn more about Fair Oaks history by visiting the Fair Oaks History Center which features many pictures of and artifacts from Fair Oaks dating from the early 1900’s. There is even a small collection of Maidu Indian artifacts too.

    It’s population has grown from just over 28,000 in 2000 to nearly 31,000 in 2010 and while growing, Fair Oaks definitely has a small town feel about it. For example the town center of Fair Oaks is named “Fair Oaks Village” – where you will even find chickens running free on occasion! After all there is an annual Fair Oaks Chicken Festival that takes place every year there in September!

    Don’t miss the fantastic Veterans Memorial Amphitheater located in the village where you can see fantastic outdoor theater productions at various times of the year. It is also home to the Fair Oaks Theater Festival that takes place every summer – taking advantage of the beautiful climate on offer here in this part of Northern California.

    Fair Oak’s also has an active local Chamber of Commerce – representing dozens of local businesses as well as producing the Fair Oaks Fiesta and Car Show each May in Fair Oaks Village. Featuring beautiful classic cars from various eras. This popular event attracts the crowds every year.

    For those animal lovers amongst you Fair Oaks is a wonderful dog friendly locale. It even hosts an annual Dog Walk event on the 1st Saturday in October.

    For parents with kids, there are some excellent public schools in Fair Oaks which are part of the San Juan Unified School District. As well as is a good public library in Fair Oaks which is part of the Sacramento County Library system.

    Clearly Fair Oaks is a community that has something to offer everyone. When it comes to real estate there are a huge variety of home types and styles on offer. Could it be the perfect place for you to relocate to?

    Is the Greater Sacramento area where you are considering relocation? Are Roseville, Rocklin, Folsom, Citrus Heights, Rancho Cordova and other areas of this beautiful part of Northern California the perfect places for you? If you are looking at living in any of these or the surrounding Sacramento towns and cities  Contact Tom Daves today! Or call him at  916-296-5841 for home buyer or home seller real estate advice in the Greater Sacramento area!

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