Foresthill Real Estate
The community of Foresthill is a beautiful 20-minute drive from Auburn. Located northeast of Interstate 80, residents refer to their home as “the ridge,” as most areas overlook the American River Canyon. Established in 1850, it is rich with Gold Rush history with cooler summers and occasional snowfall in the winter. From hiking and biking to kayaking and camping, locals essentially live in a year-round vacation destination. Sugar Pine Reservoir, China Wall and Auburn State Recreation Area are all havens for outdoor adventure.
Todd Valley Estates, just a few miles from town, was originally a development of vacation homes. Second homeowners, however, quickly discovered the convenient proximity to Auburn and Sacramento. Today, most residents live here year round. Throughout the area, homes range from small older cabins in rustic neighborhoods to newer palatial homes. Some neighborhoods offer ample acreage or are set back in secluded areas.
The town itself offers a quaint main street area with a grocery store, library, community center, and small selection of shops and cafes.
Children reap the benefits of smaller class sizes in the public schools. Foresthill Divide School provides an excellent education for transitional kindergarteners through 8th grade. Foresthill High School then continues to see them through 12th grade. Forest Charter School accommodates a thriving network of homeschool families. When school’s out, locals enjoy the Foresthill Memorial Park, which features ball fields, tennis court, volleyball pit, playground and public swimming pool for warm summer months.
Holidays and festivals bring out the entire town, with the Fourth of July celebrated with a parade, barbecues in the park and swimming in the town pool. There are also pie-baking contests, gold panning championships and an abundance of Americana activities, fostering a close-knit community with a strong sense of pride in its heritage.