Fair Oaks retains the small-town character of the rural fruit-growing colony that was founded over a century ago. Only 16 miles east of downtown Sacramento, Fair Oaks offers visitors rolling hills, winding country lanes, and scenic bluffs overlooking the American River, interspersed with orchards of orange, walnut and almond trees.
At the heart of Fair Oaks is the relaxed atmosphere of the Village, where antique stores, galleries and concerts in the park under century-old oaks bring back the feeling of a simpler, quieter age.
New generations of Fair Oaks residents, drawn by the tech industry, our wide range of outdoor activities and our array of entertainment possibilities, continue to rediscover the charms of Fair Oaks and find that there is no better place to establish a home and raise a family.
Sacramento Area Parks map of the American River Parkway Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail - Click here for the Adobe PDF.
An extensive study on Fair Oaks' history is at the Fair Oaks Historical Society & History Center - http://www.fairoakshistory.org/