Area Information

Area Information


Auburn, Calif., offers an unsurpassed outdoor experience. The area features some of the country’s finest whitewater rafting runs, canyons full of wildlife, golf courses, vineyards, orchards and much more. Auburn State Recreation Area contains more than 38,000 acres of natural open space that attract more than 900,000 visitors each year. Placer Nature Center provides year-round information and education on the natural environment that surrounds. Auburn is the “Endurance Capital of the World” hosting some of the most challenging and historic endurance events in the world. The vast network of roads, trails and surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains challenge athletes of all levels and interests.

Gold Country Fairgrounds host a wide array of fairs, festivals and expos. Foothills Farmers Market includes the finest produce of the Sierra foothills every Saturday morning. The Auburn Wine and Food Festival is a celebration featuring local flavor and entertainment each October. Art enthusiasts will enjoy the Auburn Symphony, J. Randal Smith Gallery and Douglas Van Howd Gallery.

Auburn’s hot-summer Mediterranean climate is characterized by cool, moist winters and hot/dry summers. The climate, similar to Napa, Calif., is suitable for growing wine grapes. As a result, there are numerous wineries operating in Placer County. Annual precipitation includes 47 inches of rain, while snowfall is minimal at just one inch on average.

The discovery of gold in 1848 spurred development in Placer County. Mining became the major industry of Auburn which was officially formed in 1849. Rapid growth led to Auburn being named the county seat just two years later. Incorporation of Auburn took place in 1860 and then again in 1888.


Amtrak, Interstate 80, State Highway 49 and Auburn Municipal Airport comprise opportune travel throughout the region.

Auburn Union School District educates approximately 2,100 students in K-8, while Placer Union High School District operates innovative institutions including one of the oldest high schools in California, Placer High School. Sierra College, Weimar Institute and William Jessup University are among the many opportunities for higher education.

AT&T, Flyers Energy and Placer County are among the major employers in Auburn. Within the county; Kaiser Permanente, Hewlett-Packard and Union Pacific Railroad are among the top employers.

Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital is a 64-bed, acute-care hospital in the heart of California’s Gold Country. The hospital is part of Northern California’s most comprehensive health system and focused on the needs of the patients it serves.

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