The Old Fair Oaks Village - A Community Treasure

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Fair Oaks Village by Myrl Jeffcoat
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Those who dwell in the Greater Sacramento Area are a fortunate lot!  In addition to being cradled in the valley between San Francisco, 90 miles west, and Lake Tahoe, 90 miles to the east, we also are at the threshold of The California Mother Lode, and within an hour of Napa Wine Country.  It doesn't get much better than that!

Add to this good fortune, two rivers, The American, and The Sacramento, plus a bevy of lakes, reservoirs, and ponds, and things get really interesting for those who love water sports and recreation.  The American River Bike Trail and Recreation Area is a 22 mile stretch of pavement, which connects Discovery Park, near Old Sacramento, to the west, and Folsom to the east.

Personally I like the variety of little communities within the Greater Sacramento Area - all having their own individual flavor and personality. 

One of my favorites is The Village in Old Fair Oaks.  The Village exists next to the American River, between the City of Sacramento, and Folsom.  It enjoys a slower, quaint existence, with little antique shops, a bistro, coffee shop, old time hardware store, and other businesses, which border the park at the village center.  

Another interesting thing about The Village, is it often appears there are more chickens that inhabit the area than their human counterparts, adding to the charm!

From the photos above, you will note fellow ActiveRainer, Susan Neal's office, "Century 21 Noel David).  Susan is fortunate enough to work right there in the thick of Fair Oaks Village activities.

The park amphitheater presents Shakespearean theater during the summer months.  Usually in September the community hosts The Annual Chicken Festival. 

One of my favorite restaurants, Carmelitas, serves up amazing Mexican food.  The Old Fair Oaks Bridge, provides great foot and bicycle access across the American River, connecting Fair Oaks to Gold River and Rancho Cordova.


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Suzanne Strickler
Real Estate Information Blog
Weichert, Realtors - Wayne

Myrl - Wonderful pictures in your slide show. How did you do that? Another post perhaps to instruct those of us who need it. :-)


April 27, 2010 04:21 PM
John Mayer
Your Beach Area Expert
Pytha Realty Group, Merritt Island / Cape Canaveral, Florida

Hi Myrl - That place has a lot in common with Key West. They've got roosters all over the place down there!

April 27, 2010 10:50 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
GreatWest Realty

Jim, Tony, Darcy - You're very welcome!

Robert - Absolutely!  Park your car, grab a latte, and walk around!  You'll find the natives friendly:-)

Jim - It seems the older I get, the more I realize that!

Andrea - You're right Sally is from Fair Oaks.  Although her office is not in the Old Village part of the community.

Richard - There's a funny thing that goes on in my mind. . .I really never have thought of other agents as competition!  They're just someone I share a profession with!

Mary - A lot of folks live in the entire community of Fair Oaks; but the Old Village part of the community is smaller.  I'd bet there are a couple hundred chickens than roam the few square blocks surrounding the park.

Al and Peggy - It is amazing how much I can feel like I'm living a rat race, but can make myself over to the village a few minutes away, and feel totally different about life.

Debi - It truly is!  And each one is so very different in personality!

Marlene - The Old Village has lots to see and photgraph!

Suzanne - I use PaintShop Pro to do the slide shows.  I did a tutorial on how to create them which can be accessed at:

John - You're right about Key West.  When I was there in February, I had those same thoughts.  Between the chickens and the Hemmingway six toed cats, they just about rule Key West!


April 28, 2010 10:03 PM
Anonymous #19

When I worked in Lafayette, I lived in Antioch, and I actually spent more time playing around in the area between Antioch and Folsom Lake than I did in San Francisco and Oakland. My San Diego friends thought I was nuts, but my Texas friends knew that you can take the man out of the country, but if he finds a way to get back to the country, any country, all bets are off.

May 07, 2010 08:33 PM
Susan Neal
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks

Myrl - Fair Oaks is indeed a delightful place, and I am really fortunate to live and work here.  Thanks for the mention of me and photo of our office!

May 13, 2010 11:22 PM

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