The town of Auburn is the quintessential California city. Its history reflects the history of the state itself from its early beginnings as a Native American village of the Nisenan band of the Maidu tribe to the tent city of miners camped along Auburn Ravine during the Gold Rush of 1849 and from its role in building the Transcontinental Railroad to the vibrant city that offers its residents all the modern conveniences of 21st century America while jealously guarding its small town reputation. (courtesy of Auburn Chamber of Commerce)
For rural living, this is one of the best places to live and visit in the State of California! Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada this area offers a lifestyle reminiscent of a friendly, old-fashioned community. The area has been able to maintain its rural atmosphere and keep growth to a minimum. Depending on rural area, it is 30-45 minutes east of Sacramento, along the I-80 corridor.