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Find Your Place in Fair Oaks

September 8, 2021

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Located less than 30 minutes east of downtown Sacramento lies Fair Oaks, California. The suburb consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in the area for residents of all ages, from young professionals to families and retirees. Hear from the team at Elliott Homes, one of California’s most trusted builders, about the benefits of living in Fair Oaks and why over 30,000 people are proud to call it home. 

A brief history    

The community of Fair Oaks began as part of a land grant in the mid-1800s, with the majority of development stemming from its citrus crops. The original developers convinced business owners and other professionals, like bankers and engineers, to move to the area and invest in the town. In the early 1900s, community leaders helped add a bridge over the American River and brought a Southern Pacific railroad line through town—which helped Fair Oaks grow rapidly. 

After years of unfortunate freezes, the citrus groves were lost and the economy struggled to recover. But once new companies and industries made their way to Fair Oaks, and new transportation options better connected residents to surrounding cities, it truly flourished as a suburban community.  

Life in Fair Oaks 

Working professionals enjoy plenty of employment opportunities within city limits, as well as a quick commute to a bustling job market in Sacramento. Families with school-aged children appreciate the highly rated public schools, ranking in the top five best school districts in the Sacramento area. 

But life isn’t just about work and school—and Fair Oaks offers an abundance of ways to spend time with family, friends or by yourself. 

Support small businesses, like retail shops and restaurants, by visiting Old Fair Oaks Village. This charming part of town also hosts various events throughout the year, including biweekly outdoor concerts, food and drink festivals, car shows, holiday-themed celebrations and more. Outdoor enthusiasts love the various ways to get outside—whether it’s a long bike ride along the American River Pathway, rafting down the river or visiting well-maintained public parks, enjoying the fresh air is made easy in Fair Oaks. 

With Sacramento being only a short drive away, residents can enjoy everything the state’s capital has to offer. Museums, historic landmarks, art galleries, an NBA team, shopping and more. 

An Elliott Homes community 

Perhaps one of the biggest draws to life in Fair Oaks, California is the opportunity to build a dream home in an Elliott Homes community. The Heritage at Gum Ranch was built on some of the last remaining undeveloped land in town, offering a sense of privacy while still being in close proximity to everything in town. The neighborhood features five newly designed floor plans, ranging in size from 2,437 to 3,666 square feet. A good variety in the layouts, plenty of customization options and high-quality features means that families of all shapes and sizes can find the perfect plan for them at The Heritage at Gum Ranch. 

If you’re ready to plant roots in Fair Oaks and live in a new-construction community designed by a trusted family-run builder, The Heritage at Gum Ranch is ready to welcome you. Call Cheryl at (916) 461-9140 to learn more about the community, or schedule an appointment online


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