Fair Oaks Village
Fair Oaks has a small town feel and a lively arts scene. Located in Old Fair Oaks Village, the town center houses the Plaza Park Amphitheater, where residents look forward to the yearly Fair Oaks Theater Festival. A not-to-miss event, the annual Chicken Festival draws young and old alike. Every year in December, our town shows its festive side with Christmas in the Village. In May, Fair Oaks Fiesta Days feature family-friendly events that promote community during this spring festival.
Trader Joe's, Raley's, Costco, Whole Foods, great restaurants, theaters, music, colleges and schools are all nearby. There are Farmers Markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The Smokey Oaks Tavern, with great food and drinks, is located right next to our site, at 9634 Fair Oaks Blvd.
American River Parkway
Just half a mile away to the South is the beautiful American River, bordered by the American River Parkway bike path: a 32 mile, 4900 acre expanse of land and water deemed the "jewel of Sacramento" that runs from Old Sacramento to Folsom Dam. (And yes, there are community members who plan on commuting by bike!)
The American River Parkway is truly a treasure to our community. Whether you're a bike riding family, long-time birder, boater, runner or just need a beautiful place to walk after a long day at the office, the 32-mile stretch of parkway has a little bit of something for everyone.
Over 5 million people enjoy this wildlife-rich recreation spot every year, and Fair Oaks EcoHousing members are happy to be among them! The Fair Oaks EcoHousing Site is a short walk from Sacramento Bar at Mile 20 on the Parkway
Sacramento, and its surrounding areas, is a bustling metropolis in the heart of Northern California. With roots in the California Gold Rush, and built on the Sacramento River, the area has boomed as the California State Capitol. As an affordable alternative to the San Francisco Bay Area, it has attracted industry development in all areas, and is the home to six colleges and universities, including California State University, Sacramento, and University of California, Davis.
Gateway to Northern California
Located midway between the ocean and the mountains, Sacramento is a recreational mecca. Only two hours to the west spend a day in the San Francisco Bay Area with museums, shopping, theatre, football and baseball. At the Pacific Ocean, explore beaches, sailing, hiking, hang gliding, and biking.
Two hours to the east are the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and the majestic Lake Tahoe. Skiing, snowboarding, rafting, sailing, and hiking await.
In three hours you can make a trip to Yosemite National Park in the south, or Carmel by the Sea to the west, or the Trinity mountains to the north.