The City of Auburn, California, is the county seat of Placer County. Auburn is geographically located Northeast of Sacramento and Southwest of Lake Tahoe. The town is nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range at a comfortable 1,300 feet elevation. Auburn is situated on the edge of the Auburn State Recreation Area and overlooks the beautiful American River Canyon which offers an abundance of outdoor recreational activities.
The City of Auburn is considered one of the best places to live in Northern California. It's bordered by the beautiful American River Canyon and nestled in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Located at the crossroads of I-80 and historic Highway 49, Auburn is the county seat of Placer County. The City encompasses approximately 7.5 square miles and has a population of 12,800. Situated at elevations between 1,000 and 1,400 feet, the surroundings offer an awesome seasonal change.
Auburn is committed to supporting the arts in the community, including public art, theater, music, dance and the many local artists that exhibit their works in the art galleries and businesses.
Auburn is home to the challenging Western States Endurance Run/Ultra Marathon and the grueling Western States Endurance Ride/Tevis Cup held each year.