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History and modern culture merge with outdoor adventure in this appealing town on the west side of the Sierra Nevada, located about 30 minutes from Sacramento. The City of Auburn is a National Historic stable in the county seat of Placer County. Beautiful scenery mixes with rustic modernity that is unrivaled. The surrounding landscape and local Auburn culture lends itself perfectly to this Endurance Capitol of the World.
Average Household Income: $86,222
Median Rental Costs: $1,176
Median House Value: $481,500
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Sacramento International Airport (SMF)
The Sacramento International Airport is located 39.1 miles southwest of Auburn , CA. It serves the Greater Sacramento Area and is the main gateway to the California State Capitol.
The Auburn Municipal Airport and Industrial Park serves Auburn and the surrounding area. The facility is owned by the City of Auburn and totals approximately 285 acres, with 80 acres within the industrial park complex. Existing uses include an airport, airport related businesses, and an assortment of light manufacturing businesses. The airport is above the fog and usually clear year-round.
Auburn is served by Amtrak passenger rail service a few times a day. Located at the corner of Nevada Street and Fulweiler Street, it serves as the eastern terminus of AMTRAK's Californian Capitol Corridor.
Auburn Transit, operated by the City of Auburn, includes a deviated fixed route service (the "Auburn Loop"), a recreational route (the "Confluence Route") and a Ride-Share option ("Auburn On-Demand") that operates within the City of Auburn and portions of unincorporated Placer County. As shown in the Auburn Transit Guide (PDF), Auburn Transit connects with Placer County Transit, Capital Corridor Train, and Gold Country Stage at the Auburn - Conheim Multimodal Station on Nevada Street.
Placer County Transit (PCT) provides a safe and direct means of transportation service for western Placer County residents. PCT is committed to providing comprehensive and reliable transit service, so that their passengers enjoy a comfortable and pleasant ride aboard their busses.
Interstate Highway 80 is the main East-West highway through this area, connecting Sacramento to the West and the Lake Tahoe/Reno areas to the East. This town can be reached through several interchanges on Interstate 80, three of which (exits 118, 119A through C, and 120) are somewhat within the town limits. California Highway 49 is the main North-South highway through this area connecting Auburn with the towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City to its North and Placerville to the South. CalTrans - Department of Transportation maintains information about highways, current road conditions, and travel information maps for California.
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The Port of West Sacramento, formerly the Port of Sacramento, is an inland port in the Sacramento metropolitan area. It is 79 nautical miles Northeast of San Francisco, and is centered in the California Central Valley, one of the richest agricultural regions in the world. Throughout its history, this Port has served the agricultural, natural resources, and construction sectors in Northern California.
…Lodging in Auburn
It's not difficult to find comfortable places to stay in Auburn, as there are numerous hotels, but for accommodations steeped in history, book a stay at the Park Victorian. This 1874 mansion, which underwent meticulous renovations in 2016 to restore it to its original grandeur, has six luxurious suites, each named after an illustrious Auburnite.
Another very Gold Country option is the Bed-and-Breakfast Power's Mansion Inn, an 1880s Victorian home build by a goldmine magnate who often hosted a young mine engineer named Herbert Hoover.
Whether you're planning fun with the family or a quick getaway with friends, enjoy your stay at Holiday Inn Hotel Auburn, a certified green hotel located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the rich history of the early settlers and gold miners.
Elmwood Motel offers a cozy stay in Historic downtown Auburn. Walking distance to many restaurants, pubs, sports bars, breakfast places, shopping and night life.