Placer County offers the best of all worlds for living and working: Rural, urban and suburban environments create unique lifestyle opportunities for work and play. Climate, geography and historical richness all contribute to our exceptionally high quality of life.
The geography of the county includes the grasslands of the valley to the oaks and pines of the hilly Gold Country, to the magnificent, snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountain range, with numerous rivers and lakes, as well as state and national parks.
Placer County offers an abundance of recreational activities such as boating, water sports, fishing on several lakes, including Lake Tahoe, as well as hiking, horseback riding, and camping. Golfers can enjoy any one of over twenty courses and skiers and snowboarders have their choice of nine ski resorts within a short drive. Adventure seekers can experience gold panning, nature photography, river rafting, hunting, or mountain biking. In the winter and spring, we also have snowmobiling, ice-skating and sledding.
In addition, Placer County also offers exceptional shopping, education, and culture. The history and culture of Placer County comes alive in its many museums and theaters. The Placer County Museum, located on the first floor of the beautiful and historic Placer County Courthouse, presents an overview of the colorful history of Placer County life. Check out the fabulous gold collection in the Treasurer's vaults.
Community activities and entertainment in Placer County include concerts at both the Gold Country and Placer County Fairgrounds, the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Summer Music Festival, the Gold'n Fiddle Festival, Roseville's Music in the Park, the Library Garden series in Auburn, and the Black and White Ball in Auburn.
Placer County is served by three area hospitals. High-quality, comprehensive medical services are another aspect of the quality of life enjoyed by Placer County residents and visitors.
Industry is drawn to Placer County by a well-educated labor force in additional to a healthy and pleasing environment. In fact, we have one of the fastest growing business communities in California. Our County's school system has an excellent record of educating and preparing students for higher education. Sierra Community and the nearby University of California, Davis; and California State University, Sacramento, provide curriculum in biochemistry, biophysics, computer science, engineering, genetics, business, and general education.
World-class recreational opportunities, available housing from affordable to executive, clean and safe schools and neighborhoods, and an educated workforce all make Placer County a wonderful place to live, work and play. – less–ZoomInfo