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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
American River Canyon is a neighborhood in Folsom, California with a population of 9,614. American River Canyon is in Sacramento County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in American River Canyon offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In American River Canyon there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in American River Canyon and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in American River Canyon are highly rated.
About American River Canyon...
Population
9,614

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$451,142
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,346
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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American River Canyon Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$89,779
National
$55,322
Families with Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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American River Canyon Reviews

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Overall, Folsom is very nice. However, I've found that there are many people who live here that are very stuck up and entitled. Typically these people live in the rich parts of the city. But there are very nice people
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Traffic can sometimes be inconvenient, but it's never more than a 20 min delay or detour. Plus, biking and walking are very viable and prevalent options of transportation.
There are many beautiful and versatile houses and neighborhoods. Again, pretty much everything to suit everyone's needs.