History: Fair Oaks was part of the the original 1844 Mexican Land Grant, Rancho San Juan. This land grant also encompassed much of the adjacent communities, giving this larger area a common heritage. The are we know as Fair Oaks was first developed in 1895 as a Sunset Colony of the Howard and Wilson Publishing Company of Chicago. The early colonists, many with academic educations or agricultural experience, applied their skills, energies and capital to the development of the new town while enjoying this beautiful new territory. For more extensive history of Fair Oaks, see "The History of Fair Oaks" by Steve Abbott or visit the Historical Society at 10340 Fair Oaks Blvd. or online at www.FairOaksHistory.org
Location: Fair Oaks is seventeen miles northeast of Sacramento on the north bank of the beautiful American River, two miles north of U.S. Highway 50.
Elevation: Low 70 – High 147 Average Rain Fall: 18 to 20 inches Prevailing Winds: Southwest at 8 mph Temperature: 115o high to 25o low Coldest Months: December to February Hottest Months: August to September Most Rain: December to March Population: 41,000 Sales Tax: 8% Sacramento County Services & Districts: Refuse, sewer, law enforcement and fire protection
Utilities: Gas: PG & E Electricity: SMUD Water: Fair Oaks Water District
Government:Fair Oaks is unincorporated with Sacramento County providing road, sheriff, and other services. Local government is by self-governing park, school, cemetery, sanitation, and water districts.
Parks Our Parks offer a wide variety of programs and recreation facilities for everyone from tiny tots to senior citizens. Nine different parks of over one hundred twenty-five acres are maintained by the district throughout the town featuring lighted tennis courts, ball diamonds and district-sponsored leagues. The Plaza and Village Park complex is the location of the community clubhouse, outdoor amphitheater and crafts building.
Other recreation attractions in the Fair Oaks area include the 114-acre Sailor Bar Park and the American River Parkway and bicycle path with are maintained by Sacramento County. Boating on Lake Natoma and fishing on the American River are other popular pastimes with area residents.
Visit the Fair Oaks Historical Society & History Center
Shop in Old Fair Oaks Village
River Raft down the American River
Bike along the American River Pathway
Lake Natoma Aquatic Recreation Center
Nimbus Fish Hatchery
1. Madison Bel Air Center (Madison & Dewey; north-east corner) 2. Madison Village (Madison & Dewey; south-east corner) 3. Northridge Center (San Juan & Sunset; north-east corner) 4. Olive Gate Plaza (San Juan & Winding Way; north-east corner) 5. Winding Oak Plaza (San Juan & Winding Way; south-east corner) 6. Beechwood Center (Fair Oaks Blvd, north side; east of New York Ave.) 6A. Beechwood Annex (Sunrise Blvd, west side, from Bob’s Cycle Center on the south; north to Winding way, including the Homestore. Sunrise Blvd, east side, from Players Pub on the south; north to Winding Way, including De Mers Oil on the north side of Winding Way. Penn Ave., east side. 6B. Beechwood Annex (Fair Oaks Blvd. south side, from La Boheme Restaurant to commercial center west of Bob’s Cycle Center) 7. Fair Oaks Village (Fair Oaks Blvd., east of Sunrise Blvd., north to Winding Way) 8. Heritage Oak Area (Fair oaks Blvd, from Sacramento Street on the south, east on Fair Oaks Blvd. to Winding Way)9. Quail Point (Sunrise Blvd. & Madison Ave; south-west corner) 9A. Sunrise Professional Center (Madison Ave.; south side; west of Sunrise Blvd.)
10. Wildridge Center (Sunrise Blvd, east side; between Madison on the north & Sunset Ave. on the south) 10A. Wildridge Annex (Sunrise & Sunset; south-west corner) 10B. Wildridge Annex (Sunrise Blvd, east side; south of Wildridge Dirve) 10C. Wildridge Annex (Sunrise Blvd. east side; north of Widridge Drive to driveway of furniture store) 10D. Wildridge Annex (Sunrise Blvd. & Madison Ave; south-east corner) 11. Monte Park (Fair Oaks Blvd. & Monte Park; north-east corner) 12. Sunset Glen (Sunrise Blvd. & Sunset Ave; south-east corner) 12A. Sunset Glen Annex (Fair Oaks Blvd. & Sunset Ave; north-west corner) 13. Sunset Tom Thumb Center (Fair Oaks Blvd. & Sunset Ave; north-east corner) 14. Sun Oaks Plaza (Fair Oaks Blvd. & Sunset Ave; north-east corner frontage) 15. Parkview Square (Fair Oaks Blvd. & Madison Ave; south-west corner) 16. Almond Orchard (Fair Oaks Blvd. & Madison Ave; north-west corner) 17. Madison Oaks (Fair Oaks Blvd & Madison Ave; north-east corner) 18. Fair Oaks Square (Fair Oaks Blvd & Madison Ave; south-east corner) 19. Fair Oaks Pointe (Madison Ave. & Kenneth Ave; north-east corner) 20. Madison Plaza (Madison Ave & Kenneth Ave; south-east corner) 21. Madison Mall (Madison Ave & Hazel Ave; south-west corner) 22. Sunset Oaks Plaza (Sunset Ave & Hazel Ave; south-east corner) 23. Hazel Ridge Plaza (Hazel Ave & Sunset Ave; south-west corner) 23A. Hazel Madison Promenade (Madison Ave & Hazel Ave)