About Fair Oaks
-- Founded in 1895 --
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 area 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: 115 high to 25 low
Coldest Months: December to February
Hottest Months: August to September
Most Rain: December to March
Fair Oakian Population: 31,804 (2016)
79.3% White, 11.4% Hispanic, 4.42% Asian, 14.8% of the people in Fair Oaks, Ca speak non-English language, and 95.1% are U.S. citizens
Median Age: 46.3
Median Household Income: $73,718
Poverty Rate: 11.8%
Number of Employees: 14,595
Median Property Value: $385,800
Homeownership rate 65.7%
Average commute: 24.4 miles
Sales Tax: 8%
Sacramento County Services & Districts: Refuse, sewer, law enforcement and fire protection
CPAC - Fair Oaks Community Planning Advisory Council
Gas: PG & E
Water: Fair Oaks Water District / San Juan 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.
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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.
3820 Bannister Road
Fair Oaks Plaza Park
10219 Fair Oaks Blvd.
8480 Sunset Ave.
9050 Sunset Ave.
Fair Oaks Park
11549 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Little Phoenix Park
9041 Phoenix Ave.
4401 Minnesota Ave.
4238 Main Street
Fair Oaks Schools are part of the San Juan School District visit www.sanjuan.edu for more info
Harry Dewey Fundamental School
7025 Falcon Road
Earl LeGette School
4623 Kenneth Ave.
5150 Cocoa Palm Way
Will Rogers Middle School
4924 Dewey Drive
Bella Vista High School *
8301 Madison Ave.
Del Campo High School*
4925 Dewey Drive
5630 Illinois Avenue
La Vista Special Education
4501 Bannister Road
Local Colleges and Universities
American River College
4700 College Oak Dr. Sacramento CA 95841
9320 Tech Center Dr. Sacramento CA
5000 Rocklin Rd. Rocklin, CA 95677
California State University
6000 J St. Sacramento, CA 95819
Rudolf Steiner College
9200 Fair Oaks Blvd. Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Private Schools and Colleges
Faith Lutheran School *
4000 San Juan Ave.
Freedom Christian School
736 Sunset Ave. (5-12)
Sacramento Waldorf School*
3750 Bannister Rd. (K-12)
St. Mel’s Catholic School*
4745 Pennsylvania Ave. (K-12)
Summit Christian School, East Campus
5010 Hazel Ave. (Pre-12)
*Members of the Fair Oaks Chamber
Fair Oaks Groups
Fair Oaks Recreation & Parks *
Fair Oaks Historical Society *
Fair Oaks Rotary *
Fair Oaks Woman's Thursday Club *
Fair Oaks Inner Wheel*
Fair Oaks of Leisure and Arts *
Fair Oaks Village Merchant Association
Fair Oaks Village Enhancement Committee *
Fair Oaks Theatre Festival *
* Members of the Chamber
Fair Oaks Library
11601 Fair Oaks Blvd
Fair Oaks Post Office
7862 Winding Way
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
8267 Deseret Ave
Crossroads Christian Fellowship
5501 Dewey Dr.
Fair Oaks Open Bible Church
7736 Sunset Ave
Fair Oaks Presbyterian *
11427 Fair Oaks Blvd
Fair Oaks United Methodist
9849 Fair Oaks Blvd.
8660 Madison Ave.
Faith Lutheran *
4000 San Juan Ave.
First Baptist of Fair Oaks
4401 San Juan Ave.
Gateway Christian Life Church
4148 San Juan Ave
6724 Palm Ave.
5010 Hazel Ave.
Jehovah’s Witnesses of Fair Oaks
7755 Olive St.
6900 Madison Ave
New Life Community Church*
8101 Sunset Avenue
Northridge Church of God
5301 Dewey Dr.
St. Mel’s Catholic *
4745 Pennsylvania Ave.
Scientology-Mission of the Capitol *
9915 Fair Oaks Blvd.,Suite A
Serbian Orthodox Church of The Assumption *
7777 Sunset Ave.
8321 Greenback Lane
Things to do
Best of Fair Oaks (Awards Gala Night) Hosted by the Fair Oaks Chamber - Held in January
Fair Oaks Fiesta Hosted by the Fair Oaks Chamber - Held the 1st Sunday in May
Taste of Fair Oaks - Hosted by the Fair Oaks Chamber - Held the 1st Friday in June
Concerts in the Park - Hosted by the Fair Oaks Chamber of Commerce, the Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District and Fair Oaks Foundation for Leisure and the Arts
Christmas in the Village - Hosted by the Fair Oaks Chamber and partnered with the Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District
Many other events and activities are held throughout the year by our community partners Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District check out their website at FORPD.org
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