About North Auburn, California
North Auburn is an unincorporated community located in Placer County, California. It is situated in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, approximately 30 miles northeast of Sacramento. The region experiences a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. North Auburn is known for its natural beauty, with picturesque landscapes, rolling hills, and abundant wildlife. It is located within the boundaries of the Tahoe National Forest, providing residents with easy access to outdoor activities like camping, fishing, and skiing. The community is home to several parks and recreational areas, including the Auburn State Recreation Area, which offers opportunities for hiking, biking, and water sports. North Auburn is part of the greater Auburn area, which is famous for its historic downtown district, featuring charming shops, restaurants, and art galleries. The annual Auburn Community Festival, held in the nearby Auburn town, draws visitors from all over with its live music, food vendors, and family-friendly activities. The community is home to the Auburn Ravine, a scenic waterway that flows through the area, providing opportunities for fishing, picnicking, and birdwatching. The Auburn State Recreation Area is a popular destination for whitewater rafting and kayaking, attracting outdoor enthusiasts from around the region. The area has a rich Gold Rush history, and visitors can explore remnants of the era, including historic mining sites and museums. The Placer County Fairgrounds, located in North Auburn, hosts various events throughout the year, such as the county fair, rodeos, and agricultural shows. The area is known for its vineyards and wineries, offering wine enthusiasts the chance to sample a variety of locally produced wines. As of the 2024 census, North Auburn has an estimated population of 14,360.