Claude Chana discovered gold in 1848 in the creeks of Auburn just 20 miles from the original gold discovery. Since that day Auburn has developed into a charming community set in the lower foothills of the Sierra Mountains. “Old Town” consists of many of the original structures dating back to gold mining days, while “Uptown Auburn” has the delightful appeal of 1930’s Americana. Neighborhoods located within Auburn itself reflect the historical heritage of the Victorian era to the contemporary architecture of the 21st century. As neighborhoods and commercial districts radiate out from the downtown the settings become more rural with properties enjoying acreage that range from .5 acres to hundred acre ranches.
Auburn and the surrounding communities enjoy all the festivities of small town America with vintage parades, farmers markets, rodeos, and home grown events at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. Some prominent events such as Western States Endurance Run and the Tevis Cup Ride have contributed to Auburn’s nickname “The Endurance Capital of the World”. The canyons have water recreation opportunities that are thrilling and beautiful, and you may find an occasional contemporary minor panning for gold. Our small town boasts about our outstanding symphony and local artist colony. Art Walks and Studio tours show that talent and creativity thrives in beautiful oak studded hills.
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