Main Content


Auburn is situated in the Northern California foothills of the Sierra Nevada range, ap-proximately 800 vertical feet above the confluence of the North Fork and Middle Fork of the American River. It is located between Sacramento and Reno, Nevada along Interstate 80. Mountainous wilderness canyons and the western slope of the Sierra Nevada lie adjacent eastward, while gentle rolling foothills well-suited for agriculture lie to the west. Auburn’s Köppen classification and climate similarities to locations such as Napa, California and parts of Italy make it a suitable region for growing wine grapes. Auburn and the surrounding areas of Placer County are home to over 20 wineries. Population is 14,000 and median home price is $461,000.

Auburn is known for its California Gold Rush history, and is registered as a California Historical Landmark. Auburn is part of the Sacramento metropolitan area and is home to the Auburn State Recreation Area, the site of a number of sporting endurance events.

Old Town Auburn captivates visitors with a unique blend of historic charm, award-winning restaurants, alluring specialty shops and events year-round.

Delight in delicious food and drink, enchanting ambiance, and unique finds at one of Old Town Auburn’s charming shops, restaurants, and businesses. Bring your friends for an unforgettable experience at the Auburn Co-op, Classic Christmas, or Vintage Marketplace events.

Auburn is home to Placer High School, which is one of the oldest high schools in California.
Click here for schools and rankings:

The Auburn Municipal Airport is located three miles (5 km) north of town, and it is a general aviation airport, only. Auburn owns and operates this airport and an industrial site.

Sorry we are experiencing system issues. Please try again.