Located at the crossroads of Interstate 80 and Highway 49, Auburn is the most accessible Gold Country town, providing residents and visitors the year-round opportunity to stroll, dine and shop in charming Historic Old Town and Downtown, see Gold Rush history along the streets or at six museums, wine tasting along the award-winning Placer County Wine Trail or visit a wide variety of art galleries. Along Auburn's eastern border, is the Confluence of the North and Middle Forks of the American River and the 31,000 acre Auburn Recreation Area. Auburn, as the Endurance Capital of the World, provides unsurpassed opportunities to watch or participate in endurance running, bicycling and horse races or to have fun river rafting, camping, hiking, boating, fishing, hunting, OHV trails, golf and so much more.
The greater Auburn area consists of four business districts - Old Town, Downtown, Highway 49 corridor and the Auburn Airport Business Park. The Auburn Municipal Airport and business park provides an opportunity for manufacturers, aviation-related industries and other businesses to thrive.
Auburn is the seat of the Placer County government, has high performing schools and affordable housing for families and seniors.