The City of Folsom (population 72,203) is a "full service" city, City operations include a variety of departments and service areas including: City Attorney, City Clerk, City Manager, Community Development, Economic Development, Environmental & Water Resources, Fire, Human Resources, Library Services, Management & Budget, Parks and Recreation, Police, and Public Works. Folsom was founded in 1856 and incorporated in 1946. The City lies 22 miles northeast of downtown Sacramento along the Highway 50 corridor. Folsom straddles the historic and wooded banks of the American River. Folsom Lake and Lake Natoma are at the City's borders offering an abundance of recreational activities. Today Folsom is a forward-looking city, a high-tech town, with firms ranging from small to large international corporations. Folsom also boasts excellent schools, beautiful family oriented neighborhoods and outstanding shopping, dining and cultural options.