Welcome to Loomis
Step away from the bustle and into your dream ranch estate in this quaint, historic town overflowing with a rural appeal.
Snugly nestled between Rocklin and Granite Bay, the historic town of Loomis is a sanctuary of sweeping estates and bucolic scenery. The town is bisected by I-80 and is a highly desirable location for commuters due to the pairing of this major artery and an irresistibly elegant, tranquil setting.
While the history of Loomis dates back into the 1860s, when Placer County first established a post office in the area, the city didn’t fully incorporate until 1984. The desire to incorporate came from a push to avoid annexation, and more specifically, residents of Loomis were determined to retain their unique history and small-town charm.
The effort to maintain the town’s character paid off, and Loomis is now revered for its sprawling ranch properties and peaceful atmosphere. Larger estates often come equipped for an equestrian lifestyle, and the town is rich in spacious single-family and executive homes. Gated communities and long, winding driveways help evoke a sense of heightened privacy, and architectural styles can vary greatly from Mediterranean to contemporary A-frames.
What to Love
- A commercial district anchored by independent, small businesses
- Diverse architectural styles and large lots
- Minutes from Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
Primarily residential, Loomis remains surrounded by much of Placer County’s best amenities, including area hotspots for shopping and dining. Residents don’t have to travel far to take part in a multitude of county activities, but many weekends are spent simply soaking in the friendly aura of Downtown Loomis or taking leisurely horse rides.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
The heart of Loomis is its nostalgic downtown, where the tree-lined streets, historic buildings, and mom-and-pop shops are reminiscent of a rosier, bygone era. Stylish boutiques and specialty retailers are plentiful, including those like High-Hand Nursery. More than just a historic landmark and a purveyor of niche goods, flowers, and gourmet ingredients, High-Hand Nursery is also part cafe, dishing up farm-fresh meals in a dreamy floral paradise. Right outside of town, the Rocklin Shopping Center houses national brands and restaurants to meet your day-to-day needs.
Experience a turn-of-the-century stay at The Flower Farm, a beloved bed and breakfast that ranks among the county’s best wedding venues. Created in 1905, this location is still a working farm of fruit trees, vineyards, and gardens, with adorable cottages to accommodate a variety of events.
Searching for the perfect sweet treat? Divine Desserts by Aguirre is the answer, resting unassumingly on the tree-lined Walnut Street. The bakery is capable of producing masterful wedding cakes and special occasion desserts, as well as luscious pastries for those spur-of-the-moment needs.
Things to Do
For the residents of Loomis, the downtown district wears multiple hats, including venue. From late spring throughout the summer, the Downtown Loomis Family Fest — held on Fridays or Thursdays throughout the years — brings together locals for a night of exceptional food vendors, live entertainment, games, drinks, and family activities.
The Indian Creek Country Club is an option for those looking to escape the crowd and indulge in a little luxury relaxation, and its impeccable facility maintains a par 32 golf course on verdant, oak-shaded landscapes. With clubs for all skill levels and on-site, upscale dining, it’s easy to see why the membership at Indian Creek is highly coveted.
Loomis is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Loomis Basin Charter School, K-8, highly rated elementary charter schools among the top in the Sacramento area
- Del Oro High School, 9-12, highly rated public high school ranked #3 in Placer County