Best Places to Live

Auburn , CA

Population: 13,785

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Nestled in the heart of California’s Gold Country, Auburn is known for hosting more outdoor adventure endurance events than any other community in the world. The city is bordered by American River Canyon and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, which entice residents to hike and bike. Auburn State Recreation Area provides opportunities to camp and hike. Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital receives praise from patients.