Residents of Placerville enjoy the cool summer breezes and clear winter days that characterize life in this scenic area. Serving as the county seat, Placerville is located just off Highway 50 along the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Filled with natural charm and intriguing Gold Rush history, Placerville also offers attractive yet affordable housing options. Prime land for new construction, rural acreage and well-kept Victorians combine with the benefits of small-town living to make Placerville a quality choice as a bedroom community. Quaint bed and breakfasts, unique boutiques, galleries and antique dealers have taken residence in carefully restored turn-of-the-century buildings that grace the historic downtown district. While tourism remains a major component of the local economy, new residential development is following the corporate expansion in nearby Folsom. A local community college education center, first-rate schools and unparalleled outdoor recreational opportunities add to the amenities.