Auburn Proves to Be A Popular Destination for Bay Area Workers

In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the San Francisco bay area has seen an unprecedented exodus of its residents to cities with a lower cost of living and greater opportunities for social distancing and remote work. Few areas are more popular than nearby Placer, Sacramento, and El Dorado counties which offer master-planned residential communities with large parcels, highly-rated schools, shopping, and entertainment.

Although Granite Bay and El Dorado Hills have been highly popular destinations for Bay Area transplants over the past several years, real estate agents at Nick Sadek Sotheby’s International Realty are seeing increased interest and investment in Auburn, California.  

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Although Granite Bay and El Dorado Hills have been highly popular destinations for Bay Area transplants over the past several years, Auburn, California has emerged as one of the top choices for those looking for a refuge within nature while remaining connected. 

Auburn’s rich history as a Gold Country town is world-renowned, but archaeological excavations have uncovered evidence of prehistoric Native American settlements in the area as well. During the Gold Rush, Auburn was a mining hotspot, with the first camps set up by groups of French gold miners.

Nowadays, Auburn is described as a “Sporty Gold Country town with a booming local beer-and-wine scene.” It’s a popular destination for hiking, biking, horse-back riding, and even whitewater rafting. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the countless trails and numerous waterfalls. Auburn also attracts many photographers who capture majestic photos of the historic Courthouse and the surrounding landscape.

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Placer County’s number of wineries has been increasing exponentially over the past couple of years which has resulted in numerous tasting rooms in Auburn where you can not only enjoy locally produced wine and farm-to-fork dining, but you can also meet local winemakers and learn about the process. For fans of craft beer, Auburn also features two award-winning breweries in the form of Knee Deep Brewing and Moonraker Brewing Co. Historic Old Town Auburn is a walkable landscape with restaurants, museums, shops, and the historic Courthouse.

Despite its rich history and natural setting, Auburn is easily accessible and connected to other cities and shopping. A short and uncongested drive down Interstate 80 connects Auburn to other Placer County cities such as Roseville and grants access to nearby Folsom Lake. Downtown Sacramento is less than 45 minutes away with the usual light traffic.

Auburn is a great location to have the best of all worlds. Work from home during the day with modern conveniences and enjoy dining, shopping, and adventure during your down time!

One of the most amazing properties currently available in Auburn is 5430 Blue Oak Ranch Road. This meticulously designed, Tuscan-inspired estate exudes elegant and timeless style, thoughtful amenities all with green, solar efficiency in mind. Enter this tranquil residence through a private gate, adorned with Sago palms and flowering Crape Myrtle.

5430 Blue Oak ranch rd Auburn, CA 95602

Tuscan Elegance With Views!

Privately gated, 40-Acre custom estate in Auburn, CA. Built in 2008, this property is an entertainer’s paradise featuring a wine room, infinity pool & spa, movie theater, equestrian area, and multi-vehicle garage!  

5 Beds | 6.5 Baths | 6,009 Sq. Ft.


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Follow the sweeping driveway through mature Blue Oak trees and natural boulders to the striking main house or down to the adjacent barn perfect for the seasoned or aspiring equestrian, or car collector. Inside the home, be enchanted with the calming ambiance of each room’s stunning ceilings, imported antique doors, and natural stone. Enjoy premium entertainment without ever leaving your home! Watch movies in the movie room, workout in the exercise room, play in the game room, taste in the wine room, host guests in the detached Casita, or take a dip in the luxurious infinity pool or spa. Best of all, this home offers breathtaking 360 degree views of the Sacramento Valley and Foothills!

Video Tour & Aerial

Explore Blue Oak Ranch Rd through this immersive video tour as well as drone flyover highlighting the vast size of the estate!

The Perfect Location

This amazing estate remains private, yet connected to major freeways, shopping, and in close proximity to downtown Sacramento! 

This home is also adjacent to the world-renowned Hidden Falls Regional Park which features hiking, biking, equestrian, fishing, and swimming areas. Amazing waterfalls and lookout points! Check out a brief video of this wonderful recreational site HERE

If winter sports are more your thing, award-winning mountain resorts in Lake Tahoe are only an hour away!


Contact us to set up a private, socially-distanced showing of this custom estate today! Call us at (916) 784-7444 or e-mail

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