Welcome to
Folsom!

FOLSOM
St. Tammany Parish

Folsom is a quaint community known for its flourishing plant nurseries and acres of farmland. It is home to the Global Wildlife Center, which features more than 4,000 endangered and exotic animals, as well as emu, ostrich and horse farms. A charming downtown allows for evening strolls, perfect for appreciating the community's beauty and Southern charm.


Affordability
Folsom is a tiny, rural community where open spaces allow homes to occupy sprawling lots of land. Folsom is extremely remote but there are deals to be had if you want to be away from it all.

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Arts & Culture
Folsom hosts a monthly Block Party featuring music, food, dancing, and fun that is immensely popular with locals and visitors. Also popular is the Folsom Village Farmers Market with its fresh produce, prepared foods, local arts and crafts, and live entertainment. For the incorrigible do-it-yourselfers, there's a local Back-to-Basics series where one can learn how to fix up things around the house under the supervision of local experts.

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Nightlife
Folsom doesn't boast a vibrant nightlife, and for most people a night out would be meeting up on a neighbor's porch, sharing a meal and staring up at the stars. For more dining options or weekend activities, you can make the drive into Covington, which is 20 minutes south.

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Recreation
Located right near the Bogue Chitto State Park and Bogue Chitto River, Folsom is an outdoorsman's paradise, with no shortage of hiking trails, hunting, fishing, birding and boating to be done. For those who like their outdoors curated, the Global Wildlife Center in Folsom is home to 4,000 exotic, endangered, and threatened animals from all over the world—perfect for a family outing.

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Safety
Folsom has one of the lowest crime rates in the state. It is a safe, rural haven where people know their neighbors and trust each other.

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Schools
For schooling, unfortunately, Folsom is a commuter town. Most young people attend school in Covington, a short drive to the south.

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Walkability
Folsom is somewhat walkable and most errands can be completed without a car. Restaurants such as Gus's Restaurant, Scoops Ice Cream Pizza-Seafood, Who Dat Brownie Company, Cranky Corner Cafe, and Lil' Tast'a Cajun speckle the central business district and can be reached on foot from the town center.

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