This small California town with the huge family feel was born in 1861 and known by several other names, until the Southern Pacific Railroad finally decided on Loomis in 1890. Naming gaffes included Smithville, Placer, and even Pino – but the last one was too often confused with the city of Reno. Instead, the town was named for one the of town’s pioneers, James Loomis who was initially the saloon keeper, railroad agent, express agent, and postmaster. Then, in the early part of the 20th century, Loomis became the second largest fruit-shipping station in Placer County, California. Prior to 1984, Loomis was at risk of being annexed by its neighbor Rocklin until December 17, 1984, when the Town of Loomis was officially incorporated. Citizens were intent on preserving local control of their community and the “small town” character and historic structures, including the High Hand and Blue Goose fruit packing sheds. Today, the town is known for its Mediterranean-like climate of cool, wet winters and hot, dry summers as well as its charming character and historic buildings.
Understanding the Loomis Today
The Loomis community is a small one, boasting just under 7,000 residents, which may not seem like a lot, but recent census data shows that the town is continually growing as costs in California’s coastal cities rise and citizens look further inland for great places to live. The elderly population is only about 13% of the entire community, and nearly a quarter of the residents are under the age of 18. This doesn’t mean, however, that there is any lack of business in this small town. The town of Loomis reports 835 businesses for the 2014 year with a median income of $82,813. Unemployment remains just under the national average, the real estate market remains strong, and overall, Loomis is highly ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States.
Loomis has been called “low density”, which is a lovely way to live so close to a metropolitan area like Sacramento. Although Sacramento is the capital of California, it’s not a bustling city center, and locals often seek out nearby San Francisco or Lake Tahoe for entertainment. While there is plenty to do in or around this little town by the Sierra Foothills, it never feels crowded or overwhelming. In fact, it’s not uncommon to hear residents spout the town motto, “a small city is like a big family”. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of a community like that?
The Loomis Basin Horsemen’s Association
Loomis Basin Horsemen’s Association was founded in 1984 as a non-profit 501(C)3 information and awareness group. With the help of a small annual membership fee, the arena and Traylor Ranch remain open for the local horse community. Members can attend exciting events, enjoy educational meetings, and participate in trail workdays. The LBHA itself holds a special place in the heart of this small community, as it is dedicated to maintaining local trails, the Traylor Ranch Nature Reserve, Loomis Basin Arena, and the preservation of the rural lifestyle in general.
The multi-use horse trails that are proposed or requested by Loomis Basin Horsemen’s Association members will wander alongside the roadways as part of a system that will either go to the Folsom Lake Recreational Area Trails or loops toward the arena at the park. The trails will include Los Lagos Trail, Lomida Trail, and the Sterling Pointe Trail. Visit the LBHA’s website to learn more about becoming a member or taking advantage of the stellar trails they provide.
Loomis Residents Can Plan for a Bright Future
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