A new community is about to take shape in the Sacramento region that will increase the population of the city of Folsom by a third. The Sacramento Bee reports:

The most anticipated new housing community in the Sacramento region goes “vertical” next week south of Highway 50 in Folsom with the construction of model homes, followed by homes for sale.

Early buyers could be living on the oak-studded hillside by the end of the year, builders say.

The project site is massive at 3,300 acres, just south of the freeway and north of White Rock Road, between Prairie City Road and the El Dorado County line. It will contain nearly 11,000 homes and apartments, three public schools, two fire stations, a police station and 82 acres of office and commercial buildings.

The initial builders include Lennar, Taylor Morrison and the New Home Co.

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