Population: 10,747

Living in Placerville, California:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

one local expert

If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Placerville, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked one person living in Placerville what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


One comment on “Placerville”

Placerville, CA is halfway between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe on highway 50. The city can trace is heritage back to the 1800’s during the 49er gold rush. The original name of the town was Hangtown, in which at least two men were hung for allegedly stealing horses. There is a mannequin complete with a noose around its neck hung from a historic building on the main street of the town. The town is rich with history and to this day gold is found anytime a construction project digs up the roadway or a business is renovated.

Mikayla, says: 2020

Comments are closed.

Names of respondents may have been changed.

See other cities and towns in California.