These horses in an Orangevale pasture near Elm and Hazel avenues don't seem to mind the morning fog.
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The community of Orangevale northeast of downtown Sacramento gained its name years ago because of its orange groves.
Today those groves are gone -- killed by a devastating frost in 1930 --but the community has kept growing.
Set in rolling hills, its venerable oak trees and trails provide a rural feel in some neighborhoods within the community. Some say it offers the best of country and the best of the city. Many lots are zoned for horses.
Largely a bedroom suburb of about 27,000, Orangevale has a full range of rental and private housing, including older, affordable homes.
Orangevale Community Park features tennis courts, a nature trail, two horse arenas, an exercise area and a golf course.
The Folsom State Recreation area and Lake Natoma border the southern boundary of Orangevale, offering boating, fishing, hiking, biking and swimming opportunities. Lake Folsom is also nearby.
Large regional shopping centers are nearby.
Orangevale is bordered by US Highway 50 to the south and linked to Interstate 80 to the north. Both freeways provide ample access to downtown Sacramento or into Placer or El Dorado counties.
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