Newcastle sprouted up like many towns and cities in Placer County during the Gold Rush in the 1800s. In 1864, it was made official with the opening of its own post office. The area made a name for itself with its orchards. Residents who live there now (a population of 1,224) enjoy the country lifestyle while being close enough to get to work in areas like Rocklin, Roseville, Folsom and Sacramento.
Things To Do In Newcastle
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Placer County helps restaurant, bar owners offset business costs
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Placer County awarded $750,000 grant to support residents with dementia
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Placer County holds ‘blitz’ event for Veterans
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Best bowling alleys in Placer County
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Placer County receives two big kudos for innovative eServices program
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5 coffee shops to try in Placer County
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4 of the best Italian restaurants in Placer County
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Placer County has lowest unemployment rate in Sacramento area
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Museums across Placer County offering free admission days over summer
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4 pool safety tips parents should know as weather heats up
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The cheapest gas in each city in Placer County
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Placer County libraries getting technology update
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Placer County residents will have access to free help with taxes
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Things to do in Placer County over the Thanksgiving holiday
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Six ways to prepare your home for the colder months
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5 movies that were filmed in Placer County
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Employment rate in Placer County continues to outpace California, national rates
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Placer County ranked as the best county in California for quality of life
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Placer County Strawberry Festival to take place on Mother’s Day
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New book details the history of Placer County railroads
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Squaw Valley Park now open all winter for families to play in the snow
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More than 15 Placer County wineries participating in ‘Holiday in the Hills’ wine trail tour
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iHeartPlacer’s efforts to help families relocate to Placer County featured in Press Tribune
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Solar energy is affordable and accessible in Placer County
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