Loomis: Revitalizing its Downtown

DESPITE ITS SMALL SIZE, THE TOWN OF LOOMIS — just off I-80 in south Placer County — looms large when it comes to the region’s history. In the mid-1800s, settlers came to Loomis for gold mining along the rivers. Then along came the railroads. “Loomis was named in 1884 by the Southern Pacific for James […]

Loomis: A snowless escape

THOUGH MINUTES FROM THE RUSH OF I-80, historic Loomis is steeped in small-town charm. It has an old-fashioned downtown, renovated fruit-packing sheds and a rural feel. Loomis (pop. 6,430) grew up along the first transcontinental railroad route and historic Hwy. 40. It is a hidden gem, filled with unique cafes and restaurants, microbrew and wine […]