Fair Oaks is sixteen miles northeast of Sacramento on the north bank of the beautiful American River, two miles north of U.S. Highway 50. Fair Oaks is known for its mix of suburban and semi-rural neighborhoods.
Public schools in Fair Oaks are part of the San Juan Unified School Districtand include Earl LeGette Elementary School, Northridge Elementary School, Will Rogers Middle School, Del Campo High School and Bella Vista High School, MODOC Railroad Academy. Private schools in Fair Oaks are Summit Christian School and Sacramento Waldorf School.
Carmichael is in Sacramento County, located in the Sacramento-Arden-Arcade metro area. There are many jewels are to be found in Carmichael, such as the rare hybrids of camellias, dogwood, and other flora in the Jensen Botanical Gardens, or the exhibits at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. For K-12 education the school district for the Carmichael community is San Juan Unified.