Living in Sutter Creek

A wonderful balance of old and new, today’s Sutter Creek maintains its Gold Rush facade while catering to the wants and needs of residents as well as visitors from around the world. Sutter Creek, located in Amador County, California has a population of just over 2,500. The town was incorporated February 13, 1913.

Best known as the “Jewel of the Motherlode, Sutter Creek sits at an elevation of 1,188 and is accessible from Highway 49. Sutter Creek is nearby Amador City, Plymouth, Jackson, Ione and Pine Grove.

Sutter Creek is “the best town in the Gold Country,” according to Peter Fish, San Francisco Chronicle. Yet it is less than 3 square miles.

Sutter Creek offers its citizens the best of all worlds from small town pride, historic sites like Knight Foundry and Miner’s Bend, world class restaurants, live theatre, as well as conveniences associated with personal services, to include shopping, excellent schools and a multitude of opportunities for community involvement.

New Resident Information
Sutter Creek Evacuation Routes (PDF)

Sutter Creek is a General Law City, which means it is organized in accordance with provisions of the State Government Code.