The Orangevale community is known for its rolling hills that offer the best views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, its foothills, and a rural environment in the middle of a growing metropolitan area. Some residential properties in the area are zoned to accommodate horses and orchards.
The area has shopping; Walmart,Raley's and Safeway. With Historic Folsom only 5 minutes away. The Sunrise Mall is also close by in Citrus Heights.
Elementary schools include Oakview Elementary, Pershing Elementary, Twin Lakes Elementary, and Ottomon Elementary. Orangevale is served by two junior highs; Louis Pasteur and Andrew Carnegie. Casa Roble Fundamental High School
is the primary high school for the area, with some southern Orangevale residents attending Bella Vista in nearby Fair Oaks.
Public transportation is provided by the Sacramento Regional Transit. Routes follow the commute direction to Sacramento in the morning, and vice versa in the afternoon. The closest light rail stations are the Historic Folsom station (3 miles) and Hazel station (4 miles) In addition, Folsom Stage Lines of Folsom takes passengers from the Sacramento Regional Transit's Historic Folsom light rail station to a bus stop that serves Route 24 of Sacramento Regional Transit.