Community Profile

The "Castle City"

Preston Castle exterior long shot

Ione offers the perfect blend of small-town charm and quality living. Its quaint character and convenient location just 30 miles south east of Sacramento make it the perfect place to work, live, and play. Incorporated in 1953 and located in Amador County, the City comprises 4.7 square miles with a population of approximately 7918. Ione is known for its small-town atmosphere and its outstanding quality of life.

Historic Downtown

Main Street, Ione, CA

Ione’s historic downtown features shops, restaurants, and landmarks that draw people from throughout the area. You’ll find unique shops with one-of-a-kind items, antiques, and pizzerias with family-friendly fare. The community enjoys a seasonal creek, biking routes through the scenic foothills, dedicated open space and free parking.

Community Events & Activities

Ione Christmas Parade Firefighters

One of Ione's most desirable attributes is its sense of community. The City hosts a wonderful array of events throughout the year from sporting events to street fairs to holiday celebrations. Highly rated schools, exceptional public safety, and unending recreational activities (including golfing, biking, swimming, community parks, horse arena, baseball and soccer fields, skate park, and more) add to the City's unparalleled appeal.