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El Dorado Hills

El Dorado Hills may get its name from its Gold Rush past, but today it’s more well known for its many golden opportunities.This area 30 miles east from the heart of Sacramento is right on the western border of El Dorado County. It extends from the southern shore of Folsom Lake and sits right next to Folsom City, an ideal location that has made it a vibrant blend of urban and rural.

El Dorado Hills is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) with a population fast approaching the 45,000 mark. It’s been growing steadily since the ‘90sdue to its high quality of life and it continues to be an attractive option for homebuyers seeking a quiet, suburban escape with urban amenities. El Dorado Hills communities include exclusive neighborhoods and gated communities like The Summit, Serrano, Watermark, and Highland Hills.

Well planned, El Dorado Hills has a welcoming, supportive environment not just for residents but businesses as well. Folks here are also dedicated to the preservation and protection of the area’s breathtaking natural heritage. Nestled on the banks of Folsom Lake in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas, El Dorado Hills is laid out across a landscape of tree-crowned rolling hills and wildflower meadows.

Quick facts: El Dorado Hills, CA

Zip code: 95762
Total area: 48.6 square miles
Climate: Hot-summer Mediterranean
Population: 42,108 (2010 Census)
Population density: 870/sq. mi.
Accessibility: 30-45 minutes from Sacramento (Downtown) by car
Approx. 1 hour, 20 minutes from Sacramento (Downtown) by public transportation
35-50 minutes from Sacramento International Airport
Main highways: US Highway 50


Education is another key reason many people move to El Dorado Hills. Three school districts serve the area: the Buckeye Union Elementary School District, the Rescue Union Elementary School District, and the El Dorado Union High School District. The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce manages a scholarship fund for university, college, and vocational school students.

El Dorado Hills has an exceptional 10 out of 10 score on GreatSchools.org.

Lifestyle and recreation

A sense of relaxed sophistication defines the lifestyle in El Dorado Hills. You can find some of Greater Sacramento’s most unique and charming shopping destinations here. These include El Dorado Hills Town Center and the Montano de El Dorado. In the mood to imbibe? Go to a wine tasting at any of the many wineries located throughout the Sierra Foothills wine country.

For those into the more active pursuits, there’s much to explore across El Dorado Hills. Its rolling landscape has elevations that range from 200 to almost 11,000 feet, creating outstanding trails for hiking and biking. There are plenty of lush camping grounds as well. And with Folsom Lake to the north, residents enjoy access to all kinds of water-based outdoor activities like boating, fishing, and water-skiing. If you’d rather ski downhill, Lake Tahoe is no more than a two-hour drive away.

Luxury homes and real estate options in El Dorado Hills

At Cornerstone Real Estate, we are eager to help you find your ideal home or investment property in El Dorado Hills. Your goals are our goals. Give me, Mani del Rosario, a call at 916-949-9499, or email me at mani@cornerstonereservices.com today!

Houses for Sale in El Dorado Hills CA

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