El Dorado Hills is a beautiful town in California surrounded by the magnificent mountains of the Sierras, ranging from 200 feet to over 10,800 feet. Many term El Dorado Hills as the gateway to the county. The county boasts a rich history and diverse landscape with much to discover. Recreational choices are many, and there is something for everyone.
Westward opens up to spectacular views of Folsom Lake and Sacramento Valley. The highest ridgelines also offer amazing views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. El Dorado Hills offers visitors a selection of hotels, restaurants, shops, entertainment, and services to enhance any visitor's stay.
El Dorado Hills' modern history dates back to the early 1960s. The county is around 18.6 miles from the gold site in Coloma, founded in 1848, which has now been replaced by ranching and farming.
Nowadays, the community enjoys a close location to the ocean, wineries, state parks, and skiing. El Dorado Hills is located around 40 min from downtown Sacramento and 90 min from Lake Tahoe.
Over the past years, El Dorado Hills has seen a huge increase in employment and business investment opportunities. Businesses and residents are mostly connected with the county, which is broadly a rural area. With an average household income of around $115,000, the county has been ranked 77th in the CNN Money Magazine, which leads to El Dorado Hills been recognized nationally for its broad average household income.
Development began in the town center to form a business area, which increased occupancy and construction rates. The population in El Dorado Hills in 2010 was around 42,108, and the census in 2000 revealed an increase of 18,016. This steady growth has resulted from the expansion of boundaries and population increase. Since 2000, the area has expanded from 46 km2 to 125.89 km2 in 2010.
El Dorado Hills community is proud of its cultural and educational advancements boasting multiple art galleries, a musical theater, and several dance academies. Located in Folsom's neighboring city is the Harris Center for the Arts and the Regional center for Visual and Performing Arts. The Center offers 80,000 square feet of entertainment and prestigious educational space.
The community in El Dorado Hills is extremely active, with playgrounds, sports fields, and parks maintained by the county community services. Popular activities include jet-skiing and boating at Folsom Lake, one of the most recreational areas in the state, boasting 77 miles of shoreline. Other activities included in the area are scenic hiking trails around the lake and biking on the country roads. Visitors looking for adventure in El Dorado Hills can participate in fishing and camping and the American River is a great place to experience whitewater rafting. The most visited area in the state is the Desolation Wilderness. El Dorado Hills is the center of California's most diversified recreational areas boasting over one million national forest acres.
The greater county of El Dorado Hills has 11,640 acres of lakes and provides ten major reservoirs and over 575 miles of streams and rivers that are home to over 20 known fish species. Sierra, which is a thirty-minute drive from El Dorado Hills, provides various ski areas of which both offer alpine and Nordic skiing. Also, visitors can explore the beautiful wineries and wonderful wine tasting, as well as a variety of activities at breweries, bakeshops, fruit orchards, fairs for arts and crafts, and pumpkin farms near Apple Hill.
To-date, families continue to relocate to El Dorado Hills from the Bay Area. High-end luxury homes and neighborhoods such as Watermark, Country Club, Highland, Marine Hills, and Serrano Golf are trendy and housing ranges from around $300,000 to $4 million. With its rural feel, El Dorado Hills is sort after and one of the best places to live in California.
There is so much for visitors to experience and enjoy in El Dorado Hills and the surrounding areas. All the more reason for you to visit and enjoy the beauty of this wonderful county, which is safe and ideal for families. It is not only a great place for water sports but a haven for outdoor and nature lovers. It's no wonder that there are so many people wanting to move into the area.