El Dorado Hills
Welcome to El Dorado HillsBreezy rural feel with big-city luxuries Lying 22 miles east of Sacramento in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, El Dorado Hills’ scenic beauty, stunning properties, and abundant community events have made it a top destination for quintessential suburban living with access to big-city amenities. Laying claim to two large community parks replete with multi-use sports fields, playgrounds, and picnic areas, residents find ample space to stretch outdoors while being close to home. The neighborhood lies near Coloma, the birthplace of California’s Gold Rush. In the 1840s when gold was washed down the South Fork of the American River into present-day El Dorado Hills, thousands flocked to this eastern town, which in no time supplanted the Gold Rush with farming and ranching. Today, opulence and style come to mind as you tour the streets of El Dorado Hills, where single-family homes run the gamut from farmhouses to Spanish-style retreats and Mediterranean models offering residents the utmost serenity and privacy.
What to Love
- Scenic hills and winding roads
- Spectacular wineries
- Excellent schools
- Maximum outdoor fun
Local LifestyleHolding onto a rich history, El Dorado Hills is an idyllic retreat for families looking for the fresh air and laid-back charm of a rural area with big-city perks at arm’s reach. The well-educated population has benefitted hugely from the bounty of opportunities spawned by having excellent local schools that adequately set kids up for success. Community involvement permeates the environment, and the area is filled with friendly people eager to partake in activities that foster the growth of their community as a whole.
Dining, Entertainment & ShoppingThe El Dorado Hills Town Center is where tourists and locals gratify their shopping, dining, and entertainment appetites by strolling along main street with its bedazzling architecture to settle for lunch by the lakeside or soak in the vibrancy of this quaint area of town. Turn to Cadence Corner for your fancy hats, and check out Talisman Collection Fine Jewelers, Inc for a great diamond ring. Local runners frequent Gold Country Run + Sport to pick up running gear ranging from shoes to vests and tights, while high-quality organic produce and artisan baked goods can be found at Nugget Market. Treat yourself to Indian curries, samosas, and chicken biryani at the incredible Bawarchi Indian Cuisine, or stop into the stylish Aji Japanese Bistro to experience modern takes on traditional Japanese fares with a menu of spicy chicken ramen, dragon rolls, and sushi. Diners looking for a sophisticated spot with warm vibes on a relaxing weekend might want to make a reservation at Sienna for delightful New American Cuisine. Stop in at Milestone to sip a refreshing cocktail in a warmly lit venue radiating a welcoming ambiance.
Things to DoLocals are often participating in numerous town festivals and events, from the Farmers Market, which overflows with fresh produce and household varieties, to Thursday Night Concerts held at the Young Amphitheater all summer long. Celebrate independence day in style with family, friends, and the whole community at the independence Fireworks and Freedom Concert. That special day brings the highly anticipated 4th of July Family Blast with lots of food, games, kids’ contests, and activities to keep the whole family excited and feeling patriotic! Other events to grace Town Center are fall’s gorgeous Spooktacular! and a Christmas Day celebration where you can bring your kids for carriage rides and pictures with Santa. Dance away to great music at the June Summer Concert at Community Park, or bring the kids to slosh around on the cute splash pad at Promontory Park. Afterwards, you might want to explore the amazing display of 200+ motor cars at the much looked forward to Niello Concours held at The Village Green at Serrano
SchoolsHome to some of California’s most prestigious public and private schools, El Dorado Hills is served by the El Dorado Union High School District and Buckeye Union School District, providing students with quality education and great extracurricular activities. A few of the neighborhood’s top choices are:
- Oak Ridge High School
- Silva Valley Elementary School
- Holy Trinity School
- California State University, Sacramento (In Sacramento, about 20 minutes away)
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