El Dorado Hills
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El Dorado Hills is nestled in the scenic mountain foothills of the Sierras and is often referred to as the gateway to El Dorado County, California. El Dorado Hills is located 22 miles east of Sacramento. As of the last census, the population was 45,104. Living in El Dorado Hills offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. El Dorado Hills is an active community with many parks, playgrounds and sports fields maintained by the El Dorado Hills Community Services District.
The westward view opens to a vista of the Sacramento Valley and Folsom Lake. The higher ridges through the community offer spectacular views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is a community that offers visitors the amenities of shops, hotels, services, entertainment and restaurants that make their stay more pleasant. In the last several years this area has seen great progress in business investments and employment opportunities.
This community is very proud of its education and cultural advancements with multiple dance academies, a musical theatre ensemble as well as home to numerous art galleries. The Folsom Lake College Regional Visual and Performing Arts Center, Harris Center for the Arts, is located in our neighboring city, Folsom.
Recreational activities in El Dorado Hills include biking country roads, walking trails along small streams, boating and jet skiing at Folsom Lake, as well as hiking trails around the lake. Folsom Lake, part of the California State Park system, has 77 miles of shoreline and is one of the most heavily used recreational areas in the state. There is also whitewater rafting on the American River as well as camping and fishing.
Driving up the hill toward the Sierra Mountains you see the prestigious Serrano Country Club which hosts the annual Chamber golf tournament. Continue east five miles on Highway 50 and you will come to the popular Red Hawk Casino; only 10 minutes from Folsom. Travel a few more miles east and visit the quaint, historic town of Placerville as known as “Old Hangtown.”
The Sierra provides a variety of ski areas; all within an hour and a half hour drive from El Dorado Hills. Visitors and residents alike may enjoy wine tasting and exploring the delightful wineries that have become famous in El Dorado County. Nearby Apple Hill is host to a variety of activities at fruit orchards, pumpkin farms, bake shops, craft fairs and breweries.
The public schools in El Dorado Hills are highly rated.