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If you’re looking to buy a home in the Tri-County area, El Dorado Hills is one fabulous place to live! Although El Dorado Hills has a peaceful, small-town feel, there are plenty of things to do and a little something for everyone.

El Dorado Hills is not actually a city but a census-designated place, spanning 48 square miles in El Dorado County and only 22 miles from downtown Sacramento. El Dorado Hills is one of the most affluent communities in the country, with a median household income over $115,00, which makes it the 3rd highest of any place in the U.S. with a population greater than 40,000.

The city is thriving and expanding with the addition of villages. Serrano & Blackstone have been added which consist of custom to semi-custom homes, as well as tract communities. Around 2000 Town Center was developed to give the area an old town feel, and a true feeling of downtown. Serrano is considered one of the largest master-planned communities on the west coast and was the first community to perfect recycled water.

There are plenty of luxury and high-end real estate communities with homes for sale in El Dorado Hills, including Serrano Golf and Country Club, The Summit, Watermark, Marina Hills and Highland Hills.

There are so many reasons why El Dorado Hills is one of the best places to live in. But here are our top 5 reasons to buy a home in El Dorado Hills, CA.

#1 Folsom Lake

You can be at Folsom Lake in about five minutes from just about anywhere in El Dorado Hills. Being one of the most popular lakes in Northern California, Folsom Lake is a great place for boating, kayaking, waterskiing, fishing, or paddleboarding. With the Sierra Foothills as a backdrop, Folsom Lake is a beautiful place to enjoy overnight camping or a quick day trip.

#2 Outdoor Recreation

In addition to all the water sports at Folsom Lake, El Dorado Hills is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with its over 26 miles of trails for biking, hiking, and horseback riding. There are 70 acres of community parks and athletic fields in El Dorado Hills. If you love the outdoors, you will find lots of like-minded neighbors to join you on adventures.

Golf in El Dorado Hills
If you’re an avid golfer, there is plenty of golf in the El Dorado Hills area.

Serrano Country Club and Golf Course: Serrano Country Club features an award-winning 34,000-square-foot private clubhouse, tennis and exercise facilities, swimming, elegant and casual dining, and a golf shop.

Empire Ranch Golf Club: This club is located at the base of the Sierra Nevada foothills. The scenic golf course includes a variety of holes and challenges for all players. In the clubhouse, you can host your wedding or meeting and enjoy the benefits of the view overlooking the course.

Cameron Park Country Club: The home of one of Northern California’s most beautiful and challenging golf courses. Located in the Sierra foothills, at 1300 feet elevation, the club is above the Sacramento Valley fog and just minutes from Folsom and El Dorado Hills.

Snow Sports in El Dorado County
From world-class skiing and riding to thrilling backcountry snowmobiling, sleigh rides to snow play, you will find a winter adventure in El Dorado County. Whether you crave the steep and deep, perfect corduroy, or off-the-beaten-path exploration, you’ll find it here.

#3 Excellent Schools

Many people move to El Dorado Hills because of the top-ranked education. There are 3 districts in El Dorado Hills: Rescue Union School District (K-8), Buckeye Union School District (K-8), and El Dorado Unified High School School District (9-12).

Many of the schools in the district have awards and other accolades for being exceptional. Don’t your kids deserve to be a part of getting a great education?

#4 Entertainment and Nightlife
El Dorado County has no shortage of family-friendly and adult events, great restaurants, fabulous trails, cool local wineries, and craft breweries. We have some super fun Summer events like the Summer Spectacular in Cameron Park, a great fall atmosphere with Apple Hill in Camino, and gorgeous snow parks and resorts during the winter in Tahoe.

During the summer the El Dorado Hills Town Center hosts free Thursday night concerts featuring a variety of bands, from pop to blues to country and everything in between. These concerts are a great way to spend the evening with family and friends enjoying a dinner picnic and some great music.

At any given time, there is sure to be something fun going on in the area. There is truly something for everyone!

#5 Prop 90 For Homeowners
One of the top reasons that people choose to relocate and buy a home in El Dorado Hills is Proposition 90, which provides property tax relief to homeowners 55 years or older who sell their home and purchase a replacement home of equal or lesser value. This means that seniors meeting certain requirements can keep their property tax base from a long-held family home when purchasing a house in El Dorado Hills, potentially saving them thousands of dollars a year. El Dorado Hills is one of the few California counties to adopt the proposition, making it a very attractive option for retirees.

Buying or Selling Real Estate in El Dorado Hills?
Whichever market you’re in, you can use the marketing programs and experience of a qualified marketplace real estate broker like Bruce Champion to help sell your home quickly and at the right price.

Learn more about the Real Estate market and see information about recent homes for sale in Placerville, El Dorado Hills, Somerset, and Sutter Creek or call Bruce Champion at (916) 996-6870 to get started today!