El Dorado Hills Lifestyle

  • El Dorado Hills Lifestyle

Whether you are looking for a terrific place to raise a family, retire or just live the good life, El Dorado Hills has something for everyone. The ambiance is of a tranquil small town, but with lots of things to do, including everything from enjoying the great outdoors to fine dining and nearby wineries.


You’ve heard that there are only three essential things to look for in real estate—location, location, and location. El Dorado Hills is a big winner in all three categories. Only 30 miles northeast of Sacramento and 80 miles southwest of Lake Tahoe, El Dorado Hills is close enough to commute to the state’s capital for work and less than two hours away from the world-renowned vacation destination of Lake Tahoe for skiing and snowboarding, hiking, biking or water sports. Views of the mountains, rolling hills, and valleys abound throughout El Dorado Hills. And great dining, nearby wineries, and lots of community activities complete the perfect location for a unique lifestyle.


El Dorado Hills is well known for its excellent schools. Three districts serve El Dorado Hills: Buckeye Union School District (K-8), Rescue Union School District (K-8), and El Dorado Union High School District (9-12). All El Dorado Hills Schools report exceptionally high API scores.

Outdoor Recreation

Folsom Lake is just a few minutes from El Dorado Hills. One of the most popular lakes in Northern California, Folsom Lake is a great place for fishing, boating, kayaking, waterskiing, or paddleboarding. In addition to all the water sports at Folsom Lake, El Dorado Hills has lots of other outdoor recreation opportunities, including over 70 acres of parks and athletic fields and over 26 miles of trails for hiking, biking, or horseback riding.

The Town Center

Shopping, dining, professional services, a farmers’ market, and entertainment, including an IMAX theater, can all be found at The Town Center. Built like a traditional downtown, complete with a Main Street, The Town Center is a vibrant gathering place for the community. During the summer, The Town Center hosts free Thursday night concerts featuring various bands, from pop to blues to country and everything in between.


El Dorado Hills has temperate weather—lying below the snowline and above the fog of the valley. It’s sunny, an average of 250 days in El Dorado Hills, giving you lots of beautiful days to enjoy all the great outdoor activities.


El Dorado Hills comprises over 50 villages and neighborhoods with distinct characteristics, offering a little something for everyone.

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