El Dorado Hills is a highly desired neighborhood with high per capita incomes, low crime, and robust economic growth. The housing market is very strong with a high proportion of luxury properties. These homes offer fantastic lifestyle opportunities for buyers who can afford to settle into this sought after community.

If you're in the market for a luxury home near Sacramento, El Dorado Hills should be a serious consideration. Learn more about this area below. 

Gold Rush History 

Like many communities in the greater Sacramento area, El Dorado Hills owes its formation to the mid 19th century California Gold Rush. Gold washed down the South Fork of the American River into the area now known as El Dorado Hills. Campers set up here to sift it, eventually being supplanted into farmland as camping settlements transformed into ranches.

Modern day El Dorado Hills is methodically designed into residential and commercial areas, taking shape in the early 1960's. Alan Lindsey began to develop it as a master planned community, envisioning a group of residential 'villages' situated strategically around commercial, public, and educational centers.

Community Amenities

In 1995, the Parker Development Company acquired 3,500 acres along El Dorado Hills' eastern boundary. The once empty tract of land became Serrano - one of the largest master planned communities in Northern California.

By 2000, population and commercial growth took off and development started on the Town Center Zone. This became a true downtown business area and local business parks experienced increasing levels of occupancy.

Today, the neighborhood stands a thriving residential and commercial area that attracts new residents from diverse places. This area includes a business park, golf course, public parks, first rate schools, large shopping centers, and small commercial spaces within each village. Above all, the plan emphasized plenty of outdoor space and plentiful recreational opportunities.

Homes for Sale

The exclusive neighborhoods that make up El Dorado Hills feature luxurious single family homes brimming with high end amenities. Residential developments include Bridlewood Canyon, Francisco Oats, Four Seasons 55+, The Village of Lake Forest, Serrano, The Promontory, and Sterlingshire.

These homes offer plenty of space and high end features. Bedrooms and bathrooms typically range between three and six, while square footage starts at around 3,200. Common amenities include covered entries, foyers, expansive rooms, fireplaces, balconies, gourmet kitchens, walk-in pantries, walk-in closets, large master bathrooms, and high ceilings. 

El Dorado Hills also includes a variety of multi-million dollar estates with spectacular amenities that truly set them apart. Among these amenities are multi-acre lots, fully featured guest houses, breathtaking views, open floor plans, hand carved architectural detail, chef's kitchens, home theaters, sauna rooms, multi-car garages, and glistening pools. 

Prices in this area start in the $700,000 range, with the most expensive homes falling well into the multi-million dollar range.

In the lower ranges, one finds more standard single family homes, but with plenty of high end details. In the higher ranges, one finds sprawling custom estates crafted to near perfection.


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