El Dorado Hills is a community that enjoys the kind of location that Californians dream about close to skiing, the ocean, wineries and state parks. Located 25 miles from downtown Sacramento and 90 minutes from Lake Tahoe, El Dorado Hills boasts acres of lush rolling hills with breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Sacramento valley. Families living here enjoy the highly ranked schools, fabulous sports programs, close proximity to Folsom Lake, and numerous community activities ranging from art and wine fairs to free, evening music performances in the park. Beautiful El Dorado Hills is nestled in the picturesque mountain foothills of the Sierras and is often referred to as the gateway to El Dorado County. With elevations ranging from 200 feet to over 10,800 feet, there is tremendous diversity in the landscape and much to discover. Rich in history and with a wide variety of recreational choices, there is something for everyone.
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. 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, with seventy-seven miles of shoreline, is one of the most heavily used recreational areas in the state. Driving up the hill toward the Sierra Mountains you see the prestigious Serrano Country Club which hosts the annual Chamber golf tournament.
Visitors to El Dorado Hills 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.