- Once a bedroom community and eastern most outpost of the Sacramento Region, in recent years it has grown up to a community unto itself and as Sac County and Folsom moved eastward, the communities merged.
- In the foothills at the entrance to the Sierras, the rolling hills provide many beautiful neighborhoods and views. That said, while Granite Bay and South Placer County (to the north of Folsom Lake) is lush, green and heavily treed, EDH and much of El Dorado County lacks water and is much drier and so has a different landscape.
- Much of El Dorado Hills is made up of upper end subdivisions and custom neighborhoods. With the introduction of one of the most successful master planned communities in the country, Serrano which was built around one of the best Country Clubs in the region (Serrano CC) was the beginning of a boom for EDH as a large retail center and restaurants pushed in and Folsom introduced the same only minutes away.
- Schools are very good to excellent with also good sports programs.
- 1- A couple negatives are that access to the area is limited so traffic and commutes can be longer unless working at Intel, Aerojet or one of the nearby business parks. 2- Water. Because water is scarce, it’s expensive. A home with pool in the summer or a lot of landscape can have very high water bills in the few hundred a month range. 3- While the majority of EDH DOES NOT have Mello Roos taxes, the two largest and newer subdivisions of Serrano and The Promontory do have Mello Roos taxes and association dues.
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Restaurants: Please click here for all El Dorado Hills Restaurants with reviews. Some personal favorites include Sienna, Selland’s, Sky Sushi, Mama Anne’s Deli & Bakery, The Purple Place.
Schools: Scroll below for EDH Schools List or click here for Schools, Ratings, Maps & Scores.
Groceries: Click here for EDH Groceries. Can’t beat Nugget Market or Whole Foods for high quality (and High cost). Others are chains.
Info, Activities & Events: Click Here OR Here for more info.