Just 22 miles east of Sacramento, El Dorado Hills is an appealing destination for active adults who dream of retiring in Northern California. This prestigious residential area offers easy access to wineries, state parks and the ocean, as well as the urban attractions of Sacramento. The scenic landscape provides plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreations as well.
El Dorado Hills is an unincorporated locality at the western edge of El Dorado County, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The area is less than two hours from Lake Tahoe to the northeast and San Francisco to the southwest.
During the summer months, daytime temperatures in El Dorado Hills are often in the mid- to high 90s and can easily climb over 100 degrees. Winters are cold, with snowfall in the higher mountain elevations.
At the heart of the area, El Dorado Hills Town Center is a downtown district which offers a number of shops, restaurants, cafes, bars and other entertainments.S pread across 100 acres, this retail center is also home to the Regal Cinemas 14 IMAX movie theater, and a variety of salons, spas, and medical services.
Wine lovers can enjoy touring and tasting El Dorado County's beautiful vineyards, where a higher elevation cultivates a variety of luscious wines. There are over 70 wineries in El Dorado County, many which feature scenic picnic areas, tasting rooms and special event facilities. Just a few of the vineyards in El Dorado County include Alzante, Boeger Winery, and Gold Hill Vineyard.
Outdoor recreations in El Dorado Hills include hiking and biking, as well as boating at nearby Folsom Lake and whitewater rafting on the American River. In nearby Apple Hills, visitors can explore a number of apple orchards and pumpkin farms. The scenic area also features bake shops, craft shops and breweries where visitors can enjoy delicious local offerings.
During the winter months, a number of ski areas are within 90 minutes of El Dorado Hills. El Dorado Hills is less than 30 minutes from Sacramento, the capital of California. The city offers a wide range of urban attractions. There are shopping districts, restaurants and nightlife, performing arts centers, concert halls, museums, and art galleries. Sacramento is home to the NBA's Sacramento Kings, as well as the AAA minor league baseball Sacramento River Cats.
Active Adult Communities
Active adults who want to settle in El Dorado Hills can find beautiful homes in several upscale communities. Age-restricted communities in this area, like Four Seasons at El Dorado Hills and Versante, are often smaller with less than 500 homes. Homebuyers who want an even more intimate community may opt for a home in the age-targeted Pinnacle at Blackstone community. With its beautiful mountain scenery, world-class wineries, and upscale homes, El Dorado Hills is a fabulous destination for active adult retirees.