About 30 miles outside of Sacramento, El Dorado Hills is a peaceful suburban city with plenty of exciting attractions and natural beauty. El Dorado boasts a mild, Mediterranean climate with lots of sunny days for exploring the great outdoors.
As the sixth-largest city in California, Sacramento offers active adults plenty of attractions. For a fun day or weekend trip, Lake Tahoe is only an hour-and-a-half away, and Reno is only two hours away. Also, it only takes an hour-and-a-half to get to the gorgeous Napa wine country from El Dorado Hills and just two hours to get to San Francisco.
Read on to discover some of the friendly and welcoming active adult communities currently selling homes in El Dorado Hills.
Low $400s - Mid $700s
With homes built from 2015 to the present, Heritage El Dorado Hills offers gorgeous newly constructed single-family homes with modern features and high-end amenities. This gated 55+ community will contain approximately 1,000 homes upon completion.
These spacious new homes range from 1,137 to 2,993 square feet with two or three bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and a two- or three-car garage. The homes offer modern upgrades and thoughtful designs, such as energy-efficient lighting and solar systems, automatic irrigation systems, nine-foot ceilings, designer kitchens, granite or quartz countertops, European-style cabinetry, stainless steel GE appliances, modern bathrooms, and large walk-in closets.
The amenities at Heritage El Dorado Hills provide plenty of opportunities for exercise, socializing, and relaxation. An impressive 5,000-square-foot clubhouse is the heart of the community, allowing residents to play games, mingle, attend meetings, and enjoy casual get-togethers. A catering kitchen is also available at the clubhouse, providing a place to cook and cater food for parties, while the on-site fitness center and aerobics and dance studio keep community members active and fit. Outdoors, there are two outdoor pools, a spa, a patio, and a BBQ area as well as tennis, bocce ball, and pickleball courts. Paved walking and biking trails weave through lovely landscaping, and there's even a dog park for furry companions.
Low $600s - Low $800s
With only 65 single-family homes, Pinnacle at Blackstone is the smallest 55+ community on this list. Situated within the larger Blackstone master-planned community, this quaint enclave offers an intimate and friendly neighborhood perched in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.
This gated community offers single-family homes built between 2011 and 2014. These resale homes offer 2,541 to 3,564 square feet, three or four bedrooms, two-and-a-half to four-and-a-half bathrooms, and a three-car garage. Two plans also offer an additional den, and all of the homes feature energy-efficient designs and modern features such as solar roof panels, tank-less water heaters, dual pane windows, cultured granite countertops, recessed lighting, and generous walk-in closets.
Pinnacle at Blackstone offers an assortment of amenities, beginning with a 10,500-square-foot clubhouse, The Club at Blackstone. Inside, there’s a fitness center with an aerobics and dance studio, a gathering room with a catering kitchen, a massage room, a business room, and a hobby and game room.
Outdoors, the community offers three sparkling pools, including a resort-style pool, a lap pool, and a kiddie pool for when the grandkids visit. The large patio area is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the year-round sun, and throughout the community, residents will find lovely gazebos, scenic water features, and paved walking paths.
Low $400s - Low $700s
Four Seasons at El Dorado Hills is a 55+ community with an enviable location near El Dorado Hills Town Center, grocery stores, shops, restaurants, parks, and the scenic Folsom Lake. This community is especially attractive to active adults with a green thumb because it offers a two-acre community gardening area and a series of lush, beautiful gardens.
Built between 2004 and 2009, this gated community has 460 single-family homes. They range from 1,389 to 3,245 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and a two- or two-and-a-half-car garage.
At the center of the community is The Lodge, a 12,500-square-foot clubhouse equipped with a library, an arts and crafts room, a grand fireplace, a lounge area, a ballroom, a commercial chef's kitchen, and a fitness center with showers, lockers, and a sauna. Outdoors, residents can soak up the sun at the Olympic-size lap pool or the barbecue area. There are also outdoor tennis courts, bocce ball courts, shuffleboard courts, and horseshoe pita as well as outdoor fireplaces, charming gazebos, and paved walkways.
Low $400s - Mid $500s
Versante sets itself apart from the other communities on this list because it’s the only 55+ community in El Dorado Hills currently selling attached homes. These low-maintenance, affordable homes are a great choice for budget-conscious active adults looking for less upkeep. With only 100 homes, this gated community is friendly and tight-knit.
Built from 2001 to 2003, the attached homes at Versante are available on a resale basis and come in an assortment of sizes, ranging from 1,610 to 2,259 square feet in single-story or two-story floor plans. Most homes offer two bedrooms, two bathrooms, covered rear patios, and garages.
The amenities at Versante include a cozy clubhouse with an exercise room, a library, a full kitchen, a living room, and a card room. Outside, a sparkling pool and spa refresh residents, and the barbecue area and patio are perfect spots to relax and mingle. Also, paved pathways also residents to enjoy the Heritage oak trees and lush parks throughout the neighborhood.