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El Dorado Hills
Land of Golden Opportunity
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. El Dorado Hills lies about 18 miles from the 1848 gold discovery site in Coloma, the impetus for the California Gold Rush. Gold was washed down the South Fork of the American River, into areas now in El Dorado Hills and Folsom, but farming and ranching supplanted the Gold Rush. Portions of two Pony Express routes in this area from 1860-1861 remain as modern El Dorado Hills roads and El Dorado Hills includes the longest surviving section of the Lincoln Highway, the first U.S. transcontinental highway. This section, part of the Pioneer Branch, passes through historic Clarksville and is the predecessor of the modern US 50 route. The community was planned from its inception as a group of residential 'villages'. Other land uses in the master plan included a business park, 18-hole golf course, community parks, schools, a community shopping center, and small commercial centers in each village. The plan emphasized open space between villages and opportunity for outdoor recreation. Around 2000, its population growth and commercial development greatly accelerated. Development began in its Town Center Zone to form a true downtown business area, and its Business Park experienced increasing rates of construction and occupancy.
The new El Dorado Hills Town Center is located just south of Hwy 50. The all-new mixed-use project has successfully pulled together a great mix of uses . local and national retailers, cafes, restaurants and bars, movie theater, hotel, gourmet market, fitness club, day spa, luxury car dealership, professional and medical offices, public amphitheatre, dramatic fountains and waterways, and broad public plazas. Occupying 100 acres of land and, at completion, one million square feet of buildings, it is the center of town and of the region . a place where the community can gather to shop, dine, work, go to the movies, enjoy a concert, and relax on public plazas. El Dorado Hills residents and businesses are most closely affiliated with El Dorado County, a generally rural area. However, El Dorado County is part of the Sacramento Metropolitan Area because it is socially and economically integrated with the much larger Sacramento County and especially the City of Folsom. El Dorado Hills is recognized nationally for its high median household income, ranking 77th in CNN Money Magazine's best places to live in 2007. As the name 'El Dorado' translates, this is a land of golden opportunity! High per capita incomes, low crime rates, and an area with huge economic growth have made this well-planned community a desirable destination for both families and business.