El Dorado Hills & Folsom

El Dorado Hills & Folsom

RecreationEl Dorado Hills and Folsom are communities located on the eastern edge of the Sacramento suburbs. El Dorado Hills is part of unincorporated El Dorado County, and Folsom is a city located in Sacramento County. The areas border each other on the east side of Folsom and the west side of El Dorado Hills.


On the northern edge of both communities is Folsom Lake, a large body of water on which people enjoy kayaking, water skiing and fishing. The lake is actually a reservoir created by the damming of the American River in 1955. On the western side of the lake is Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, where people can hike, bicycle and horseback ride on waterfront trails. A 32-mile long bike trail that starts in Folsom Lake State Recreation Area runs through many Sacramento county parks and eventually ends in Old Sacramento.

Community Information

Folsom has a nice mix of older one story, smaller single family homes and newer, multi-story options. It also has condominium and townhouse developments for those who prefer to do less home maintenance. Folsom has a population of 72,203.

Intel is the largest employer in Folsom. The city of Folsom has two public middle schools, two public high schools, and one public library. A rail extension in 2005 brought the Sacramento lightrail to the city, which has increased public transit access. One of the branches of the Los Rios Community College District, Folsom Lake College, is located in the city.

Farming comm.Folsom has a historic downtown that is home to more than 80 businesses and hosts regular events. It also has a history museum, which has exhibits on Native Americans from the area, the gold rush, settlers and more. The city has a small sanctuary zoo, which is open to the public for a fee. It houses mostly native animals that are non-releasable for medical or behavioral reasons.

El Dorado Hills has a population of 42,108. The area has a high median household income, and recently ranked on Money Magazine's top places to live list. It is mostly a family community, with 84% of the population living in a family home of some sort. Most of the homes are large, with spacious yards.

There is one public middle school and one public high school in the area designated as El Dorado Hills. The county public library system has one branch in El Dorado Hills. They have a country club, a golf course, hiking and walking trails, and designated historic sites that used to be on the local Pony Express route.

Functioning as the downtown of the area, El Dorado Hills Town Center features restaurants, offices, stores, a movie theater, a car dealership, a gourmet market and more. The area hosts events such as live music, car shows, dance parties and fireworks displays.

Temperature is moderate much of the year, but has averages in the high 80s and 90s from May through September. Some rain is recorded most months with the exception of July, but the wettest time of year is December through February. In January, an average of just under 4 inches of rain falls.

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Area Real Estate El Dorado Hills real estate is prized for location and community. Many people feel that the area represents an ideal place to raise a family, yet is still close enough to the city of Sacramento that entertainment and job opportunities are easily available. Folsom real estate has a similar profile, with slightly more retirees.

For more information on these and other local communities be sure to contact the Hall and Associates Real Estate team.

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