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Folsom has grown to a community of about 80,000 residents and is expanding south of Highway 50 with new home starts and commercial opportunities. The home of Fortune 500 companies like Intel, Micron Technologies, and Kikkomann, bring a diverse population and great schools. This highly sought after community has historic roots with the Gold Rush and it’s ever-popular historic Sutter Street, and the Johnny Cash Trail.


El Dordado Hills borders Sacramento County on the west side of El Dorado County, just 5 miles up Highway 50 from Folsom. Starting as a sleepy bedroom community, El Dorado Hills has grown tremendously over the past 30 years with an abundance of new home starts. Serrano County Club is the premier gated community resting on top of the foothills overlooking the town below to the south and Folsom Lake to the north. The Town Center provides year-round activities and family fun. The outdoor recreation opportunities keep families active. The schools are highly rated and the quality of life is recognized as one of the best places to live in California.


Seated on the south fork of the American River, this city is is rich in history and has a long standing of economic presence in utilizing local resources for industries.  Placerville has replaced mining with lumber, light manufacturing,  and agriculture.  Locals and tourists enjoy the many vineyards and outdoor recreation.  Placerville remains the location of the offices of El Dorado County. 

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Rescue is a rural town filled with farmland, ranches and good people.  The downtown area is quaint with a post office, fire station, churches, a restaurant and community center.  Just north of Shingle Springs, this small community is big on charm, strong on values and offers the small town feels while being a reasonable distance to the amenities a larger city has to offer.


Just 30 miles north of Sacramento, Cameron Park is located in the foothills of El Dorado County.  Families enjoy a well run community recreation program offering several well maintained parks.  Bikers and hikers alike have many trails to get out and enjoy the seasons this area enjoys.  Water activities such as fishing, kayaking and paddle boarding are some of the many outdoor activities residents enjoy. 


Sacramento, or “Sac” as locals refer to it, is the capital of California. Known for many things such as its agriculture, sustainability, infrastructure, healthcare, and educational institutions, Sac is a lush and vibrant metropolitan city in the heart of Northern California. Also known for being “The City of Trees.” Sacramento offer a distinct neighborhoods from historic to newer planned areas and offers a balance between  urban living and suburban family life. 

Content by Julie Phillips El Dorado Hills Realtor

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