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A+ El Dorado Hills Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F El Dorado Hills Cost of Living Cost of living is 13% higher than California
El Dorado Hills
15656% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
El Dorado Hills cost of living
B+ El Dorado Hills Crime Total crime is 44% lower than California
Total crime
1,64340% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6140% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-14%Year over year crime is down
El Dorado Hills crime
B+ El Dorado Hills Employment Household income is 97% higher than California
Median household income
$125,489127% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$52,08475% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%equal to the US average
El Dorado Hills employment
D- El Dorado Hills Housing Home value is 31% higher than California
Median home value
$536,700191% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,931103% higher than the US average
Home ownership
87%37% higher than the US average
El Dorado Hills real estate or El Dorado Hills rentals
A+ El Dorado Hills Schools HS graduation rate is 19% higher than California
High school grad. rates
95%15% higher than the US average
School test scores
66%34% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:135% higher than the US average
El Dorado Hills K-12 schools

Living in El Dorado Hills, CA

Located in the state of California, El Dorado Hills is a moderately-sized city with a population of 43,495 inhabitants. If we look at the most recent Census, El Dorado Hills is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. 88% of the people in El Dorado Hills (over the age of 15) are married and 54% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in El Dorado Hills, California. With useful information like amenities, weather, education, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in El Dorado Hills and in the areas around El Dorado Hills is a much easier task.

El Dorado Hills, CA receives 75 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #203 in California and #4,982 in the USA. Compared to the US average, El Dorado Hills ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that El Dorado Hills has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+), crime (B+), weather (B+), education (A+) and employment (B+). There are some categories that El Dorado Hills does not rank well for, including: cost of living (F) and housing (D-). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in El Dorado Hills, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

The average school test scores in El Dorado Hills are 66%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

Assuming that El Dorado Hills meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in El Dorado Hills. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in El Dorado Hills are simply unattainable. The median home price for El Dorado Hills homes is $536,700, which is 31.1% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in El Dorado Hills, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.3, which is 32.8% lower than the California average. Real estate appreciation rates in El Dorado Hills are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for El Dorado Hills homes comes in at 5.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 6.5%.

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Best of All Worlds

We have lived in El Dorado Hills for 15 years. I grew up in El Dorado County so I have seen many changes throughout the years. El Dorado Hills has grown exponentially since I moved back in 2001. A Town Center has been developed with restaurants, a movie theater, shops, hotel and sports club. The Community Services District provides many opportunities for recreation, learning, and community gatherings. The population has exploded with the growth of Serrano, Promontory, and Blackstone communities, along with other housing villages. Housing is expensive compared to other areas of California but compared to the Bay Area houses are a bargain. There are condos as well as homes on acreage to purchase or rent. Big, small, new, old, tract, custom, you can find what you are looking for in El Dorado Hills. Prices range from $250,000 for a condo to over $3,000,000 for a custom home on the golf course. With rolling hills studded with Oak trees El Dorado Hills is very scenic and a lovely place to live. For golfers there is the Serrano Golf Course which is a private course and Empire Ranch in Folsom is a hop, skip, and a jump away. For families there are great schools and parks. For boaters, water skiers, wake boarders Folsom Lake is right at your door step. Although I am not into nightlife I can not comment on it except to say there are many summer concerts in the CSD park and at Town Center that attract a lively, fun crowd. More and more restaurants are opening in El Dorado Hills and you can find just about any type of food you are looking for at all price ranges. El Dorado Hills is so convenient to just about everything. I mentioned golf clubs and Folsom lake but it is also close to Apple Hill (Camino) and Old Hangtown (Placerville) which are fun areas to explore. El Dorado Hills is only 2 hours from Lake Tahoe for skiing and summer fun or 2 hours the other direction to San Francisco. Downtown Sacramento is about 25 miles down highway 50 and there is traffic during commute times. Sacramento State University is about 20 miles away and there is a great community college nearby. I love living in El Dorado Hills and plan on living here a very long time.
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El Dorado Is Stunning!!!

I have lived in El Dorado Hills, California for a number of years and the area is simply stunning. El Dorado Hills sits in the foothills to the East of Lake Folsom and features many beautiful gated communities, sprawling greenery and incredible views. Chances are if you own a home in this area you are very wealthy, because the average costs of homes here are much larger and nearly double the average cost in surrounding areas. However, you wouldn't have to walk very far in any direction to find a home that was worth well over five million dollars.

One of the best things about El Dorado Hills is the great community and the extremely low level of crime that is reported in the area. El Dorado Hills currently has a crime rate that is less than ten percent of the state average and the people in this area are generally extremely happy and friendly. There are plenty of community centers and there is just a general good vibe all around the area.

You can find some amazing restaurants in this area, which cater to residents that have a great deal of cash, but you can also find great restaurants for affordable prices. There are several outlet malls that are just a short drive away and there is plenty of great shopping at top of the line stores all around the area. You won't find too much night life in this area, but you will find a plethora of outdoor activities. There is amazing fishing and hunting in the area and there are stunning trails that make for great hikes and perfect terrain for dirt biking and mountain biking. In general, El Dorado Hills is a great place to raise a family.
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Source: The El Dorado Hills, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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