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An Informational Guide to El Dorado Hills, California

Updated: Dec 29, 2021

El Dorado Hills is one of the most desirable places to live and work in the Greater Sacramento Area.

While sometimes referred to as a city, El Dorado Hills is actually an unincorporated area of El Dorado County. The county's two cities are Placerville and South Lake Tahoe. El Dorado Hills is located east of Sacramento, right off of Highway 50 and about a quarter of the way to South Lake Tahoe.

The literal translation of 'el dorado' is 'the golden.' This makes the name a double entendre of sorts. El Dorado Hills' rolling hills have a golden hue at sunset. It is also located less than 20 miles from Coloma, where gold was discovered in 1848.

El Dorado Hills Town Center


El Dorado Hills has experienced rapid growth over the last two decades. The population was 18,016 at the time of the 2010 census. By 2019, the population had swelled to 46,593. As of 2019, the median age in El Dorado Hills was 44.6. The median individual income was $57,395.

El Dorado Hills Weather

El Dorado Hills summers are hot and arid. Winters are cool, with varying amounts of rain year to year. The average high temperature in July and August is in the low 90's. The coolest months are December and January with average highs in the low 50's and average lows in the mid 30's. Below freezing temperatures are rare in El Dorado Hills, since it is only at 768' of elevation.

Residential Real Estate in EDH

El Dorado Hills has almost 17,000 homes and apartments. Almost 90% of these are single family homes. The home ownership rate is over 85%. The median home value is over $740,000.

Commercial Real Estate

While most residential areas are located north of Highway 50, most businesses are south of 50. El Dorado Hills Business Park is 900 acres in size and home to over 200 companies. The largest concentration of retail businesses is at nearby Town Center.


There are many recreation options within a short drive of El Dorado Hills. These include:

Farm & Winery Visiting

The Apple Hill Area, just to the east of El Dorado Hills, has a variety of fruit and vegetable farms worth visiting. There are dozens of wineries in the same region.

El Dorado Hills Post Office

The USPS Post Office is located in Town Center at 4641 Post St, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762. The current post office hours are 10AM - 5PM, Monday - Friday.


Both El Dorado Hills and next door Folsom have some excellent dining choices.

Among several area burrito options, Taqueria El Dorado gets the best ratings. There's a wide selection of Mexican grilled food. The restaurant also has a nice outdoor patio with shade umbrellas at each table.

3955 Park Dr #6, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762, (916) 933 8877

Taqueria in El Dorado Hills, CA

If you're looking for a high-end steak restaurant, Sutter Street Steakhouse is your best bet.

604 Sutter St, Folsom, CA 95630, (916) 351-9100

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