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New Homes in El Dorado Hills: Where to Find Them

Updated: Oct 4, 2023

El Dorado Hills is a beautiful area in California that is perfect for anyone looking for a house in a safe and quiet place that has many recreational options.

The town is located in the Sierra foothills, just east of Sacramento. The San Francisco Bay Area is within easy driving distance to the west. Lake Tahoe is 90 minutes to the east (in good weather).

El Dorado Hills has much to offer its residents, including excellent schools, parks, and recreation facilities.

New Homes in El Dorado Hills

Area Homebuilding

The area in and around El Dorado Hills has seen an explosion of new homebuilding in the last few years.

Many new homes in the area are more spacious than those in denser urban areas. They often feature open floor plans, large kitchens, and a sizeable primary bedroom and bathroom.

While real estate is less expensive than those in the Bay Area, for example, it still costs more than in many parts of the country.

Some leading home builders in the area include Lennar, Richmond American, and Elliott Homes.

Let's look at a few of the Lennar communities. Lennar is the #2 builder in the U.S., just behind D.R. Horton in annual revenue.

You do not need a broker or agent to purchase a new home from Lennar. However, buyers can choose to work with an independent broker or agent. Not all communities offer a broker co-op commission.

El Dorado Hills

Trento at the Promontory is a gated community north of Highway 50, off Sophia Parkway. Brand-new single-family homes range from $1 to $1.4 million.

New Lennar Home in El Dorado Hills

Heritage El Dorado Hills is a 55-plus development ideal for empty nesters and retirees—a variety of two and three-bedroom homes in the $600,000s. The community is adjacent to the Heritage Village Park project.

Part of the Bass Lake Hills master plan, Emerald Peak at Bass Lake Hills is an excellent location just north of 50 and on the border with Cameron Park.

Cameron Park

Sapphire Cliff at Bass Lake Hills is also part of the Bass Lake Hills master plan.


Platinum Peak at Russell Ranch is just south of Highway 50. The amenities include a community center, swimming pool, clubhouse, and picnic area.

Brass Pointe at Russell Ranch is an adjacent Lennar community with homes starting from the mid $700s.

If you're looking to buy property in the El Dorado Hills area, check out the Lennar website to learn more about currently available new homes.

Lennar has a Welcome Home Center in each of its communities.


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