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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
El Dorado Hills is a suburb of Sacramento with a population of 45,599. El Dorado Hills is in El Dorado County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in El Dorado Hills offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In El Dorado Hills there are a lot of parks. Many families live in El Dorado Hills and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in El Dorado Hills are highly rated.
About El Dorado Hills...
Population
45,599

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$610,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,911
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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El Dorado Hills Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in El Dorado Hills

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$131,601
National
$55,322
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El Dorado Hills Reviews

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Moving from the Bay Area (Santa Clara) 4 years ago we did a ton of research on areas near Folsom Lake. We fell in love with El Dorado Hills mostly because of the amazing neighborhoods, friendly people, endless recreational opportunities and great schools. We were getting very tired of the endless traffic, rude people, crappy public schools and EXPENSIVE homes in the Bay. El Dorado Hills has been a breath of fresh air! So much weight has lifted from our stressed out life in the Bay. Our favorite parts of El Dorado Hills now that we've lived here is the amazing community involvement and schools, all the recreation SOOO close by, biking, hiking, Folsom Lake boating, fishing, camping, wine tasting, fun community events, and the list goes on. Negatives PG&E, going solar though. Summer Afternoons can get HOT at times but it cools off at night and in the morning even mid-summer, it's really not bad at all. Google James Peterson El Dorado Hills Realtor for some awesome area content.
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If you want a place that has almost 100% safety, but will cost you an arm just to live here, then this is the place for you! We have a town center close by, as well as Folsom Lake and a few other events. However that is all there is to El Dorado Hills. It has only two races of people living here, and it’s hard to make any friends when your in your mid twenties. Although the job opportunities in Folsom are pretty good and pretty close.
We have lived in El Dorado Hills for over 10 years. It is a wonderful place to raise a family with plenty of recreational activities and excellent schools. Mostly an upper middle , conservative, educated population which is very refreshing to see in California! Love it here!