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Living in El Dorado County

There are 168 hours in a week, and only 40 of them are spent at work. What do you want to do with the remaining 128 hours? Many of our applicants state they are highly motivated to choose EDSO due to our lifestyle. Let's learn about the reasons you and your family should live here.

Vacation in your own backyard

El Dorado County is a great place to live and work. It's where everyone comes to play! It rises in elevation from west (central valley) to east (Sierra Mountains). The majority of El Dorado County is rural and is ideal for people who want peace and quiet without sacrificing resources. We have beautiful and lightly traveled lakes and rivers. Mild summers filled with biking, horseback riding, hiking, and boating give way to cool autumn days where we flock to Apple Hill for cider, pie, and wine tasting. Winters bring snow starting in Camino and blankets our mountains in fresh powder perfect for skiing. Spring is vibrant and mild and a great time to ride that melted snow down our rapids.

Happy and Healthy Families

Health and wellness are on display in El Dorado County. We have farmland and ranches that produce fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats. Come to Apple Hill to pick apples and berries, procure some locally harvested honey, free range fowl, and grass-fed livestock. Go direct to the source or visit one of our farmer’s markets.

Education is important everywhere. In El Dorado County, we have educational options to suite your needs. We have excellent public schools, and many private, charter, and home schools that are ranked as some of the best in the state of California based on test scores, key statistics and parent ratings. Kids enjoy our vast parks systems including the Community Services Districts (CSD) providing aquatics, sports, day camps, classes, tutoring, and amazing special events. Click here to learn more.

Breathe Easy

You don't have to sacrifice convenience to enjoy some peace and quiet. El Dorado County has a large variety of property types to choose from. We offer luxurious, master planned communities, ranch property, rural cabins, and historical homes. When you buy a home here, you're probably buying acreage. In El Dorado County, the air is cleaner, the temperature is cooler, the crowds are smaller, and the traffic is minimal. People come here for the comfort of country living while remaining 30 minutes from Sacramento and 60 minutes from Tahoe. 

Elevate to El Dorado

Learn more about El Dorado County by visiting our relocation website!

Learn about our Schools

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Learn about the County

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