About El Dorado County
About El Dorado County
Welcome to El Dorado County.
Most visitors are overwhelmed with the beauty of El Dorado County, beginning in El Dorado Hills and continuing to Lake Tahoe. This county offers awarding winning wines from various tasting rooms, plush Iris gardens, large Christmas Tree farms, Apple Hill, organic gardens , quaint bed and breakfasts and of course the Hang mans Tree Historic monument in downtown Placerville. The town of Placerville remain the same as in the gold rush days and every effort is being made to preserve it.
Spanning over 1800 square miles, El Dorado County offers a variety of landscapes from foothills and valleys, ,lakes and rivers, to majestic mountain scenery. El Dorado County's eastern boundary is formed along magnificent Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountain range while Folsom Lake forms the county's western boundary in the Sacramento valley. The elevations range from 1000 ft to 8000 ft. above sea level.
In an attempt to preserve the natural landscapes and to provide a variety of recreational opportunities for El Dorado County residents, more than 50 percent of county land is managed and owned by the county government for both recreation facilities and wildlife preservations. Much of the land belongs to the bureau of Land Management. There is ample space to hunt ,fish, hike, ride horses and ride ATV's'.
Due to its geographic location, El Dorado County has a varied but moderate climate. On the western slope, the average monthly temperature ranges from 30-40 degrees in the winter while the region may experience an average of 75-95 degrees in the summer.
One may choose from many varied environments -- from forests of oak and pine, to mountains and valleys, to the gentle rolling meadows of the Sierra foothills. El Dorado County is the perfect location not only for residential living but also for many different business opportunities. The foothills are filled with vineyards, orchards and Christmas tree farms.
Currently there is an extensive stock of fine homes available for sale, suitable for all life-styles and incomes. Additionally, there are many custom building sites available to homeowners who wish to create and build their dream home. Water, electricity and other utilities are available to builders throughout El Dorado County. Diane Broussard has been a resident of El Dorado County since 1976 and knows the area well. Call her if you are interested in finding a home in this beautiful area. 530-295-8440
El Dorado Hills
El Dorado Hills,
Population: 22,200 Median home price (2006): $672,335
Average property taxes (2006): $4,434
El Dorado Hills knows the golden rule in real estate: Location, Location, Location. Nestled in between the San Francisco Bay Area and Lake Tahoe, the community enjoys the kind of geography that Californians dream of - close to skiing, the ocean, wineries and state parks. And with elevations ranging from 200 ft to over 10,800 ft, it's no wonder that El Dorado County (which boasts a million acres of national forest land) lies in the most diversified recreational area in the state. -I.T.
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El Dorado Chamber Of Commerece
Diane Broussard is a Horse Person--She understands your Equestrian Needs
Diane Broussard has been involved with horses all her life. She and her daughter Heather, have been showing horses since Heather was 4 years old. When Heather was small, Diane was the local 4-H horse leader and gave riding lessons to kids. Diane has participated in just about every equestrian discipline from rodeo to dressage. Currently Diane owns a quarter horse and a paint horse and rides with Bobbie Emmons Show Horses of Plymouth, Cal.
Because El Dorado and Amador County has some of the best horse properties around, her background in the equine industry greatly enhances her sales ability.
Horse people have a different language and when looking for a horse property its good to find an agent that understands.