About Shingle Springs

About Shingle Springs


Originally an early, bustling, California gold mining settlement, Shingle Springs has evolved into a peaceful country community with ranches and homes on acreage. Adjacent to Cameron Park in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Shingle Springs is halfway between the San Francisco Bay Area and the scenic Lake Tahoe Basin. Unlimited recreational activities are less than two hours away by car. Residents enjoy the peaceful nature of the town that offers small-town charm, yet has access to all the amenities of a larger city. Premier wineries, Apple Hill Ranches, Historic Coloma, the American River and the El Dorado National Forest are all located within minutes of the city. The community offers a wide variety of housing types and prices. Prices for single-family homes begin in the mid $100,000s and run to $1 million and more for large estate properties with magnificent views.

The history of Shingle Springs is one of boom, bust, boom. When gold was discovered in the area in the early 1850s, people rushed to stake their claim. As claims failed, the miners moved on, but cattle ranchers and farmers saw the value in these hills and continued to support the area. The first post office was established on February 3, 1853, the first general store in 1865. In 1866, the Sacramento Valley Railroad was extended to Shingle Springs. As a railroad terminus, the town boomed with trains and stages departing daily. It became one of the busiest business centers in the Golden State. But in 1867, the railroad found a new route through Auburn. Some area residents moved on, but many decided to stay and establish Shingle Springs as a permanent community. On May 11, 1865, the name was changed to Shingle. It stayed that way until 1955, when it again became Shingle Springs. Today the city is once again experiencing prosperity as resident seek a simpler way of life.

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