Retire in El Dorado Hills

Best Retirement City - El Dorado Hills

See why many believe that El Dorado Hills is the best city to retire

El Dorado Hills, California is an affluent community of just over 40,000 residents, located northeast of Sacramento. El Dorado Hills is quite picturesque, and has a laid back California feel. The city boasts a variety of craft breweries and a distillery, which can make for a fun outing when friends and family are in town. The El Dorado Hills Town Center offers shopping and dining, but also has unique annual events such as a carnival, an Easter Eggstravaganza, and free community concerts. For those looking for a night out in a larger city, Sacramento is only a short 35 minute drive away. Click the tabs on the left to learn more about what it's like to retire in El Dorado Hills!

City Highlights

  1. Strong healthcare
  2. Low 65+ unemployment rate
  3. Highly educated population
  4. Laid back community

Potential Drawbacks

  1. Not tax friendly
  2. High cost of living

At a glance



Median age:


Median Household Income:

$ 118,306

Nearest City with Population of 200k+:

Sacramento, CA

Population Growth Last 3 Years



El Dorado

Age Breakdown (%)

  • 55 and under
  • 55 to 64 years
  • 65 to 74 years
  • Over 75

Gender breakdown over 65 years (%)

  • Men
  • Women


Closest Airport:

Sacramento International Airport

Distance to Closest Airport:


Closest Major Airport:

Sacramento International Airport

Distance to Closest Major Airport:


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