El Dorado Hills Info
History of El Dorado Hills
The modern history of El Dorado Hills dates back to the early 1960s when original developer Alan Lindsey began its development as a master planned community. The original master plan, prepared by architect Victor Gruen, covered the area generally north of U.S. Highway 50, and part of the area south of US 50 now considered to be part of the community. El Dorado Hills was envisioned as a large-scale master-planned community that would be completely planned from its inception as a group of residential “villages”. Other land uses in the master plan included a business park, two 18-hole golf courses, community parks, schools, a community shopping center, and small commercial centers in each village. The master plan emphasized open space between villages and opportunity for outdoor recreation.
Each neighborhood created between the 1960’s and 1990’s was given a name and referred to as a “village” by local inhabitants. The original villages of El Dorado Hills include Park, Ridgeview, Saint Andrews, Crown, Governors, Stonegate, Franciscan, Marina, and Lake Hills Estates.
In the 1980s and 1990s the major part of Lake Hills Estates north of Green Valley Road, was reorganized into Lake Forest Village, containing the neighborhoods of Waterford, The Summit, Green Valley Hills, Winterhaven, Marina Woods and Windsor Point. Additional villages that have developed subsequently include Fairchild, Sterlingshire, Highland Hills, Highland View, Bridlewood, Hills of El Dorado, Woodridge, Laural Oaks and the master-planned community of Serrano.
In 1995, the Parker Development Company acquired 3,500 acres along the eastern boundary of El Dorado Hills to create Serrano, one of the largest master planned communities in Northern California. Serrano was the site of an innovative case of recycled water irrigation on a large scale.
Current demographic information can be found at http://www.eldoradohillschamber.org/area_demographics.html.
There were 14,368 households, out of which 6,516 (45.4%) had children under the age of 18 living in them. There were 12,063 families (84.0% of all households); the average family size was 3.20.
In the state legislature El Dorado Hills is located in the 1st Senate District, represented by Republican Ted Gaines, and in the 10th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Alyson Huber, who resides in El Dorado Hills. Federally, El Dorado Hills is located in California’s 4th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R 11 and is represented by Republican Tom McClintock.
As an unincorporated area the local government of El Dorado Hills is that of El Dorado County. Three supervisorial districts include parts of El Dorado Hills. District 1 is represented by John Knight, District 2 by Ray Nutting, and District 4 by Ron Briggs.
A number of services are provided by other local agencies. These include the El Dorado Hills Community Services District (CSD), the Rolling Hills Community Services District (CSD), the Marble Mountain Community Services District, the El Dorado Hills County Water District (fire department, and the El Dorado Irrigation District.
El Dorado Hills is home to Oak Ridge High School, historically known for its prestigious athletic program.
Trojan Football won the D-II California State Championship in both 2003 and 2004. After several tough seasons, the Trojans won back-to-back league championships in the Sierra Valley Conference both in 2008 and an undefeated run in 2009.
Oak Ridge Wrestling Team has had much success to receive two SJS DII Section Championships in 2008 and 2009. That claim may be disputable as the Sac Joaquin Section website displays Ponderosa High School as Section Champions in 2009.
Oak Ridge Basketball has had the most recent success as the Lady Trojans shocked the nation by running the table in 2010 with numerous upsets, until finally defeating 3-time defending CIF champion, Long Beach Poly in the D-I California State Championship. The boys won the D-II California State Championship in 2005 by upsetting Southern California powerhouse, Mater Dei, 60-44.
Oak Ridge has a successful Track & Field program producing, among others, Alexandra Kosinski, a standout middle distance runner who set a National High School 1600m record in 2007.