Placerville is a quintessential Gold Country city and a registered California Historical Landmark. Located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills, Placerville serves as the county seat for El Dorado County and offers residents the best in country living. Featuring a wide variety of housing from equestrian ranch homes to condominiums and estates with acreage, there is a style for every taste in Placerville.
Placerville is recognized for its natural beauty and multitude of outdoor activities, including whitewater rafting on the American River, camping and boating on nearby Jenkinson Lake, destinations such as Ice House and Union Valley Reservoirs, and off-roading on the world famous Rubicon Trail. Residents can also enjoy nearby Apple Hill, famous for its fall season festivities, apple and fruit farms, wineries, bakeries and Christmas tree farms.
The city’s beauty was the inspiration for artist Thomas Kinkade,”the Painter of Light,” who was a resident. Many Victorian houses in downtown Placerville were the subjects of his famous paintings, and even after a century, the store fronts of boutiques, restaurants and cafes still maintain their charm. The community hosts monthly art walks downtown, and the local arts association offers workshops, classes, and special showings at their galleries and museums.
A family friendly community, residents enjoy great schools, farmers markets, an annual county fair, and sporting activities. Placerville is home to the Placerville Speedway, which hosts auto racing events throughout the spring and summer, and is recognized as one of the most exciting dirt tracks in the country.
For the daily commuter Placerville is 50 minutes away from Sacramento and sits at the crossroads of Highway 50 and Highway 49, allowing for access to nearby Folsom or Auburn as well. At one hour away from Lake Tahoe, residents can enjoy world class ski resorts or sandy beaches.