With its rolling foothills, historic houses and ranches, and streams, rivers, and lakes, the Sierra Nevada foothills offer some of the most prized real estate in California. The much-favored region is one of the fastest-growing regions in California. Retirees flock here because of the high quality of living and relatively low cost of living. Young families enjoy the region because of its wholesome rural ambiance and high-quality schools. In the lower foothills, planned communities offer spacious, oak-studded grasslands, incredible views and upscale homes close to Sacramento, Stockton and Fresno. Many communities feature a friendly, small-town feel along with rural ambiance.

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El Dorado Hills, a beautiful planned community east of Sacramento, features many upscale homes. Known for its affordability, the fast-growing Sierra Nevada foothills region offers homes and rural properties both large and small.
Although this region now boasts some of the finest housing in the world, things were different 150 years ago. Take a look at this whimsical article, "Gold Rush Housing."
Lake Wildwood is one of a number of planned communities in the region. Founded in 1960 as a weekend retreat, it now primarily consists of permanent residents. Population is about 6,800. It is nearly built out, with 2,650 homes. Home prices range from $150,000 to $1.5 million.

The gated community is located near Penn Valley, about 7.5 miles from Grass Valley.

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