Hillcrest Real Estate
This gated enclave of high-end homes is located in Folsom’s Empire Ranch community. The area features greenbelts, tennis and bocce courts, two small parks, and walking trails. The streets are wide and homes are shaded with pines, oaks, and maples, creating an extremely family-friendly atmosphere.
Hillcrest is nestled between Folsom Lake College and Vista del Lago High School, and is just blocks away from Empire Ranch Golf Club. The surrounding area and neighborhoods boast nearly a dozen parks while bike lanes and unpaved paths weave through the more than 1,700 acres that comprise Empire Ranch.
While there’s ample shopping opportunities nearby, Hillcrest is particularly close to the posh eateries and boutiques of the Palladio. Even more shopping centers, featuring grocery stores, coffee shops, sporting goods, and restaurants, can be found along East Bidwell and Broadstone Parkway. While the urban commercialism of Sacramento is only 15 minutes away, there’s very little you won’t find in this corner of Folsom – even the Folsom outlets are located just minutes away.
Entertainment also abounds. The Palladio features live music events and is home to a 16-screen movie theatre. The Folsom Zoo is also close by, as is the Folsom Sports Complex.
Numerous parks and schools can be found throughout Empire Ranch, but Vista Del Lago High School stands out as it sits higher up in the community, spanning several blocks. One of the newer schools in the Folsom Cordova Unified School District (its first class graduated in 2010), its appearance is stately and modern. Commonly referred to simply as Vista, the school is known for its high academic standards and is one of the top ranking schools in the area.
Commuters love the fact that Sacramento is only minutes away, but Folsom boasts being home to Intel, one of the county’s largest private employers. The research and development campus is one of Intel’s largest sites. Its design and construction flow seamlessly with the area’s landscape and surrounding community.