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This peaceful quiet community sits right on Highway 50 in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. Shingle Springs is conveniently located 35 miles east of Sacramento, 10 miles from Placerville, and is only 80 miles to Lake Tahoe. Shingle Springs has its own interesting history and as such is designated California Historical Landmark #456.
When it comes to finding the perfect home for you, Shingle Springs has something for everyone. There are ranches and homes with plenty of acreage, as well as residential homes and condominiums.
Shingle Springs is very family friendly with several schools nearby for kids of all ages including Rainbowland Christian Preschool, Buckeye Elementary School, California Montessori Project, Ponderosa High School, Latrobe Elementary School, and Miller’s Hill Middle School
There all kinds of restaurants in Shingle Springs, so you are sure to find your new favorite spot. Some of the dining options include CT European Café and Grill, Squeelers, The Breakroom, Train Station Coffee Shop, Back Forty Texas BBQ, Gold Pan Pizzeria, Colina de Oro, and Que Viva. Additionally, right next door to Shingle Springs is Cameron Park which has more grocery shopping and dining options, as well as more shopping and restaurants at nearby El Dorado Hills and Folsom.
You can do all sorts of outdoor activities at Folsom Lake, Lake Natoma, American River, Apple Hill (Placerville/Camino) and Jenkinson Lake (Pollock Pines), all of which are not too far away.
- Folsom Lake – hiking, biking, running, camping, picnicking, horseback riding, water-skiing, boating, and fishing.
- Lake Natoma – crew races, sailing, kayaking, and other aquatic sports.
- American River – American River Parkway – golfing, biking and walking trails, dog parks, equestrian access, geocaching, hiking, and water activities (fishing and angling, windsurfing and kite boarding, boating, and swimming).
- Apple Hill – apple orchards, other fruit farms, bakeries (pies, donuts, fritters, etc.), kid-friendly activities, and wineries.
- Jenkinson Lake – camping, boating, fishing, hiking, biking, and horseback riding.
Or if you’d like to do something inside, Red Hawk Casino is just 2 exits away with “gaming,” dining and a kid’s arcade – My grandson absolutely loves to go here!