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Old 11-04-2013, 07:42 AM
 
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I am looking for a big lot home for my retirement and I foundShingle Springs has many homes with 5+ acre lot.

Which areas are more preferable in Shingle Springs? North of US-50or south of US-50. Do you know about Royal Equestrian Estates?

What are pros and cons if I choose Shingle Springs for my retirement?

Thank you.
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:43 AM
 
Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
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Royal Equestrian Estates is a nice, gated community. It is a bit of a hike on a curvy road to get there, which is only a factor if someone in your family gets car sickness easily. I do have a client that ruled it out because her daughter couldn't handle the drive.

Shingle Springs is a nice community with some nearby amenities in Cameron Park, but with a rural feel. If you go north of 50, just be aware of where the Red Hawk Casino is located and if the noise/sight of the casino is an issue for you from the property. There are lots of nice neighborhoods/subdivisions with acreage along with more rural separate properties to choose from. As with most acreage property, you are likely to have septic, potentially a well, and propane.

Not sure pros/cons for you since I don't know your preferences. It rarely snows there but you can get to the snow quickly if you want to see it. It's a good drive into downtown, but close enough to Placerville and EDH/Folsom for shopping and such. Marshall Medical Center is in Cameron Park which provides a lot of medical services, but you will have to go closer to town for major medical/surgery services.

You might also look at Greenstone in Placerville which is close to the highway and just past the border to Shingle Springs.
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Old 07-06-2014, 01:06 AM
 
Location: Fair Oaks, CA
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I personally like the south of I-50 in Shingle Springs due to its flatter and less treed landscape. However watch out for a proposed development south of I-50 between Shingle Rd and Old French Town Road. This will bring in 1000+ suburb style homes there in 600 acres and it might be the end of rural Shingle Springs for the surrounding area.
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:59 AM
 
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just came back from Shingle Springs/cameron park I hope you like being within 5 minutes of the freeway these towns hug the freeway and better enjoy driving hills also getting to your property involves turning off from major road like Mother Load where everyone is driving 50 and above and tailgating making the turns into your property challenging at best.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Shingle Springs, CA
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I love both north and south of highway 50 in Shingle Springs.

It's a great life up here! Please pm me if you have any questions.
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