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What is Serrano like?
Serrano is one of the largest and most prestigious master-planned communities in California. Serrano is a 3,500-acre gated golf course community, 30 minutes away from Sacramento, and between Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley. The National Association of Home Builders' Sales and Marketing Council named Serrano the National Community of the Year in 1997. Serrano is composed of numerous individual gated neighborhoods, each with its own architectural style. The 3,500-acre community has approximately 1,000 acres of open space, including century-old oak trees and woodlands, rolling hills, and serene walking trails dotted with wildflowers. Serrano also has a championship golf course and private country club. Residents are a diverse group, ranging from young families to professional couples.

Where is Serrano located?
Serrano is located in the picturesque community of El Dorado Hills, California, in the Sierra foothills. Serrano is half-way between the San Francisco Bay Area and Lake Tahoe and 30 minutes from Sacramento, the state capital.

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What is the weather like?
In the summer, it is usually very warm in the daytime, but cools down in the evenings. The average summer temperature is between 90 – 95 degrees. In the cold season, the temperatures are between 50 – 55 degrees. Some days there will be frost on lawns and roofs.

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How much do homes cost?

Prices range from the $500,000s to custom homes valued at more than $2,000,000.

Who are the builders?
Serrano's homes are built by several famous local and nation builders. Some of the builders include Centex Homes, Pulte Homes, and Standard Pacific Homes, and Greenbriar Homes.

How long has Serrano been open?
Serrano has been open since 1995. In 1996, the Street of Dreams tour, the nation's premiere luxury home tour, began to visit Serrano regularly.

How many homes will be built at Serrano?
Serrano plans to build 4,300 homes. The 1,000 acres of open space will remain untouched.

What are the public schools like that serve the Serrano community?
The public schools in El Dorado Hills are some of the best schools in California. Two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school are on-site Serrano schools, or within walking distance from Serrano.

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Does Serrano have a homeowners association?
Yes. The Serrano El Dorado Homeowners' Association enforces the community rules. The homeowners' association is also responsible for the maintenance of the public facilities including the village green, the many neighborhood parks, and the hiking/biking trails. The association also mows and maintains the front yards or all house (not including custom homes). Homeowner dues vary from house to house, however the average price is about $115 to $150 per month.

Do Serrano residents pay special infrastructure construction taxes?
Yes, Serrano residents pay Mello Roos county taxes to support construction of the onsite Serrano schools, major roads, community parks and the like. These taxes are an investment in the quality of life at Serrano; for example, the onsite schools are among the highest scoring in the state of California. Taxes are based on the median lot size of each subdivision, with the average currently about $145 per month.

How long does it take to get to the Sacramento Airport?
The drive from Serrano to the Sacramento airport is about 30 to 40 minutes.

Are there any social clubs available to Serrano homeowners?
Serrano also has several homeowner-organized social clubs including wine tasting, Book Club, poker club, walking club, and golfing club.

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