Charming Foothills Homes for Sale in the Greater Sacramento Area
November 19, 2021

Charming Foothills Homes for Sale in the Greater Sacramento Area

The greater Sacramento area is less than two hours away from some of the most impressive scenery in the state. The Sierra Nevada foothills draw outdoor enthusiasts with serene lakes and numerous hiking trails, not to mention fresh air and natural beauty. If you just can’t get enough of the rural lifestyle, why not consider making it your permanent home? There are plenty of homes for sale in the foothills, from Auburn to Placerville and everywhere in between. Following are some of the most charming foothills homes for sale in the greater Sacramento area.


Panoramic Canyon Views

Imagine winding down at the end of the day watching the sun go down beyond the canyon rim. This home in Auburn lets you do just that, from the comfort of your own outdoor deck. Views of the North Fork of the American River canyon can be seen from just about every room of the house, which, incidentally, is located just steps away from the Auburn State Recreation Area and its renowned trails.

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Riverfront Home in Coloma

This luxury home is all about the views! River views, that is. It sits right on the South Fork of the American River in Coloma in El Dorado County, with a wraparound deck and a spacious lawn ideal for relaxing and taking in nature. Inside is a chef’s kitchen, vaulted wood ceilings and picture windows overlooking the water.


Charming Hillside Estate

This quaint property in Camino is actually two homes in one. The primary residence is a farmhouse-style home with 1,755 square feet and the other has 840 square feet of living space. The property has multiple outdoor seating areas in calming natural surroundings. It’s just minutes away from Apple Hill and the Sly Park Recreation Area.


Tranquility in Alta Sierra

Looking for your own piece of the Sierra? How about Alta Sierra, near Grass Valley? This charming hilltop home is surrounded by forest and rock outcroppings, with a low-maintenance landscaped yard and a large deck. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a wood burning stove for those chilly foothills nights.


Family Hilltop Home

This family home in Foresthill is made for nature lovers. It sits on nearly an acre of fenced, forested property, with an oversized deck to take in the scenery. For RVers, there is also a fully lighted covered carport complete with dump stations and 30 amp RV service power. Best of all, you’re just minutes from hiking trails and campsites near the North Fork of the American River.


Panoramic View Living

Imagine waking up and sipping your morning coffee while overlooking the Sierra Nevada and its snow-capped mountains. This dramatic home in Grass Valley has panoramic views of the mountains, plus a lower and upper deck for relaxing. Terraced landscaping and picture windows add to the scenic charm.


Custom Lakeside Home

This custom home in Placerville sits on more than three acres of rolling grasslands and an oak grove, plus views of a lake. In fact, the home boasts 180-degree lake views, and has huge windows to take in the views. It has six bedrooms, five bathrooms and a level backyard, which would be perfect for a pool. Plus, it’s near trails for walking and horseback riding.

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Home Under the Trees

This custom home sits beneath the trees on one acre in Meadow Vista. The property has numerous areas for outdoor seating, as well as a covered patio. Inside are five bedrooms and four bathrooms, plus a gourmet chef’s kitchen with double ovens and a hammered copper farmhouse sink.


Forested Hideway

Escape the grind with this charming home beneath the pines and cedars of Pollock Pines. This 3,000-plus square-foot home sits on five acres of forested property, which includes a two-stall barn and round pen. The spacious front deck overlooks the property, and the picture windows let nature in. Vaulted wood beam ceilings and a gas stove add to the mountain vibe.


Remote Mountain Estate

This property in Greenwood near Georgetown in El Dorado County  is the perfect place to work from home. The residence sits on two forested acres, and includes the adjoining two-acre parcel. The three-bedroom, two-bath home has vaulted cedar ceilings and a wood stove, plus a large deck and views from the kitchen. There’s even a separate office/bonus room and an enclosed workshop.


*Featured photo courtesy Lyon Real Estate Auburn


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Elizabeth Penney

Elizabeth Penney is a content writer for Lyon Real Estate and the Lyon Local blog. A Sacramento native with a marketing background, she shares her insider knowledge on restaurants, attractions and outdoor activities throughout the greater Sacramento area and beyond.