Texas Hill Estates is a public access community presently containing 104 buildable lots ranging in size from 2 acres to 10 acres. Currently there are approximately 75 completed homes, Texas Hill Estates is bounded on the north by Placerville Airport, on the south by Weber Creek, on the east by the Big Barn subdivision, and on the west by Cedar Ravine Road. Its exact boundaries are the same as those of the Texas Hill Road Zone of Benefit as registered with El Dorado County.
Specifically, the following roads are included in Texas Hill Estates Fire Safe Zone:
Texas Hills Estates is located in the foothills of the northern Sierra Nevada mountains of California at the 2000 to 2500 foot elevation. The vegetation is a mix of fuel types that is rated by CAL FIRE as a Very High Severity Hazard. The steep terrain, composition, density, structure, and heavy fuel loading of the vegetation adjacent to and within Texas Hill include all of the elements for a catastrophic wildfire. We are fortunate to have five El Dorado County Fire Protection District stations within a less than 15 minute response of our area. However, we feel it necessary to take action to prevent a disastrous fire from developing in our community.
The Council has developed a Wildfire Evacuation and General Preparedness Plan should a wildfire occur near or in our area of the intensity that requires an evacuation.