One of the most unique and well known traits about the luxurious gated community of Serrano located in El Dorado Hills is its complete and total dedication to the surrounding natural environment it has the privilege to reside, including the use of recycled water. Very few planned unit development neighborhoods make the commitment to keeping over 1000 acres of land dedicated to open space. While additionally creating 17 miles of recreational trails that connect each neighborhood weaving in and out of nature and architecture. You as the explorer will witness open fields, wetlands, creeks, wildflowers and wildlife. Whether you are walking, jogging, or walking your dog, the surroundings will elevate your senses and compliment your active life style. Serrano also supports and approves their residents to install solar. Additionally, Serrano's fleet of roaming security vehicles are all hybrids.
Serrano uses recycled water for its front yards, backyards, golf course, and common areas. In 2005, Serrano received the National Water Use Award of Merit from the Water Use Foundation. In addition, in past years, Serrano has won the “Project of the Year” award from the California Water Use Association.