THIS IS GOD'S
Above the Fog-below the Snow
This is country living at its best, literally. Tall pines and Magnificent Oaks are the local scenery. Wildlife flourishes
here; Deer and Wild Turkeys roam free along with Jack Rabbits and "Mr. Pepe le'peue" le skunk. You can hear the Coyotes howling
on a hot summer night as they race across the fields. A remarkable town park includes
a swimming hole and a gentle creek where children can wade through ankle deep in the cooling water during the hot summer months.
There are dozens of barbecue pits and picnic tables alongside the creek and throughout the grassy knolls dotted with swing-sets.
My Grandkids love all the playground equipment. Several baseball and soccer fields are available, so you can watch little
league on one field while seniors are practicing for their tournament in the next field and a third game might be going at
the same time.
ZIP Codes: 95946, 95975, 95977
The original homes of Penn Valley were built with plenty of land to roam; many single family homes in
downtown Penn Valley have 1-acre+ and horses are allowed in town. The more rural residents have between 5 - 20 acres each.
This is a true horse lovers community.
Lake Wildwood is Penn Valley gated-community which originally started as a vacation spot. In
the past 20 years people have chosen to live there year-round enjoying it's manmade lake with miles of shoreline, plus golf-courses,
tennis courts, swimming pools, club houses and it's own elementary school within the gates. Wild turkeys and local deer have
the right of way in LWW. Nearby Pleasant Valley Road includes several shopping centers. Grass Valley is just 9 miles away
with larger shopping strips. Neighboring Nevada City has award winning Restaurants while it's old-town charm is reminiscent
of the 49er days.
Grass Valley is a bustling community with a sense
of history and a view to the future. Nestled in the beautiful Sierra Nevada
foothills of Northern California, this charming historic gold rush town is surrounded by rolling hills, distal
snow-covered Sierra peaks, towering green pines and graceful oaks shading pastures in the lower elevations.
Grass Valley and the surrounding areas have much to offer for outdoor enthusiasts: mountains, lakes and rivers for activities in
all seasons, including bicycling, hiking, white-water rafting, boating, snow skiing, golf, fishing, horseback riding, and
The Nevada County fair
that is held every summer in Grass Valley, has been rated as one of the best in the state.
During Christmas-time, the annual Cornish Christmas festival is held in the downtown area offering caroling, horse
drawn carriage rides, local crafts and food booths. The Draft Horse Classic/Harvest
Faire is held each Fall, and every odd-year the town hosts 4th of July celebrations with a hometown parade and
daylong activities. Other events include the Christmas craft fair, a very
popular classic car show, wine tasting events, and the “Music in the Mountains” concerts series which are held
throughout the year featuring well-known musicians from near and far.
the years, the community has been successful in attracting hi-tech businesses to Nevada County. Many large Silicon Valley companies have satellite offices
here for those who want to live away from the stresses of big city life. Grass Valley truly is a colorful growing town, blending the past with the present, and dedicated to offering quality living, restaurants,
shopping, and recreational opportunities.
Grass Valley is located in Nevada County, Grass Valley
and Nevada City are located off Highway 49 in the Sierra Nevada foothills approximately 60
miles northeast of Sacramento in western Nevada County. At an elevation of 2,500 feet and only 3 miles apart, both towns offer a relaxing year-round destination. Our perfect location above the valley fog and below the Sierra Nevada mountain snowline provides
moderate temperatures and exceptional beauty.
From Sacramento, take I-80 northeast to Auburn, and Highway 49 north to Grass Valley & Nevada City.
CALIFORNIA'S BEST KEPT SECRET!
Nevada City had its beginning in 1849 during the Gold Rush. It became the seat of Nevada
County in 1850. Nevada City's downtown district is a National Historic Landmark where visitors
and residents enjoy live theatre, quality restaurants, specialty shops, galleries and museums.
The city is bordered
by the Tahoe National Forest and is just
minutes from many Sierra mountain lakes and rivers which offer all varieties of outdoor recreational opportunities.
In recent years Nevada City
has attracted artists, writers and musicians. It has also brought many business opportunities for those who want to leave
the big city business environment.
Come see, feel and discover California's
best kept secret! Nevada City offers
country living and many of the same cultural amenities of a large city. If you have thoughts of relocating and leaving the
hustle and bustle of the big city, come experience the charm and ambiance found in this wonderful Sierra foothill community
located in western Nevada County.
Nevada City: Historic District, Shops, Restaurants. The Queen City of the
Northern Mines. A story-book town that holds its place among the historic revival phenomena of the Gold Rush period. Picturesque
with Victorian homes. It's streets are erratic miners' trails coming down from the hills.
• Firehouse Museum No.1
214 Main St. 265-5468. Indian and mining era artifacts.
• Searls Historical Library214 Church St. 265-5910. By appointment.
• Miners' Foundry Cultural Center 325 Spring St. 265-5040. Stone building (1856)
• Nevada Theater 401
Broad St. 265-6161. Oldest surviving theater in CA.
• National Hotel 211 Broad St. 265-4551. Oldest running hotel