No longer “California’s best kept residential secret” Grass Valley is a historic city of approximately 15,000 people, located in Nevada County. The little town with the big town personality, Grass valley boasts four distinct but mild seasonal changes that are “never too hot, never too cold”. An hour’s drive one direction to Lake Tahoe or an hour drive the other direction to Sacramento, Grass Valley is located at about 2400 feet elevation in the foothill region of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, known as the Mother lode. High enough to be above the winter fog that visits the Sacramento Valley and yet not so high to be inconvenienced by snow and ice, it is the perfect place for the active retiree, the growing family or simply the young at heart.
Why consider Grass Valley as the best place to live? How do you define Quality of Life? Picture yourself driving down peaceful, tree lined country roads, or listening to the rush of mountain streams as you visit with your friends. How would you like to breath in the pine scented air while viewing snow covered mountains by day and millions of stars by night?
Don’t let the sleepy village atmosphere fool you. Grass Valley is a thriving city, rich in cultural diversity. Its history is as shiny as the gold that is believed to be yet undiscovered deep in the rock below her foundations.
What is there to do here? Besides golf, fishing, kayaking, boating, and camping there is exceptional local theater year-around and Music in the Mountains concerts. There is hiking, biking, hunting, gardening and The MOST BEAUTIFUL COUNTY FAIR IN THE STATE! Grass Valley remains proud of her early history yet continues to flourish as a modern business center. Her cultural identity and strong family orientation, not to mention determination to preserve the community for the future, makes Grass Valley one of the most attractive places to live in California.
Like the original settlers to Grass Valley, prospectors in search of gold and emigrants looking for rich fertile soil, most of us came to Grass Valley to share in the natural wealth we call the good life. One local legend tells of a miner, who while building the chimney for his home, discovered a rich vein of gold ore. Many who now call Grass Valley home, found here their own rich ore: A golden new life.
You are invited to come for a visit, to experience for yourself the friendly welcome of Grass Valley. In the mean time scroll below and see what your future home and prices in general!