Nevada City (originally, Ustumah, a Maidu village) is the county seat of Nevada County, California. It is located 60 miles northeast of Sacramento and 28 miles north of Auburn. In 1900, 3,250 people lived in Nevada City, the 2010 census was 3,068. The population is VERY stable.
Nevada City attracts vacationers in all four seasons, and it is a popular weekend getaway for visitors in Northern California and Nevada. Nevada City serves as a base for recreation in the nearby Tahoe National Forest, South Yuba River, and High Sierra. Nevada City is just 45 minutes from Donner Summit area skiing and 60–90 minutes from Lake Tahoe ski areas. Some of Nevada City’s popular tourist attractions include:
- South Yuba River State Park — Four season hiking and gold panning, spring whitewater boating, and summer/fall swimming on the federally designated wild and scenic South Yuba River. The stand out event is always the “Wild and Scenic Festival”, usually in January.
- Historic downtown area — Much of the city’s downtown area (bisected by Broad Street) is in the National Register of Historic Places. Most of the buildings date from the mid to late 19th century.
- The Nevada City Classic — Since 1960, downtown is the site for a challenging professional cycling race. Races for juniors, men, and women usually take place on Father’s Day Weekend. The race attracts thousands of visitors.
- Nevada City Winery was the first bonded winery to open in Nevada County following Prohibition in the United States.
If you are looking for a charming visit to the Victorian Era in the Gold Country of California, then Nevada City may just be the perfect place to begin your search. An amazing array of restored Victorian homes can be found within walking distance of town. From the Art Deco City Hall to the Painted Ladies of our Victorian homes, there is a feast for the eye for the artist or the architect.
Best known for the Christmas time Victorian Christmas street fairs, there is much to enjoy year round. Famous restaurants, festive boutiques, specialty art galleries, all within strolling distance of the Deer Creek. Nevada City has something for everyone.
The elevation here is between 2400 feet and 5000 feet so expect snow in Winter! The homes are charming and almost all are custom built. The land sizes vary from little in-town lots with small yards to huge parcels up in the hills behind town.
Access to NID water resources, two nearby lakes for boating and fishing, and trails and trails and more trails make Nevada City one of the most popular places to purchase in the county.
I can’t conclude this introduction without noting that the arts are alive and well in Nevada City. The theatre brags that they have not been “dark” since they opened in the 1800’s! Live performances of all sorts can be attended at the theatres and the Miner’s Foundry in town and the parades and street faire are some of the most well attended in any small town in California.
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