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Nevada City

Nevada City Real Estate

Steeped in history, Nevada City is a tapestry of architectural styles, from stately Victorians to cozy cottages, ensuring a home for every preference. Owning a piece of Nevada City real estate means being woven into the fabric of a close-knit community, where the charm of small-town living is alive and well. Residents take pride in a heritage that includes a myriad of artists and entrepreneurs, creating a vibrant, eclectic society.

Founded in 1849, the city retains its Victorian essence, with many restored homes as living testaments to its rich past. These coveted properties are a rare find, and they sell swiftly—so joining our priority list is essential for those who desire a slice of this golden history.

Beyond the city center, a diverse array of properties awaits—from modern builds blending with timeless farmhouses to unique rural retreats. The real estate market here offers a spectrum of possibilities, with investment opportunities beginning at an accessible price point. Every preference and budget can find its match in Nevada City, where the legacy of the Gold Rush era still enriches every transaction.

Framed by the scenic Deer Creek and the popular Scotts Flat Lake, Nevada City also boasts year-round natural beauty, with spring and autumn showcasing a particularly stunning display of nature’s splendor.

Grass Valley


Grass Valley is heralded by Time Magazine as a top contender among the nation’s best small towns, offering a quintessential blend of historic charm and modern convenience. The real estate market here is as diverse as the town’s storied past, presenting a variety of choices that cater to every lifestyle—from the bustling streets of downtown to the serene expanses of outlying farms.

Recognized as one of America’s best-preserved historical towns, Grass Valley is an enclave where the past is honored amidst the growth of the present. Whether it’s the legacy-filled single-family homes, the community-oriented condominiums, or the modernity of new apartment complexes, there’s a place for everyone in this mosaic of living history.

In Grass Valley, options range from tranquil rural retreats to the heart of vibrant neighborhood communities. Each locale offers its own flavor of the town’s rich heritage, ensuring that every resident feels a sense of belonging. With real estate options beginning at the approachable lower end of the market, Grass Valley is an inviting prospect for both seasoned investors and first-time homebuyers alike.


Penn Valley

Penn Valley Real Estate

Penn Valley offers a real estate palette as varied as its landscapes, featuring charming ranchettes, majestic equestrian estates, serene lakeside retreats, lush golf course abodes, and homes nestled by the river’s edge. It epitomizes a tranquil lifestyle, ideal for those seeking serenity without sacrificing convenience, making it an optimal spot for commuters to nearby Beale, Marysville/Yuba City, and the bustling hubs of Grass Valley and Nevada City.

Penn Valley Today

Penn Valley radiates a serene beauty, harmoniously blending a relaxed lifestyle with blossoming opportunities. This article, provided by Paula C. Collins and courtesy of Nevada County Gold magazine, encapsulates Penn Valley’s essence—a community where nature’s calm coexists with vibrant growth.

Retaining its small-town allure, Penn Valley draws both retirees and families alike. The sights of horses along trails, wildlife at the fence lines, and the full suite of local amenities, from businesses to schools, weave a rich community tapestry. Currently home to roughly 12,000 residents, this township embraces the future with new developments and a robust community spirit.

Recent developments have enhanced the area’s infrastructure with essential services and living spaces. The addition of a new post office, fire station, arts pavilion, and a variety of housing projects, including a 42-unit affordable apartment complex, exemplifies growth. The horizon promises further expansion with upscale residential projects and commercial spaces.

Penn Valley thrives as a community nexus, with the Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce fostering connections and progress. Just six miles from Grass Valley, it’s a community where business, family life, agriculture, and wellness converge amidst picturesque settings, like the 88-acre Western Gateway Park and the storied waters of Bridgeport and Englebright Lake, all within a stone’s throw.


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Nevada County, California

Recorder 530-265-1221
Assessor 530-265-1232
Building Dept. 530-265-1444
Treasurer/Tax Collector 530-265-1285
Planning Dept. 530-265-1440
Environmental Health 530-265-1452
County Clerk 530-265-1298

Nevada City Hall 530-265-2496
Grass Valley City Hall 530-274-4310
Nevada City 530-265-2692

Grass Valley 530-273-4667

Rough & Ready 530-272-4320

Penn Valley 530-432-1802

Truckee-Donner 530-587-2757

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (800) 540-4743
Pacific Bell 530-811-2400
Nevada Irrigation District (NID) 273-6185
AT&T Cable Services 530-273-6111
Waste Mgmt. of Grass Valley 530-274-3090
Waste Mgmt. of Nevada City 530-274-8838
Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital 530-274-6000
Nevada Co. Supt. of Schools 530-478-6400
Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital 530-274-6000

US Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Union Newspaper 530-273-9561

KNCO Radio (AM 83, FM 94) 530-272-3424

KVMR Radio (89.5 FM) 530- 265-9073