May 2014

Found 9 blog entries for May 2014.

Whether you want a home that feels like you just stepped out of the Old West, or one that focuses on the narrow streets and artistic sensibilities of Europe, it may be time to look at homes in Grass Valley.

 From the authentic drive-ins featuring the best classic cheeseburger around, to fall foliage that rivals New England, Grass Valley has a small-town feel without the middle of nowhere to go with it. You can take in the wild part of the West at the local roadhouse, part saloon and part redneck paradise, with a decent steak thrown in for good measure.

 In fact, foodies are likely to find the delights of Grass Valley extend beyond the small town charm and horse-drawn carriages of the Victorian Christmas. Several of the local stores cater to locavores

Read Full Post »

One of the main attractions of Granite Bay real estate is the exclusivity of this community of just 20,000 people. When you want neighbors who are successful, and possibly famous, but you still want your privacy, Granite Bay may be the perfect place to call home.

Community planning is expected and continuous in Granite Bay, with luxurious homes and famous – but not intrusive – neighbors being par for the course. But if the chance to live near professional athletes and distinguished entertainers isn’t important on your list of things to look for when you buy your next home, that’s okay, too.

Granite Bay also offers impressive schools, varied entertainment and recreation options, as well as a variety of churches. Just 25 miles northeast of Sacramento,

Read Full Post »

Rocklin, California is a community that puts family first. This is evidenced by the wide variety of things there are to do in Rocklin that are designed for family, fun, and entertainment. Rocklin, Calif. homes don’t stay on the market very long because families love the rich, cultural environment and the opportunity to spend time having fun and making memories together.

Sky Zone recreation is one such place where families can have a blast. Located at 1091 Tinker Rd, Ste 200b, near the intersection of Tinker Rd and Industrial Avenue, this recreation center offers an indoor trampoline court. This popular attraction offers a wide range of activities for kids of all ages, with scheduled times for open jumping, fitness classes, and dodge ball. The facilities

Read Full Post »

Roseville, Calif. offers entertainment and activities for families, couples, and individuals year round. Regardless of interests or hobbies, there is something for everyone, any time of the year in Roseville. Homes and condos in Roseville are often hard to come by because so many people want to be close to the fun and activities.

In the summer, take a turn around the Miners Ravine Trail Loop as it slowly meanders through Roseville following the Miners Ravine and Dry Creek. It winds through a wooded area, ten suburban neighborhoods, and then through the downtown area. The length of the trail runs from Sierra College Blvd. to Darling Way.

When fall arrives, get in the spirit of things with a visit to Callson Manor Haunted House. Owned by a Hollywood

Read Full Post »

Granite Bay, CA is situated in Placer County in Northern California. It is primarily a residential suburb of Sacramento, but, as such, it is in a wonderful position to offer the best combination of peaceful living with easy access to culture and entertainment. Those interested in Granite Bay real estate may be surprised to know that there are no less than three interesting museums in close proximity to the city.

In nearby Folsom, residents and visitors can see the historic Folsom Prison, now a museum, made famous in the Johnny Cash song. The Folsom Prison Museum has displays on how the compound was built using gray granite from nearby quarries. Old hemp ropes that were used to hang prisoners are on display, as is memorabilia from the shows Johnny Cash

Read Full Post »

It can be tough to find Grass Valley homes for sale because so many people want to live in this beautiful and culturally rich community. With a storied history that anchors its place in the world and a modern center for the arts, Grass Valley bridges not only time, but vast areas of social and cultural interest, as well.

The Empire Mine State Historic Park houses the remains of what was once one of the West’s most productive and lucrative gold mines. It operated for 106 years and produced 5.8 million ounces of gold. Visitors can take tours of the Bourne Cottage, the home of one of the mine’s past owners; the mine yard; and can even take underground tours. The museum also stages “living events” for the enjoyment and education of its guests.

The Center

Read Full Post »

History buffs will love living in Rocklin, California because of the vast number of historical sites there are to enjoy. Some celebrate the community’s Finnish ancestry, while others are reminders of the city’s connection to its quarry roots. Fans of Rocklin’s history and its contributions will appreciate the many beautiful sites in this wonderful town.  Living in Rocklin is like living in history.

Finnish Sites

The Rocklin community has a strong Finnish background that has not been lost to the ravages of time. The Old Finnish Picnic grounds just past the end of China Garden Road were once a gathering place for area Finns. Finnish Temperance Hall sits on the corner of Rocklin Road and South Grove Street. The granite industry of the late 19th and

Read Full Post »

There are plenty of available Roseville homes and condos, which is good news for fans of outdoor activities. That’s because Roseville is home to Golfland and Sunsplash Waterpark, where folks can enjoy engaging in some of their favorite pastimes. There are indoor and outdoor activities, making this the perfect getaway for family outings and adventures with friends or for a fun-filled date with that special someone.

Golfland offers two 18-hole miniature golf courses. Adventure Golf is course number one, and Lost Continent Golf is the second. Both are completely different and will keep visitors putting for hours. There is also an arcade with more than 200 games of all skill levels. Earn tickets for playing and redeem them for prizes. Looking for something

Read Full Post »

Among the earliest visitors looking for homes in Grass Valley were former tin miners from Cornwall, England, hoping to use their mining skills at one of the two biggest gold mines in California – the Empire and North Star mines.

Miners flocked to be part of the California gold rush and put down roots in the community that was first called Boston Ravine, and then Centreville, before finally becoming Grass Valley.  The miners brought their expertise in hard rock mining and left behind Cornish traditions that are still part of the community more than a century and a half later.

New transplants to the area looking to live in Grass Valley will find that Cornish pastries are still a favorite on the menu at most of the restaurants in this quaint retirement

Read Full Post »