Tucked quietly away in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, 75 miles northeast of Sacramento, Grass Valley residents enjoy a high quality of life and a small-town atmosphere. With a population of roughly 12,000 residents, this charming mountain town offers the desirable combination of a relaxed lifestyle, better home values and lush, scenic surroundings that strongly contrast with hurried city centers like nearby Sacramento and the San Fransisco Bay Area. Many homebuyers choose real estate in Grass Valley as it is a thriving and active retirement community. The city’s downtown district is a beautifully preserved historic attraction home to a number of local events each year, delighting both visitors and locals. Homes in Grass Valley are found nestled in tight-knit hillside neighborhoods and are built in a variety of attractive and unique architectural styles.
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This is the mountain retreat you've been searching for. Perched atop a sunny knoll in Alta Sierra sits this timeless A-frame, cabin-style home boasting ample space for casual living and modern entertaining. The main level features ample common space with an open kitchen concept and massive east & west-facing windows that let in the gorgeous foothills sun. Filtered views of the majestic Sierras are enjoyed from nearly every room in the home.
This is it! Walk to town, upgraded kitchen and bathrooms, newere hardwood flooring, a sunny wonderful fenced lot, huge basement could be a shop or storage,, almost brand new two-car garage, well-maintained with attention to detail and absolutely ADORABLE. Downtown restaurants, shopping & the new Center for the Arts is just a couple blocks away. Seriously, this is the one.
Seller Motivation A++! $217,050 Under appraised value! Custom built by an incredible Architect. First, you'll drive up and see incredible long-range views of 400+ miles. In the distance, you will see Yosemite National Park, South Lake Tahoe, and North Lake Tahoe and you'll truly understand why I think this is one of the best views in all of Nevada County! The first thing you'll notice walking into this home is the incredibly high ceiling, dark
DELIGHTFUL home in friendly Sherwood Forest subdivision on 1.12+/-acres. This sweet home boasts 3 Bedrooms/2 Baths and 1388+/- sq.ft. with remodeled kitchen and bath, hardwood floors & vaulted ceiling. Sit on the deck and enjoy the large yard with space for play or a garden. The second rear driveway leads to an area to build a shop or?? Desirable neighborhood close to fairgrounds and shopping. Must see!
WILDRIDGE ESTATE - CHECK OUT THE VIDEO!! 128+ AC ideally located just 1 Mile from Downtown Grass Valley. This legacy estate includes numerous potential home sites and features nature trails, open space, a renown Wildflower Preserve, year round creeks and Sierra Butte Mountain views. A tentative map allows for a 4 parcel (plus remainder) split, enabling a future owner to build a lifestyle estate on approx. 120 AC while piecing off three smaller
Charming 3 bedroom 2 bath plus bonus room on .3 acre lot. Kitchen features stainless appliances. Wood burning insert in living room. Original hardwood floors. Formal dining area. Bonus room off dining leads to landscaped backyard. Open decking with patio, firepit, terraced garden area, & fruit trees. Fully fenced with wood panel fencing for privacy. 2 car garage with storage room and 1-car carport great for boat or RV. Great location, close
13.44 acres of opportunity in the beautiful Alta Sierra! This parcel provides a few areas of flat, usable land for residential property. Build the home of your dreams, your dream guest house, or even your dream barn with this large amount of land. Enjoy living in the midst of luscious greenery and having the stunning views of the canyon as your backyard. Curious if this gorgeous piece of land has utility hookups? The answer is, yes. The water
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Grass Valley Homes
This city has grown sustainably, thanks to sound planning and a strong community commitment to responsible development. Instead of seeing a disproportionately large amount of one style of home, the steady, motivated growth in the city resulted in a selection of Grass Valley properties that were built throughout the city's rich history. Homes in Grass Valley come in an impressively wide assortment for such a small town. Ornate Victorian-style homes, quaint bungalows, detailed craftsman homes, modest ranch-style homes, and even modern, contemporary architectural styles are found within the community. The area’s hillside neighborhoods give way to densely populated forests where a number of Grass Valley homes can be found offering expansive plots of land and amazing views.
Grass Valley, CA: Events, Attractions & Economy
With a reputation for an active and involved community, Grass Valley puts on a number of fabulous events which delight both locals and the many tourists the town draws in. The annual Cornish Christmas celebration is easily the city's most ambitious and elaborate event, as downtown is transformed in to a turn-of-the-century English Christmas celebration. Due to its natural beauty, the community's commitment to preserving its rich history and the attraction of a talented arts community, Grass Valley is a popular year-around destination for tourists and conventioneers.
Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, homes in Grass Valley are just an hour and a half away from Lake Tahoe and Reno, providing easy access to a number of recreational activities and entertainment. Hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, skiing and boating are popular activities that locals like to engage in, while a number of community parks and a golf course are found locally within the city.
Until the 1950’s, the area’s main economic contributors were two of the richest gold mines in California. Today the economy, nurtured by a dedicated Chamber of Commerce, has grown steadily and diversified to remain sustainable. Numerous technology firms, manufacturing companies and local businesses supporting the thriving tourism industry are all part of the city’s economic landscape. This region is known for its rich and fertile soil which attracts those from organic farming and wine industries to grow in the surrounding foothills.
If you’re interested in this quaint community, contact PHA Realty. As Nevada County Realtors®, we’ll be happy to tell you more about this highly desirable area and answer any questions you many have about homes in Grass Valley.