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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Wonderful single story home in a great neighborhood close to everything. This home features a large kitchen that is open to a sweet dining/living area with cozy gas fireplace. Fabulous in-ground swimming pool with great entertainment patio. Gorgeous vegetable and herb gardens surrounded with many varieties of fruit trees and vines. Just wait until you see this place in the spring! Newer roof and owned solar array for no electric bills!
Fabulous contemporary home built in 2002 and feels like new. Vaulted ceilings with open kitchen and living area. Gorgeous granite counters and backsplash with stainless appliances and gas cooktop. Ideal floorplan with master on one end and two bedrooms on the other end with a nice size office. Amazing private backyard is an entertainers dream with an outdoor kitchen and plenty of room for pets, kids, and garden. One of the best neighborhoods
Stunning contemporary craftsman style home with long range & sunset views! Dramatic entry with tiered-level ceiling and glass accents bring in natural light. Formal living with gas fireplace, open kitchen with center island, new Viking Range double oven, built-ins and dining area to accommodate 12 guests. Master suite is a separate wing which features large master bath with jetted tub and walk in shower and outside deck access. Second
Desirable Alta Sierra on a very quiet and peaceful street and within walking to Alta Sierra Elementary School. Main floor boasts an open concept from kitchen to living room and dining area, 3 Bedrooms Including the Master and additional Full Bath. Lower level accesses additional living area or bonus room, additional bedroom with half bath, laundry room and separate outside entrance. Outside is gentle sloping with fruit trees, plenty of parking
Stunning contemporary Craftsman style single level custom home. Attention to detail with many custom features throughout. Designer touches from the top-notch cabinetry, solid granite counter tops, and specialty tile in baths. The property is landscaped and back yard is fenced. Lovely rear deck with local views. Minutes to downtown for dining, shopping and entertainment. Well designed floorplan lives larger than the square footage. Bring your
In town level lot ready for you to build. Close to fairgrounds, restaurants, schools and all amenities. Easy commute.
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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.