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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Res. Agricultural Pasture Lands w/ Large Permitted Barn,2 Parcels $199,000. 2nd APN 012-170-008-000 This 6+ Acres along Hwy 174, just outside Grass Valley, is an ICON - Residential Agricultural property. Those of us who watched the building of it's Iconic Barn being constructed a few years ago, seen it's pastures being developed into paddocks for Tiny Goats & Sheep look forward to seeing it each time we drive outside of Grass Valley heading
Very affordable lot with acreage to build. Property is sloped but has some nice spots to build with beautiful views. It would be very easy to come in with a tractor for the day and make it amazing. Perc and mantle has been done and is ready for a standard septic. Water and power are at property. Great location in Alta Sierra.
Recently renovated on jawdropping view acreage. Babling Streams and creeks scatter the land. Sprawling frontage showcases meadows of wide open pasture. Spotted oaks and rock outcroppings gently reveal this sweet home. Large front deck offers a picture perfect view of the surrounding hills overlooking the large pasture areas. Deer, turkey and other wildlife entertain. Living room is open concept to the kitchen and dining area. Brand new flooring,
Sunset views possible from this lovely Alta Sierra lot- one of the few still vacant in this well located neighborhood. Homes on either side so you can picture what your home might look like. At this price buyer will be responsible for perc/mantle testing. Seller has been paying standby for NID treated water. Bring your house plans!
Priced right for a fast sale! Nearly $12,000 in brush clearance space work has been completed. Detached Garage has an AC wall unit and has been insulated and sheetrocked. Carport as well. Beautiful hardwood floors. Large Master Bedroom with vaulted ceilings. Ask your agent for the following inspections that are on file: Home Inspection, Well Inspection, Septic Inspection and Pest Report.
Timothy Proctor, Broker
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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.