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Homes in Nevada City

Hidden in the vibrant forests of the Sierra Nevada foothills, Nevada City is the definition of a beloved small California town. Located 80 miles northeast of Sacramento and 70 miles west of Lake Tahoe, this city offers the last vestiges of modern living in a rural community. This tight-knit mountain town is a cultural center with a large population of writers, artists, and musicians. Many choose homes in Nevada City for retirement, but this town is also known for its lively character due to an eclectic and well-educated population of just over 3,000. Overflowing with natural beauty, this area is celebrated for its diverse population of tree species and the changing of the seasons attracts many tourists for the Fall Colors Tour each year. A wide selection of real estate in Nevada City is available, reflecting the region’s rich history. Thanks to the town’s remote location, many houses are located on beautiful sprawling properties spanning several acres.

Nearby homes in Grass Valley and Auburn also present a plethora of great real estate opportunities.

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Nevada City Homes for Sale

Homes in Nevada City come in a variety of architectural styles from every period in American history. With over 90 of its homes and the entire downtown district qualifying for entry in the National Register of Historic Places, it’s easy to feel like you’re living in a simpler time. From affordable and modern single-family homes in friendly neighborhoods to private luxury estates surrounded by acres of natural wilderness, this small town has a lot to offer its residents. Charming heritage houses in the Victorian and Craftsman styles are found within walking distance to downtown. These homes have been well-cared-for and tastefully renovated over the years and feature gorgeous vintage accents such as hardwood floors and wraparound verandahs. With the town’s charming past and rustic neighborhoods full of character, houses in Nevada City mix effortlessly with the area’s soothing natural splendor.

Food, Fun, and Art at the Nevada City Farmers Market in Nevada City, CA

Life in Nevada City, California

While many California gold rush towns have disappeared, this one has reinvented itself. The downtown district is full of gourmet restaurants and a variety of fine shops, boutiques, and galleries housed in elaborate historical buildings. With genuine small-town charm, rustic mountain scenery and modern amenities, Nevada City is a town like no other in California.

Shopping and dining in historic Downtown Nevada City

Bordering the Tahoe National Forest and located just minutes from many Sierra lakes and rivers, the area is an absolute dream for those who enjoy outdoor recreational activities. The climate in this region is ideal; Nevada City homes are situated just below the snow line of the Sierras but well above the summer heat of the California Central Valley, allowing residents to enjoy the outdoors in comfortable temperatures year-round.

Due to the region’s fertile soil and desirable climate, various organic and agricultural farming operations have recently blossomed in the area. A visit to the Nevada City Farmers Market, every Saturday from June until November, is a community ritual where residents of the community are able to support local farmers and visit with friends and neighbors, all while enjoying farm-fresh foods and goods.

Contact Pizzimenti Homes & Associates Realty and allow us to show you why real estate in Nevada City is so desirable. As Nevada County Realtors®, you can be confident that you'll be working with someone who is familiar with the area and knows the local real estate market.

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Listing information last updated on May 23rd, 2017 at 9:37am PDT.