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Nevada City Real Estate

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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10405 W Piper Ln, Nevada City

3 Beds, 5 Baths, 3,680 SqFt
Sierra views create Retreat Style Living from this contemporary craftsman home of warmth and quality. Snowcap views from the spacious Master Suite and bedrooms awaken your senses of how magnificent it is to wake up in the Gold Country. The gourmet kitchen brings out the creativity of the in-house chef with dining a la fresca for evening sunset views. Elements of imported wood, stained concrete and corrugated metal are used to complement the
Recreation Realty

21355 Running Horse Rd, Nevada City

2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,560 SqFt
Classic Log Cabin home on over 5 acres of mostly usable land in Nevada City. Come add your updates and finishing touches to this beauty. Very nice floor plan with sunroom off the living room and two bedrooms upstairs. Enjoy your private location while only being minutes to the Yuba River and downtown Nevada City.
Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty

23162 State Highway 20, Nevada City

4 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,249 SqFt
Diamond in the Rough with this 4 Bedroom home just outside of Nevada City. Enjoy the tall pines and privacy. Make a perfect vacation home in the woods! Plenty of Parking!! Laundry upstairs with bedrooms perfect for convenience!
Sierra Pacific Real Estate

10714 Pittsburg Rd, Nevada City

3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,401 SqFt
Picturesque setting with the beautiful Craftsman home nestled gently on 2 pastoral acres in Nevada City. Wonderful open floor plan with hardwood floors and huge picture windows which invite the outside scenery in! Natural light adorns the great room that flows into the large gourmet kitchen featuring granite counters, high end stainless appliances and walk in pantry. Day to day living on the main floor includes two generous bedrooms and a
Century 21 Cornerstone Realty

1458314585 Oak Ridge Rd, Nevada City

3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,466 SqFt
Fantastic opportunity to own 2 houses on a level 5 acres at top of Banner Mountain. Main home 3/2 and has 3 car garage (new roof & Trusses being done now). Second House 1/1 with separate address (14584) sits away from main house, handicap accessible, has carport & own access road. Fenced and cross fenced, generator stays with house. Property sold as is.
Sun Real Estate Team

17845 Mobley Springs Rd, Nevada City

436k SqFt
Beautiful ten acre wooded lot with spring water and a creek waiting for your home or recreation! Several nice flat areas good for septic, solar, building, camping or tiny homes. Come take a look at this lovely piece of the Tahoe National Forest.
Curtis Real Estate

212 S Pine St, Nevada City

3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,662 SqFt
Victorian Era Classic in the heart of Nevada City. This multi-generational gem has been diligently cared for and is ready for future stewardship. The traditional floor plan features a parlor, salon & dining room. The 1st floor also features an updated kitchen with a great vintage stove, a bedroom plus full bath and large laundry/crafting room. Upstairs there are 2 charming bedrooms, walk-in closet and oversized full bath. The Zoning
Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty

N/A, Nevada City

170k SqFt
This is LOT #1 of 3 lots available. Nice and easy building sites with 240 degree views. This parcel has a 160 foot, 30 GPM well drilled by Peters. There is a common leach field installed for all parcels on Lot A. Each parcel responsible for installing their own Septic Tank. NID water runs at the bottom of the property but there is no guarantee of access. The Septic System was designed by Debra Robertson of SR Environmental Solutions , approved
Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty

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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 October 18th, 2019 at 2:06pm PDT.