Communities

Discover the various communities that Nevada County has to offer, both the historical and contemporary aspects keeps the interest growing. The scene of California’s Gold Rush from the 1840’s and now home to some of world class technology companies including Grass Valley Group and 2wire. Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce

Nevada County of the Northern California Foothills boasts a diverse mix of scenery from the rolling landscape of Penn Valley, all the way to the alpine grandeur of the Grouse Lakes wilderness. The quiet, private forested areas such as North San Juan, Rough and Ready and the Little Town of Washington offer much peace drawing in those curious about the old Mining Days. Also there’s the South Yuba river and its associated State Park; South Yuba River State Park

Complementing the natural wonders are the historic centers of Nevada City and Grass Valley, with the housing stock in each city reflecting the changing contemporary mood from the 1840s to the current day. Discover Historic Nevada County! Both cities feature historic districts, numerous festivals, a low rate of crime, and excellent restaurants. The school system in Nevada County is ranked highly, and Grass Valley is home to the  Sierra College Nevada County Campus

Nevada County has something for everyone! Prefer to live on a lake with gated access? Check out Lake of the Pines, located off Hwy 49 just outside the border of Nevada County. Lake of The Pines Or visit Lake Wildwood to play a few rounds of golf before cooling off in the lake! Located off Hwy 20 in the Penn Valley area of Nevada County. Lake Wildwood of Nevada County