Grass Valley

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Grass Valley is the largest city in the western region of Nevada County California. Nestled in the foot hills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range you could probably guess why it was founded. If you guessed gold you are correct! The 2010 Grass Valley census polled a total population of 12,860 making this small city a perfect place to raise a family.

Weather ranges from  90 °F at its warmest to 32 °F during the winter. The city of Grass Valley was founded in 1851 when the first post office was erected. Now days, the City is a 60 mile drive to Sacramento International Air Port and lies on a connection point for I-49, I-70 and I-174 making commutes north south east or west easy.

Education and Fun in

Grass Valley

Grass Valley has some pretty amazing schools. Check out the list of higher education and local public schools for your children.

Public primary and secondary schools

  • Bear River High School
  • Bell Hill Academy
  • Bitney College Prep Charter High School
  • Cottage Hill Elementary School
  • Forest Charter School
  • Grass Valley Charter School
  • Lyman Gilmore Middle School
  • Magnolia Intermediate School
  • Nevada Union High School
  • Pleasant Ridge Elementary School
  • Scotten Elementary School
  • Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning
  • Union Hill Middle School
  • William and Marian Ghidotti Early College High School
  • Yuba River Charter School

Higher education

  • Nevada County Campus of Sierra CollegeIf you are looking for pre-school and child care check out the list below for the right choice for you and your family!

Fun For All Ages

  • Empire Mine State Historic Park-The remains of one of the West’s most lucrative gold mines have been preserved as a historic park.
  • Del Oro Theatre-Built in the early 1940’s by United Artist.Built as a single-screen movie house and adorned with classic Art Deco/Moderne style architecture, the Del Oro represents an unforgettable slice in time, and despite renovation, signs of that faraway time are still very present, as well as the ghost stories and underground passageways that accompany such pockets in history.
  • Scotts Flat Lake and Campground-Camping, fishing, swimming boating, water skiing, kayaking, and other activities are popular at Scotts Flat Lake.
  • Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum-The museum offers a collection of railroad artifacts, photographs, and documents related to the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad, the 3 ft narrow gauge railroad that operated in Nevada and Placer Counties from 1876 until 1942.
  • Grass Valley Museum-The Grass Valley Museum was an orphange in Gold Rush times, established by Father William Dalton, pastor of St. Patrick’s Church, in 1865. It was built on the grounds of Mt. St. Mary’s convent by the community to care for children orphaned by mining accidents. Five Sisters of Mercy from Ireland expanded the orphanage to include a school.


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Find The Perfect Place To Live!

We made a short list of our favorite places in Grass Valley. Check our the list below for more information about the area and why they should be on your list of places to check out.

  • Alta Sierra –  With a median home price of $400,000.00 USD this area is extremely affordable in comparison to the rest of the country. Amenities include a stunning golf course, great food and a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Morgan Ranch– A high end area of town with homes averaging $600,000.00 USD. Luxury living at its finest in a beautiful area.
  • Old Town Grass Valley– As stated it’s the oldest part of town loaded with great food, fantastic dining, and even better shopping. If you want to be in the center of it all keep an eye out for properties going up for sale around this area


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