Explore Grass Valley and Nevada City

Grass Valley and Nevada City in Nevada County are settled on the famous Hwy 49 - that passes through many historic mining communities of the 1849 California gold rush in the Sierra Foothills - only 2.5 hours from San Francisco City, Silicon Valley and the Bay Area.

Grass Valley and Nevada City are popular weekend destinations with a hot real estate market.

The lure? Less traffic, green spaces, four seasons and a laid back atmosphere. Visitors are charmed into staying and finding a place to call home. Selfie photos capture rock climbing, swimming holes in the South Yuba River, outdoor summer concerts, music festivals, skiing at nearby Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, wine tasting and local art in postcard like settings backdropped by vibrant fall colors, snow dusted winters, flower bursting springs, and river cooling summers. Huell Howser described Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley as The Most Beautiful Fairgrounds in California and Travel Magazine named Nevada City as one of the Most charming small cities in California.