Alta Sierra, California

Alta Sierra CA Real Estate, Alta Sierra area and Community Information

Alta Sierra, California, is a Nevada County community that is home to about 7,000 individuals. Alta Sierra is in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada at an elevation of 2,000 feet. The town is northeast of Sacramento near Grass Valley and Nevada City.


This part of California attracted endless numbers of prospectors after gold was discovered in the region in 1848. After the gold rush subsided, many miners stayed to cultivate the fertile lands found in the valleys tucked into the foothills in the area. Today, visitors from California's metro areas are attracted to the many recreational opportunities offered here.

Parks and Recreation

Just outside of Alta Sierra numerous lake and river recreation opportunities. Year-round fishing will be appreciated by dedicated anglers that invest in Alta Sierra CA real estate. Marinas meet the needs of boaters, and watercraft rentals are available. Kayakers and canoeists will want to explore some of the intricate coves along the miles of shoreline. The Yuba River flows nearby, and it is a great destination for in-season whitewater rafting.

Alta Sierra is located near Tahoe National Forest, which protects the giant Sequoia trees that are among the largest living things on the planet. In addition to these grand and ancient trees, the national forest also includes canyons carve out by glaciers long ago along with great granite monoliths. World-class whitewater attracts kayakers, rafters and others during the Spring snowmelt. Residents of Alta Sierra live in a national forest replete with some of the best panoramic views in the American West.

Attractions and Activities

Alta Sierra Country Club is a 6,535-yard, 18-hole championship course. Avid golfers with Alta Sierra CA homes can play here 12 months a year. The par 72 layout offers demanding tree-lined fairways, bunkers and water hazards in a pristine setting that includes a wildlife sanctuary. The challenges of a fine course are combined with picturesque scenes that unfold throughout the round.


During the holiday season, the Grass Valley Cornish Christmas Celebration is a nearby attraction that offers a return to the Christmases of yesteryear. Carolers, choirs and cloggers all contribute to the festive spirit. And, Santa Claus never fails to make an appearance.

Alta Sierra offers options to the potential Alta Sierra home buyer whether it is a year-round residence or a vacation retreat that is desired. Enjoy the temperate climate found at this elevation by investing in Alta Sierra real estate. The scenery is spectacular during all four seasons.

Kurt Congdon can show you Alta Sierra properties that are land parcels perfect for your dream home. The real estate in Alta Sierra also includes country estates that offer both luxury and seclusion. Many of the homes for sale in Alta Sierra are substantial enough that they'll offer key amenities like multi-car garages, extra storage, deluxe kitchens and energy-efficient systems. Kurt Congdon can find out your preferences and then suggest the most appropriate Alta Sierra homes for sale.
Kurt Congdon
Kurt Congdon
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