Nevada City, California

Nevada City CA Real Estate, Nevada City area and Community Information

Nevada City, California, is the home of approximately 3,000 residents in the Sierra Nevada about 70 miles northeast of the state capital of Sacramento. It is the county seat of Nevada County.


The town was originally called Nevada, which means "snow-covered." It is a direct product of the California Gold Rush of 1849. The so-called "Gold Tunnel" became the area's first gold mine in 1850. The town quickly became the center of gold mining in the area. In 1864, the community was re-named Nevada City to avoid confusion with the name of the surrounding county and the state of Nevada.

Parks and Recreation

Avid fishermen with Nevada City real estate will want to head east to Scott's Flat Lake. An excellent variety of desirable species are caught here, including smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, salmon, brown trout and bluegills. During the summer, the CDFW stocks the reservoir with rainbow trout. A boat ramp offers easy access to boaters and anglers alike. The lake also offers swimming, camping and hiking opportunities.

Outdoor enthusiasts with Nevada City CA homes often head to South Yuba River State Park for whitewater rafting during the spring snowmelt. In the summer, swimming and sightseeing is popular along this stretch of the South Yuba River that has been designated as "Wild and Scenic" by the federal government. Visitors also try their hand at gold panning here.

Attractions and Activities

Just to the southwest, and only minutes down the Golden Center Freeway, is the historic Nevada County Country Club. This expanse of lush green turf amidst forested foothills is one of the oldest layouts in northern California. The 18-hole course measures just 5,475 yards in length, but strategic shotmaking is a must. Stay on the tree-lined fairways to avoid getting stymied behind one of the towering firs.


Nevada City's Constitution Day Parade is a popular event for owners of Nevada City CA real estate to attend. The September event includes the unique Marching Presidents parade. Volunteers dress up as former U.S. presidents and their wives. The parade is one of the oldest observances of Constitution Day in the western United States.

The community hosts two film festivals every year, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival and the Nevada City Film Festival. The former was founded in 2003, and it focuses on films devoted to environmental issues and extreme sports. The latter has quickly evolved into a well-known international film festival.

The discriminating Nevada City home buyer looking for a larger home on acreage will find excellent options among the homes for sale in Nevada City. Newer Nevada City homes for sale often include more than ten acres of land. Kurt Congdon can also show you beautiful, restored Victorian-style Nevada City properties built during the 19th century.

Kurt Congdon can save you time by assessing your goals and suggesting appropriate real estate in Nevada City. Kurt Congdon will discover numerous enticing homes amidst all of the Nevada City CA real estate that is offered for sale.

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