Nevada County, California

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

Nevada County, California, is located in the Sierra Nevada about one hour north of Sacramento. It was created in 1851 from portions of Yuba County. The county was named after the mining outpost of Nevada City. In Spanish, Nevada means "snow-covered" or "snowy." Today, about 100,000 citizens live in the county. The population has doubled since 1980, thanks in large part to the growth of high-tech companies here. The county has sometimes been called the "Silicon Valley of the Sierras."


It was gold that first attracted prospectors and miners here by the thousands beginning in 1849. Even English miners left the tin mines across the Atlantic to seek their fortunes here. The county became home to the most prolific mines in the state. For example, the Empire Mine produced 5.6 million ounces of gold during a period that spanned many decades. The commercial production of the precious metal continued in Nevada County until after World War II.

Parks and Recreation

Fishermen will find many opportunities in the county's reservoirs and streams. For example, at Scott's Flat Lake, one can pursue rainbow trout that are regularly stocked every summer. Largemouth bass, bluegills and brown trout are also caught at Scott's Flats Lake. Hiking, swimming and camping opportunities are also available.

Attractions and Activities

The Nevada Theatre in Nevada City was the very first theater built in the state. The theatre was constructed in 1865, and it operates to this day. Mark Twain once performed at the Nevada Theatre.

The county is also home to a number of vineyards and wineries. One is Pilot Peak Vineyard and Winery, an enterprise with friendly owners that offers a first-rate wine tasting experience. Enjoy pictureque views of the countryside as you sample an array of fine wines that come from here.


The Nevada County Italian Festival is an annual event that celebrates the history of the Italian immigrants that helped to settle the area long ago. The grape stomping contest is one of the highlights of the festival, and the bocce ball tournament is another. Of course, live music fill the air as attendees enjoy the wealth of Italian cuisine that is served.

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Nevada County real estate will include rustic retreats and modern Nevada County homes for sale in beautiful subdivisions. Many of these newer homes for sale in Nevada County will feature lots of living space, multi-car garages and energy-saving systems. Ask Kurt Congdon about the best values available in Nevada County real estate.

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