NEVADA CITY REAL ESTATE
Nevada City was settled in 1849 and many of the homes built by those who owned and managed the mines during the Gold Rush stand proudly today. Within the historic district, many beautiful Victorians have been restored and refurbished.
As you travel outside of town, many older homes – some are Victorian farmhouses – sit alongside newer homes with more of a country feel. For the most part, homes are newer and lots are bigger. Deer Creek runs through the Nevada City, Scotts Flat Lake is a popular resort destination, and the spring blossoms are almost as spectacular as the vibrant fall colors.
NEVADA CITY BUSINESS COMMUNITY
The Nevada City business community seems to happen in two’s; there are two business districts, historic downtown, and the Seven Hills area. The city of Nevada City points proudly to two theaters that feature independent films, a very successful theatre group, award-winning restaurants and wineries, coffee houses, boutiques, antique and gift shops.
High speed internet access makes working from home easy for the many people who operate high tech and other companies from home offices.
NEVADA CITY SCHOOLS
Schools in the Nevada City School District maintain very high standards. The district serves over 1,600 children in kindergarten through eighth grade in six school sites–four traditional and two charter. The School Insurance Group consistently gives Nevada City School District an “A” rating for safe playgrounds and facilities.
Class size in grades K-3 is limited to 20. For the remaining grades, the average class size is 28.
All of the schools are technologically up-to-date with Internet-ready computers in the classroom, library, offices and computer labs for student training. World-class Language Arts and Math standards ensure challenged and well-prepared students. Nevada Union High School serves grades 9 through 12.
NEVADA CITY RECREATION
In addition to the large network of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding, Nevada City is home to Deer Creek and Scotts Flat Lake. Locals and visitors enjoy fishing, kayaking, swimming, canoeing, and warm summer days by the water.
From Nevada City there are two routes to the beautiful Yuba River, at Edwards and Purdon Crossings. The swimming pool at Pioneer Park is open all summer. Several baseball fields and tennis courts are available to the public.
Miners Foundry Cultural Center hosts many events throughout the year and is the site for art auctions, concerts, parties, and weddings. The Foothill Theatre Company season takes place at the Nevada Theatre, with forays to two other venues during the play season.
A Railroad Museum beckons to old and young and The Imaginarium attracts young people to ever-changing science exhibits.
The music scene is alive and happening in Nevada City, with nightly live entertainment in downtown establishments.
Between Nevada City and Grass Valley, there are two dozen booksellers. They have recently earned the joint title of Book Town. This Welsh concept is the state’s first and one of only three nationwide. Notices of literary readings and events are posted throughout the town.
Music in the Mountains is a long-established concert series, attended by locals and music lovers from miles away.
NEVADA CITY HISTORY
A hundred and fifty years ago, Nevada City was the site of a frenzied rush to find gold. Known as “The Queen of the Northern Mines,” Nevada City residents numbered 10,000 . These days, the population is more like 2,500. Nevada City is a quiet, charming town., listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Now a cultural center, Miners Foundry has been around since 1856. The Pelton Wheel, built to generate power in the mines, was build here in 1879. At the Foundry, historic artifacts tell the story of early mining.
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