In the heart of California’s Gold Country, nestled in the rolling Sierra foothills among towering pines is the historic town of Grass Valley. Spend a weekend here and you’ll quickly know why downtown Grass Valley is recognized nationwide for its artfully restored Victorian Gold Rush-era buildings, upscale boutiques, eclectic restaurants and exciting cultural events. Spend a week here and you’ll understand why investing in Grass Valley California Real Estate¬†is such a popular idea.

Grass Valley’s claim to fame stems from its history as California’s most prosperous mining town. More than $400 million worth of gold was extracted over a 100 year period from underground mines and gold-laden quartz veins deep beneath the town. Grass Valley Real Estate¬†encompasses 4.1 square miles and in 2005, the area’s population reached nearly 19,000 residents.

In the 1990s, Grass Valley struck it rich once again, this time with an influx of innovative high-tech companies moving into the area. And in 1998, Time Magazine called Grass Valley one of the most desirable small cities in which to live. Nevada County schools are among the best in the state and Grass Valley’s local hospital is state of the art. Just four miles away, near Nevada City, you’ll find lakes and rivers for boating, fishing, rafting and kayaking, in addition to trails for hiking and mountain biking.

Making it easy to enjoy the outdoors, Grass Valley has a mild climate with temperatures ranging between 50 and 90 degrees from May to November. Even the rainy season, November to April, is mild; average rainfall is about 55 inches. Snow fall is rare, and always light.

Ready to find out why Time Magazine also called Grass Valley one of California’s “Hot Small Towns”? For information on available Grass Valley Real Estate, contact Grass Valley Real Estate expert, Tim Proctor at 1-800-771-7653 or 530-477-2727 my e-mail.