Grass Valley Real Estate

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North of Auburn just off the scenic Hwy 20 and set among the Sierra Foothill greenery, you find the Historic Town of Grass Valley. This historic mining community attracts visitors year round with it’s old town charm, antique shops, specialty stores, cuisine, wine tasting and special events.

Home to the Draft Horse Classic, the Nevada County Fairgrounds is known throughout the state as one of the most beautiful fairgrounds in Northern California. During the year, the grounds hosts the Garden Show, Relay for Life, Annual County Fair, Home and Garden Show, Music and the Mountains Events, Blues and Celtic Festival among the many others.

You won’t want to miss the City’s holiday events such as Cornish Christmas held outdoors in downtown Grass Valley, offering residents and visitors wonderful holiday music, carriage rides, crafts and festive cuisine and the annual Candlelight Bed and Breakfast Tour of Historic Inns.

The warmer months of spring provide the perfect atmosphere for Wildflower Walks, Garden Tours, Classic Car Shows and a Wine and Culinary Festival while summer activities include horse shows, Blue Grass festival, running events and the downtown Thursday Night Marketplace.

Sites and Attractions

Grass Valley Information

The Empire Mine State Historic Park

Located at 10791 E. Empire St., this site is the oldest and richest gold mine in California. An estimated 5.8 million ounces of gold were extracted from the mine from 1850 up until mine closure in 1956. Call 273-8522 for park hours and entrance fees.

Holbrooke Hotel

Located at 212 W. Main St., this hotel was originally built in 1851. After burning down in 1855, the structure was re-built in 1862 and hosts the oldest bar in California known as the Golden Gate Saloon. Four different U.S. Presidents have enjoyed at stay. Call 530-273-1353 for reservations and restaurant hours.

Lotta Crabtree House

Located at 238 Mill St., the Lotta Crabtree House was home to the first American entertainer who became a millionaire, earning approximately $3 million in her day, entertaining miners in the mining camps and later as a stage star with her song and dance.

Lola Montez House

Located at 248 Mill St., this site was residence to the international performer Lola Montez. Now home to the Grass Valley/Nevada County Chamber of Commerce, this house was host to Grass Valley's first election in 1850.

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