Along Highway 49 Nevada County cities like Nevada City and Grass Valley beckon with their quaint shops, historic museums, craft fairs, art galleries and diverse eateries and breweries all set against the Wild West, early Americana architecture. These cities and the surrounding verdant landscape, rich with the smell of tall pines, rambling rivers and deep blue lakes, showcase a Sierra lifestyle of mountain biking, fishing, hiking, kayaking and skiing.

An artistic thread runs through the Nevada County communities as artisans have always flocked to the area for its serenity and peacefulness. Gold discoveries are still strong in Nevada County and the rich history of the Gold Rush is evident in the many museums and parks throughout the county. Homeowners and those looking for second homes have brought a second “gold rush” of sorts to the Highway 49 corridor. Country estates inspired by log home or Tahoe lodge architecture are hidden in the forested landscape. Others with a higher elevation, boast spectacular tree top views! Charming bungalow styles nestled in the Sugar pines and Douglas Firs, abound for those whose desire is to downsize.

Communities like Lake Wildwood, Penn Valley, Chicago Park, Lake of the Pines, Alta Sierra and Cedar Ridge are popular areas for those looking for homes close to amenities and recreation. Positioned on the western slope of the Sierra Nevadas, Nevada County residents enjoy four seasons and a life that dreams are made of!

Nevada County Map

Nevada County Homes for Sale


20358 Mccourtney Road

  • 6 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 4,981 Sq.Ft.
  • 68.64 Acres
Grass Valley, CA 95949 3+ Houses on Lot
Courtesy of eXp Realty of California Inc.

14681 14817 Oak Meadow Road

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,400 Sq.Ft.
  • 40.00 Acres
Penn Valley, CA 95946 3+ Houses on Lot
Courtesy of Network Real Estate

12310 Auburn Road

  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 489 Sq.Ft.
  • 187.00 Acres
Grass Valley, CA 95949 Single Family Residence
Courtesy of Ballou Company
Pending Bring Backup

Unlisted Address

  • 7 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 7,371 Sq.Ft.
  • 3.11 Acres
Nevada City, CA 95959 Single Family Residence
Courtesy of Sierra Sotheby's International Realty

13570 N Ponderosa Way

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,601 Sq.Ft.
  • 22.00 Acres
Nevada City, CA 95959 Single Family Residence
Courtesy of Century 21 Cornerstone Realty

23738 Woodhaven Place

  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 4,943 Sq.Ft.
  • 0.78 Acres
Auburn, CA 95602 Single Family Residence
Courtesy of RE/MAX Gold
Pending Bring Backup