an average elevation of 2,500 feet, the area enjoys a mild,
four-season climate. Skies are generally a brilliant blue from
May to October with average temperatures ranging from 70 to 90
degrees during the daytime, cooling off to the 50s in the
evenings. The rainy season, from November to April, is also
mild. Daytime temperatures typically rise to the 40s and 50s
and nighttime temperatures drop into the 30s.
average rainfall is 55 inches per year while light snow may
fall a few times per year, it rarely lasts for too long. Each
year hundreds of families and retirees take advantage of the
ultimate golden opportunity by choosing to call Nevada County
their new home. Leaving behind the congestion, clutter and
noise of the urban areas, they are charmed by the casual
lifestyle, finding small town friendliness, community
celebrations, civic and special interest clubs, farmer's
markets, outdoor fun and cultural events for everyone to
with all of its rural appeal, the community is not isolated.
Sacramento is only an hour's drive away, to the west, San
Francisco is 150 miles away, and to the east Reno and Lake
Tahoe are within easy driving distance for a day trip. With
all of the recreational and cultural activity going on in
Nevada County, it's easy to find something to do. When
combined with the unique and exciting special events that take
place residents schedules sometimes become downright hectic.
Each session has its unique offerings, but summers are, by
far, the busiest.
you drive north on Highway 49 (better known as the Golden
Chain Highway), or west on Highway 20 (from the Reno, Tahoe,
Truckee area), you will come to the beautiful twin cities of
Grass Valley and Nevada City. nestled in the Sierra foothills,
Grass Valley and Nevada City have retained their historic
charm, and now offer a host of period bed and breakfast
lodging and excellent restaurants. Live music and theater are
in abundance throughout these wonderful towns. Little shops
line the main streets and offer exquisite treasures for the
experienced traveler. An entire day can be spent admiring some
of the beautifully restored Victorian homes. During the many
special events period costumes are everywhere, and at night,
these towns twinkle with the ambience of restored gas street
lights and offer a golden path to fun and food.Tell
your hosts you found them on 1st Traveler's Choice.