Grass Valley : California

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What it's Like to Retire in Grass Valley

Grass Valley is a small town of about 12,000 near Nevada City, Auburn, and about 50 miles from Sacramento in California.  The town was an important part of the original California Gold Rush. It is in the foothills of the Sierra. Photo of historic Holbrooke Hotel and Restaurant courtesy of Wikipedia and Isaac Crumm.
 

Where to Retire in Grass Valley and Home Prices

There are several active adult communities in the area.
The median sale price of a home in late 2014 was about $275,000, according to City-Data.com.

 

What is special about Grass Valley

History and remaining buildings from its era as a gold rush town.
 

What is not special about Grass Valley

It is a small town, with the closest major airport in Sacramento, about 65 miles away;

 

Who will like retirement in Grass Valley

People are retiring in Grass Valley and surrounding towns make for an interesting community. People here are friendly with small dinner parties being the main social activity. You will find very interesting people who have retired here from all walks of life including business owners, war veterans, immigrants, and entrepreneurs. Local music culture and clubs.
 

Local economy is driven by

Retail and construction

 

Climate and Physical Environment

This community, located at an altitude of about 2500' sometimes gets a foot of snow that typically melts in a few days. Weather here in Alta Sierra is not extreme on either the cold side or the hot side.
 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Foothills are part of the rich Vinyard culture that brings wine connoisseurs from around the country to sample local varietals. The Northern Sierra wine country stretches from Auburn through Nevada City to Double Oak Vinyards across the South Yuba River. Fruit orchards that complement our wine region include citrus growers, cherry farms, and peach growers. Growers, musicians, and ranchers gather at the Placer & Nevada County Fairs. The fairgounds are most lovely and scenic of any in the nation. Patriotism abounds in the foothills with 4th of July parades and fireworks displays.
 

Crime

Crime in Grass Valley is just over the national average.
 

Medical facilities

Grass Valley is close to 4 major regional medical centers, Kaiser Roseville, Mercy San Juan, & San Juan Medical Center, and UC Davis Medical Center. All top rated and highly acclaimed cardiac & respiratory care facilities. Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital and further north Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital are the local urgent care centers. Private practice physicians handle short term out patient care.
 

Transportation

The Local City Shuttle Bus is a great way to get around in both Auburn & Grass Valley, with regular scheduled routes to the world class shopping at Roseville Galleria. The State Capital Mall has light rail service that will take you from down town Sacramento to the Folsom Outlet Stores for a full day of shopping! Our regional medical centers also offer shuttle service. 
 

Valuable Links

Wikipedia page for Grass Valley
Grass Valley Visitor Information

 

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Facts about GRASS VALLEY
  • State: CA
  • Environment: Mountain,Small Town,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: <80 (Very low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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