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An in depth introduction to Historic Nevada County, California including Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, Truckee and Sierra County.

Penn Valley – Like No Place on Earth

Home Sweet Home

Lifestyle options range from ranchettes

and multi-acre working ranches to estates

set in the countryside. Cottages and

apartment living, family and senior complexes

are located near the Penn Valley

Village Center.

Live & Play

Lake Wildwood is a resort-style gated

community for all ages. The Oaks

Clubhouse offers spectacular views of the

18-hole Championship Golf Course, and

has a restaurant, bar and events center.

There is also a private lake with five parks

around it, a swim complex, sports courts

and a community center. It all adds up to

an appealing lifestyle.

ABC’s

The Oaks Clubhouse

The average Penn Valley school ranking is

in the top 50%. There are opportunities

for students to thrive at three local schools

–Ready Springs (TK-8), Williams Ranch

(K-5) and Vantage Point Charter (K-12).

Enjoy the Outdoors

Ready Springs School

Long walks or cycling on country trails are

favorite pastimes. Boating on Lake

Englebright or fishing at the Yuba River

are just a few minutes away. Further afield

is the Spenceville Wildlife Refuge an

Set amid heritage oaks, tall pines and sweeping meadows,

Penn Valley is eight miles west of Grass Valley and Nevada

City. Community spirit runs deep with a mix of reverence

for traditions and planning for the future.

11,900 acre site that includes ponds,

creeks, fields, trails, meadows, Indian

grinding rocks and 175 species of birds. It

is managed by the California Department

of Fish and Game. Not to be missed are

Western Gateway Park and The South

Yuba River at Bridgeport. Both are

featured on Page 44.

Where to Go

Locals support the Village Center which

offers a variety of shops and services. The

Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce, as

well as community activists, are involved in

ongoing projects to enhance the Center.

The Future

The Penn Valley Community Foundation

is a group of citizens working toward construction

of a community center that will

have meeting space, sports courts and a

state-of-the-art commercial kitchen that

can be used by community organizations

and small cottage industry businesses.

A Tradition

Agriculture in Penn Valley is

experiencing a resurgence in

importance. The Farm to Table

movement has brought locally

grown agriculture to the forefront.

Many local restaurants

embrace the use of locally

grown food. Penn Valley agritourism

activities include farm

stands, u-pick events, markets,

farm stays, festivals, tastings and

demonstrations.

Community

Spirit

Join in

by attending

or participating

PHOTOS BY PENN VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

in an event, such as the Joanie Bumpus

Daffodil Run, the annual Rodeo Parade

and Rodeo or the Cowboy Christmas

celebration.

“Cheers”

Warm summers and cool winters make

the area ideal for grape growing. Penn

Valley’s charming wineries offer tastings

by winemakers with a passion and

knowledge of their craft. And if you are

into brews, two breweries are slated to

open soon.

Learn more

about

Nevada

County in

the pages

of this

magazine.

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PHOTO BY PILOT PEAK WINERY

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