PENN VALLEY REAL ESTATE
Rural Penn Valley is country property at its relaxed best, yet Penn Valley is only minutes from downtown Grass Valley and Nevada City. Penn Valley properties include picturesque farms and ranches, lush horse property, and newer homes near rolling meadows and majestic oak trees.
PENN VALLEY PROPERTY
Although the flavor of Penn Valley is rural, with acreage, orchards, horse property and farms, a gated subdivision in Lake Wildwood offers luxury lake view homes.
PENN VALLEY BUSINESS COMMUNITY
The Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce supports a small but flourishing business community. Despite the rural nature of the community, high-speed internet is available in many areas.
A tree-shaded shopping center boasts the areaâ€™s best country market and other convenient services. Nearby hardware stores, a plant nursery, popular steak house and even a you-pick blueberry farm support congenial day-to-day living.
PENN VALLEY VINEYARDS
Hillsides are dotted with vineyards due to the ideal conditions for growing wine grapes. Penn Valley wineries produce award-winning wines.
PENN VALLEY SCHOOLS
A community preschool, an elementary school, and a charter high school make it a desirable location for families.
PENN VALLEY RECREATION
The 80-acre Western Gateway Park is the communityâ€™s center for walking, picnicking, swimming in the creek, playgrounds, barbeques, tennis, disk golf, soccer, and softball. Itâ€™s a dog walkerâ€™s paradise, with a new gated, and fenced, off-leash dog park. Along the western boundary of Penn Valley is the Spenceville Wildlife and Recreation Area. Acres of hiking and equestrian trails beckon year-round, especially during the extravagant show of spring wildflowers. Fairy Falls along Dry creek is particularly rewarding any time of year and the variety of birds inhabiting the area makes it a favorite for bird-watching.
PENN VALLEY HISTORY
Historically, Penn Valley was on the route between Sacramento and the silver mines in Nevada and this community retains it old-time feel. Long before European settlers arrived and the trade began to the mines, the Spenceville area was home to native people, the most recent being the Maidu-Nisenan. The Spenceville area is rich with Native American history. Many of the early village sites are found along Dry Creek and its tributaries.