HOMES FOR SALE IN PENN VALLEY, CA
Real Estate in Nevada County, CA
Lake Wildwood, Penn Valley, Grass Valley, Nevada City
It was my third or fourth trip to Nevada County before going down the hill to Penn Valley. My search for our new residence had primarily been in Grass Valley and Nevada City. By now I had discovered the Outside Inn located in Nevada City and it became my home away from home while here in Gold Country. I think it was Evan ( Outside Inn owner) that suggested a visit to Penn Valley.
It was this first visit into Penn Valley that I saw a Coldwell Banker for sale sign and followed the arrows that led me to what has now been our home for the last 10 years.
PV is also known as "horse country" or "Oak Tree country ". It is located below the snow level and has an elevation of 1200 ft. It is a little warmer than Grass Valley or Nevada City but just a few comfortable degrees. It is also the location of Lake Wildwood, a beautiful gated community that you can learn more about under the "Lake Wildwood" chapter.
There are many horse, lama and alpaca ranches throughout the valley with rolling hills scattered with Black Oak, White Oak and Live Oak trees. Located just a few miles out of town is Lake Englebright and Bridgeport on the Yuba river.
Lake Englebright is 815 acres 9 miles long with 24 miles of shoreline. There are camping areas that can only be accessed by boat and water skiing is allowed on the first 2/3 of the lake.
Bridgeport covered bridge was constructed in 1862 and was part of the Virginia Turnpike Company that served from Virginia City to the Comstock Lode in Nevada. The bridge is longest (230 ft.) single span bridge in existence. Over 100 years ago pioneers and miners paid $2.00 to transport their wagons and horses across this bridge over the South Yuba River. Traffic today is limited to pedestrians and there is no toll.
Penn Valley is also host to the annual rodeo that started in 1956. This a well attended event that takes place in May. People come from all over to enjoy the events that also include dinner barbeques and country and western dancing.
If you are looking for real estate or just a good place for a day of relaxation at Bridgeport or Englebright Lake Penn Valley is the place to come.
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