Alta Sierra, Grass Valley, CA

In close proximity to the cities of Grass Valley, Penn Valley, and Nevada City, California, Alta Sierra, developed in the 1960s and 70s, with most homes built between 1970 and 1999 (84.9%), delivers more bang for the buck in terms of property value to home buyers and residents in Western Nevada County.  Home buyers coming to the area, looking for great value, half-acre to 3 acre lots, lots of trees (predominantly Pines and Oaks), minimal snow and great neighborhoods will find all that and more in Alta Sierra…and have access to all that the cities Nevada City and Grass Valley have to offer culturally.

Alta Sierra Real Estate

With over 3,000 homes in the development, real estate in Alta Sierra offers a wide choice in prices and styles, including luxury homes surrounding the golf course. An ideal family community, Alta Sierra is primarily made up of affordable, medium sized three to four bedroom homes. Most homes in the Alta Sierra area offer a variety of styles, but many have the ranch style to them. We also have Tahoe style homes as well as other styles that make this community unique.

Alta Sierra Community

The Alta Sierra neighborhood is rated by Neighborhood Scout as among the top 6.4% of retiree friendly neighborhoods in California, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and diverse housing options from which to choose. A large proportion of Alta Sierra residents are college-educated seniors among the diverse age groups here. The majority of residents are upper-middle income. Thus, the Alta Sierran community is ideal for both retirees and families with school-age children.  Schools here garner top ratings (see our section devoted exclusively to schools in Alta Sierra, Grass Valley, Nevada City and surrounding areas).

Alta Sierra Economics

41.8% of working Alta Sierrans are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations, 32.8 % are working in sales and service jobs; tech, clerical, manufacturing and contractors comprise most of the balance. Commute?  16% of Alta Sierra residents work from home. The greatest number of commuters in Alta Sierra spend between 15 and 30 minutes one way to or from work.

Alta Sierra Education

Alta Sierra also offers an easy drive to Alta Sierra Elementary which offer Pre-school to 5th grade. This award winning school offers great education and local connections for young families. For more information check out altasierra.prsd.us

Alta Sierra Recreation

The award-winning 18-hole golf course that winds its way thru Alta Sierra hosts not only membership golfing but is open to the public and hosts dozens of tournaments each year. At the large club house, with bar and restaurant, you can enjoy social activities. The seasonal pool is also offered for members and new pool-only memberships are now available. For more information check out www.altasierracc.com

Most of us in Alta Sierra know our neighbors! Does it really get much better?

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