Nevada County is compromised of many little communities. Some of the communities are designated by a street while others are considered little subdivisions within a larger community. In this three part series, we’ll be talking about three of these communities-Alta Sierra, Lake of the Pines, and Lake Wildwood. First up, the tree-filled subdivision of Alta Sierra.

You might miss the exit for this little community of less than 7,000 people if you aren’t looking. Located right off of historic Highway 49 around the 2300 foot elevation, Alta Sierra is conveniently located approximately midway between Auburn and Grass Valley. The suburb was established in the 1960s around an 18 hole golf course. With a country club and opportunities for members to golf, Alta Sierra is the perfect place for the golfer (no golf cart necessary). The community even has an airport for private use only. But that is not all that Alta Sierra has to offer. With an elementary school located in the heart of the community, Alta Sierra is also a great place to raise a family. There are some sections of Alta Sierra that have a denser population of school-age children, so friends aren’t that far away.

Spanning approximately 8 square miles, anyone would be lucky to call Grass Valley home. There are so many different parts of Alta Sierra that it is fitting for almost any buyer. Want a large swath of land with only a few neighbors? Parts of Brewer and Lodestar are perfect for you. Want to have a few neighbors and great views? Check out Aileen Way. Alta Sierra spans over such a large area that you might have a hard time narrowing it down to one area that you might want to live in. Of course, any Coldwell Banker agent can show you around the area and find an area based on your wants.

Another benefit of moving to Alta Sierra is that there are no Home Owners Association dues. You can live in the area without having to pay a monthly fee. Granted, if you want to golf or swim in the country club pool, you will need to pay to be a member. There is the option to become a member of the HOA, and being a board member means reduced costs on services like propane.

Alta Sierra is teeming with wildlife. From deer to squirrels to foxes, you’ll find many woodland creatures traipsing across your backyard or the middle of the street. The wildlife adds a sense of tranquility that is hard to match.

One of the more unique features of Alta Sierra is it’s small commercial section. On Alta Sierra Drive close to the Highway 49 exit, there are restaurants, yoga studios, and chiropractors conveniently located. There is even a gas station, perfect if you don’t have enough gas to get to town. Of course, there are some residents who run their business out of their home. You can find almost anything you might want right in the little community.

Alta Sierra is a tight knit community comprised of a range of people. It is a great neighborhood that can suit a range of tastes. Want to learn more about the area? Stop by one of our four Coldwell Banker offices and get in touch with an agent.

Alta Sierra not right for you? We’ve got two more communities that we will be discussing. Up next-Lake of the Pines.