The southern part of Nevada County is known as South County. This is a horse lover’s dream area with an abundance of horse friendly properties and a temperate climate. Below the snowline, South County lends itself to gardeners and to those who aim to grow a vineyard.
Here in South County, the forests of the Sierra Nevadas give way to gently rolling, grassy hillsides. The landscape is dotted with the occasional oak or blue digger pine tree, and the land is marked with several creeks and waterways. This area is known for the peaceful, quiet life it offers. If you’re looking for a larger home in Nevada County with acreage, a ranch, or vineyard, this is where you’ll find it.
Located below Alta Sierra, South County stretches along Hwy 49 to the Nevada County / Placer County border. It’s location between Auburn and Grass Valley and the close proximity to Sacramento make this a great place for commuters to settle. Even for folks seeking a more active lifestyle, South County provides. Recreation includes nearby golf courses and the gated community luxuries at Lake of the Pines.
Summers are mild, yet winters are warmer than the rest of Nevada County. The climate in South County is very favorable. Each season is highly defined, which is probably a reason so many vineyards flourish in South County. Open space is abundant. Acreage isn’t hard to come by. While they might not be as close as the cities, this area maintains a “neighborly” community feel. However, instead of chatting across the backyard fence, you’ll enjoy a friendly conversation as you ride together down an old dirt road.
Two award winning elementary schools and one middle school are nearby in the Pleasant Ridge Union School District. All three schools have been designated as California Distinguished Schools. Growing families will find plenty of opportunity here in South County, including equestrian lessons and fine extracurricular activities.
Hwy 49 runs directly through South County and is a huge draw for wine lovers and adventurers alike. Several South County vineyards are included on the Sierra Vitners Wine Trail and are heavily visited during the summer months. Nearby Auburn has plenty of the city amenities one might seek when living in South County. There are several options for fine dining, a thriving nightlife, and larger convenient stores like Home Depot and Target.
If you’re looking for a more relaxed and spacious way of living, South County is for you! Call us for more information on housing in South County, or if you’re searching for property to purchase. Our agents are happy to help!
South County Homes for Sale
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