Penn Valley CA Real Estate and Homes for Sale
Penn Valley, CA is only 10 miles west of Grass Valley and less than an hour from Sacramento. Rolling hills with stately black oaks flowing into farm lands create a bucolic setting perfect for raising a family, retiring or operating a business. Search MLS Penn Valley Real Estate below.
Penn Valley real estate properties include sprawling ranches, horse properties, and farms. Newer individual family homes nestled among the hills enjoy expansive views of the valley and Sierra Foothills.
Penn Valley History
The tranquil community of Penn Valley was one of the first settlements in the area during the California gold rush. The rich soil of Penn Valley’s rolling hills and grasslands also attracted farmers and ranchers. Soon known as the “Pantry of the Northern Mines,” Penn Valley supplied fresh fruit, vegetables and meat to the mines in the surrounding Sierras.
Today’s ranchers continue to raise cattle, horses, and more recently llamas and emus in Penn Valley. Wine makers have discovered that soil and climate conditions are perfect for diverse varietals of quality wine grapes. Today Penn Valley is part of the Northern Sierra Wine Country that is producing award winning wines. Beautiful vineyards of Sauvignon Blanc, Barbera, Cabernet, Syrah and other grape varieties cover rolling hill sides.
While the community has steadily grown to a population of 12,000, Penn Valley proudly maintains its “small town” character. The gated subdivision of Lake Wildwood is also in Penn Valley. Penn Valley is a wonderful community to raise a young family or retire and enjoy visits with grand children ~ or just relax and enjoy the idyllic life style of picturesque rural living.
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