Sierra Nevada Foothills Real Estate Information

Known for its affordability, the scenic Sierra Nevada foothills region offers large and small homes and rural properties. This Northern Californian region is growing rapidly because of its high quality, but relatively low cost of living.

The area encompasses 46 towns, including Placerville, Auburn, Grass Valley and Nevada City. Many communities feature a friendly, small-town feel along with a rural ambiance. In the lower foothills, planned communities offer spacious, oak-studded grasslands, incredible views and upscale homes close to Sacramento, Stockton and Fresno.

Grass Valley, for example, has a great variety of home styles to choose from: Victorians, mountain retreats, horse properties, golf course homes, private gated communities and subdivisions. Home prices range from $270,000 to $6 million, with a median price of $500,000.