In their April 2021 issue, Sacramento Magazine featured both Grass Valley and Nevada City in their “25 small towns in the foothills” feature article. Nevada City even had the distinction of being the cover photo!
The Nevada City article begins: This picturesque foothill town has preserved its historic downtown to such charming proportions that it’s impossible not to walk a little slower as you wander along the wooden sidewalks. It’s busy with visitors and residents, with most of the activity on Broad Street and its side streets, and packed with history, arts and culture, and shopping and dining opportunities. It’s got all the small-town staples: inns in old mansions, at least one bookstore, third-wave coffee, galleries that show local artists’ works, and someplace to get a fancy piece of chocolate to perk up a mid-afternoon slump.
The piece on Grass Valley begins: Sister city to Nevada City, Grass Valley has its own identity, too, with a bustling downtown district that these days has an impressive outdoor dining and drinking stretch (along Mill Street, which has been closed to traffic). It’s not just restaurants, wine bars and breweries in here, but shops and galleries, too.
Thank you to Sacramento Magazine for featuring two of our lovely small towns! If you are interested, you can explore more Nevada County in the News features.