Welcome to Penn Valley. . .
Located in the scenic Sierra Foothills of Northern California, this home town community is a great place to raise a family or retire in serene surroundings. For nature lovers and outdoor sports enthusiasts Penn Valley is a year round playground. Penn Valley schools are top-rated and it’s always fun to recreate at Western Gateway Park. Signature events, such as the Penn Valley Rodeo and Rodeo Parade, the Daffodil Run and Living History days at Bridgeport offer exciting and educational experiences. Sacramento, Truckee, Lake Tahoe and Reno are all within a 1.5 hour drive and the historic towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City are only minutes away.
Life doesn’t get much better than it is in Penn Valley!
Penn Valley Today
Contents of this article provided by Paula C. Collins, courtesy of Nevada County Gold magazine
Penn Valley remains a community of peaceful natural beauty with a tranquil lifestyle. Yet, it continues to provide opportunities as evidenced by new commercial ventures and residential growth.
The area still maintains a “small town” atmosphere which has attracted both retirees and families. Residents may see horses on riding trails, llamas peering over fences, deer and wild turkeys. They also have access to businesses, schools, churches and amenities that make life complete. Today, about 12,000 call the area home.
In recent years, Penn Valley has seen completion of a new post office, fire station, performing arts pavilion, a small sub-division featuring affordable homes and a 42- unit affordable apartment complex. Two recently completed projects include a professional office building and complex for light industry.
This year residential opportunities will expand as a group of high-end homes are completed. Additional residential, office and retail projects are in the planning stage.
Serving as a hub for community non-profits and service organizations is the Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce, an organization with 200 members. Currently options are being explored for community center.
Located six miles from Grass Valley, Penn Valley has been able to meld business, family, agriculture and a healthy lifestyle. Visitors to the area can enjoy fall colors, country roads, the 88 acre Western Gateway Park, and historic Bridgeport and Englebright Lake which are both within an easy drive.