A quick six miles west of Grass Valley is the rolling pastureland, meadows, farms, and horse ranches that make up the area of Penn Valley. With rich soil at 1400 ft elevation, real estate in Penn Valley provides for an 8-month growing season. Many prosperous wineries, farms and ranches can be found here, such as Pilot Peak Winery, Four Frog Farm, Indian Springs Organic Farm, and Heart and Soul Alpacas.
Penn Valley real estate also includes a popular gated community, Lake Wildwood, with amenities galore. Owners of real estate in Lake Wildwood enjoy access to a 300-acre lake, Lake Wildwood Golf Course, an 80-slip marina and clubhouse, swimming, tennis, boating, and fishing. There is a full calendar of activities for both adults and children, every month of the year.
One of Penn Valley’s recreational jewels is Western Gateway Park on the banks of Squirrel Creek. This 80 acres is open to everyone and families gather for picnics, barbeques and softball games year-round. The park has playgrounds, a disc golf course, trails, a horse arena, baseball fields, bocce ball, tennis courts, a dog park, and a pavilion for concerts and events, surrounded by grassy meadows and beautiful shady oak trees. Those who are fortunate enough to own Penn Valley real estate enjoy the park in their own backyard.
Several schools in the area make buying real estate here a great choice for families with young children, and events for the whole family happen year-round here, such as the Penn Valley Rodeo and the annual Daffodil Run.