Eight miles northeast of downtown Nevada City you enter the community of Cascade Shores. At 3284 ft elevation, owners of Cascade Shores real estate enjoy relatively cooler summertime temperatures averaging mid-to upper 70s, and mild snowfall in winter as they are situated slightly above the snowline. Residents here bask in the beauty of all four seasons. The South shore of lovely Scotts Flat Lake recreation area is in the Cascade Shores neighborhood. Scotts Flat is quite the destination spot for camping, boating, fishing, hiking, and swimming. Residents enjoy having Scotts Flat, with its 7.5 mile shoreline surrounded by deep green forested hills, right in their own backyards. The Cascade Shores General Store and Café provides residents in the neighborhood with “a little bit of everything” from food items to lotto tickets.