The gently rolling hills, fertile soil, towering madrones, and quiet woodsy peace characteristic of real estate in the California Scenic SR 174 Corridor area of Grass Valley attract people who value a rural lifestyle, with close proximity to both Grass Valley as well as I-80 for commuters. The corridor connects Grass Valley with the nearby town of Colfax, and crosses over the Bear River over a contemporary bridge, next to the original historic 1924 arch bridge.
The rich soil, and abundant light of the Chicago Park area of the 174 Corridor is a mecca for farmers and those wishing to pursue agricultural dreams. Dinner Bell Farm, Solune Winery, Bakbraken Acres, Golden West Apiaries, and Bierwagen’s Donner Trail Fruit are just a few of the farms found here. Chicago Park real estate includes many ranches and large parcels as well as properties near Rollins Lake with all its recreational opportunities. At an elevation of 2100 feet, it is not unusual for fisherman enjoying this 900-acre lake to compete with osprey and eagles for trout and warm water species.
Empire Mine State Historic Park, with its abundance of biking/hiking/equestrian trails and historical significance, is at the base of the 174 Corridor. Real estate in the 174 Corridor area of Grass Valley: a great place for farming, privacy, and scenic natural beauty.