Alta Sierra



Welcome to Alta Sierra, a highly sought-after residential community located in the picturesque city of Grass Valley, California. As a prospective homebuyer, you'll find that Alta Sierra is a quintessential representation of the California lifestyle, offering a blend of stunning natural beauty, tranquility, and a strong sense of community.

Location and Accessibility:

Alta Sierra is situated in the Sierra Nevada foothills, only a few miles east of Grass Valley. The neighborhood is easily accessible from Highway 49, making it a convenient location for those who work in Grass Valley or nearby towns such as Auburn, Nevada City, and Colfax.


Alta Sierra offers a diverse range of housing options to meet the needs of various lifestyles and preferences. The neighborhood comprises an array of properties, from cozy cabins and charming bungalows to sprawling estates and luxurious custom-built homes. Many homes are situated on large lots with mature trees and stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. The prices in the area range from approximately $300,000 to over $1 million, depending on the size, location, and features of the property.

Activities and Amenities:

Alta Sierra is renowned for its abundant amenities, providing its residents with an exceptional quality of life. The community boasts a private golf course, tennis courts, and a community center where residents can participate in various activities and events. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are ample opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and fishing in the nearby rivers and lakes. The Yuba River is just a short drive away and is a popular spot for swimming, kayaking, and picnicking.


The Alta Sierra area is served by the Pleasant Ridge Union School District, which includes Cottage Hill Elementary School and Magnolia Intermediate School. High school students attend Nevada Union High School in nearby Grass Valley, which is known for its academic excellence and robust extracurricular activities.


Alta Sierra is a peaceful and safe neighborhood, with a low crime rate and a tight-knit community. The neighborhood is served by the Nevada County Sheriff's Department, and residents can rest assured that their safety and security is a top priority.

Alta Sierra is a stunning and welcoming community that provides an exceptional living experience. Whether you're seeking a serene retreat or an active lifestyle, Alta Sierra is the perfect location to call home.




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Overview for Alta Sierra, CA

7,769 people live in Alta Sierra, where the median age is 49.5 and the average individual income is $42,901. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

49.5 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Alta Sierra, CA

Alta Sierra has 2,816 households, with an average household size of 2.75. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Alta Sierra do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,769 people call Alta Sierra home. The population density is 933.66 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.74 / 49.26%

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Schools in Alta Sierra, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Alta Sierra. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Alta Sierra Elementary
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