Real Estate in Sierra Valley, California
Real estate values in Lake Tahoe and Truckee continue to soar as we enter 2021. Many buyers are finding available homes for sale in the areas north of Truckee. Traveling north on highway 89, the Sierra Nevada Mountains drop into the breathtaking Sierra Valley. This area retains the feel of Truckee and Martis Valley from the 1800s.
Real estate is very affordable and buyers can still enjoy easy access to Lake Tahoe's ski hills. There are currently 46 properties for sale in Sierra County, with prices ranging from $18k to $4million. You will also find affordable lots in the many communities tucked into the hillsides of the Sierra Valley.
About Sierra Valley Communities
North of Truckee, highway 89 meanders through a beautiful countryside of rural pastures and farms. Sierraville is located in the southernmost part of Sierra Valley. This quaint, little town features a country store and spacious parcels. You can find equestrian property in Loyalton and Calpine. The Sierra Valley boasts that it is an area with more animals than people.
Graeagle is a golf community located further up hwy 89. The champion golf course offers mountain views, and Golf Digest ranked it as one of the Best Places to Play. Graeagle offers spectacular lake and trail hiking and is a great place to enjoy all that the Sierra Valley and its surrounding countryside offer.
Close to Lake Tahoe Skiing
The Sierra Valley is located approximately 25 miles north of Truckee, so getting to Northstar and Squaw Valley just requires an extra half hour drive. The elevation is approximately 5,000 feet and the valley is located at the base of the Sierra Nevada’s eastern slope.
Sierra Valley is known for its ranches and provided dairy, cattle and hay to Truckee, Schaffer’s Mill and Comstock Mines in the 1800’s. While Lake Tahoe and Truckee experienced huge development at the end of the 20th century, Sierra Valley has remained ranch and equestrian land and so harkens back to days gone by.
Sierra Valley's Temperate Climate
The area enjoys life as it was in the early west, with grassland and sagebrush offering homes to migrating birds and an area of valley floor dedicated to cattle. The weather is warm, but not hot, with temperatures not exceeding 75 degrees in summer. Winters are less severe than Lake Tahoe and Truckee.
Loyalton is located in the northeastern part of the Sierra Valley. Surrounded by conifer aspen forests and woodlands, meandering streams lace the wildflower meadows and pastures. Loyalton was originally known as Smith’s Neck. The name was changed in 1861 to reflect the Union Cause during the Civil War. Loyalton was incorporated as a city in 1901. There are currently only 23 homes for sale with a median price of $315,000.
Affordable Sierra Valley
If affordability is keeping you from enjoying the mountain lifestyle of Lake Tahoe and Truckee, I’d love to show you the surrounding communities. Home values are still very affordable, but we don’t expect this to last long as the buying pool is drifting into this area.
There has probably never been a better time to list your home for sale as the numbers of buyers continue to outweigh inventory. We are seeing record-breaking activity like we have never experienced before. Contact me today for a free property analysis or for information about available real estate in Sierra Valley, California.
Don't miss your last opportunity to buy an affordable home in the Lake Tahoe area.