Retire in Grass Valley, CA

Livability Score
53
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
12861
Median Househould Income
33325
Median Age
46.7
65 Years and Over
3220
Median Home Value
246800
Unemployed
611
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. La Gastronomia

Amazing. Came here for lunch and got the spicy panini, absolutely incredible. What a difference quality ingredients make. The staff is very knowledgeable...

2. Afternoon Deli

Stop in and say HELLO to wonderful food and great service! The owners, Bob and Colleen, have been serving us wonderful lunches for many years now. My wife...

3. Pete's Pizza & Tap House

Love Petes. The food is great. The people are smiling and helpful. It's fast enough and tastes fresh. The slices are huge and a good value. There is one...

4. Valentinas Organic Bistro & Bakery

Gotta say I really love this place. The coffee is on the strong side (mmmm!) and the menu is diverse. Pretty neat that the bakery section is self serve...

5. Happy Apple Kitchen

Absolutely charming and wonderful place to spend an hour or two with some delicious food and amazing milkshakes. Definitely a place to stop by when in...

Golf
1. Lake Wildwood Association

My husband's aunt and uncle own a house in Lake Wildwood and we have been up to visit them on many major holidays (Thanksgiving and Easter typically), but...

2. Quail Valley Golf Course

Decent course for the price. Nice staff from when I was there. Good food... Good views. Who cares if its like a cow pasture go pay more for a "nicer"...

Active
1. H2O Adventures

I've been taking a break from writing Yelp reviews for some time now, but H2O Adventures really got me wanting to leave this 5-star review for them. TL;DR...

2. Empire Mine State Historic Park

Loved, loved, loved this place! I currently work as a geologist for an underground mine so this place was like my playground! Highly recommend!

3. South Yuba River State Park

In love with this place!! My kids didn't want to leave. Water was so clear and clean. Wish we was there alittle longer.

4. Yuba River

What I love most about rivers is, You can't step in the same river twice! The water's always changing, always...

5. Kinfolk Yoga

I can't recommend this studio enough, particularly classes with Allie Edison! She holds space for her students like a gentle cocoon, bringing thoughtfulness...

Arts
1. Nevada County Fair

I believe this is our second visit to this fair. It is a very nice setting for a relaxing day wandering and looking. People seem much more civilized here...

2. Montoliva Vineyard & Winery

The owner is so knowledgeable and passionate. He really explained the history of the land and the wine that has been grown there for years. All of the...

3. Elixart Herbal Lounge

So let me explain this place. First of all it's in Nevada city, and as such, fits in with the overall scene for the area. Elixart is NOT a restaurant or...

4. Smith Vineyard

Love this place and their wine! I come from Yuba City to pick up my wine club wine just so I can taste or enjoy a glass of wine here. They and their...

5. The Magic Theatre

The Magic Theater has to be the smallest theater i've been too in my lifetime. Its tiny, and far away from the Nevada Cities beaten path. A matter of...

Shopping
1. Art In Bloom Flowers

Rachel did a fantastic job preparing a wedding bouquet for my wife. She was so patient with us when we kept waffling on what we wanted, listened carefully...

2. The Gray Goose

Stewie! Reggie! Toys! Jewelry! Knick-knacks! Gee-gaws! If you don't find something to make you smile at Gray Goose, there's something not right with you.

3. Clock Tower Records

Kick ass record shop on main drag of funky/artist/music centric Grass Valley... Specialize in Jazz & Rock... Also stock Country, Easy Listening & hard to...

4. Mountain Recreation

This place is the epitome of what a locally owned business should be. The staff is knowledgeable about their products, they have an amazing selection of...

5. Yuba Blue

One of my absolute favorite shops in town. So fun to just spend some time browsing. Some stuff is kinda pricey but some stuff is cheap. It's a perfect way...

Health
1. Aloha Healing Touch Massage

I just had the most amazing hour long hot stone massage ever!! It's called Pohaku . . . The warmth of the smooth lava stones felt incredible! My body...

2. Spring Massage & Spa

Absolutely wonderful experience...from the moment I was greeted at the door to the moment I was walked out. Ray and his wife are two of the kindest people I...

3. Carrie Ann Smith, LAC

I was having major tendinitis pain in my wrist - specifically from being on a computer for 8 hours a day. Job requires it. Went to my GP to get a cortisone...

4. Gawley Dental

Dr Dana Gawley is the best. I left his office today, feeling so good. I was smiling big, after Dr. Gawley performed on me, a root canal. That's...

5. Back To Health Chiropractic

This is to update my review of one year ago. Thanks to Dr. Kebby I have had many fewer incidents that require chiropractic care. I think much of that is...

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