McCOURTNEY REAL ESTATE
Although located in unincorporated Grass Valley, the McCourtney area is an area of ranches and farms.
McCourtney property consists of horse ranches, emu ranches and llama ranches dotting the rolling, grassy hills. Covering the west side of the Grass Valley city limits, west of Grass Valley along McCourtney Road, including the Wolf Mountain and Clear Creek areas, and Highway 20 west of Grass Valley to Rex Reservoir Road.
McCOURTNEY BUSINESS COMMUNITY
The Economic Resource Council (ERC) is located on the eastern portion of McCourtney Road, as are several other professional office buildings
The ERC, dedicated to supporting business in the area, lists a total of 92 high tech companies in the Grass Valley/Nevada City area.
For the most part, the area is ranch land. However, a Yoga Farm, a resort camp, and a senior center are all located here.
McCourtney Road schools include a K-8 public school, Clear Creek, and a four-year public charter high school, Bitney Springs High School.
McCourtney Road recreation includes North Star Power House and Pelton Wheel Mining Exhibit, considered by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers to be one of the most diverse displays of hard-rock mining equipment in the US. The museum building was the North Star Mine Powerhouse, powered solely by Pelton wheel — the link between the waterwheel and the modern generator.
The original 30 ft Pelton wheel, the largest in the world, is on display along with a stamp mill and a working Cornish pump used to draw water out of mine shafts.
The museum has a secluded picnic area; just walk across the bridge that crosses Wolf Creek. The 100-acre Nevada County Fairgrounds with its more than 3,000 trees is the site of almost daily activity, especially during the spring, summer, and fall when events of all kinds take place. The Nevada County Fair, a true down-home county fair, attracts thousands over a week in the late summer and other events range from classical music concerts to home shows, food and wine events, draft horse exhibitions, Celtic Festival, World Music Festival, and a seasonal farmers market.
A small 4.5-acre lake offers fishing for children 12 and under and there are shaded camping sites for trailers and motor homes.