Nevada City is a small town of roses, flowering and indigenous trees, Victorian homes, historical buildings, and is defined by many as the finest preserved of the Gold Rush towns. There are quaint shops, an abundance of musical and artistic pursuits, wonderful restaurants, and natural recreation galore. Nestled in a basin on the Western Slope of the Sierra Nevada, it is framed and protected by ridgetops and promontories. At 2,500 feet above sea level, Nevada City is surrounded by forest. Deer Creek flows through and graces the center of town. Long-time residents and newcomers together represent a wide spectrum of interests and perspectives. The small-town qualities, character, and sense of community are clear. Beyond all the wonderful things in and around Nevada City, the best part is the amazing diversity of people who live here, and the love and care for this very special place.