1) In March, 2017, Matador Network identified Nevada City as one of the "coolest towns" in the USA.
2) Lonely Planet listed Nevada City among the top 10 US travel destinations.
3) California's legislature has deemed the Nevada County Fairgrounds as "California's Most Beautiful Fairgrounds."
4)An online magazine, Niche, named Grass Valley as one of the top 50 towns to live in California in 2015.
5) Outside Magazine chose Nevada City as the #2 rated for best river cities in America.
6) Golf Magazine chose DarkHorse Golf Course as one of its top 10 You Can Play in America.
7) The world renowned travel guide, Frommers, listed Nevada City as one of the Best Small Towns in America.
Bibliography: "Nevada County Claim To Fame." The 2018-2019 Visitors' Guide Nevada County (Brochure). 2018: Page 9. Published by the Nevada County Regional Chambers of Commerce Collaborative in partnership with The Union. 2018.