Love living in this small, rural community and most agreed it is close knit, like family; small, rural community means everyone knows each other. People look out for one another. We have a generous community. Small, conservative, family-oriented, close-knit, supportive community. Here the people really matter. Every family, every kid. We live in an AMAZING place. Because we are small I feel we are able to look beyond labels and appreciate our neighbors as fellow human beings. Communities are involved in promoting economic development including the promotion of tourism. Community comes together so fast to raise money, lend a hand and take care of each other. Beautiful location. Rural but conveniently close to Reno. Lower living costs.
And about our area:
We live in a beautiful place with many kind people. Sierra County offers diverse outdoor activities. This is a beautiful area with a small town feel. A very welcoming community. Clean air, minimal traffic, beautiful scenery. The natural beauty is incredible. Recreational options straight out your back door. We live in an environment of endless outdoor activities from
hiking, mountain biking, swimming, snowmobiling, crosscountry skiing, kayaking, gold panning etc. There are wonderful trails for hiking and biking also. The local businesses are friendly and helpful and there are quite a few music shows and community events for a town this size.
We are like family, even west and east side of county. The whole county is a Village with distinct communities within acting independently and as a whole to live a life assured of support for each other borne of necessity in a rural frontier area facing many issues as isolation during major events, weather, fires, transportation, health. We may disagree but your arch enemy on Tuesday may be digging you out of the snowbank on Wednesday.
On the east side: We live in one of the highest Alpine Valleys in the US. We get the pleasure of enjoying all 4 Seasons. We are less than an hour from Reno and Truckee. Strong community, pulls together when needed.
On the west side: Small rural communities like Downieville are based on relationships. This means that we are involved in one another's lives, that we step out of our own comfort zones when a community neighbor needs help, and that caring and empathy are vital ingredients in our life together.
Schools play an incredibly active role in our greater community and there is a lot of contribution by all members, especially leaders. Rural area with a long history of local participation and activity in helping the schools perform well. Great county and great school district. We are a small town who is passionate about our students, their educations, and opportunities
brought to them. Our small communities are a precious resource of people, nature and dedication to protecting and nurturing both. We want our kids to be safe and succeed; to be nurtured and well prepared for their lives, as well as know they always have a home to come back to and contribute to keeping the gem of our small town life alive and well. We are all a part of keeping these treasured communities alive and thriving. We all learn early the importance of Volunteering in community service and groups to keep our quality of community. A community who helps the schools with donations and volunteerism. A community who supports students and wants to see them succeed. Community involvement is amazing! We look out for one another and support one another.
Community/Parents very involved in their children's education -Sense of safety, belonging.