Tuolumne county encompasses a highly diverse and scenic area in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Northern California. The northern portion of Yosemite National Park, one of the world's great natural features, lies in the eastern part of Tuolumne county.
Lynn lives in the Highway 108 Sonora Pass corridor. In the higher elevations of the pass lie the resort areas of Kennedy Meadows, Dardanelles, Strawberry, Pinecrest, and Cold Springs. Advantages of owning real estate here include easy access to Dodge Ridge Ski Resort.
Moving down the hill and we have the hamlets of Long Barn, Sierra Village, MiWuk Village, Sugar Pine, and Cedar Ridge. These communities offer peaceful, scenic mountain lifestyles and make excellent choices for both a primary residence or a vacation home.
As we drop in elevation we come to Twain Harte. Twain Harte is well known for its welcoming arch, scenic golf course, shopping, and great restaurants. Home seekers will find everything from A-Frame cabins to luxury custom homes in Twain Harte.
The Twain Harte grade drops several hundred feet in elevation to Mono Vista and Soulsbyville. Mono Vista is dominated by its mountainside housing such as the Crystal Falls subdivision.
The Gold Rush era town of Soulsbyville provides year round access for those more adverse to extended periods of snow. The Black Oak Casino resort and Tuolumne City are easily accessible south of Soulsbyville. With the casino making ever larger investments in the area Tuolumne City and Soulsbyville make excellent choices for a home search.
A few more miles down the highway brings us out of the snow to the rapidly developing areas of Standard and East Sonora, as well as Sonora itself. The "Queen of the Southern Mines" Gold Rush town of Sonora is the county seat and only incorporated city.
The hills and valleys surrounding Sonora offer everything from historic homes to new subdivisions to ranchettes for people looking for small acreage suitable for horses and other animals. Estate size lots are a desirable feature in the Apple Valley, Curtis Creek, Springfield, Lambert Lakes, and Christian Heights areas.
Just outside of Sonora lies historic Jamestown, the site of numerous historic landmarks and the Railtown 1897 State Historic Park. Jamestown offers an eclectic mix of housing. Beyond Jamestown lie the Central Valley cities of Modesto, Ceres, Merced, and Stockton.