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About Yuba County

About Yuba County
Photo over Marysville toward Sierra Nevada Range

One of California's original 27 counties founded on February 18th in 1850, Yuba County is California’s gateway to the historic Mother Lode Country, with a diverse landscape that boasts grand rivers, thriving farmland, friendly communities and numerous recreational possibilities that extend into the Sierra foothills. Our communities have that small town feel so many people are seeking. With a population of about 84,310 people, residents enjoy relaxed living and affordable housing, while both ocean beaches and mountain skiing are only a couple of hours away. And, amazingly, the county’s border is just 30 minutes north of the State Capitol in Sacramento. 

Yuba County also ePlayground fun in Edgewater Development in Lindanjoys excellent school systems and is home for Yuba Community College, which offers opportunities for higher education and personal enrichment. For those seeking an advanced degree, California State Universities at Chico and Sacramento and the University of California at Davis are all within an hour's drive.

At the heart of our county is historic Marysville, framed up on two sides by the Yuba and Feather rivers. To the south of Marysville, you will find communities with their own rich places in history -- including Linda, Olivehurst, Arboga, and Plumas Lake. To the east is Yuba County's other municipality, the City of Wheatland.

Hardrock Hotel Casino photoThe southern area of the county is also where you will find the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Toyota Amphitheatre, and the Marysville Drakes professional baseball team that keeps the locals connected to America's favorite pastime. And you can always count on encountering numerous local events, active theater and arts groups, social and service clubs and year-round festivals and fairs.  And it’s only a short walk or drive from downtown Marysville to the vast Riverfront Park, where you will find boating, picnicking, several soccer fields and motocross tracks.

To the north is a place we call District 10, named after the reclamation district but characterized by its booming agricultural businesses, providing the foundation for much of  Yuba County's economic strength. As you travel along Highways 70 and 20 through that area, watch for signs advertising fruit and vegetable stands, where you can get a fresh taste of the bounty that grows from the region's rich soil.

HHS Building.00_00_39_16.Still009Slip into the foothills of Yuba County and you will discover abundant recreational activities including boating, camping, and fishing. It’s just a short drive to Bullards Bar Dam (the fifth largest curvature dam in the United States) and Reservoir, Collins Lake, Lake Francis and over 25,000 acres of wildlife area that includes National Forest Land.

And so many small communities that have that friendly vibe: Loma Rica, Browns Valley, Oregon House, Dobbins, Brownsville, Challenge, Camptonville, and so may more. They all have their own historical places in this county, adding layer after layer to the complex nature of the region.

U-2 photoWe also are host county to another gem that we like to talk about: Beale Air Force Base. It's nestled just outside of Wheatland,  the second of two cities in Yuba County. Beale AFB is where the Air Force parks its most significant technology. It's a base with missions that focus on reconnaissance, providing maintenance, training, and pilots for a variety of aircraft that use both new and old technology. Beale AFB is home to the the high altitude reconnaissance U-2, among other Air Force missions.

There are good reasons that Yuba County is getting a lot of attention in California.

Affordable housing | Thriving Businesses | Great Recreation | First-rate Schools | Safety and Security