Valley Springs, California

Valley Springs, California Real Estate, Valley Springs Area and Community Information

Valley Springs is a small and historical area located in Calaveras County, California. The 2014 population is 7,625 residents. The Town is registered as California Historical Landmark #251 and is located at the intersection of route 26 and route 12.

Area students are served by the Calaveras Unified School District. There are two elementary, one Middle, and one High school. There are also several private schools in the area, offering an alternative to public school education. The schools are highly rated by parents and educational professionals making homes for sale in Valley Springs very attractive.

Valley Springs homes include single and multi-family homes, townhouses and condominiums. Valley Springs properties also include undeveloped land ideal for the ambitious home builder. The price range of available Valley Springs properties varies from affordable to the first time Valley Springs home buyer to high-end properties.


Valley Springs began as a way station along the road to other destinations. From the onset of the town's inception the forefathers of Valley Springs recognized the areas natural beauty and the towns potential. The town would become a desirable resort, for people who seek a healthy climate and a location easily accessible by rail.

Valley Spring saw population growth beginning in 1885, after the San Joaquin and Sierra Nevada Railroad was completed from Bracks Landing to Valley Springs. In 1872, the post office was established in the town. Even though soil conditions were poor, agriculture was the mainstay of the town. The main agricultural products were grains, what, oats and barley.

During the 1960’s any remaining ranchland morphed into residential subdivisions. Growth in the area was attributed to available land and not employment, as most manufacturing operations had closed. Today, Valley Springs has become the resort destination the forefathers always imagined.

Parks and Recreation

There is much natural beauty to be found and enjoyed in Valley Springs. Many residents enjoy camping, hiking, fishing and horseback riding in the areas many beautiful locations. New Hogan Lake is one such location. Here you can enjoy biking/ hiking trails, boating, camping as well as disc golf. 

Attractions and Activities

Residents will always find something to do in Valley Springs and the surrounding area. Attractions and activities include panning for gold, rafting and kayaking and fishing and hiking. The favorite is Moaning Caverns where the adventurous visitor will find zip-lining and rappelling. When checking out Valley Springs CA homes, be sure to check out the available things to do.


The annual events in Valley Springs and the surrounding area are the things that make the community a special place, as Valley Springs real estate owners have found. The events include seasonal and holiday celebrations, along with live music, arts and crafts fairs, and lectures and book signings.

Linda Frater
Linda Frater
6 California Street Valley Springs CA 95252