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Old 08-06-2008, 05:50 PM
 
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Thinking about moving to Amador County in gold country, whats the best areas to live in and whats to do there, also heard its Californias new wine country, is that true? any info is appricatte it, thanks
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Northern California
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Amador County has lots of wineries, many open to the public for wine tasteings. An area called Shenandoah Valley probably has the most wineries. Amador Vintner's Association - Welcome to Amador Wine Country!

Jackson is the biggest town in the county with a hospital and shopping and near Jackson is the Jackson Rancheria casino Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel | Home. As what to do in Amador county: Amador County : What To Do.

In the eastern part of the county, there is Kirkwood ski resort Kirkwood Mountain Resort - Summer
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Mokelumne Hill, CA & El Pescadero, BCS MX.
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Awww heck, come a bit farther south to Calaveras County, I'll match Amador's wine with ours anytime.

Calaveras County California Gold Country, Wine Country, Big Trees, Sierra skiing, Yosemite vacations
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Old 08-07-2008, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Rural Northern California
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Both are great places to live, and the Amador country fair is truly fantastic. The foothills in their entirety are a burgeoning wine region, with something like 150 wineries.

This is the best website on the web (that I've found at least) that serves as a winery guide for the region:

Sierra Wines - Sierra Foothills Winery Page

I would advise taking a trip through Gold Country. Start down in Mariposa, hop on hwy 49, and drive all the way North up to Nevada City/Grass Valley. It'll take you an entire day more than likely, but it will give you a great feel for the region.
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Old 08-07-2008, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Awww heck, come a bit farther south to Calaveras County, I'll match Amador's wine with ours anytime.

Calaveras County California Gold Country, Wine Country, Big Trees, Sierra skiing, Yosemite vacations
When I posted my reply, I was wondering, where is DMenscha?? I knew you would find this thread eventually Are you sure you don't work for the chamber of commerce?
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Old 08-07-2008, 05:54 PM
 
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Amador County is a great place to live, its a year around playground, not much industry here at all, most people commute to and from Sacramento and Stockton and other areas for work, both citys are aprox 25 miles away from the county line, the county is southeast of Sacramento and northeast of Stockton, alot of people dont live in the big citys because of the gangs, shootings, crimes, etc, Amador County is one of the safest areas to live in California, People who live here are very friendly and helpful. Plymouth is a small town, home of the Amador County fair and just outside of town are 35 new vineyards and winerys, also has a trailer park, city has a websight ci.plymouth.ca.us/ good small town to live in. Pine grove is a nice area to, lots of pine tress and its on Ca. state route 88 that goes up high in the mountains ,route 88 is one of the most prettiest roads in the country to travel on, lots to and see to much to say on here though, lots of lakes and steams to fish in, lots of gold panning going on to here , Lake Tahoe California/Nevada is a great place to see, is aprx 85 miles from Plymouth Ca. check this out this websight calgold.org listing of all the countys around and in Amador County, check out the info on each county. Good Luck to you if you move here.

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Old 08-08-2008, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Mokelumne Hill, CA & El Pescadero, BCS MX.
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When I posted my reply, I was wondering, where is DMenscha?? I knew you would find this thread eventually Are you sure you don't work for the chamber of commerce?
I am a member of the CofC I've lived all over the foothills south of Highway 50 in the past 35 years but I keep coming back to Calaveras (I must have my head examined
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:37 AM
 
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How is that commute to Stockton or Sac? I am a teacher, so I probably would find a job in either of those two cities, and live in Jackson...

By the way, how are the schools in Amador?
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:39 PM
 
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It's a pretty long drive--about an hour either way, depending on where you're working. Pretty tough on a teacher's salary, not to mention ten hours of your week (minimum) spent in your car, and rather a lot of gasoline. It's beautiful country, no doubt about it (I drove out there last weekend to visit Railtown State Historic Park, a railroad museum in Jamestown) and seems like it would be a nice place to live, but commuting every day to Sacramento (or even Rancho Cordova) would be pretty hellish.
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