The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Nevada City submarket is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $23 per sqft per year. That's a Inf% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Sacramento market, the Nevada City submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 25 listings have been listed, which means new availabilities are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,530 sqft. Most buildings in this market are close to 1 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 2008 and are Class B.