Nestled 30 minutes between Reno and Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Nevada boasts an array of unique restaurants, challenging golf courses, historical attractions, museums, gaming opportunities and a plethora of year-round, outdoor experiences. Visitors will find plenty of open space, fresh mountain air and friendly residents to encounter. Carson City is a forward thinking community that has evolved to offer exceptional experiences to visitors, regardless of their interests. From the memorable Sierra Nevada Mountains to reminiscent days gone by of the V&T Railroad and beautifully restored buildings, Carson City offers outstanding value to travelers.
Located at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Damonte Ranch is a family friendly community with great schools and great people. Situated on 2000 acres of scenic land in Reno, Nevada, Damonte Ranch is a master-planned community with diverse residential choices, abundant greenbelts, a community park, and meandering hiking and bike trails. With business and recreational choices literally around the corner, you’ll find out for yourself that ranch has new meaning.
Considered the “Oasis of Nevada,” Fallon is on Highway 50, 60 miles east of Reno. It is surrounded by farms and ranches, and the Lahontan Valley Wetlands – a birder’s paradise. Fallon offers the outdoors, the arts, shops, and a menu of special events year round including a summer farmer’s market and the Hearts of Gold Cantaloupe Festival. The Navy’s TOP GUN School is also located here.
Steeped in history and western lore, Fernley is a great place to live, work, and play. Fernley offers an attractive friendly, small-town lifestyle with many new housing developments, new markets, numerous churches and civic groups and limitless outdoor adventures such as fishing, hunting, boating, camping, mountain biking, and rock climbing. Located just 13 minutes from the new Tesla site and 30 minutes from the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area several Fortune 500 companies have discovered Fernley’s affordable industrial parks, large land parcels with access to transportation systems serving the major West Coast markets.
Hidden Valley sprang up around the original and private Hidden Valley Country Club and spread from there. Homes were built on the hills above the golf course. The area is separated from the rest of the city by the public Rosewood Lakes Golf Course. Hidden Valley Regional Park has quite a few miles of mixed-use hiking and biking trails, with views of the city. Rosewood Lakes Golf Course offers plenty of green space and offers a nice buffer from the hustle and bustle of Reno. Mira Loma Park is geared toward kids and families.
Midtown/Downtown Reno are growing and changing on a regular basis. With the hotels along Virginia Street and the funky vibe along the Truckee River, there’s something for everyone, from long-time Reno residents to University students. There are lots of hip restaurants, shops, and a movie theater situated on the River. Wingfield Park sits on the edge of the Truckee and is home to concerts and other fun, family-friendly activities throughout the year. Living in or near downtown Reno is ideal for young people just starting out, being a stone’s throw from work or school.
Northwest Reno is all about family living. Resting on the northwest foothills above downtown, you can look forward to an eagle’s eye view of the Truckee Meadows. The feel is more mellow than downtown, but you’re only, at most, a 10 minute drive away from the hustle and bustle. If you’re in the Old University area, you can look forward to affordable living in an older, charming, and quaint neighborhood. If you’re in the New McQueen part of town, there are ample opportunities for shopping and easy access to anything else you need.
Reno’s South Meadows offers a suburban setting with easy access to the many outdoor offerings the Reno/Tahoe area has in store for you. From hiking in Galena to skiing Diamond Peak or Mt. Rose to amazing road and mountain biking, it’s all in your backyard in Reno’s South Meadows. Reno’s South Meadows is within a 20 minute drive of a wide number of attractions, including downtown Reno, the Summit mall, historic Virginia City, Mt. Rose Ski Resort, and even Carson City, the state’s capitol.
Reno’s Old Southwest neighborhood is rustic. Vintage. Historic. Americana. The Old Southwest mainly consists of homes, but there are some apartments sprinkled in there. The neighborhood is rich with families. You’ll often see kids playing in the front yard and parents chatting with neighbors. With large, old trees and wide sidewalks, this is the best neighborhood in town to take a nice, long stroll in – especially in the fall when the trees change colors.
Spanish Springs is on the outskirts of the Reno/Sparks area. This area is perfect for people who want to live in the country but yet be close to a city. Spanish Springs has access to multiple off road recreation areas and is also a short distance from Pyramid Lake which is ideal for fishing and boating.
With only 90,000 people, Sparks is the perfect area to raise a family or enjoy the peacefulness of Northern Nevada during your retirement years. Sparks is nestled between mountain ranges at nearly 4,500 feet of elevation. Living in Sparks allows you to experience all four seasons, with the weather being relatively mild and calm during fall, spring, and summer. People who move to Sparks do so for the quality of life — Reno is close by, but Sparks feels more secluded and comfortable for most people.