Nevada isn’t only a great place to visit. It’s also a great place to settle down and raise a family. According to NerdWallet, these are the 10 best towns in Nevada for young families:
1. Spring Creek
Spring Creek is a small community that's nestled in the valley between Elko Hills and the Ruby Mountains. Since its inception during the 1970s, the community continues to grow year after year. Spring Creek has a great school system and a low cost of living.
2. Gardnerville Ranchos
The small community of Gardnerville Ranchos is located 21 miles south of Carson City, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The surrounding landscape provides many recreational opportunities for families. These recreational activities include backpacking, swimming and horseback riding. Gardnerville Ranchos has a great school system and a low crime rate. Pictured above is Ranchos Aspen Park.
Henderson was incorporated during the 1950s and is the second-most populous city in the state. It's home to numerous housing communities and wonderful recreation facilities that are perfect for the entire family. Henderson has a great school system, a low crime rate and many local amenities.
4. Boulder City
Boulder City, located 20 miles outside of Las Vegas, was originally built to house Hoover Dam's construction workers. Boulder City has high academic standards, which has lead it to having a great school system. It also has many local amenities for the entire family.
Gardnerville is located in Douglas County and is well known for its great school system. On average, students perform very well on standardized tests. In addition to its great school system, Gardnerville also has a low crime rate and a stable housing market.
6. Carson City
Carson City is the capital of Nevada and is a wonderful place for young families. This city offers many recreational opportunities for its families, such as skiing and boating. It also has a great school system and a stable housing market.
Dayton, located in Lyon County, is a small town that's adjacent to Carson City. To escape the hustle and bustle of city life, many families are choosing to live here. Dayton has a great school system and a stable housing market.
Sparks, and neighboring Reno, hosts several fun events throughout the year that are suitable for the entire family. A few of these events include the following: a balloon race, rodeos and an annual rib cook-off. Sparks also continues to grow year after year. In addition to having many local amenities, Sparks also has a great school system.
Fallon is home to the Naval Air Station, which brings military families to the area for jobs and peaceful living. Fallon offers many recreational opportunities for its residents, which include fishing, biking and hunting. It also has a great school system, a low cost of living and a stable housing market.
Elko’s gold-mining industries has brought rapid growth to the area. Elko is the county seat of Elko County, and it has a great school system and a low cost of living.
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Note: Only places with a population greater than 5,000 were included in this ranking.
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