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Best Places To Live In Nevada 2017

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score80
  • Green Valley Ranch, Henderson, NV
  • (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 16,110
78
  • Westgate, Henderson, NV
  • (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 21,472
77
  • Minden, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,408
77
  • Boulder City, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,162
76
  • Green Valley South, Henderson, NV
  • (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 23,232
76
  • Calico Ridge, Henderson, NV
  • (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,138
75
  • Henderson, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 266,245
75
  • Summerlin South, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,315
75
  • Gibson Springs, Henderson, NV
  • (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 12,874
74
  • Anthem, Henderson, NV
  • (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 20,193
74
  • Lake Las Vegas, Henderson, NV
  • (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,052
74
  • South Reno, Reno, NV
  • (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 20,050
74
  • Green Valley North, Henderson, NV
  • (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 37,428
74
  • Washoe Valley, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,434
73
  • Golden Valley, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,993
73
  • Black Mountain, Henderson, NV
  • (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,573
73
  • Paradise Hills, Henderson, NV
  • (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 11,079
73
  • Virginia City, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 673
73
  • Macdonald Ranch, Henderson, NV
  • (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 13,329
73
  • Southwest, Reno, NV
  • (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 35,706
73
  • The Lakes, Las Vegas, NV
  • (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 29,411
73
  • Winnemucca, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,736
73
  • Highland Hills, Henderson, NV
  • (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 10,115
71
  • Nellis AFB, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,620
71
  • Yerington, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 3,030
71
  • River Mountain, Henderson, NV
  • (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 11,411
71
  • Whitney Ranch, Henderson, NV
  • (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 11,158
71
  • Elko, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,308
71
  • Beatty, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,021
71
  • Mesquite, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,072
71
  • Sun City Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV
  • (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 12,332
70
  • Stateline, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,017
70
  • Lamoille, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 115
70
  • Summerlin North, Las Vegas, NV
  • (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 49,553
70
  • Kingsbury, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 2,027
70
  • Crystal Bay, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 193
70
  • Johnson Lane, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,319
70
  • Preston, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 72
70
  • Hiko, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 105
69
  • Mission Hills, Henderson, NV
  • (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,578
69
  • Incline Village, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,389
69
  • Sparks, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 92,236
69
  • Panaca, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,477
69
  • Dry Valley, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 43
69
  • Spring Creek, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,012
68
  • Fallon Station, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 748
68
  • Midway, Henderson, NV
  • (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,425
68
  • Topaz Lake, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 240
68
  • Wells, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 1,269
68
  • McCullough Hills, Henderson, NV
  • (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 12,974

Nevada: More than just Las Vegas

There’s a reason why almost 3 million people love calling Nevada home. For some, it may be the lure of Las Vegas or big opportunities with the state’s tourism and entertainment industries. Whatever the reason, one thing is clear - Nevada offers the fun, beauty, and opportunity other states seem to lack. If you’re thinking about living in the Silver State, one of these top places might be the perfect spot.

Nevada (Spanish for "snowy") is located in the southwestern U.S. It’s bordered by California to the west, Arizona to the southeast, Utah to the east, and Idaho and Oregon to the northeast and northwest. The state capital of Nevada is Carson City, while the state’s largest city is Las Vegas; the state’s largest metro area is Las Vegas-Paradise. While Nevada might be a big state, its population is not; Nevada is the 9th least densely populated state in the nation.

Nevada’s diverse geography ranges from the dramatic Sierra Nevada mountain range to the east to the Great Basin in the north; and, in the south, the Mojave Desert and the Spring Mountain Range. Nevada is the driest state in the country, and most parts of the state receive very little precipitation - annual rainfall here can be as little as 7 inches. Summer highs in Carson City can approach 90 degrees, and in Las Vegas it can climb above 100; while winter temperatures throughout the state can plunge to as low as 5 degrees.

Nevada is well known for its vibrant entertainment industry, much of it centered in and around Las Vegas. The state has a vibrant nightlife scene, but many famous chefs have opened restaurants that are worth a deviation from the typical tourist faire found in Nevada’s many casinos. Small country towns also offer many diverse food options. Gambling and entertainment are a big part of Nevada’s draw, but because the cost of living is so low here it’s well worth taking in some of the state’s other aspects, too. Even if you base yourself in Las Vegas or Carson City, it’s still easy to reach Nevada’s many state parks, the mountains, and small country towns within a few hours. It’s this mix of bustling nightlife and rural leisure that really turns on the charm for Nevada. Some of the trendiest places in Nevada are located outside the Vegas Strip; in these small, friendly towns, cafés and restaurants serve up food with distinct western flavors.

With an abundance of great cities and neighborhoods, finding the best places to live in Nevada isn't easy. We'll give you a head start as these cities are our picks for the best places in Nevada. To further customize your list of the best places to live in Nevada, you can also specify your search radius, population size, home/rent budget and what metrics (like amenities, crime, education, and cost of living) are most important to you.