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Best Places To Live In Nevada 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score85
  • Henderson, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 277,872
  • I lived in Henderson for almost a year. My first impression of living in Nevada was like living in a Sahara desert, nothing but sand. I was wrong, this is what they call an Oasis in the desert. They…[read more]
82
  • Boulder City, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,373
  • This is a place that is 40 years behind in the times. Albertsons and CVS are so expensive! All the stores are so old, they need to knock the town down and rebuild. There are many drug addicts and…[read more]
82
  • Summerlin South, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,717
  • When I think about living in Summerlin South, I am always reminded and intrigued by desert summers how humidity differs from here and the east coast. It's been some very hot summers and it took me quite…[read more]
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  • Mesquite, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,953
  • I'm living in Mesquite and it's has low job opportunities in the area but you can find more jobs in St George UT. Nice parks, quiet, no crazy traffic at all, good price of apartments for…[read more]
74
  • Laughlin, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,641
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  • Gardnerville, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,555
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  • Elko, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,078
  • I've lived in Elko, Nevada for about three years. If you are anything like me and like small towns and wide-open spaces, this is a great place to live. Admittedly, there isn't a ton to do in town, the…[read more]
74
  • Incline Village, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,621
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  • Sparks, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 94,718
  • Most of Sparks is okay. But in older areas, complaints to the city council just go ignored. Right now, a backyard shed exists at 10## Palmwood which is directly behind my property. That is the most…[read more]
72
  • Enterprise, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 129,620
  • Please be aware of felons that live along Silent Valley Avenue. Charges were for possession of a stolen vehicle and you should probably avoid this area and the people who live…[read more]
71
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 613,295
  • Vegas is an amazing city However it's mostly a playground for adults. You won't be seeing many kids things here. Not to mention some neighborhoods are bad and the education is…[read more]
71
  • Spring Valley, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 190,661
  • One of the best attractions in Spring Valley is the Bright Valley Farms. There you can ride horses from beginner style to advance. They also allow you to feed the horses and have two small trails, with…[read more]
71
  • Spanish Springs, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,091
  • My husband and I recently moved to Spanish Springs, but so far, we have really liked it. While there are older areas in Spanish Springs, a lot of the area has been recently developed. Everything we need…[read more]
70
  • Carson City, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 54,412
  • I lived here formally, and I can honestly say I am so glad I moved out. Job prospects are limited, there is a pitiful night life that’s limited to bars and casinos, and it is just a drab, high desert…[read more]
69
  • Paradise, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 229,666
  • I weather is the best thing I like about it. The transportation system is great, buses run all the time and being in a wheelchair this is really good. You're right close to the strip, so there is…[read more]
69
  • Gardnerville Ranchos, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,646
  • I have lived in Gardnerville Ranchos, Nevada for over 25 years. I've raised my family here, have set down roots and I can't imagine ever calling anyplace else in the world home. There are lots of…[read more]
68
  • Winchester, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,986
  • Winchester is a great place to live with a lot of things to do. Living in Winchester has been the best for my allergies due to the dry climate and the air quality being much better than other places.…[read more]
68
  • Reno, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 237,121
  • Reno? While it may be close to Tahoe and the Eastern Sierra (the good), skip it. I live in Midtown and despite the hype, five stolen cars from four different people, seven multiple unit properties with…[read more]
67
  • North Las Vegas, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 230,436
  • I have lived in North Las Vegas for about fifteen years. I lived on Pecos and Lake Mead and the one thing I can tell you about this neighborhood is that it can be pretty dangerous. The first few months I…[read more]
67
  • Johnson Lane, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,244
  • I have lived in Nevada for 40yrs. In Johnson Lane since 1993. It is the most beautiful, scenic views from your yard! The grand Sierra Mountains; Lake Tahoe Mountains; Jobe's Peak; Kingsbury Grade & the…[read more]
67
  • Fallon, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,410
67
  • Winnemucca, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,881
65
  • Whitney, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,124
  • I have lived here for 2 years and am outside all the time day and night. My neighborhood is wonderful with great neighbors that watch out for each other. So glad I chose to buy here. There are families…[read more]
65
  • Moapa Valley, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,489
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  • Pahrump, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,899
  • If you are planning on moving to Nevada. Pahrump is not the place. If you wanna be bored and have nothing to do besides go to the grocery store or put to eat. There’s more casinos To go to more than…[read more]
65
  • Indian Hills, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,328
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  • Spring Creek, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,310
  • Living in Spring Creek, Nevada, located in central Elko County, can be lonely. Built to house miners, there is little to do in this town. The best areas in Spring Creek, Nevada are the local trails and…[read more]
62
  • Dayton, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,437
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  • Fernley, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,228
  • Let's see here, living in Fernley for over 20 years gives you a bit of a perspective on things. Some of those things include figuring out where you are in life and where you want to go. Although Reno is…[read more]
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  • Cold Springs, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,845
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  • Sunrise Manor, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 192,873
  • I've lived in Sunrise Manor for about a year now and i also work in the area. Crime here is just ridiculous. Too many times I've caught people tagging up the walls behind my house. So many unsupervised…[read more]
55
  • Lemmon Valley, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,057
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  • Sun Valley, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,385
  • I only lived in Sun Valley for a year and couldn't wait to get away. Upon first glance, the town seems nice enough. However, after living there, you realize that isn't the case. The city is mixed with…[read more]

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.