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Best Places To Live In Nevada 2021

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score85
  • Henderson, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 277,872
  • I’ve lived in Henderson for about six years now. The cost of living was much lower when we moved here and was one of the things that drew my husband and I to the city. It’s still on the low side compared…[read more]
83
  • 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]
83
  • Boulder City, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,373
  • Great place to live, if you are retired. This is not a great place if you are young with a family, and are a renter. Lots of younger residences are forced to live in weekly motels and dilapidated rentals…[read more]
76
  • 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]
75
  • Laughlin, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,641
75
  • Gardnerville, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,555
74
  • 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]
74
  • Incline Village, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,621
73
  • Carson City, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 54,412
  • I love Carson City. This is such a nice community with an amazing history and unique geographical setting that is so perfect for outdoor recreation adventures. The Sierra Mountain peaks dominate the…[read more]
72
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 613,295
  • It might very well depend in the area you live in. I used to live in the East Side and that part of the city felt generally safe and was overall quite nice. I live in the North side now, close to the…[read more]
72
  • Sparks, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 94,718
  • We have lived here for 3 years. We bought our house in 11/19 for $435K. Its a 4bd, 3ba with no yard. A little over a year later its now worth $558k. It is insanely expensive to live here. If you want…[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
  • Elko, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,078
  • Elko is not a good place. Not many offerings except some casinos. Poor transit and low quality of living. There are very minimal resources there if you need help and the colleges there are…[read more]
70
  • 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]
70
  • 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
  • Reno, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 237,121
  • Reno has changed so much in the past decade, but lately it’s definitely not for the better. To be blunt, Reno has some bad elected officials, very unprofessional and not trustworthy. Also poorly run…[read more]
68
  • 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]
68
  • Fallon, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,410
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
  • 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]
67
  • Winnemucca, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,881
67
  • Dayton, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,437
66
  • 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]
66
  • Moapa Valley, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,489
65
  • Indian Hills, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,328
65
  • 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]
63
  • 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
  • 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]
62
  • Cold Springs, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,845
58
  • Sunrise Manor, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 192,873
  • Sunrise Manor, NV was nothing more than a stop for me on my way out of Las Vegas and honestly I am glad I didn't stay for very long! I don't want to criticize Sunrise Manor, NV since I really do like the…[read more]
56
  • 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]
56
  • Lemmon Valley, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,057

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.