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Best Places To Live In Nevada 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score81
  • Henderson, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 277,872
  • I HAVE LIVED IN HENDERSON (GREEN VALLEY) NEVADA FOR 20 YEARS. THIS IS ABSOLUTLY TOP 10 BEST CITIES TO LIVE IN THE WHOLE WEST COAST. IT IS A SUBURB OF LAS VEGAS IN THE MOST SOUTHERN PART OF CLARK COUNTY.
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  • Boulder City, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,373
  • Boulder City, Nevada is a city with a small-town feel. Living in Boulder City for 2 years, after living in a large city, this city was refreshing with friendly people and a low crime rate. Often known as
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  • 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
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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
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  • Enterprise, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 129,620
  • I moved to Enterprise, NV about two years ago. The reason for the move was because of a job transfer, and while the money is better, the city still isn't something I'm used to seeing on a daily basis.
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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
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  • Fallon, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,410
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  • Winnemucca, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,881
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  • Laughlin, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,641
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  • Incline Village, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,621
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  • Las Vegas, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 613,295
  • when you book a vacation in Las Vegas they leave out the fact that they charge you what is called a resort fee and it can be a Whopper if you ain't expecting it it'll take a good chunk out of whatever
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  • 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
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  • Gardnerville, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,555
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Reno, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 237,121
  • Lived there for one year which is long enough to have a good idea about the place. Moved from Bay Area, DO NOT move to the north area. I lived off wedekind road, next door to drug dealers. Apparently
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  • Pahrump, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,899
  • Pretty mountains surround the town of Pahrump. Most residence are friendly and over the age of 40. If you like the outdoors there are places to hike, ride horses, bike and camp and enjoy the beauty of
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  • Whitney, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,124
  • After living in Whitney, NV for a couple of years, it's very hard for me to recommend anyone to live here. The city is fine to get around as it's not too big, but the town doesn't have too much in terms
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  • 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.
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  • Moapa Valley, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,489
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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
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  • Carson City, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 54,412
  • After deciding on doing my initial flight training at a certified flight school in Carson City, Nevada, I loaded up my car and headed off for parts unknown. Upon arriving in Carson City I was a bit
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  • Dayton, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,437
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  • 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
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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
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  • Indian Hills, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,328
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  • Cold Springs, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,845
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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
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  • 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
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  • Johnson Lane, NV
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,244
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  • 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
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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
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  • 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.