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 concerned. Here I was, a California boy in the high desert of northern Nevada, a fish out of water. After spending considerable time in the area, I realized Carson City is a nice little town to hang your hat.
Carson City is approximately 45 minutes to the east of the larger city of Reno, and the Californian Lake Tahoe region. This proximity makes Carson City an outdoors enthusiasts paradise. Within an hours drive in any direction, outdoor-folks have access to deserts parks for rock climbing, world class rivers for fly fishing or river rafting, cross-country and downhill skiing, mountaineering, camping and hiking.
Urban dwellers have access to Reno which has every type of store and boutique you could want. Everything from upscale Lousi Vuitton to Target and Wal-Mart are within an easy drive of Carson City, mostly to the west in Reno.
Carson City offers much in the way of government services for its residents as it is the state capitol of Nevada. In addition, Carson City is an affordable and easily accessed city. Couple in the fact that there is no state income or sales tax in Nevada and you get a very good economic climate for living and working.
Expect high desert weather; hot temperatures in summer and dry, cold winters. Carson City is a four season city that offers residents many activities and opportunities for fun.