When people are asked where in the United States they would like to live, more and more people are choosing the state of Nevada as their permanent destination. Long considered one of the best states in the western U.S., the Silver State is home to such famous cities as Las Vegas and Reno to name a few. While some people assume Nevada is a place where anything goes due to the reputations of Vegas and Reno, the fact is it’s a state that’s great for singles, families, retirees and everyone else in between. In recent years, survey after survey has shown Nevada to have some of the best places for people to live. While many of its cities receive high praise, the cities of Las Vegas, Reno, Summerlin and Henderson always stand a bit above all others.
Offering scenic views and a slice of suburbia that still keeps people close to life in the big city, Henderson is a Nevada city that has been under everyone’s radar for many years. However, after being ranked by Money magazine as one of the Top 100 Places to Live in the Unites States, it’s beginning to get lots of attention. With a population of just under 250,000 residents, it’s big enough to have plenty to offer without being seen as too big. Located very close to Las Vegas, it’s known for great mountain views and a fantastic public school system. It’s also a great place to find a job, and has had a job growth rate of nearly 50 percent over the past decade. And when it’s time to unwind, residents have over 500 bars and 3,600 restaurants from which to choose. Henderson is home to the beautiful Lake Las Vegas. You should definitely travel there.
If it’s luxurious living families want, Summerlin offers all that and much more. Located next to Red Rock Canyon, this community boasts some of the state’s best schools, recreational opportunities, housing and more. In Summerlin, nearly every day is a sunny day, with almost year-round sunshine that offers literally everything under the sun for residents. With single-family homes, apartments, condominiums and custom neighborhoods it’s great for the young or the young at heart. With recreational opportunities such as 150 parks and nine professional-quality golf courses, Summerlin is a Nevada community with a bright future.
The “Biggest Little City in the World” lives up to that billing with all it offers to both residents and visitors. With a population of only 225,000 Reno can definitely hold its own with any city in the state. Known for its many outdoor recreational activities, it’s located with 50 miles of the world-famous Lake Tahoe resort. Skiing, mountain biking, camping and fishing are all on the to-do list for residents, and the spectacular Great Reno Balloon Races show off some of the world’s most beautiful hot air balloons. Ranked number 54 on Livability’s Top 100 Places to Live in 2015, it’s also been given rave reviews as a great place for entrepreneurs to follow their dreams and start a business.
While Sin City may have built its reputation on gambling and a wild nightlife, the city is gradually becoming more well-known for its great family atmosphere and numerous spots for retirees to enjoy their golden years. Arguably the most popular tourist destination in the world, Las Vegas offers weather that is sunny and warm almost year-round. While most jobs are concentrated in tourism, more are now being developed in healthcare and high-tech industries. Families living there have many choices when it comes to education, including a number of private and charter schools that are ranked high nationally. The city’s colleges and universities also receive high marks, with the University of Nevada School of Medicine finding itself at the top of many student’s lists.
With such diversity throughout the state, Nevada is definitely a state that is becoming popular with people of all ages. From retirees who want to enjoy warm, sunny days on a golf course to families who want great schools and cultural opportunities for their children, these cities have that and so much more. No matter which city people ultimately choose to call home in Nevada, there is no doubt they will find paradise on earth.