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Living a Mountain Lifestyle in Carson City, Nevada

Carson City is the capital city of the State of Nevada. The population is about 55,000.  The city is in a dry desert valley at an elevation over 4,700'. The explorer John Fremont was the first European-American to discover the region - he named it after Kit Carson, the famous scout.

Where to Retire in Carson City and Home Prices

According to Zillow, the home value index was $285,700 in early 2018. There is an active adult community in Carson City, see link at right.

What is special about Carson City

Carson City is near the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe and the outstanding outdoor recreation they offer. It is also the capital of the state. Nevada does not have a state income tax. John Wayne was filmed in "The Shootist" in Carson City.

What is not special about Carson City

At the peak of the recession in 2009 foreclosure rates and unemployment were very high. They started to improve in 2013. Nevada is very dry and spread out.

Climate and Physical Environment

Carson City is in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in the northwest portion of the state. Temperatures range from around twenty degrees in the winter to around 90 degrees in summer.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Carson City is home to the Nevada State Museum, the Carson City Mint Building, the Carson City Senior Center. The Western Nevada Musical Theater provides entertainment options.  The casinos offer dining options as well as the more predictable entertainment.

Crime

The crime rate is a bit higher than the national average.

Medical facilities

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center serves the region.

Transportation

Interstate 80 runs near Carson City.

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