Nevada's capitol city along with its neighboring communities combines the best in small town charm with a distinctive Victorian feel. Where the culture and history of the Old West meet, the region is surrounded by historic sightseeing and recreation, including many of the finest golf courses that are open year-round, restaurants, shopping and casino gaming.
The area still offers many reasonably priced homes—some more than 100 years old—all in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada. To the east and north lies Dayton, Washoe Valley and Washoe City, and Virginia City, and just south of Carson City lies the Carson Valley of Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa and Topaz Lake. The Carson Valley offers spectacular views, larger lots and awesome sunsets all year round. The Heavenly Valley ski area is less than 30 minutes away and the Kirkwood ski area is about 45 minutes away. Several townships link the north and south ends of the Carson Valley from Topaz Lake to Carson City. Along the way you will find many nice subdivisions scattered throughout. Most every location has a nice view of the mountains and/or valley and offers either rural seclusion with a country feel or close-knit neighborhoods near in-town conveniences. There's even a small airport located in both Carson City and Minden.
Carson City was confirmed as Nevada's permanent capital in 1864 with mining providing most of its economic importance as a freight and staging center until it began to decline in the 1880's. With its frontier architecture and numerous historical attractions, Carson City attracts visitors all year long. Surrounded by the beauty of the Sierras, this community offers historic sightseeing as well as outdoor recreation with many great golf courses. Moreover, the numerous choices in restaurants, shopping and casino gaming allows all to enjoy this great city. Despite all this, Carson City is still very affordable with many well priced homes, all in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada.
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