Top 15 Reasons to Live in Nevada
Many Scenic Destinations Are Located Across the State. Breathtaking outdoor scenic areas are available year round for families to visit. Red Rock Canyon Recreation Area, Death Valley National Park, Lake Mead and Great Basin National Park all offer spectacular outdoor views and experiences during most of the year.
Great Weather All Year. With an average of 250 sunny days per year, the weather in Nevada is usually ideal for outdoor fun at any time of the year.
Nevada is Home to Top Universities and Schools. Some of the nations highest ranked schools, such as University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), College of Southern Nevada (CSN), Nevada State College and University of Nevada, Reno (U of N) are located here, making the state a powerhouse in collegiate academic and athletic competition.
Thriving Real Estate Market. The appreciation rate for Nevada real estate the last five years, ending in January 2013, rose steadily and continues to climb, according to Forcast-Chart.com. The median price for a home in Nevada was $253,000 in early 2013, making the state a solid investment as far as real estate goes.
Nevada Offers Many Historic and Famous Places to Visit. The state of Nevada has a rich history and has worked hard to preserve and make many historic places available to the public. Locations such as the Virginia City Historic District and Hoover Dam draw millions of visitors to the state every year.
Nevada is Home to a NASCAR Track. Las Vegas Motor Speedway attracts hundreds of thousands of NASCAR fans each year and brings excitement and fun to families visiting Las Vegas.
No State Taxes! That's right, you do not have to pay state income taxes in Nevada. Retirement income is not taxed either, so it's no wonder there are so many retirees living there!
Holiday Events and a Variety of Festivals. Nevada hosts several great festivals every year, including the Nevada Film Festival, Hop Harvest Festival, Reno Jazz Festival and the Great Reno Balloon Race. Bring your family out to the Christmas celebrations with the crowds of Nevadans for holiday cheer.
The Great Nevada Beer Tradition. Folks have been brewing beer in Nevada since before it achieved statehood. There are many outstanding breweries here, including Big Dog's Brewing Company, Sun City Brewing Company, Silver Peak Brewery and the Virginia City Brewing Company. People in Nevada like their suds so much that every year they stage the Nevada Beer Weeks, an ongoing beer extravaganza that lasts from May 13th through June 1st. The states' micro-breweries show their wares and offer tastings that bring beer enthusiasts back every year.
You Can Visit Mining Towns. Check out the history of once bustling mining towns and the nearby silver and gold mines that built them. Several are still active, such as Goodsprings, while others, like Rawhide and Ward, are ghost towns.
Nevada's Bunny Ranch. A famous and popular destination for men year round. Need we say more?
Great Lakes to Enjoy. Nevada is home to several scenic lakes that are perfect for fishing, boating and cruising. Bring your boat to the most popular lakes for visitors and residents: Lake Mead, Lake Lahontan, Squaw Valley Reservoir and South Fork Dam.
Resources: ForecastChart.com: Nevada Real Estate ForecastU.S. Census Bureau: Nevada QuickfactsGoogle Maps: NevadaTrulia: Nevada Home PricesNational Park Service: Nevada Parks and Historic Places