Carson City, Nevada 

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-2.1% since 2020

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Best Places to Live in Carson City, Nevada

Carson City, Nevada is an exciting city located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. With its beautiful scenery and outdoor recreation, Carson City is a great place to explore and enjoy nature. The city also offers plenty of activities for families to do together, including parks, museums, and cultural events throughout the year. Additionally, there are excellent schools ranging from pre-Kindergarten classes to college prep courses, giving parents peace of mind when it comes to educating their children. With its stunning surroundings and variety of things to do and see, Carson City is an ideal place to call home! Capital city - Extreme western Nevada, south of Reno.
State: Nevada
County: Carson City County
Metro Area: Carson City Metro Area
City: Carson City
Zip Codes: 89701 89706 89703 89702
Cost of Living: 10.7% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 4687 ft above sea level

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Carson City, Nv Housing Market
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What Bert Has To Say About Carson City Metro Area

Carson City is a small desert-mountain city located just east of the main Sierra Nevada rise and Lake Tahoe. The booming city of Reno lies 30 miles to the north across a low mountain pass. There are attractive residential areas in the mountains and valleys 15 miles further south into the Carson Valley towards the small agricultural centers of Minden and Gardnerville, but they are becoming expensive as more Californians move in.


The unemployment rate in Carson City is 5.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Carson City jobs have increased by 3.3%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Carson City's cost of living is 10.7% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Carson City's Cost of Living

June, September and May are the most pleasant months in Carson City, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Carson City county remained strongly Republican, 54.2% to 42.8%. More Voting Stats

Carson City's population is 56,034 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 2.1%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 18.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Carson City is Real Estate: $421,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 14.3%.

Carson City public schools spend $12,102 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.6 students per teacher in Carson City. More Education

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Housing Market in Carson City

It's a good time to buy in Carson City. Home Appreciation is up 22.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Carson City is $421,300.
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Reviews for Carson City   15 Reviews
Not a good place to live - 10/29/2022
I'd give Carson City a zero if I could. Simply, there's nothing to do here except drink and gamble. Sure, Tahoe seems close, but the vibrant part is about 40 minutes... Read More

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Great Outdoor Lifestyle - 12/15/2018
I've lived in Carson City for over 50 years! If you love nature and the outdoors you will love Carson City. The city is surround by BLM open space with access for all... Read More

Wonderful to Raise Children and Retire - 11/18/2018
Carson City, Nevada is a wonderful place to raise a family and/or retire. We raised our two youngest children here and now we are retired, after moving to CC 21 years... Read More

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