Set in a desert landscape punctuated with buttes and culverts, friendly Boulder City is 25 miles to the southeast of downtown Las Vegas and about five miles to the west of sprawling Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the nation.
The only 55+ community in Boulder City, casual Lake Mountain Estates has 350 manufactured homes on rugged land. It is on the very northwesten edge of town and to the west of Lake Mead.
Not far from stunning Lake Tahoe, Carson City boasts frontier character and a dry, sunny climate. Is it a great place to retire?
Situated in a green landscape of cantaloupe fields, alfalfa crops and grazing cattle about an hour east of Reno, quiet Fallon sits along Highway 50, the aptly named "Loneliest Highway in America." It is the home of Naval Air Station Fallon, where elite fighter pilots ("top guns") are trained.
Just outside of Las Vegas, Henderson is a nice city with new homes, safe neighborhoods and eight golf courses. Is it a great place to retire?
Solera at Anthem has 55+ single family homes, duplexes, triplexes, a beautiful clubhouse and more.
Situated along the Virgin River and Interstate 15 in the desert of southeastern Nevada, racially diverse Mesquite makes its home. It sits about half way between Las Vegas, Nevada and St. George, Utah and has grown by nearly 60% within the last decade.
Reno sits at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in western Nevada and is about an hour north of stunning Lake Tahoe. It started out as a farming community in the mid-1800s and grew when silver was discovered in nearby Virginia City.
The Sagebrush State entered the Union during the Civil War on October 31, 1864. It was the first state to ratify the 15th Amendment and give African American men the right to vote. Gambling may be Nevada's claim to fame. The state has approximately one slot machine for every ten residents. Las Vegas has more hotel rooms than any other city on earth.
Although Nevada is the home of Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, and Lake Tahoe, water is a scarce commodity. The landscape can be characterized by alkalai sinks and sage brush. Nevada's named mountain ranges include the Battle, Monitor, Sierra Nevada, and Snake chains. Winters in Northwest Nevada can be cold. Summers in the south can be inhospitable.
Nevada is the largest gold producing state in the nation. Copper, silver, and mercury add to the state's wealth. Tourism, however, drives the state. Gambling taxes are its chief source of revenue.
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