Best counties to live in Nevada

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June 17, 2021
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Best counties to live in Nevada

What makes a particular county the best? Oftentimes, it's a good mix of opportunities for fun outdoor activities and cultural attractions. Throw in some historical sites, good schools, job opportunities, and affordable housing, and the county will most likely have happy residents.

Stacker compiled a list of the best counties to live in Nevada using rankings from Niche. Niche ranks counties by a variety of factors including: public schools, educational attainment, cost of living, and housing.

Many counties on the list are experiencing growth due to their job opportunities, education, or home values. Others are adored for their historic or well-designed value, or devotion to cultural opportunities. Keep reading to see if your county made the list.

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#3. Douglas County

- Population: 48,132
- Median home value: $378,800 (71% own)
- Median rent: $1,102 (29% rent)
- Median household income: $66,810
- Top public schools: Pinon Hills Elementary School (A), Zephyr Cove Elementary School (A), Minden Elementary School (A)
- Top private schools: Sierra Lutheran High School (A), Faith Christian Academy (unavailable), Grace Christian Academy (unavailable)
- Top places to live: Kingsbury (A), Gardnerville (B+), Indian Hills (B+)
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#2. Clark County

- Population: 2,182,004
- Median home value: $262,700 (54% own)
- Median rent: $1,132 (46% rent)
- Median household income: $59,340
- Top public schools: Advanced Technologies Academy (A+), Coral Academy Of Science Las Vegas Windmill (A+), Coral Academy of Science - Las Vegas Sandy Ridge (A+)
- Top private schools: The Meadows School (A+), Bishop Gorman High School (A), The Adelson Educational Campus (A)
- Top places to live: Green Valley Ranch (A), Westgate (A), Green Valley South (A)
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#1. Washoe County

- Population: 456,936
- Median home value: $334,100 (58% own)
- Median rent: $1,074 (42% rent)
- Median household income: $64,791
- Top public schools: The Davidson Academy (A+), Truckee Meadows Community College High School (A), Reno High School (A)
- Top private schools: Sage Ridge School (A+), Bishop Manogue Catholic High School (A), Excel Christian School (B)
- Top places to live: Incline Village (A), Reno (B+), Mogul (B+)

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