Best counties to raise a family in Nevada

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June 3, 2021
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Best counties to raise a family in Nevada

Known in other parts of the world as shires, provinces, or territories, the United States’ counties (also known in certain states as boroughs or parishes) date back to the 1600s, when settlers first came to find freedom from British rule. Today, those counties remain, with the 50 states divided into several, each with its own unique makeup.

For people looking to find a home to raise a family in, choosing a county is an important decision. Most families place affordable homes, safe neighborhoods, a quality school system, and family-friendly activities at the top of their wishlists.

Stacker compiled a list of the best counties to raise a family in Nevada using data from Niche. Niche ranks counties based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, healthcare, recreation and weather.

The list features counties that boast some of the top schools and fun, family-friendly activities for every season. Keep reading to explore the best counties to raise a family. Maybe you’ll find one that suits your brood.

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#3. 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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#2. 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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#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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