Best places to raise a family in Nevada

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April 20, 2021
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Best places to raise a family in Nevada

Choosing a place to raise children can be a daunting task for any family. If it takes a village to raise a child, that may just extend all the way to your next-door neighbor, fifth-grade teacher, or volunteer soccer coach. While all parents are looking for a great place to raise their kids, oftentimes this decision means balancing—and prioritizing—certain community resources and costs.

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to raise a family in Nevada using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Keep reading to see if where you grew up or currently live made the list.

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Best places to raise a family in Nevada

Choosing a place to raise children can be a daunting task for any family. If it takes a village to raise a child, that may just extend all the way to your next-door neighbor, fifth-grade teacher, or volunteer soccer coach. While all parents are looking for a great place to raise their kids, oftentimes this decision means balancing—and prioritizing—certain community resources and costs.

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to raise a family in Nevada using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Keep reading to see if where you grew up or currently live made the list.

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#19. Yerington

- Population: 3,137
- Median home value: $122,800 (66% own)
- Median rent: $652 (34% rent)
- Median household income: $31,795
- Top public schools: Silverland Middle School (B), Smith Valley Schools (B), Fernley Intermediate School (B-)

- Pictured: 735 S Main St, Yerington ($383,000, 3 bedrooms)

#18. Johnson Lane

- Population: 5,957
- Median home value: $456,200 (94% own)
- Median rent: $1,358 (6% rent)
- Median household income: $86,437
- Top public schools: Pinon Hills Elementary School (A-), Jacks Valley Elementary School (A-), Douglas County High School (A-)

- Pictured: 1385 Cathy Ln, Minden ($925,000, 5 bedrooms)

#17. Sun Valley

- Population: 21,159
- Median home value: $169,000 (71% own)
- Median rent: $1,016 (29% rent)
- Median household income: $57,368
- Top public schools: Truckee Meadows Community College High School (A), Academy of Art Careers & Technology (A), Coral Academy of Science (CAS) Secondary Charter School (A)

- Pictured: 6467 Edisto Ct, Sun Valley ($435,000, 4 bedrooms)

#16. Spring Valley

- Population: 207,127
- Median home value: $262,000 (45% own)
- Median rent: $1,191 (55% rent)
- Median household income: $58,388
- Top public schools: Advanced Technologies Academy (A+), West Career & Technical Academy (A), College of Southern Nevada High School South (A)
- Top private schools: Calvary Chapel Christian School (A-), Cornerstone Christian Academy (A-), Las Vegas Day School (unavailable)

- Pictured: 9503 Duration Ave, Las Vegas ($7.8 million, 4 bedrooms)

#15. Verdi

- Population: 1,287
- Median home value: $506,800 (85% own)
- Median rent: $1,491 (15% rent)
- Median household income: $80,547
- Top public schools: Truckee Meadows Community College High School (A), Reno High School (A), Academy of Art Careers & Technology (A)

- Pictured: 75 Hansen Dr, Verdi ($787,000, 3 bedrooms)

#14. Moapa Valley

- Population: 7,213
- Median home value: $208,200 (77% own)
- Median rent: $876 (23% rent)
- Median household income: $66,806
- Top public schools: Advanced Technologies Academy (A+), West Career & Technical Academy (A), College of Southern Nevada High School South (A)

- Pictured: 490 Hank Cir, Overton ($579,000, 6 bedrooms)

#13. Gardnerville Ranchos

- Population: 11,380
- Median home value: $310,300 (62% own)
- Median rent: $1,022 (38% rent)
- Median household income: $59,511
- Top public schools: Douglas County High School (A-), Carson Valley Middle School (A-), Gardnerville Elementary School (B+)
- Top private schools: Faith Christian Academy (unavailable)

- Pictured: 1027 Sun Crest Ct, Gardnerville ($842,181, 3 bedrooms)

#12. Sparks

- Population: 100,589
- Median home value: $301,500 (59% own)
- Median rent: $1,138 (41% rent)
- Median household income: $64,645
- Top public schools: Truckee Meadows Community College High School (A), Academy of Art Careers & Technology (A), Coral Academy of Science (CAS) Secondary Charter School (A)
- Top private schools: Excel Christian School (B), Imagination Station Learning Center (unavailable), Pebbles Preschool - the Rock Church (unavailable)

- Pictured: 12300 Ocean View Dr, Sparks ($1.2 million, 6 bedrooms)

#11. Enterprise

- Population: 171,108
- Median home value: $315,300 (61% own)
- Median rent: $1,434 (39% rent)
- Median household income: $81,461
- Top public schools: Advanced Technologies Academy (A+), West Career & Technical Academy (A), Doral Academy Cactus (A)
- Top private schools: Southern Highlands Preparatory School (unavailable), Good Samaritan Christian Academy (unavailable), Creative Kids - Blue Diamond (unavailable)

- Pictured: 51 Quintessa Cir, Las Vegas ($9.0 million, 6 bedrooms)

#10. Minden

- Population: 3,151
- Median home value: $344,700 (66% own)
- Median rent: $1,281 (34% rent)
- Median household income: $57,830
- Top public schools: Minden Elementary School (A-), Douglas County High School (A-), Carson Valley Middle School (A-)

- Pictured: 1719 Sunrise Pass Rd, Minden ($1.2 million, 4 bedrooms)

#9. Henderson

- Population: 300,116
- Median home value: $318,800 (64% own)
- Median rent: $1,292 (36% rent)
- Median household income: $74,147
- 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: Lake Mead Christian Academy (A), American Heritage Academy (A-), GV Christian School (B-)

- Pictured: 720 Dragon Peak Dr, Henderson ($12.8 million, 5 bedrooms)

#8. Carson City

- Population: 54,773
- Median home value: $273,800 (57% own)
- Median rent: $940 (43% rent)
- Median household income: $55,718
- Top public schools: Grace Bordewich Mildred Bray Elementary School (B+), Carson High School (B+), Carson Middle School (B)
- Top private schools: St. Teresa Elementary School (unavailable), Bethlehem Lutheran School (unavailable), Capital Christian School (unavailable)

- Pictured: 3447 Alura Ln Unit 3, Carson City ($3.8 million, 4 bedrooms)

#7. Reno

- Population: 246,500
- Median home value: $335,000 (48% own)
- Median rent: $1,029 (52% rent)
- Median household income: $58,790
- Top public schools: The Davidson Academy (A+), Truckee Meadows Community College High School (A), Reno High School (A)
- Top private schools: Our Lady of the Snows School (unavailable), Little Flower School (unavailable), St. Albert the Great School (unavailable)

- Pictured: 5950 Rock Farm Rd, Reno ($6.0 million, 8 bedrooms)

#6. Indian Hills

- Population: 6,104
- Median home value: $309,900 (74% own)
- Median rent: $1,254 (26% rent)
- Median household income: $68,611
- Top public schools: Jacks Valley Elementary School (A-), Douglas County High School (A-), Carson Valley Middle School (A-)
- Top private schools: Sierra Lutheran High School (A-)

- Pictured: 285 Gray Mill Ct Units C7 & 293, Carson City ($3.8 million, 3 bedrooms)

#5. Spanish Springs

- Population: 15,938
- Median home value: $378,100 (86% own)
- Median rent: $1,710 (14% rent)
- Median household income: $96,797
- Top public schools: Truckee Meadows Community College High School (A), Academy of Art Careers & Technology (A), Coral Academy of Science (CAS) Secondary Charter School (A)

- Pictured: 9742 Smoke Wagon Dr, Sparks ($1.1 million, 4 bedrooms)

#4. Gardnerville

- Population: 6,121
- Median home value: $304,000 (50% own)
- Median rent: $972 (50% rent)
- Median household income: $55,603
- Top public schools: Minden Elementary School (A-), Douglas County High School (A-), Carson Valley Middle School (A-)
- Top private schools: Mount Sierra Christian School (unavailable)

- Pictured: 1335 Centerville Ln, Gardnerville ($2.8 million, 6 bedrooms)

#3. Mogul

- Population: 1,334
- Median home value: $404,900 (89% own)
- Median rent: $1,513 (11% rent)
- Median household income: $113,583
- Top public schools: Truckee Meadows Community College High School (A), Academy of Art Careers & Technology (A), Coral Academy of Science (CAS) Secondary Charter School (A)

- Pictured: 215 Gooseberry Dr, Reno ($599,000, 4 bedrooms)

#2. Incline Village

- Population: 8,669
- Median home value: $869,900 (72% own)
- Median rent: $1,528 (28% rent)
- Median household income: $99,006
- Top public schools: Truckee Meadows Community College High School (A), Incline High School (A), Academy of Art Careers & Technology (A)
- Top private schools: Lake Tahoe School (unavailable)

- Pictured: 949 Lakeshore Blvd, Incline Village ($26.5 million, 4 bedrooms)

#1. Kingsbury

- Population: 2,144
- Median home value: $520,800 (73% own)
- Median rent: $1,189 (27% rent)
- Median household income: $62,296
- Top public schools: Zephyr Cove Elementary School (A-), Jacks Valley Elementary School (A-), Douglas County High School (A-)

- Pictured: 121 Desni, Stateline ($4.3 million, 4 bedrooms)

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