The Culture of Nevada
While planning your move to Nevada, check out these fun facts and see why the Sagebrush State is such a great place to live:
- The capital of Nevada is Carson City, but the largest and most recognized city is Las Vegas, and Clark County, where about 75% of the state’s residents reside.
- Other larger cities include Reno, Henderson, Sunrise Manor, and Paradise
- Nevada home values have gone up 9.7% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 4.6% within the next year.
- Nevada is the fourth-largest producer of gold in the world.
Once you’re all moved in to your new home in Nevada, you have to get out and see all of the great attractions the state has to offer! Along with the well-known Mojave Desert and Black Rock Desert, there are several major rivers and lakes in and around Nevada like the Colorado River, Humboldt River, and the Truckee River. And recognizable lakes such as Pyramid Lake, Lake Mead, Lake Mojave, Walker Lake and the most sought after, Lake Tahoe. These attractions offer beauty and recreation throughout most of the year. The state is home to many historic trails, monuments and recreation areas, such as The Great Basin National Park, Death Valley National Park, Tule Springs Fossil Beds, the Pony Express Trail, and others.
If you’re a sports lover moving to Nevada, you’ll be happy to know the state takes pride in college sports, most notably its college football. College teams in the state include the Nevada Wolf Pack (representing the University of Nevada, Reno) and the UNLV Rebels (representing the University of Nevada, Las Vegas).