Livability.com has composed a list of the Top 100 Places to Live in America for the past 8 years based on surveys, studies, and adjust algorithms and new variables to pinpoint the new number one position. Due to the pandemic, the world has experienced a new way of work, which has deeply impacted how people view their home life. These new, more flexible rules have raised questions, where do I want to live if I work remotely? Can I afford my dream town?
Over 1,000 small to mid sized cities have been analyzed based on “factors like safety, affordability, economic stability, outdoor recreation, accessibility, community engagement.” When asked, these were what was important to 42% of Americans who have moved since March 2020 or considered moving.
On the list of 100, a total of two cities in Nevada were ranked, is one of them your town? If you’re looking for a nationally ranked new town in Nevada, here are a couple of ideas!
Reno has a strong economic engine and is spoiled with amenities, from the resorts and casinos and the National Bowling Stadium in the Arch District to the restaurants and bars in the Riverwalk and Midtown areas. A brewery row is also a great feature in this bike-friendly city. On top of all this, the Truckee River flows through downtown and residents can get to Lake Tahoe in 30 minutes or so.
Top Colleges/Universities: University of Nevada, Reno & Truckee Meadows Community College
Top Industries & Employers: Trade and service dominate, but a tech renaissance is happening here, too, as companies find Reno affordable (especially when compared to the Bay Area). Microsoft Licensing and International Gaming Technology have offices here. Also, Reno is home to the Desert Research Institute.
Weekend Plans: Enjoy a day trip to Lake Tahoe, which offers year-round fun with its eight world-class ski resorts and 72 miles of shoreline.
Favorite Place to Feast: Arario Midtown, where the menu is divided into classic Korean dishes and fusion ones. Start with the “kimchee fries.”
Outdoorsy Activity: Kayak or tube along Truckee River Whitewater Park, a 1/2 mile stretch with 11 drop pools.
Rooftop Bar: Sky Terrace Sushi Bar serves all-you-care-to-eat sushi on its scenic terrace that’s encased in windows.
Why Your Pet Will Love It, Too: 75% of residents own a pet in Reno, so you’ll be surrounded by animal-loving neighbors. Real World Canine has a doggy day camp where your dog can go for a swim while you’re away at work.
Remote Work Perk: Lots of entrepreneurial events happen here, like TedX and Startup Weekend, and there’s no personal income tax.
One More Thing … Reno is an approved location for drone testing.
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Located just south of Las Vegas and about 20 miles from Hoover Dam, Henderson, NV is the the second-largest city in Nevada. This prime location offers residents access to arts and entertainment, outdoor recreation and delicious dining.
Top Colleges/Universities: Nevada State College
Top Industries & Employers: Government, health care, tourism
Weekend Plans: Play 18 holes at Reflection Bay Golf Club, a course designed by Jack Nicklaus.
Favorite Place to Feast: The Galbi Korean BBQ, a tasty local spot that makes delicious grilled beef, pork, chicken and fish dishes.
Outdoorsy Activity: Walking, jogging, playing sports, riding bikes or cooling off at one of Henderson’s 66 parks, which were recently ranked No. 22 in the nation by The Trust for Public Land.
Why Your Pet Will Love It, Too: To pee or not to pee? That is the question your dog will be asking himself as he lounges on the dog-friendly patio of Shakespeare’s Grille & Pub while you enjoy fish and chips or bangers and mash.
One More Thing … Henderson played an important role in World War II by supplying magnesium that the military used to make bombs, bullet casings and airplane parts.
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Source: Livability.com houses from HomeScout