About Nevada

Nevada

imgNevada is an arid state of the USA, lying between California and Utah. Most of the state is within the Great Basin, but parts of the northeast drain into the Snake River and the the southern portion is within the Mohave desert and the Colorado river drainage.

There is nothing more unique in Nevada than Las Vegas. The city was literally constructed out of the desert in the mid-1900s. Entrepreneur and alleged gangster, Bugsy Siegel was instrumental in the development of the early Las Vegas Strip. His hotel, The Flamingo, was built in 1946. Gambling is legal almost everywhere and even McCarren International Airport, the one near Las Vegas, features a large variety of slot machines near the flight gates.

Outside of Las Vegas and gambling, Nevada is well known for its legalized prostitution. In contrast, the state is one of the last remaining that doles out punishments for drug crimes based on the practice of mandatory sentences. Politically the state has been inconsistent. Nevada is considered neither Republican nor Democrat.

Area 51 is an alleged site maintained by the Federal government, specifically the Air Force. The site, allegedly created to run top-secret weapons tests, is an unproven urban legend. Some UFO fanatics believe that the government captured a UFO years ago and has kept it securely hidden at Area 51. Next door to Area 51 is the actual Department of Energys, Nevada Test Site. This is an actual weapons test area. Black Rock Desert is a 100-mile tract of some of the flattest territory in the world. Located in the northwest part of the state the area is often used for unique studies that require flat and even ground. Why so flat? The region is the bed of an ancient lake.

An unusual Nevada event is the annual Burning Man festival. This unique celebration features a large image of a wooden man that is set ablaze. The burning effigy flames for hours. The event began in the mid-80s among a group of friends. Today the event draws thousands of visitors and now takes place in the Black Rock Desert.

  Nevada in Numbers :
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img Horse Population : Approximately 70,000
img Total Economic Impact: $ -- billion
img Capital : Carson City
img Population : 2,414,807
img Land area : 109,826 sq. miles
img Counties: 16
img Highest Point : Boundary Peak:  13,143 feet
img Lowest Point : Colorado River: 470 feet
img 10 largest Cities:
 
  • Las Vegas: 545,147
  • Henderson: 232,146
  • Reno Ghetto: 203,550
  • North Las Vegas: 176,635
  • Sparks: 82,051
  • Carson City: 56,062
  • Elko: 16,685
  • Boulder City: 15,177
  • Mesquite: 13,523
  • Fernley: 11,342
 
$625,000
Country Comfort and Charm

Washoe Valley, Washoe County, Nevada


West Washoe Valley delight! Country comfort fills this gracious four bedroom single story home on two and one half acres. Enter the front door to an open great room, joined by the dining room and updated kitchen. Pecan cabinetry and quartz counter tops finish the kitchen in style. Enjoy spectacular views of the mountains from the back deck. Park your toys and fill the shop with tools in the 1,500 square foot detached garage. This impeccably maintained property will invite you home to country life.

Michelle Sturge , Chase International

2.50 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1838 SQ FT
 
$1,260,000
GENOA, NV - SECLUDED 7.88 ACRES - RIDE IN THE SIERRAS

Genoa, Douglas County, Nevada


This amazing home is located in Genoa and has five buildings with 7.88 acres on the west side overlooking the beautiful Carson Valley. The home borders Federal land and is completely fenced and gated in a private secluded setting but close to shopping, schools and Lake Tahoe. Rejuvenate your soul while riding just outside your gate. Ride for miles in the peaceful Sierra Mountains with spectacular valley and mountain views around every giant pine tree. The property has a year round creek and the wild life is abundant.

Laura Moline , RE/MAX Realty Affiliates

7.88 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
3995 SQ FT
 
$850,000
PRICE REDUCED! Gorgeous Home & Guest Quarters - 10 or 20 acre Horse Property!

Ely, White Pine County, Nevada


Stunning 10+ acre horse property! Over 5,074 sq ft living space comprised of 3254 sq ft main home, 1820 sq ft guest home. There is also a 500 sq ft recreation room, 3518 sq ft garage/workshop with bathroom/shower and 1850 sq ft pole barn. The property is surrounded by BLM, Forest Service, and wilderness areas abundant with wildlife including trophy bull elk and mule deer. This magnificent property is located in Duck Creek Basin just 14 miles North of McGill, Nevada and 25 miles North East of Ely, Nevada - with shopping, medical facilities and restaurants. Also 4 hours North of Las Vegas, Nevada; 3 hours West of Salt Lake City, Utah; 3 hours South of Elko, Nevada. Peaceful paradise ready to move in! Perfect for the outdoor and horse enthusiast, or those just wanting reprieve from busy city life. Potential for B & B or outfitting services. Nevada is "State Tax Free" and this property is currently "Estate Tax Free" and "Inheritance Tax Free" Enjoy Tax Free Nevada !! ** Additional adjoining 10 acres of pasture or vacant land ready for building with year round spring-fed creek available for $250,000.** Power to property.

Linda Kemp , Keller Williams- The Marketplace I

10.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
5074 SQ FT
 
$359,000
Unique Horse Property, Less than an hour from Reno, 1.5 hours from Tahoe.

Fallon, Churchill County, Nevada


This unique horse property sits on the Carson River, 2.5 acres of water rights are pumped from the river. Deer and ducks in your back yard. Huge trees and a small orchard that produces wonderful fruit. This property offers inspiration and peace.

Eileen Bailey

5.30 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1536 SQ FT
 
$419,000
Beautifully remodeled one level home with two master suites on .93 acre

Reno, Washoe County, Nevada


Beautifully remodeled one level home with two master suites on .93 acre. Open floor plan with Lauzon hardwood maple flooring, tile, Berber carpeting, vinyl siding, double and triple pane windows, exterior lighting, water softening system. Custom kitchen with knotty alder cabinets. granite countertops, breakfast bar. Dining room with lighted double door appliance closet/pantry. Two master suites. One master suite open to backyard. Second master suite with fireplace. Large family room with pellet stove. Elk 40 year roof. RV/ATV parking.

Dee McNeely , Dickson Realty

0.93 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2115 SQ FT
 
$1,500,000
The Bunkhouse Ranch Seeks New Proprietor

Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada


The Bunkhouse Ranch will soon bid farewell to its beloved owners and builder. The ranch has officially opened its doors in search of the next proprietor to call it home. Nestled on the eastern side of Las Vegas’ iconic Mount Charleston and Lee canyon, the ranch spans over two acres and offers panoramic views of Nevada’s natural terrain and mountains. Built as a labor of love, owners Royce aka (Woody), and Trish Wood spent years perfecting their vision and creating their dream home. Spending over six months with a designer, they shaped every detail to bring their concept to life. In 2002 that dream became reality as the home’s build was complete. Designed with views in mind, every room in the home boasts astonishing sights. Large bay and picture windows showcase views of the La Madre Mountains, the Spring Mountain Range, the Sheep Range and the Las Vegas city lights. The dining room offers an unmatched experience as 8ft. double glass doors and bay windows set an indescribable backdrop. “We never tire of looking out the windows,” says Trish of the landscape beyond; and one can easily attest why. To the Wood’s, no ranch would be complete without accommodations for their love of horses. So naturally they were inspired to build a corral and round pen as well as two lush pastures which allow their two horses, Liberty and Justice to exercise, play and graze. Just a few miles up the road, friend and neighbor Heidi, offers convenient boarding facilities. In addition to the two maned beauties, the ranch is also home to two Entlebucher Mountain Dogs named Jake and Stella. According to the Wood’s they are unbelievably smart and fun animals, and when they are not at the horse’s feet, they enjoy jumping in the swimming pool. Upon closer inspection of this pool that Jake and Stella so eagerly endorse, it comes to light that this is not your typical dog-friendly watering hole. Instead, it’s more like an oasis hidden in the desert. An oasis complete with: a full outdoor kitchen, 1200sqft of covered patio, a built in fireplace, surround sound, and last but not least, a custom designed, salt-water, pebble tech pool and spa with waterfalls, diving rocks and water benches. Surrounding the pool, is an array of handpicked vegetation that Trish spent years cultivating herself. A master gardener in Oregon, Trish admits it took years learning what would survive and what would thrive in the Las Vegas climate. One look at the landscape of the backyard and you can see she has mastered the art. When asked why they are looking to part after so many years invested in building such a masterpiece, the Wood’s lovingly explained, being closer family- a sister, children, grandchildren and life-long friends is where they need to be. So as one chapter closes and another begins, their journey will take them back to Trish’s home state of Oregon, with Jake, Stella, and their two prized horses in tow. As for the Bunkhouse Ranch, the sun will continue to set over the West courtyard, and the large bay windows will continue to capture each sunrise. Patiently, it will wait for the arrival of its next owner to appreciate all its magnificence.

Robyn Yates , Windermere Prestige Properties

2.12 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3938 SQ FT
 
$949,000
Gorgeous modern farmhouse with amazing views that borders BLM land!

Gardnerville, Douglas County, Nevada


This gorgeous home is modeled after an 1800's farmhouse, with all the modern amenites! Ride right off of your property, this estate borders open space and BLM land.

Deborah Nalder , Intero Real Estate Services

9.21 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
6000 SQ FT
 
$1,488,800
Views, Vineyards and Lush Green Pastures

Reno, Washoe County, Nevada


Views, Vineyards and Lush Green Pastures are just the beginning of what this extraordinary property has to offer. Located in prestigious Southwest Suburban Reno, situated on 2.50 acres w/ 10 acre feet of water rights, this single level, 5 bedrooms, 4 bath, 4 car garage home has over 4000 sq. feet of open, spacious living area, floor to ceiling windows offering valley, mountain and city views and mature landscaping providing plenty of privacy. From the moment, you enter the large foyer, you will notice the newly refinished hardwood floors, open and versatile floor-plan with abundant natural light. The large great room design features a formal dining area, formal living room with fireplace, family room with fireplace and views from every window. The kitchen is equipped with a commercial quality gas range, double ovens, granite and tile counters, breakfast bar, breakfast nook, an extraordinary butler’s pantry with ample storage and work area that any chef would appreciate. The floor plan offers separate sleeping areas perfect for guest that has two bedrooms with a Jack and Jill bath on one side of the home adjacent to a laundry and mud rooms. The other side of the home you will find an en-suite bedroom and bath, an additional bedroom currently used as an office, another full bath, another laundry room complete with deep sink, cabinets and shelves and the master suite.

Colleen Barrett , Dickson Realty

2.50 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4317 SQ FT
 
$1,475,000
Reno's Premier Horse Property

Reno, Washoe County, Nevada


Fabulous horse property in Reno's Premier Willamonte Ranch setting. This exclusive fully fenced and cross fenced "Gentleman's Ranch" has 10 flat usable acres/including water rights at the end of a quiet private road located in the heart of Pleasant Valley. The home is a 3,350 Square foot Spanish Style custom house, complete with a pond and irrigation systems, a 1,200 square foot garage currently used as a Casita, a 36' x 72' 12 stall metal barn ready to be converted for horses, and two additional 2 car garages. Surrounded by equestrian estates, arenas, pastures and beautiful mountain views. This ranch is one of a kind. Property has a large pond with an island and a 7 acre irrigated horse pasture with flat usable land. There is a .5 acre vinyl fenced and secured dog enclosure as well as low maintenance landscaping. Property has easy access with a roundabout driveway and an emergency gate at the north and an access gate on the south end of the property. Property has water and power to all out buildings. Water rights to be sold with the property and to be verified by the buyer, include irrigation and ditch rights. This home is located in the same area as Brownlee Equestrian and Reno Tahoe Equestrian Centre in an area of luxury custom homes and larger parcels.

LAURA GRUNENWALD , Chase International

10.02 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3350 SQ FT
 
$675,000
MILLION $ Views - Spectacularly Crafted Estate Home Overlooking Valley Farmland

Smith Valley, Lyon County, Nevada


MILLION $ VIEWS from every room & corner of this spectacularly crafted ESTATE home on 5 beautiful acres with additional 5 acre parcel (sold separtately; 10 Acre potential) perfectly situated at the base of the Pinenut Mountains. Gorgeous craftsmanship in this 5 bedroom, 3 bath French-country home designed & built by an artisan builder as own home. Phenomenal mountain and valley views --- additional acreage and setting provide the privacy and protected views this spectacular home warrants. Nestled on the western mountainside of beautiful Smith Valley and perched high above the valley's rich farmland, property backs to BLM land. 1,100 sf workshop built w/ guesthouse potential has passive solar design, separate heat system, full bath, garage.

Shawn Uhland , RE/MAX Realty Affiliates

5.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3588 SQ FT

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