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Carson City Real Estate

Welcome to Carson City! We are happy to have you here. Whether you are deciding to relocate to the beautiful Silver State or you already have, here is a brief guide for you to get more details about the capital of Nevada.


Welcome to Carson City, the capital of Nevada. While approaching the 55,000 population mark, Carson
City still has the look and feel of a real hometown. This is a community where neighbors know neighbors,
and where the bleachers are full at the Friday night high school football games.
While enjoying dynamic growth, Carson City has managed to maintain it’s unique personality by blending
the new with the old. Carson City is a community rich in economics, culture, tourism, and educational
resources, and offers a blend of new development with tradition and history. A pleasant climate, growing
employment, a myriad of recreational opportunities, Nevada-style entertainment and a quality
community lifestyle all combine to make Carson City a great place to live, work and play!


Carson City was founded in 1858 by pioneer Abraham “Abe” Curry and takes its name from the nearby
Carson River; which was named for early frontiersman Kit Carson. Following organization of the Nevada
Territory in 1861, Carson City was designated as the territorial capital and the county seat of Ormsby

In 1864 President Abraham Lincoln granted statehood to Nevada, and Carson City was selected as the state
capital. Founder Abe Curry saw the capital building erected on the site he had set aside for that purpose 13
years earlier. The capitol was built at a cost of approximately $168,000. The limestone walls were quarried
at the nearby state prison, and the building was estimated to weigh over 18 million pounds. The Capitol is
open to the public and a free history exhibit about the building is on the second floor.

Carson City became the seat of local, territorial, and state government, as well as growing into a thriving
center of commerce and industry following the discovery of silver at Virginia City. In 1870, the Virginia &
Truckee Short Line Railroad was completed from Virginia City to Carson City and transported rich silver ore
from the mines. Two years later the line was extended to Reno, where it connected with the
transcontinental Central Pacific Railway. The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson houses many
restored trains of the famous V&T Railroad.

In 1879 a branch of the United States Mint was established in Carson City to strike coins from the
Comstock Lode silver. Abraham Curry served as the mint’s first superintendent. The mint building now
stands as the Nevada State Museum.


Current Population of Carson City: 58,993

Carson City’s Largest Non-Gaming Employers:  Area Key Industries: 

1. Carson City School District 1. Advanced Manufacturing

2. Carson Tahoe Hospital 2. Distribution, Logistics, and E-Commerce

3. City of Carson City 3. Back Office, Business Support, and Data Centers

4. Nevada Department of Transportation 4. Clean Energy 

5. Western Nevada Community College 5. Financial Services

Business and Gaming 

When people think of Reno area, they think of  gambling. However, over the last couple of decades, Reno and Sparks have become much more than just gaming cities. With many prominent corporations residing in the area, INC magazine rated Reno as the sixth best spot to do business for a mid-sized city. 

Advantages of Doing Business in Nevada 

Stockholders, directors and officers do not need to live or hold meetings in Nevada. Directors do not need to be stockholders. Officers and directors of a Nevada Corporation can be protected from personal liability for lawful acts of the corporation. Nevada corporation may purchase, hold, sell or transfer shares of its own stock. 

US Best States for Doing Business 

State of Nevada ranked #6 from the Chief Executive’s annual 
survey that asked over 600 CEO’s to grade each state on the following criteria: 

Taxation & Regulation 

Workforce & Quality 

Living Environment 

Courtesy of EDAWN & Northern Nevada Business 


The requirements are simple, and the benefits can be quite impressive. 

The main qualifier for this tax “hospitality” is to make Nevada your central place of residence. This does not mean you cannot do business or even have residences in other states, just that Nevada is the state in which you have the closest ties. 

If you are residing in Nevada and become a Nevada resident, you will generally escape state income taxes, except for income that arises from sources within another state. 

Even if you are required to “source” part of your income from a state that has an income tax, you may still enjoy a significant decrease in your overall tax burden. 

Below are a few reasons why you should consider Nevada for your home and business: 

• No personal income tax
• No corporate income tax
• No gross receipts tax
• No franchise tax
• No inventory tax
• No tax on issuance of corporate shares
• No requirements of shareholders and directors to live in Nevada
• No tax on sale or transfer of shares
• No succession or inheritance with IRS
• Simple annual requirements
• Protection for Directors and Officers
• No initial or minimum capital requirements
• Anonymity of owners-total privacy
• Low property taxes
• Business friendly environment
• Dynasty Trust Laws allow for wealth to be passed from generation to generation on a tax-advantaged environment


The Carson City School District‘s long history has opened countless doors to academic achievement for our
community’s young people. The district serves 3,890 kindergarten through fifth grade students at six neighborhood
elementary schools. Two middle schools for grades six through eight serve 2,180 students. These schools provide
increased learning for all children through standards-based curriculum and integrated technology systems.

Carson High School is a comprehensive four-year school with a population of 2,574 students, and a faculty and staff
of 208. The high school offers many programs to allow students to extend themselves beyond the general
curriculum. The school has one of the finest culinary arts and audio/visual programs around.

The Jim Reynolds High Tech Center at the high school is used in conjunction with Western Nevada Community
and houses 250 state of the art personal computers. The facility was designed for high school and college
level use and enables the schools to offer extensive computer training classes to bring relevance to in-course

Western Nevada College is a public two year comprehensive community college providing affordable, quality
educational opportunities for residents of its seven county service area.
Founded in 1971, WNC is a scenic campus of classrooms, laboratories and a new technology center on the edge of
the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains overlooking Carson City. Two new additions are the Jack C. Davis Observatory
and the Joe Dini Jr. Library and Student Center, both of which opened in 2003.
More than 6,000 students learn each semester at WNC’s three campuses and six outlying
instructional centers. WNC is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and
Colleges and universities.

The University of Nevada, Reno is only 20 miles away.

The University of Nevada, Reno is the state’s historic flagship institution of higher education. The University
has a student enrollment of more than 19,000, including about 3,200 graduate students, and a total budget of
nearly $500 million. The University provides a broad range of programs and degree options, ranging from baccalaureate degrees
in more than 75 disciplines to more than 100 graduate-degree programs at the master’s and doctoral level. The University of Nevada School of Medicine is a vital component of the University, with campuses in both of Nevada’s major urban centers, Las Vegas and Reno, and a health network that extends to much of rural

The University is one of eight institutions of higher education governed by the Nevada System of Higher Education. The University has more than 145 undergraduate degree programs, and more than 150 graduate degree programs (57 master’s, 80 doctoral and 24 professional graduate programs) from which students may choose.

The tuition for Nevada resident undergraduates is among the lowest in the western United States. The resident undergraduate tuition and fees total $8,798 a
year, which is lower than all but one of 15 western states. Non-resident undergraduate tuition and fees total $25,340 a year, which is at the median for the western states. Coupled with its status as a land-grant institution, the University necessarily has a statewide mission and boasts programs and activities in all 17 counties of the state. It has more than 700 employees outside the Reno area, most of them in Las Vegas. It plays a critical role in the promotion of health throughout the state
through its Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health. The University’s athletics programs compete in NCAA Division I as part of the Mountain West Conference. The
University fields competitive teams in 18 sports, with six men’s sports and ten women’s sports teams offering


Carson City is located at the intersection of two major highway corridors. US Highway 395 and Highway 50
provide easy access to major western markets. While there is no rail service in Carson City; Southern Pacific,
Union Pacific, and Amtrak services are available in the Reno/Sparks area.
The Carson City Airport is located 1.5 miles north of the city’s central business district.
The airport is a public facility serving the general aviation needs of the area. The airport has a 5,900 foot
runway, complemented by a full parallel taxiway. Hanger space, tie-down, fuel and other services are
available. Carson City Airport is not a major passenger plane facility, accessible mostly by small aircraft.
However, the Reno-Tahoe International Airport is only 30 miles away in Reno. Greyhound offers regional bus
service through Carson City and the Pride bus system offers daily commuter services between Reno, Carson
City, and other rural communities. JAC, Just Around Carson, also offers local bus service. Truck freight, taxi
services and rental car service are also available locally.

Reno/Tahoe International Airport
2001 E. Plumb Ln.

Carson City Airport
2600 E College Pkwy.

South Lake Tahoe Airport
1901 Airport Rd.

280 N Center St.
Reno offers railroad service for passengers and freight

Greyhound Bus Line
155 Stevenson St.
Greyhound Bus Lines operate throughout the
country and have many services in and out of Reno.

Citifare Public Bus Line
provides local transportation throughout Reno year round.
Regional Transportation Commission


Carson City sits in the center of one of the most scenic and historic areas in the country, making it the perfect starting point for sightseeing. Carson City ranks among the smallest in the

United States, but you wouldn’t know it from all the action around town.

Rich historic offerings, endlessly entertaining casinos and world-class golf, draw visitors from around the
globe, as does Carson City’s prominent position on Nevada’s map. Carson City serves as the hub of the wagon wheel
for site-seers and adventure-seekers. From the Capitol building at the center of downtown, visitors are just a stone’s throw away from
Lake Tahoe to the west, Virginia City to the east, Reno to the north and Genoa to the south.

Skiers and snowboarders come to Carson City to stay warm, but are within a few minutes drive of several ski resorts. History buffs can take a break from the museums and working locomotives in Carson City and make their way to Virginia City to step back in time to a frontier mining mecca captured in its pristine state.

In addition to in-town fun, Carson City is the hub of the wagon wheel for day trips. Take in the beauty of Lake Tahoe, the hustle and bustle of Reno and the old west flavor of Virginia City each within a 35 minute drive!
You’ll find some habits are hard to break in the Old West. Horseback riding remains a popular activity for visitors and it’s easy to understand why. Guided tours through the Mt. Rose Wilderness take riders through aspen groves, meadows and pine forests complete with picturesque views of Mt. Rose.

Some say that the best views of Carson City are from the air. Hang gliding and hot air balloon rides are available throughout the year, weather permitting. Many of the hot air balloon tours include a complete champagne brunch after the flight. Mild spring temperatures offer the option of skiing one of Lake Tahoe’s premier ski resorts in the morning and hitting the golf course in the afternoon. Conveniently located 35-60 minutes from world-class skiing, Lake Tahoe boasts 15 alpine and nine cross-country resorts. Heavenly, Mt Rose, Diamond Peak, and Kirkwood are all within a short driving distance from Carson City.

In addition to exploring the fringes of Carson City, visitors can enjoy the town’s numerous parks and picnic grounds. Many of the parks
have lighted tennis courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, athletic fields and playgrounds.
Wilderness enthusiasts will find plenty of outdoors activities at nearby Spooner Lake and Washoe Lake State Park. Spooner Lake is located
approximately 15 miles from Carson City on U.S. Highway 28 and is recognized as one of the most diverse ecosystems in the area. A 1.75- mile dirt path encircles the lake and is marked by interpretive signs that explain the animal and plant life found at Spooner Lake.
An occasional sighting of bald eagles and osprey make the area popular with birdwatchers. Spooner Lake is also Nevada’s only catch and
release fishery.


The Reno / Lake Tahoe region has a wide variety of top cross-country skiing areas, downhill ski resorts, and
snow play areas. Sprinkled around the Lake Tahoe area, these winter sports areas are blessed with abundant
snow, excellent accommodations, and easy access from Reno, Sacramento, and the Bay Area. In addition to
downhill and cross-country skiing, winter sports opportunities include snowshoeing, sledding, snow tubing,
and snowmobiling.


Mills Park
1111 E. William St.
Picnic tables, barbecues, playground equipment,
restrooms, horseshoe pits, miniature railroad,
three covered pavilions, three sand volleyball
courts, outdoor fitness center.
(Inside Mills Park is the Virginia Orcutt
Skateboard Park)

Carson City Fairgrounds—Fuji Park
601 Old Clear Creek Rd.
Rodeo arena, 20 stall barn, 40 stall barn, Exhibit hall
with complete kitchen facilities and restrooms. Fuji
Park with play area, benches, picnic tables,

Governor’s Field
500 Evalyn Dr.
Four Little League fields, two babe Ruth fields, two
Pop Warner football fields, four t-ball fields, two
batting cages, concession stand, playground
equipment and restrooms.

Ross Gold Park
280 Appion Way
Manmade lake, covered barbeque pavilion,
tables, restrooms, playground equipment,
horseshoe pits, two tennis courts and
a sand volleyball court.

Camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, nature study, star-gazing—not your thing? How about mountain
biking, horseback riding, boating, water skiing, snowshoeing, ice-skating? Choose your favorite outdoor
activity and Nevada State Parks will provide a place for it. Nevada’s 23 state parks, recreation areas and
historic sites are stretched across terrains as diverse as alpine forests and bone-dry deserts. Among
them are natural lakes and man-made reservoirs, such as world-famous, 22 mile long Lake Tahoe or
the much smaller Echo Canyon and its 35-acre reservoir.

Other parks provide glimpses into the past. Valley of Fire is one of the state’s oldest, with 3,000-yearold petroglyphs carved in sandstone and breathtaking views of the maroon-colored rock formations created during the age of the dinosaurs. Mormon Station in Genoa and the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort
feature replicas of 19th-century fortifications and visitor centers explaining regional history.
Many campgrounds and RV facilities are open all year, depending on the weather. You can even stay in
a yurt at Cave Lake State Park near Ely. Trailheads are well marked, and facilities at many parks include
RV dump stations, showers and day use facilities for groups. For more information on Off-highway
Vehicles (OHV) registration, go to Department of Motor Vehicles at


Welcome to Nevada. We hope all this information has been beneficial! Don’t hesitate to contact one of the Vaulet Group representatives for any other questions, detailed guides in a PDF form, and so much more. Guide information is provided by First Centennial Title Co. of Nevada, at First Centennial Title, a full service title and escrow company, has grown from a one-office operation to a multi- office operation, with Branches in Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Incline Village and Stateline.


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