Choosing where to retire is an important life decision. The right decision can lead to many years of happiness, whereas the wrong decision could end up being very costly.
Nevada is one of the fastest growing U.S. states, meaning there are many great cities to retire in. It’s also home to numerous 55+ communities. With breathtaking landscapes, a variety of recreational activities, affordable housing and low tax rates, it’s not surprising so many people are choosing to retire in the Silver State.
Retirees are choosing to settle down in Garnerville and its neighboring town, Minden, because of its location. Retirees love the fact there's no traffic congestion, the air is clean, and numerous recreational activities are offered such as hiking, fishing, biking and golfing.
Mesquite offers a mild climate, lots of sun and small-town friendliness. Retirees interested in golf will enjoy playing on Mesquite's beautiful courses, including Wolf Creek - one of the best golf courses in the world. Retirees account for half of Mesquite's population.
In Reno, retirees have access to many different types of recreational activities. There are also many active adult communities to choose from. Retirees love living in Reno!
Fallon sits along Highway 50 - "Loneliest Highway in America." With a crime rate that's below the national average and a cost of living that's 5% below the national average, it comes as no surprise retirees are choosing to settle down in Fallon.
Pahrump offers its retirees a quiet lifestyle in a convenient location. Those who choose to retire here are only a 45 minute drive from the amenities of Las Vegas. Retirees will get a lot for their money in Pahrump when they purchase a home. Larger homes are priced very reasonably, and most are situated on large lots. The cost of living in Pahrump is 8.5% below the national average.
6. Carson City
Approximately thirty miles to the west of Carson City is Lake Tahoe, which offers great skiing and hiking opportunities, and thirty miles north of Carson City is Reno, which offers a variety of wonderful restaurants, casinos and shows. In addition to these recreational activities, retirees will also thoroughly enjoy Carson City's thriving arts community.
Henderson is only a short drive from the fabulous restaurants and entertainment found in nearby Las Vegas. It has a small-town feel with a low crime rate. Henderson also has 54 parks with over 65 miles of walking and hiking trails, and 10 beautiful golf courses to keep retirees busy and happy.
Elko is a small, friendly town that's great for retirement. It's a safe town that offers fun activities almost every weekend. The Ruby Mountains is the main outdoor attraction in the area, and it offers many camping, hunting, bird watching and hiking opportunities. The cost of living in Elko is 4.3% below the national average, which is a huge reason why retirees choose to settle down in this small town.
Genoa is Nevada's oldest town, and it's located 25 miles east of Lake Tahoe and 40 miles south of Reno. Retirees love the historic charm of Genoa, in addition to the many local amenities and shops the town offers. Many recreational activities are available in the surrounding area, including hiking, biking, golfing and fishing. Genoa truly is a quaint town with a real community feel.
10. Boulder City
With two great golf courses, a laid-back atmosphere and a beautiful historic downtown area, it's easy to see why retirees are choosing to settle down in Boulder City. Boulder City is a friendly community and one of the safest in Nevada. Located only 25 miles from Las Vegas, retirees can easily spend the day exploring Sin City and then return home.
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