Many large cities are located throughout Nevada, in addition to several smaller towns that offer a much slower pace of life. If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city, whether it be relocating or simply visiting somewhere else, be sure to check out these 11 small towns in Nevada where life is still simple:
Located in Lander County, Austin is a laid back town where visitors and residents will enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, some of which include hiking scenic trails or soaking in Spencer Hot Springs. Austin has a population of 192.
Caliente, located in Lincoln County, is near Kershaw-Ryan State Park. This Nevada state park features several hiking trails, a playground and a small natural swimming pool. Caliente's population is 1,123.
Located in Nye County, Beatty offers many different types of outdoor recreation, including bird watching, hiking, camping, stargazing, etc. Its nickname is "Gateway to Death Valley." Beatty has a population of 1,010.
Genoa, located an hour south of Reno, is Nevada's oldest town. This small town's historic charm and laid-back environment is what makes it the perfect place to call home. Genoa's population is 939.
Located in Churchill County, Fallon is known as the "Oasis of Nevada." This Nevada town offers many different types of outdoor recreational activities, including off-roading on nearby Sand Mountain. Lake Lahontan State Park, also located nearby, offers great hunting and fishing opportunities. Fallon is home to Nellis Air Force Base and has a population of 8,522.
Ely is located in White Pine County and has a population of 4,288. It's located far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas, yet close enough to several attractions such as the Great Basin National Park and the Nevada Northern Railway.
Gardnerville, located in Douglas County, is known for having wonderful Basque restaurants. It's also a great town to retire in. Gardnerville has a population of 5,656.
Tonopah is one of the best places in the country for stargazing. Life doesn't get much simpler than staring at the beautiful stars on a clear night. Tonopah's population is 2,478.
Pioche, located in Lincoln County, is a historic mining town and home to the "Million Dollar Courthouse." Pioche has a population of 1,002.
Goldfield, located in Esmeralda County, is home to the famous Goldfield Hotel - one of Nevada's most haunted places. At one time, Goldfield was the largest town in Nevada, with a population of 20,000. Today, it has a population of 268.
McGill, located in White Pine County, is the choice town of many retirees. Its lovely surroundings and simple way of living is what attracts people to move here. McGill's population is 1,148.
Have you been to any of these small Nevada towns? Do you currently live in one? What other small Nevada towns would you add to this list?