Nicknamed The Silver State for containing the richest known U.S. silver deposit, Nevada is most recognized for its world renowned casinos and resorts. Lake Tahoe, Reno, and Las Vegas are just a few of the state’s major resorts. Situated between the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada, several hundred mountain ranges cross Nevada’s diverse landscape. From alpine forests to bone-dry deserts, parks and recreation areas include Pyramid Lake, Lake Tahoe, Great Basin National Park, and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Popular tourist attractions include Hoover Dam, a National Historic Landmark attracting over one million visitors a year, and Virginia City, a legendary mining town.
Nevada Real Estate:
More and more people are relocating to Nevada, with the 2014 Annual National Movers Study ranking Nevada as the nation’s sixth most popular destination for inbound movers. Warm weather, low taxes and housing prices, entertainment, and master-planned communities are luring new residents. Nevada has no state income tax and no inheritance tax, making the state a popular place to retire. Southern Nevada offers an abundance of retirement communities where residents can experience year-round sunshine.
Nevada’s climate is sunny and dry, with temperatures varying by elevation. Summers in Las Vegas are hot and winters are very cold, while weather during the spring and autumn is mild. Snowfall is abundant in the mountains. See Nevada temperature charts.
Regions in Nevada:
Nevada has three distinct regions; the Columbia Plateau, the Sierra Nevada, and the Basin and Range Region.
Boulder City Municipal Airport (BVU), Elko Regional Airport (EKO), McCarran International Airport (LAS), Reno/Tahoe International Airport (RNO)
State Capital – Carson City; Nevada State Abbreviation – NV, Nev.; Nevada is the United States’ seventh largest state in land area; Nevada’s most populous city is Las Vegas, with a population of 603,488.
The name Nevada is Spanish in origin and means “snow-capped.” Nevada has more mountain ranges than any other state. Nevada is the largest gold-producing state in the nation.
Nevada State Government Resource Link: www.nv.gov
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