The Top 10 Neighborhoods in Carson City, NV

Carson City residents know that the capital city is a fantastic place to call home. Just minutes from a variety of scenic destinations and popular attractions such as Lake Tahoe, Reno, the Sierra Nevada mountains, and historic Virginia City, Carson City is the perfect home base for adventure lovers and nature enthusiasts alike. 

Where are the best places to live near Carson City? We scoured this beautiful, welcoming city and compiled a list of the Nevada Group’s top 10 neighborhoods in Carson City:

Lakeview 

Lakeview is a popular suburban neighborhood located northwest of Carson City. Residents of the neighborhood enjoy being set apart from city life while quickly accessing all of the convenience and fun in Carson City.  

Lakeview Real Estate

Lakeview real estate is primarily made up of medium to large single-family homes, with median prices ranging from $630,000 to $1,250,000. Most of the residential real estate is owner-occupied. Many of the residences in the Lakeview neighborhood were built between 1970 and 1999, but there are a number of newer homes as well.

Lakeview Education

Lakeview has both public and private schools to choose from. Here are the top-rated schools in the Lakeview neighborhood. 

Edith West Fritsch Elementary School 

Carson Middle School

Carson High School

Carson City Montessori Charter School 

What's Nearby

Residents of the Lakeview neighborhood love being in a more rural area that has direct access to all local amenities and activities that Carson City has to offer. 

Lakeview is approximately 6 minutes away from three different medical centers. There are banks and grocery stores such as Wal-Mart within a ten-minute drive of Lakeview. 

Inside the Lakeview subdivision, residents have direct access to the Hobart Reservoir Trail. This trail is an out and back 5.4-mile moderate trail. Residents do not always reach Hobart Reservoir, but they definitely enjoy the ability to have direct access to outdoor exercise.  

Washoe Lake is only a 15-minute drive away and has ample amounts of room for boating, jet skiing, kayaking, picnics, and any other lake fun that can be had. 

Commutes

Incline Village, NV - 31.3 miles via NV-28 S (38 minutes)

Reno, NV - 27.9 miles via I-580 (27 minutes)

Silver Springs, NV - 38.1 miles via US-50 E (41 minutes)

Gardnerville, NV - 22.6 miles via HWY 395 (28 minutes)

Stewart 

The comfortable suburban atmosphere makes Stewart a highly desirable neighborhood for many buyers. This subdivision is located in the southern part of Carson City, with access to lots of fun and outdoor activities nearby. 

Stewart Real Estate

A lovely suburban neighborhood, Stewart is primarily made up of medium-sized to large single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate in Stewart is owner-occupied. Many of the residences in the Stewart neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999, but there are plenty of newer homes and remodeled homes in the area, making it feel up to date while also offering the benefit of mature landscaping. Homes in Stewart average in the $500,000 range.

Stewart Education

There are several schools to choose from near the Stewart Neighborhood. Here are a few of them:

Al Seeliger Elementary School 

Carson Middle School

Carson High School

What's Nearby

The Stewart neighborhood is more urban than others in Carson City, therefore most amenities are just a short walk or drive away. 

There is a Costco, Marshall’s, and Dollar Tree within a couple of blocks of Stewart for residents to grab all their daily amenities and enjoy some retail shopping. 

Nearby there is the Edmonds Sports Complex which offers softball, baseball, soccer, and football fields for the residents of Carson City to enjoy. The atmosphere is especially fun on the weekends when tournaments are being held! 

Within a 5-10 minute drive, residents of Stewart can find some of the best dining options that Carson City has to offer. Residents especially like to wine and dine at the Casino Fandango. 

Commutes

Incline Village, NV - 23.3 miles via NV-28 S (32 minutes)

Reno, NV - 38.4 miles via I-580 N (39 minutes)

Silver Springs, NV - 38.6 miles via US-50 E (45minutes)

Gardnerville, NV - 14 miles via HWY 395 (20 minutes)

Riverview 

Riverview is a larger neighborhood located on the eastern side of Carson City, Nevada. This neighborhood has a rural atmosphere with gorgeous houses and scenery surrounding it on all sides. 

Riverview Real Estate

Riverview real estate is primarily made up of medium to larger single-family homes and townhomes. Because this is a more rural area, homes are spread out more, giving owners more space while remaining near Carson City. Most of the residential real estate is owner-occupied. Many of the residences in the Riverview neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. Homes in this safe, quiet, rural community are typically in the $500,000 range and are popular with retirees and families alike.

Riverview Education

There are several schools to choose from near the Riverview neighborhood. Here are a few of them:

JC Fremont Elementary School 

Eagle Valley Middle School

Carson High School 

What's Nearby

All amenities such as grocery shopping and banks are located within a 10-15 minute drive of the Riverview neighborhood. 

The Eagle Ranch Golf Course and Event Venue is located within the Riverview subdivision. The pristine grass and fantastic views are every golfer’s dream! 

The Carson River Park is located just a short drive away and has lots of outdoor activities. There are hiking trails for families to enjoy, as well as a fishing pier. There are also walking paths throughout the park that are wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Commutes

Incline Village, NV - 28.8 miles via NV-28 S (40 minutes)

Reno, NV - 34.2 miles via I-580 N (39 minutes)

Silver Springs, NV - 32.8 miles via US-50 E (36 minutes)

Gardnerville, NV - 20.1 miles via HWY 395 (31 minutes)

City Center 

If you are planning to retire in Nevada or looking for a family-friendly community, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Carson City’s City Center may be considered a retiree and family dream neighborhood. This beautiful neighborhood is peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Nevada, and offers a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live in City Center, makes City Center one of our top neighborhoods. 

City Center Real Estate

Real estate in the City Center is primarily made up of smaller to medium-sized single-family homes, condos, and apartments. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999, with some dating back to the 1940s. The median real estate price in City Center is around $400,000. 

City Center Education

There are several schools in the City Center neighborhood and surrounding areas. Here are a few of them:

Toland Helen Anderson Elementary School

Carson Middle School

Carson High School

What's Nearby

Being located downtown is the ultimate perk of living in the City Center. There are a vast array of dining options from many different cuisines. Grocery stores and retail shopping are within walking distance or just a short drive! 

The Nevada State Museum is just up the street from the City Center neighborhood and has many historical and scientific exhibits for families and seniors to enjoy. 

When the gambling itch begins to be too much, there is the Carson Nugget casino for seniors and adults to visit. 

Mills Park is also located within the City Center subdivision and has many walking paths and picnic areas so families, couples, and retirees can enjoy a day in the sun. 

Commutes

Incline Village, NV - 25.3 miles via NV-28 S (35 minutes)

Reno, NV - 32.2 miles via I-580 N (40 minutes)

Silver Springs, NV - 36.8 miles via US-50 E (44 minutes)

Gardnerville, NV - 16.6 miles via HWY 395 (26 minutes)

Schulz Ranch 

Located southeast of Carson City, Schulz Ranch is a newer community, developed by awarded builder Lennar Homes. There are a variety of plan options to choose from within the neighborhood, offering a unique home within a home option that makes this neighborhood ideal for multi-generational family living.

Schulz Ranch Real Estate

This neighborhood is recently developed and is still being developed by Lennar Homes. All the real estate available in Schulz Ranch is single-family homes with approximately 2-4 bedrooms. Due to being newly built, all these homes have modern amenities that prospective buyers will not want to miss out on. 

The homes in Schulz Ranch range in price from $500,000 to $700,000. 

Schulz Ranch Education

There are several schools to choose from in the Schulz Ranch area. Here are a few of them:

Al Seeliger Elementary School 

Carson Middle School

Carson High School

What's Nearby

Residents of Schulz Ranch only have to drive a short distance to access all the amenities in the area. There are a plethora of retail shopping stores such as Marshall’s and Wal-Mart. There are plenty of dining options that range from fast food to fine dining. 

Sun Ridge Golf and Recreations is a hot spot for outdoor enthusiasts. The pristine greens accompanied by fantastic views will ensure only fun is had on the course. 

The Prison Hill Staging area is a popular place for ATVing and other four-wheel-drive activities! 

Commutes

Incline Village, NV - 23.7 miles via NV-28 S (32 minutes)

Reno, NV - 38.8 miles via I-580 N (43 minutes)

Silver Springs, NV - 40.2 miles via US-50 E (46 minutes)

Gardnerville, NV - 13.5 miles via HWY 395 (19 minutes)

Colorado St.

An urban neighborhood, Colorado St has all the amenities Carson City has to offer. This neighborhood boasts a family-friendly atmosphere, and gorgeous homes located right next to the city’s center. 

Colorado St Real Estate

Colorado St real estate is primarily made up of medium-sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five, or more bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner-occupied. Many of the residences in the Colorado St neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. Several residences were also built between 1940 and 1969. The median real estate price in this neighborhood is $384,000.

Colorado St Education

There are several schools in the City Center neighborhood and surrounding areas. Here are a few of them:

Toland Helen Anderson Elementary School

Carson Middle School

Carson High School

What's Nearby

All amenities such as grocery and retail shopping, banks, doctor’s offices, and anything else needed can be found within a short drive or walk. The proximity to the downtown area promises a host of cuisines to choose from when dining out. 

The Casino Fandango is right down the street if residents are seeking to satisfy their gambling itch. There is also the Nevada Railroad Museum which is an excellent place to take the family for some educational fun. 

Governors Field is located just a couple of blocks away from Colorado Street and has a walking path for exercise. This park is perfect for pick-up soccer games, picnics, and other outdoor fun! 

Commutes

Incline Village, NV - 24.3 miles via NV-28 S (33 minutes)

Reno, NV - 35.2 miles via I-580 N (39 minutes)

Silver Springs, NV - 36.2 miles via US-50 E (41 minutes)

Gardnerville, NV - 15.6 miles via HWY 395 (23 minutes)

Arrow Head - North Carson/Goni Canyon Estates 

Suburban, peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in NV, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college-educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 85.7% of the neighborhoods in Nevada. If you are considering retiring to Nevada, this is a good neighborhood to look at.

Arrow Head - North Carson / Goni Canyon Estates Real Estate

Arrow Head - North Carson / Goni Canyon Estates real estate is primarily made up of medium-sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Arrow Head - North Carson / Goni Canyon Estates neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. Some residences were also built between 2000 and 2020 as well. 

The median price of homes in this neighborhood is $484,000. 

Arrow Head - North Carson / Goni Canyon Estates Education

There are several schools to choose from near the Riverview neighborhood. Here are a few of them:

JC Fremont Elementary School 

Eagle Valley Middle School

Carson High School 

What's Nearby

Located just a few minutes away from this gorgeous neighborhood are all the amenities residents could ever need. There are hospitals, restaurants, banks, and even an airport within a short drive of Arrow Head. 

Located inside the subdivision is the Eagle Valley Golf Course. This amazing course is both public and private and has the most amazing scenery to accompany a great day of golf.

Right next to the golf course is Centennial Park which is a sports complex. This makes it effortless for residents of the area to watch their children play in sports tournaments. There is also an amazing hiking trail for residents of the neighborhood and Carson City to use for outdoor enrichment!

Commutes

Incline Village, NV - 29.4 miles via NV-28 S (37 minutes)

Reno, NV - 32.2 miles via I-580 N (30 minutes)

Silver Springs, NV - 34.1 miles via US-50 E (37 minutes)

Gardnerville, NV - 20.7 miles via HWY 395 (25 minutes)

Indian Hills 

Indian Hills is located on the southwestern side of Carson City. It has a suburban feel and offers unique diversity in the landscape and the residents. While quiet and peaceful, this neighborhood isn’t far away from daily living amenities as well as lots of activities for couples, families, and retirees!

Indian Hills Real Estate

 Indian Hills real estate is primarily made up of medium-sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner-occupied. Many of the residences in the Indian Hills neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. Several residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

The median price of homes in this neighborhood is around $429,000. 

Indian Hills Education

Lakeview has both public and private schools to choose from. Here are the top-rated schools in the Lakeview neighborhood. 

Jacks Valley Elementary School

Edith West Fritsch Elementary School 

Carson Middle School

Carson High School

Carson City Montessori Charter School 

What's Nearby

Sun Ridge Golf and Recreation is located within the Indian Hills neighborhood. This amazing course offers the best of the best. Residents of Indian Hills love having a personal or family day on the pristine greens at Sun Ridge!

The crystal blue waters of Lake Tahoe are not far away either. An easy day trip, Lake Tahoe has many outdoor activities, shopping, and scenic views to enjoy.

All amenities for Indian Hills Residents can be found within a 5-10 minute drive. Target is less than four minutes away from most homes in Indian Hills as well. 

Commutes

Incline Village, NV - 24.8 miles via NV-28 S (32 minutes)

Reno, NV - 39.9 miles via I-580 N (40 minutes)

Silver Springs, NV - 41.2 miles via US-50 E (46 minutes)

Gardnerville, NV - 10.9 miles via HWY 395 (15 minutes)

Carson City West 

Carson City West is an upper-middle-class neighborhood with a friendly community. The homes are charismatic and tend to be on the larger side. With all the amenities and excitement of living downtown, this neighborhood is highly sought after by families, retirees, and couples! Carson City West has something to offer everyone. 

Carson City West Real Estate

Real estate in Carson City West is predominantly comprised of three and four-bedroom single-family homes, as well as apartment complexes and high-rise apartments. Rental and owner-occupancy constitute the majority of residential real estate. Carson City West features a large number of homes built between 1970 and 1999. Despite their age, the homes are not old but established. In addition, many residences in the neighborhood were constructed between 1940 and 1969.

The median cost of homes in this neighborhood is around $518,000

Carson City West Education

There are several schools in the City Center neighborhood and surrounding areas. Here are a few of them:

Toland Helen Anderson Elementary School

Carson Middle School

Carson High School

What's Nearby

Daily living amenities such as groceries, doctor’s offices, banks, and much more are all located within the Carson City West neighborhood or just a few blocks away in the downtown area. 

There are many restaurants to choose from in the area. From fine dining to fast food there is something for whatever a resident is in the mood for. 

Within the neighborhood is where Square Park is located. This park has a fantastic playground meant for all age groups. There is also a lovely picnic area and plenty of space for families to enjoy cornhole, pick up soccer, and a game of catch!

Commutes

Incline Village, NV - 26.1 miles via NV-28 S (35 minutes)

Reno, NV - 31.4 miles via I-580 N (32 minutes)

Silver Springs, NV - 45.8 miles via US-50 E (42 minutes)

Gardnerville, NV - 17.3 miles via HWY 395 (26 minutes)

New Empire

New Empire is located on the eastern side of Carson City and is a young and lively neighborhood. This neighborhood is sought after by college students due to how quiet and friendly it is. The houses are inviting and provide a great atmosphere for a perfect neighborhood. 

New Empire Real Estate

Apartment complexes/highrise apartments and single-family homes make up most of the New Empire real estate. These consist primarily of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium-sized (three or four bedroom) homes. There is a mixture of owners and renters occupying most of the residential real estate. A good number of the homes in the New Empire neighborhood were built between 1970 and 1999, so they are established but not old. Some homes in the neighborhood were built between 1940 and 1969.

New Empire Education

There are several schools to choose from near the Riverview neighborhood. Here are a few of them:

Empire Elementary

Eagle Valley Middle School

Carson High School 

What's Nearby

Due to this neighborhood being on the outskirts of Carson City, most amenities are within a 5-10 minute drive. 

Dining and fast food as well as retail shopping can also be found within a 5-10 minute drive. 

Terrace Park is located inside the New Empire neighborhood, and residents love to have playdates on the playground or spend family time with a picnic after a day of hiking. 

There are many nearby hiking trails for residents of New Empire to enjoy while getting their exercise. The stunning landscapes that surround Carson City will not disappoint. 

Commutes

Incline Village, NV - 27.8 miles via NV-28 S (35 minutes)

Reno, NV - 33.1 miles via I-580 N (33 minutes)

Silver Springs, NV - 33.7 miles via US-50 E (37 minutes)

Gardnerville, NV - 19 miles via HWY 395 (25 minutes)




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