Incline Village named best place to live in Nevada
February 26, 2014
Incline Village was named the best place to live in Nevada by a California real estate website.
Announced on Monday, the Movoto Real Estate Blog ranked 35 Nevada communities with more than 5,000 residents.
The communities were scored in 13 data points, broken into total amenities, quality of life, total crime, tax rates, unemployment rate, commute time and weather.
According to the website, the information came from the U.S. Census Bureau and business listings. Movoto averaged the rankings and gave first place to the low score.
Incline Village ranked No. 1, despite being ranked dead last for quality of life. Its median home price of $921,060 and household income of $90,281 put it in first place.
Bloggers identified Incline as "easily one of the most picturesque places in North America."
"This village of 8,777 outdoors-loving people is a fishing and water sports paradise that offers its residents plenty to do on land if they prefer to stay dry, from gobbling ahi sliders at Bite to outdoor performances of the Bard's greatest works at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival," according to the website.
Despite the overall quality of life rank of 35th, its best rankings were in crime (third), weather (third), and commute time, where it placed second at a mere 18 minutes.
"Incline Village is the shining example of the quality of life, safety, weather and things to do the Silver State has to offer," according to the blog.
The real estate site favored colder locations for weather, giving Elko and Spring Creek first places, while ranking Incline, Gardnerville, Johnson Lane and the Ranchos in third. Pahrump in Southern Nevada ranked dead last.
Gardnerville was the smallest town in the top 10 and had the highest quality of life, placing fourth. The town placed sixth for number of crimes and 14th for amenities.
Boulder City was named third, due in part to the lowest unemployment in the top 10. In the No. 4 spot was Las Vegas, which placed 31st in the crime ranking, but first for amenities. In fifth place, Arden, a suburb of Las Vegas, scored similarly.