The State Capital, Carson City was founded in 1858 by pioneer Abraham Curry and takes its name
from the nearby Carson River, which early explorer John Fremont named after his scout, the
famed "Kit" Carson. With the discovery of the Comstock silver lode in nearby Virginia City in
1859, Carson City became a thriving commercial and industrial center. The Virginia &
Truckee, richest of America’s short-line railroads, was established to transport the rich ore
from the mines to Carson City, where a U.S. Mint was built to process the ore.
organization of the Nevada Territory in 1861, Carson City was designated the
territorial capital and the county seat. In 1864 President Lincoln granted
statehood to Nevada and Carson City was selected as the state capital and
quickly became the seat of local, state and territorial government.
(West Side). The West Side is the older section of town. This area is know for the Victorian homes and all the big cottonwood trees lining the streets. This is the oldest and most established areas in Carson City. The Governors mansion, Carson Tahoe Hospital, State Senate, State Legislative building, and Capital are all now in the Downtown west side area. The price ranges go from 160k to 550k depending on age and size. (MLS area 27&28)
Lakeview: is nestled in the very northwest end of Carson within a little canyon that over looks Washoe Valley. You are about 5800' up mixed in the pine trees and the views over look Washoe Valley and parts of Carson City. A mixture of nice modern ranch and two story styles with prices from 285,000 to 495,000. The lots are 1 and 2 acre parcels (MLS area 26A)
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Southeast: (Seeliger area east of 395). This area is known for it's family orientated neighborhood with smaller lots. The Seeliger Elementary school is centrally located and is popular with parents because of the school. The area consists of new and older homes which make it affordable for the growing families. The price range is 155000k to 220k (MLS area 21)
This area has some bigger lots 1/4 acre
to 1 acre. If you
would like a little elbow room and affordable this might be a
consideration. Homes range from 190,000 to 300,000 ( MLS area 20)
Dayton: A small town about 9 miles east of Carson City. The city lies at the base of Virginia City and is mainly high desert with scenic views. The homes there are very affordable due to the fact they are further east of Carson City. New homes are available from about $95,000 to 130k on bigger lots. There is also areas around a golf course built by Arnold Palmer, and the homes here can range from patio homes to bigger custom homes ranging from 220k to 550k with airport hangers attached to the home.