Carson City

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. Following  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.
Take the Kit Carson Trail Through Carson City  (click here)

Location & Trade Area: Carson City is situated in northwestern Nevada in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada range at an altitude of about 4,758 feet. We are located at the intersection of U.S. Highways 395, and Hwy 50 linking cities from Canada to Mexico,  Carson City is 14 miles east of Lake Tahoe, 30 miles south of Reno, 129 miles east of Sacramento and 437 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The smallest of the state’s counties, Carson City encompasses 146 square miles and has a current population of 56,410. Firmly established as a regional retail and commercial center, Carson City draws from an overall trade area of approximately 220,000 including Carson City, portions of adjoining Lyon, Churchill and Mineral counties to the east, Douglas County to the south and from as far south as Bishop, California. See the Freeway Project that will be going around and through Carson City.

(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)


Kings Canyon: This area is further west up King Street  tucked next to the mountains,   It has  some small "horse" properties  mixed with large upscale homes. The views are great and there are still is an open feeling and yet still being close to town Kings Canyon Highlands and Meadows are very attractive with new developments and a variety of floor plans including patio homes for those that don't need maintenance.  Highlands homes start  at approx. $300,000  and Meadows "patio" homes at $270,000 (MLS area 26C)

Timberline: Timberline is in the  northwest end of Carson behind the college. You are about 6200' up mixed in the pine trees and have great views looking over Carson City.   A mixture of modern ranch and two story styles with prices from 240,000 and up. The lots are usually smaller than 1acre  (MLS area 26B)

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)

Further Southeast: 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) :

Northeast: (south of 50east) This area is east and residential with the Empire school district. There are many affordable homes for the first time home buyer and the growing family here. The prices here are very good starting at 120k to 150k.  (MLS area 22A)

Northeast: (north of 50east) A great affordable are in Carson City that consist of mainly mobile homes (Manufactured homes).  These homes range in different sizes, years and lot sizes so the price ranges vary.  The area is well kept and has a nice appeal to it considering the price. These prices ranges are by far the cheapest in town,  they range from 60k to 100k.
(MLS AREA 23)  

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.

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Erich von Batsch/Realtor/GRI