If you’d like to spend your Nevada retirement near the casinos but away from the hustle and bustle of Vegas, spend your afternoons at Lake Tahoe, or relocate your family of avid skiers closer to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Reno is the place for you. If you’re ready to settle down but aren’t sure where to start, here are some popular master planned communities in the “Biggest Little City in the World”.
Located at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Damonte Ranch offers over ten floor plans from builders like Lennar and Di Loreto. Prices begin in the mid $300s. Residents of Damonte Ranch have access to gyms, walking trails, and three major golf courses: Toiyabe Golf Club, Wolf Run Golf Club, and Lakeridge Golf Club. It is also a 30 minute trip to Lake Tahoe. Families looking for great schools have a diverse range of options for all grade levels in the Washoe Independent School District.
Bella Vista Ranch
Bella Vista Ranch offers four master planned neighborhoods including one private, gated community. With 15 different floor plans for one and two story structures, these communities offer an array of houses for any size family. Bella Vista is located just minutes from Downtown Reno which brings many options for shopping and entertainment. The community provides access to clubhouses, fitness centers, outdoor swimming facilities, and covered patios. Schools in the area include Double Diamond Elementary School, Damonte Ranch High School, and University of Nevada, Reno.
Stonebrook master planned community is located in Sparks, Nevada. Builders provide more than one dozen floorplans in one- and two-story options with prices starting in the $400s, making this the perfect space for any family to call home. For entertainment, residents are surrounded by shopping centers, golf courses, restaurants, and public parks; and only a short drive from Lake Tahoe.
Somersett residents never find themselves without something to do. This community is surrounded by local entertainment including 18 ski resorts and nearly 40 golf courses. The homes in this community start from the $400s, with 14 floor plans that allow homeowners to pick from one- or two-story designs and a range of bedroom options.
Woodland Village is a locally owned and operated community. They offer more than 10 floor plans to choose from, and this community is well equipped for families to stay close to home while still staying active. The family center has a basketball court, a fitness center, and an after-school program. There are also four parks including a dog park and a landscaped walking trail. Families have plenty of education options including Nancy Gomes Elementary, Cold Springs Middle School, North Valleys High School, and Truckee Meadows Community College High School.
And if you’re moving to Nevada from out of state, there are myriad first-time homebuyer resources waiting for you in the Silver State!
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Jessi Gonzalez writes on the topics of home-buying, home decor, and home-ownership for New Home Source. She has a degree from Coastal Bend College and is currently enrolled in the English degree program at Texas A&M Corpus Christi.