Spread out in a lush green valley at the bottom of the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Douglas County is a beautiful place to live, work, and play. This growing area has a population of around 50,000 residents which provides for a combination of small-town charm and productive farmland, dotted throughout with the bigger cities of Genoa, Minden, Gardnerville, Stateline and Kingsbury. This area offers great opportunities for Douglas County Nevada commercial real estate ventures, and is backed by a growing economy, moderate cost of living, and attractive homes for sale.
Douglas County’s mild weather and distinct four seasons make it perfect for many summer and winter activities. South Lake Tahoe is a close by for boating, swimming, waterskiing, or sailing, or hike in the Pine Nut region for a chance to see wild horses. Golfing opportunities include the semi-private Golf Club at Genoa Lakes with its championship layout, the Sierra Nevada Golf Ranch with its panoramic views, or the scenic Edgewood Tahoe golf course. Get out into nature at the Bristlecone Pine Forest and see 4,000-year-old pine trees, or visit the Great Basin National Park to hike and explore the fascinating geological formations in the Lehman Caves.
The sister cities of Minden and Gardnerville are one of the earliest settled areas of Nevada, and have “grown up” together since the early 1900s. Located in the heart of beautiful Carson Valley, Minden and Garnerville are the largest cities in the county, offering the convenience of multiple grocery stores, unique shops, and quality restaurants. The active community puts on many annual events, such as concerts in the park, farmers markets, and car shows.
Genoa is officially the oldest permanent settlement in Nevada, but it is also one of the most beautiful communities in the state. It is home to the famous Genoa Bar, the oldest continually run saloon in the state of Nevada, which has been frequented by the likes of Clark Gable and Johnny Cash. It also has two championship golf courses.
A terrific starting place to all that Lake Tahoe has to offer, the cities of Stateline and Kingsbury are vacation destinations with populations that swell during the peak of summer and winter activities. Stateline has four casino resorts with award-winning restaurants, luxurious spas, and superstar entertainment. Kingsbury is situated 7,500 feet above South Lake Tahoe and overlooks Carson Valley, while Heavenly Ski Resort only a half-mile away.
The Minden Tahoe Airport offers the convenience of direct access to Carson Valley by air, and the Reno/Tahoe International Airport is only a 45 mile drive from Minden. Douglas County also has access to two major transportation corridors, Highway 395 and U.S. 50, plus State Route 207 (Kingsbury Grade). Douglas County’s public services are first rate, with the Minden Medical Center offering a wide range of specialties, and the nearby Carson-Tahoe Hospital, which treats patients on a larger scale.
The excellent education opportunities in Douglas County include one of the best school districts in the state with test scores reaching well above the national standard. There are seven elementary schools, three middle schools, and three high schools. For advanced learning, Western Nevada College’s Minden campus offers strong academic programs and smaller class sizes. Also nearby is University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), which was ranked as one of America’s best colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
Douglas County real estate options range from craftsman-style homes, ranch spreads, and luxury estates to mountain cottages, historic mansions, and lakeside cabins. In addition, Douglas County commercial real estate has great opportunities to start or expand a business with buildings and sites that are ideal for any business venture.