HomeSnacks, a company that uses recent data from the Census, FBI, OpenStreetMaps and other sources to help people get an idea of what it’s like to live in different communities across the country, recently released its annual ranking of the best Nevada cities in which to live. Reno ranked fifth.
According to its report, the company “looked at Nevada places with 1,000 or more residents” and “took into account home prices, household income, education, and safety.” The top 10 cities it came up with are: 1. Henderson, 2. Sparks, 3. Mesquite, 4. Winnemucca, 5. Reno, 6. Elko, 7. Carlin, 8. Ely, 9. West Wendover and 10. Wells.
Reno’s listing as the fifth best Nevada city to live in is three places higher than HomeSnacks ranked it last year. This year’s ranking was based on a high median home value of $299,700 and a low unemployment rate of 5.9 percent.
The report also included reviews of the ranked cities by HomeSnacks’ site users. The review of Reno touted the city’s special events as a big draw, noting that there are big “events year-round, averaging one biggie per month, ranging from hot air balloon races, rodeo, air races, food fests, nearby Burning Man, parades for numerous reasons” and “a growing art scene.”