Being a parent in northern Nevada is an experience like no other. Boasting vibrant city life, quiet rural retreats, historical landmarks, majestic mountain ranges, and plenty of adventure — it's no wonder that home means Nevada to so many, including me. There are plenty of reasons to love raising a family in Northern Nevada. From the wonderful weather, to a bustling arts and culture scene, to its seriously breathtaking landscapes — Northern Nevada is just an amazing place to live.
The one biggest misconception that people have about the entire state of Nevada is that we're literally just a placeholder for Las Vegas. People forget that there's a whole state to see beyond the Sin City strip, with so many amazing things to do and ample space to explore. I love the fact that there's always an adventure waiting to be had, and that my kids get to spend so much of their lives outdoors, exploring, and getting familiar with nature. Las Vegas may be our largest city, but surely it's not our most exciting.
Raising my kids in Northern Nevada has been a gift. It's quiet, we're surrounded by history, and we're close to the cities we love, and there is rarely ever a good reason to opt indoors when the beautiful outside awaits. Here are just a few of the fabulous perks I've grown to love as a Northern Nevada mom: