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Gardnerville second best place to live in Nevada

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Downtown Gardnerville looking west from the front of the J.T. Basque Bar & Dining Room.

Gardnerville was named the second best place to live in Nevada by a California real estate website.

Announced on Monday, the Movoto Real Estate Blog has ranked 35 Nevada communities with more than 5,000 residents.

The communities were scored in 13 data points broken down into total amenities, quality of life, total crime, tax rates, unemployment rate, commute time and weather.

According to the website, the information came from the U.S. Census Bureau and business listings, then averaged the rankings and gave first place to the low score.

Incline Village ranked No. 1 on the list, despite being ranked dead last for quality of life. It's median home price of $921,060 and household income of $90,281 put it in first place.

Gardnerville was the smallest town in the top 10 and had the highest quality of life, placing fourth. The town placed sixth for number of crimes and 14th for amenities. Douglas County's unemployment rate ranked Gardnerville 33rd in the state.

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Boulder City was named third due in part to the lowest unemployment in the top 10. In the No. 4 spot was Las Vegas, which placed 31st in the crime ranking, but first for amenities. In fifth place, Arden, a suburb of Las Vegas, scored similarly.

Three other Douglas County communities made the list, with Johnson Lane coming in 10th, the Gardnerville Ranchos coming in 27th, and Indian Hills, 29th.

Carson City came in 11th on the list, with medium listings for quality of life, total crime, taxes, unemployment and weather, where it came in 17th, compared to Johnson Lane, which came in third.

The real estate site favored colder locations for weather, giving Elko and Spring Creek first places, while ranking Incline, Gardnerville, Johnson Lane and the Ranchos in third place. Pahrump in Southern Nevada ranked dead last.

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