Carson City is state’s second best spot to retire

Carson City was named second best Nevada spot to retire for the second year in a row.

According to a study done by SmartAsset, a New York financial technology company, the Nevada capital was ranked second for best places to retire in Nevada, coming in behind Gardnerville.

The study rated cities by tax friendliness by looking at effective rates based on a typical retiree earning $50,000 a year and spending; recreation centers, retirement centers and doctor’s offices for seniors; and number of seniors in each area as percentage of the total population.

Carson City was ranked seventh for tax burden paid through sales and income taxes, fourth for number of doctors per 1,000 people and sixth for recreation centers per 1,000 people. The study also calculated Carson City is comprised of 17.8 percent seniors, a 1.1 percent increase from 2015.

Other cities in the study include Incline Village, Henderson, Fallon and Elko.

For those wanting to move to Carson City to retire, it was also ranked among the most affordable Nevada cities to insure a rented home or apartment.

Carson City ranks fifth in the state for cheapest renters insurance at $325 for an annual rate, which is about 10 percent below the state average, according to ValuePenguin. Ahead of Carson City are Incline Village, Winnemucca, Elko and Reno, with none lower than $300 annually.


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