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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Sun Valley is a town in Nevada with a population of 21,101. Sun Valley is in Washoe County. Living in Sun Valley offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sun Valley there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Sun Valley and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Sun Valley are above average.
About Sun Valley...
Population
21,101

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$131,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$960
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    28%
    13%

Working in Sun Valley

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,294
National
$55,322
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Sun Valley Reviews

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Sun Valley is a more simple town with very few defining characteristics. This I found to enjoy and appreciate after visiting larger cities. However, Sun Valley does have it's issues in crime and poverty. These issues can be resolved by taking specific action or through the natural progression of a city. I would like to see more safety precautions added to parts of Sun Valley such as sidewalks or nearby police stations.
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Sun Valley, north of Reno/Sparks, accessed from the 395 N freeway. Majority manufactured/mobile homes, no apartments, two subdivisions in the NE area. It has an elementary and high school. It has a local fire/emergency. There is one medical, one dental office. Two hospitals 15 minutes away, urgent care centers 10 minutes away. There is one grocery store. There is one fast food, no restaurants, 4 gas stations. There are discount & auto stores, and one marijuana business. Marijuana is now legal for recreational consumption in NV. Commute to UNR is relatively short, about 15-20 minutes, except in heavy snow and ice. Jobs are limited in this area. There are 2 bars, one casino. There are no gyms or fitness centers in Sun Valley. Cost of living in Reno area is relatively high, IMHO. Overall, Sun Valley could be a great option for one desiring private space and who doesn't mind traveling to amenities.
I live in Sun Valley, Nevada. Many people believe it is a town where many of Nevada citizens whom are less fortunate live. But I think it is a small town where families connect with each other and grow friendly connections daily. Families have the privacy they need and the comfort they seek in their homes. To me, Sun Valley is home, where I can relax and enjoy quality time with friends and family.