Located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Genoa is a storied town of the American West. It’s still known today for its Old West charm, but has all of the features of a modern community. It lies within the Carson River valley, 42 miles from Reno, with a population of less than 1,000.
While people often come to Genoa to see one of the last living towns of the Old West, many choose to stay for the nature. At an elevation of approximately 4,700 feet, visitors and residents can enjoy stunning mountain views. Mule deer, squirrels, foxes, raccoons, skunks, snakes (venomous and non-venomous), black bears, and several species of birds including quail, mountain blue birds, jays, magpies, crows, Canada Geese, ducks, herons, eagles, hawks, woodpeckers, gulls, sparrows and Barn Swallows are just some of the wildlife that Genoans see on a daily basis.
Community links and Info
Carson Valley Arts Council -In partnership with businesses, schools, arts organizations and the community, CVAC actively works to bring artists, a diversity of art forms and audiences together in our rural community. From concert series, youth programming, ArtBar, shared office space and meeting space for nonprofit organizations to a visual arts gallery, CVAC’s support of a breadth of public programs provides residents a rich quality of life which contributes to the health and diversity of Nevada’s economy and workforce, increasing tourism, strengthening our community and fostering education through the arts.
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