The two neighboring towns of Minden and Gardnerville had very different origins but over the years grew together as the population centers of the Carson Valley farming, ranching and business communities. Nowadays, driving south on Hwy 395, the only transition you will see is the Welcome to Gardnerville or Welcome to Minden sign by the road side.
Gardnerville was named after John Gardner, a cattle rancher and was the focus of the ranching and farming community during the late part of the 19th century. It was also the center for the many Basque sheepherders who arrived in Carson Valley to tend the flocks and to establish the hotels and other businesses for their community, many of which are still in business today.[mappress mapid=”12″ alignment=”right” width=”40%” height=”520″]Minden, as a contrast, was a planned town surrounding a central park, founded in 1906 and named after the founder, J.F. Dangberg’s home town in Germany and continuing on to become a terminus for the Virginia and Truckee Railway and then the Douglas County seat. Over the years it developed a main street with a bank, hotel, Community Hall and neighborhood businesses, while retaining it’s small American town atmosphere.
Today, Minden and Gardnerville remain peaceful places to live, with the advantages of controlled development of business and housing, offering a wide choice of lifestyle and outdoor recreation in the glorious surroundings that make up Carson Valley.
If you have an interest in buying or selling a home in Minden and Gardnerville, or any other Carson Valley/Northern Nevada location please contact the writer, Samuel “Sam” Whiteside, Realtor with RE/MAX Realty Affiliates in Gardnerville, through this site or at 775 721 5958. email@example.com
In-town Minden/Gardnerville listings are shown below. Inventory is currently very low, but new listings are always coming on the market!
A more focused search of Minden or Gardnerville from the “Search Northern Nevada Markets” panel on the home page will allow you to look under the “More” button and refine the search area based on more criteria. In-town Minden/Gardnerville listings are found under G/M Downtown. You can also choose Active, Pending or Sold listings and further define you searches.
This link will show you a location map for many of the Carson Valley residential communities. Carson Valley Neighborhood Overview Map
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