As the nucleus of Carson Valley, Minden is a peaceful little town. It has steadily been growing over the years as it's a wonderful place to live, raise a family and even retire. Close to the historical town of Genoa, exciting Lake Tahoe and convenient Carson City, it's centrally located.  With lovely sub-divisions, new homes, vacant lots and farms; there are a range of options that could easily please a potential buyer.  Give Dick a call, he'll find the right home for you!

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Approx. Population: 3,132

Popular Community Events: Carson Valley Days, Concert In the Park, Farmer's Markets, Parade of Lights, The Reno Rodeo, Hot August Nights, Rib Cook-off, Chicken Wing Cook-off, Balloon Races, Air Races, Street Vibrations, Night in the Country,

Popular Area Shops & Restaurants: Blue Rose Apparel, Pioneer Yarn, Artistic View Points Gallery & Studio, Saletti's Restaurant & Bar, Francisco's Mexican Restaurant, CV Steak in the Carson Valley Inn, Minden Meat & Deli, Katie's Kitchen, Woodettes Diner, Cowboys Cafe  

Popular Nearby Recreation: Genoa Golf Course, Carson Valley Swim Center, Community Center, Senior Center,

Area Schools:  Douglas County School District

Typical Area Home Prices:  $200,000 to $2,000,000 (vacant parcels $75,000 to $475,000)

Helpful Links:  The Town of Gardnerville, Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, Minden Tahoe Airport, The Town of Genoa, Lakes Golf CourseCarson Valley Chamber of Commerce


Like it’s sibling town Gardnerville, Minden offers endless activities to enjoy year round. In downtown Minden, residents are able to visit farmers markets, enjoy car shows and concerts in the park.  Residents have easy access to various forms of retail, multiple medical facilities, different eateries and a breathtaking view of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.  Downtown Minden includes many subdivisions such as: Winhaven, Minden Village and Westwood.   


Minden offers a variety of properties including custom homes, tract homes, ranches, vacant land, commercial properties, and a rich industrial area.

Downtown Minden Homes Range from $200,000 to $2,000,000
Downtown Minden Vacant Land Ranges from $110,000 to $300,000


The East side of Highway 395 lies the Johnsons Lane area. This area includes properties from Stephanie Lane to Johnson Lane. Through here, you’ll find many different subdivisions and types of properties in this area from sub-divisions, custom homes on large acreages, custom homes on small acreages and vacant land. This area offers a rural feel, but still holds a neighborly one as well. You’ll also find public access to trails for horses and dirt bikes. If you are looking for more space, you can find it here.

Some of the subdivisions include:

Saratoga Springs– semi-custom tract development with homes on .25 acres and up. Nice well kept neighborhood with walking trails & parks.

North Fork Trails– Custom gated development with homes on .40 acres and up. Walking trail around the perimeter of the development.

Skyline Ranch– a Syncon development with homes on 1 acre- no horses allowed. Nice neighborhood with great views.

Bramwell Homestead– Custom homes on 1 acre, off of Stephanie close to Pinion Hills Elementary School.

Homes in Johnson Lane area range from $250,000 to over $700,000

Land in Johnson Lane area ranges from $75,00 to over $300,000


The property line for Minden ends at the stoplight on Jacks Valley Road. Neighborhoods in North Minden include Sunridge Golf Course, Indian Hills, Silvercrest and Jacks Valley. Within these neighborhoods are a variety of property types that range from sub-divisions, ranchettes, lovely homes settled against Sunridge Golf Course, and custom homes. Living in North Minden allows for easy access to the large retail stores including Target, Wal Mart, Home Depot, Best Buy and a variety of eateries.

Homes in North Minden range from $225,000 up to $550,000


The Buckeye/Pinenut areas of Minden are considered part of “East Valley.” In this area, most property is located on an acre of land or up.  Monterra, Sterling Ranch Estates, Starview Ridge, Pinion Ridge and Wildflower Ridge are the beautiful subdivisions you’ll find encompassed in this area.  You’ll also find a few horse friendly properties here.  The Pinenut Mountains that surround East Valley are great for hiking, horseback riding and even dirt biking.

Houses in the East Valley Range from: $500,000 to $2,500,000

Vacant Land in the East Valley Ranges from: $150,000 to $400,000



 The Airport area of Minden is located on the east side of Highway 395 between Johnson Lane and the intersection of Highway 395 & Highway 88. The Minden Tahoe airport is located on 990 acres and serves a variety of aviation activities. You’ll also find various Industrial and Commercial listings.