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Virginia City - Comstock mining historical city, Nevada

Virginia City offers a rich history in a now small community

Virginia city is a historic mining town where about 1500 people make their home in Storey County, Nevada. Mostly elder folks live in Virginia City as there is not much work outside of the tourism industry. Virginia City is the site of the Comstock Lode days which was once a booming gold and silver mining town in the days of the Civil War. Virginia City is located just 23 miles southeast of Reno and about 15 miles northeast of Carson City, Nevadas's State Capitol. Virginia City is at an elevation of 6220 feet above mean sea level and thus experiences harsher winters than the Reno area which sits at only 4500 feet elevation. Virginia City usually sees about 15 inches of precipitation per year. Walking and driving tours are possible in Virginia City, touring the historic mining areas.

Home and Land Prices in Virginia City, Nevada

Large lots of 10 acres can be purchased in the Virginia City highlands for about $100-$350K depending on location (August, 2005). There are some historic homes in Virginia City that are available, however, they are expensive, usually over $500K. There are many deluxe, larger, secluded homes in Virginia City that sell for $500K to $1 million plus. Small to average size homes are also quite expensive in historic Virginia City, usually not selling for under $400K.

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