Today, Gardnerville is a thriving community in the heart of the beautiful Carson Valley on the eastern slope of the beautiful Sierra Nevadda Mountains. Its location is ideal for both the nature lover and the more suburban at heart: The splendor of Lake Tahoe is just a short drive up Kingsbury Grade to the west and just minutes from the State Capitol ... Carson City ... and, the divorce capitol ... Reno ... to the north.
The Town of Gardnerville was founded in 1879 by Lawrence Gilman of Genoa when he moved the Kent House from the Genoa area to a 7-acre tract of land on the East Fork of the Carson River. Gilman had purchased the land from a homesteader, John M. Gardner, in whose honor he named the new town.
Gardnerville's weather is pleasant throughout its distinctly different four seasons. Warm summer days with cool nights are balanced by the crisp chill of winter with an occasional light snowfall. Spring and fall provide tastes of each in perfect transition.
Population: 5,394 • Elevation: 4,750