City of Fernley Qualities


 Fernley has several historic places to visit, including the Historic Newlands Project, the Wig Wam Restaurant and Native American Museum, the Fernley Raceway, or the nearby Lahontan and Pyramid lakes.


Fernley is located in Lyon County at the confluence of three other counties: Churchill, Washoe, and Storey. Highway 95 A terminates here in Fernley, and therefore provides quick and easy access to Interstate 80 and Highway 50 to access central Nevada. Fernley is literally in the heart of all the activities and excitement that is abundant in Northern Nevada.

Housing Opportunities

On the residential front, the population of Fernley grew 120% from 2000 to 2006, according to the Nevada State Demographer. Whether it is in the form of apartments, condominiums, traditional single family homes, farm, ranch, or horse property, Fernley has something to offer to everyone at affordable family prices. We invite you to discover why Fernley is such a great place to live, work, and play.

Economic Opportunities

Fernley is open for your business as a great place to live, work, and play. Fernley presents an attractive friendly, small-town lifestyle with no corporate, personal income, unitary, or inventory taxes. Located just 30 minutes from the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area and 15 miles from Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, Fernley is home to the 5,000-acre Crossroads Commerce Center as a location that is fully prepared for a wide variety of businesses. With an abundance of industrial / office / commercial space, and immediate proximity to major interstates and railroad access, there are new opportunities and many reasons for businesses to move to Fernley.


Lyon County Schools provide great opportunities for our youth to receive the best education possible. Academically, our students are performing at or above the levels of students in the surrounding urban and suburban school districts.

Quality of Life

Isn't that what life is all about? The City of Fernley is one of the safest in the region. As a community, we all know that working together and character count, and that we need to make sure that all of our neighborhoods are living up to their highest potential. Thanks to a city wide effort, we are pulling together to put Fernley’s best foot forward.