Gardnerville & Minden

Gardnerville & Minden

In 1879, Lawrence Gilman of Genoa moved the Kent House 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.

Gardnerville is a thriving community in the heart of the idyllic and serene Carson Valley. Its location is ideal for both the nature lover as well as the more suburban at heart. The splendor of Lake Tahoe is just a short drive to the west and the Reno is less than an hour north.

Distinctly different four seasons highlights the weather in Gardnerville. 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 new life and color, each in perfect transition.

Housing is plentiful and varies from equestrian estates and ranchettes to subdivisions. There is something for everyone’s budget, and we are the REALTORS® who will find exactly for what you are looking.

The town was named after Minden, Germany, near the birthplace of H.F. Dangberg, whose company presented to the Douglas County Commissioners a plan of the town in July of 1906.

Minden is a unique town as it was mapped and defined on the ground before a building was erected. It’s neatly laid out streets served as the guide for growth during the first fifty or so years and was centered around the “town center” which is now known as Minden Park. Since the 1920’s new subdivisions have altered the symmetrical pattern of the town, but quality and pride remain.

The nucleus of the town developed from 1906 until around 1940. During that time, the Minden Inn was a getaway destination for some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Clark Gable and Jean Harlow. In the late 1950s some small subdivisions appeared, and the business strip along Highway 395 accommodated some new commercial ventures. As they say, from there it was “all history”.

Minden is the County seat and offers a wide variety of housing inventory including subdivisions, townhomes, and homes with acreage near undeveloped land. It’s the Sierra lifestyle!

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