I may be moving to Elko County, what is it like?
We are the most northeastern County in the State of Nevada which borders Utah and Idaho. The City of Elko and its neighbor, Spring Creek - the largest homeowners association in the country- are nestled at the base of the beautiful Ruby Mountains. The "Rubies" are often compared to the Swiss Alps with its majestic peaks, glacier formed valleys teamed with fishing, hunting, camping, mountain biking, snowmobiling, helicopter dropped skiing and more year round recreational opportunities. The City of Elko and Spring Creek have a combined population of approximately 40,000 people. Elko County consists of the Towns of Carlin, Elko, Jackpot, Wells and West Wendover, with a total County population of over 51,000 people. The City of Elko was previously voted "The Best Small Town in America". Elko County is the 4th largest County land wise in the continental United States with a land area of 17, 200 square miles. Elko is the county seat for this rural county which is described as a high desert. We are a hub for transportation as I-80 runs across our county, along with Amtrak, Greyhound Bus Service, a regional airport serviced by Skywest Airlines and the new Northeastern Nevada Regional Railport. We are approximately a two hour drive to Twin Falls, Idaho, three hours to Salt Lake City, Utah, fours hours to Reno, Nevada and seven hours to Las Vegas, Nevada.