Living Here

Quality of Life

Steeped in history and western lore, Fernley is a great place to live, work, and play. Fernley offers an attractive friendly, small-town lifestyle with many new housing developments, numerous churches and civic groups along with limitless outdoor adventures such as fishing, hunting, boating, camping, mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, and lots of open land for the ATV enthusiasts.  We have 14 community parks, including basketball courts, tennis courts, a skate park, lighted baseball and softball fields and rodeo grounds.  We also have a 18-hole golf course, Desert Lakes for golf enthusiasts.  

Located just 13 minutes from the Tesla site and 30 minutes from the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area where there are several Fortune 500 companies that have discovered Fernley's affordable industrial parks, large land parcels with access to transportation systems serving the major West Coast markets.  Fernley is next on the list for our own rail hub.

We also have one of the most popular 4th of July celebrations in Northern Nevada.

We offer small town pride with a huge heart, as evident when embracing local celebrations such as high school sports/victories, and other local heroes.  

There is access to big city amenities just 30 minutes away.

Things To Do

Northern Nevada has a lot to offer from historical landmarks, sporting venues, casinos, fine dining, museums, ghost towns, craft breweries, and so much more for every resident and visitor to enjoy! Below we have outlined many of the activities you can experience near or in the City of Fernley:

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Northern Nevada's climate offers a wonderful blend of all four seasons that caters to a wide range of seasonal experiences and outdoor activities. Whether you're exploring our parks in spring, enjoying the longer days of summer, admiring the falling of leaves in autumn, or embracing the cozy feeling of winter, there is something for everyone to enjoy about Fernley's annual climate! 

Major Employers

Opportunities for Thriving Industries & Major Industries

Businesses within the City range from multi-national companies to micro and home based businesses. Transport, storage, and distribution are the largest industry employer. The City is set to be the distribution epicenter for the state and will continue to grow in importance with volumes of freight increasing over the next 30 years.

Manufacturing is the second largest employer. The City has a varied manufacturing base from paint to the largest production category of fabricated decking.

Find Out Why these Major Industries Call Fernley Home:

  • Agru America, Inc.
  • Polaris
  • Nevada Cement Company
  • Allied Signal, Inc.
  • Sherwin-Williams Company
  • Feldmeier Equipment, Inc.
  • Trex Company, Inc.
  • Johns Manville
  • UPS Worldwide Logistics, Inc.
  • Lowe's Companies, Inc.
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • MSC Industrial Supply Company
  • World Color (USA) Corp.

Population & Demographics

The residential population of Fernley is currently 22,895 (2020 U.S. Census). Culturally and demographically diverse, the City holds firmly to its blue-collar and agriculture roots while embracing some of the most dynamic and visionary management and planning initiatives within any local government.

The City warmly welcomes new industrial and retail business ventures responding to increasing demand from our residential housing market and industrial, commercial and retail space.

The demographics below were found on the 2020 U.S. Census or the 2020 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Estimates Data Profiles, both found on

  1. Population
  2. Housing Demographics
  3. Families & Living Arrangements
  4. Education
  5. Income

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