Douglas County is located in the western portion of Nevada bordered by Lyon County, Carson City, and the state of California.
The two major towns are Minden and Gardnerville, also including Genoa, Topaz Lake, Stateline/Kingsbury, Roundhill, Zephyr Cove, and Antelope Valley. Carson Valley comprises the towns of Minden (the County seat), Gardnerville and Genoa.
Douglas County was established in 1861 and encompasses 751 square miles, it is the third smallest county within the state, but the fifth most populated. The County has grown 177% over the last 20 years.
The Valley is connected to Lake Tahoe by an 11-mile drive on SR 207 (Kingsbury Grade).
Average elevation for the Valley is 4,750 feet, and Lake Tahoe’s average elevation (top of Kingsbury Grade) is 7,280 feet.