Down the hill and north of Lake Tahoe, the city of Reno has three zip codes that rank in the top 10 of Northern Nevada’s wealthiest communities.
Caughlin Ranch area (89519) in west Reno. The zip code’s boundary starts at the Truckee River, just south of Fourth Street, and runs along South McCarran Boulevard down to Lakeside Drive. The 18-hole Lakeridge Golf Course lies in the zip code, as well.
In the Caughlin area, the average family income is $174,934, per the census, with an estimated 64 percent of families exceeding $100,000 and 26 percent surpassing $200,000.
In southwest Reno, the Galena, Saddlehorn and Montreux area (89511) has the fourth-highest average family income at $145,132, per the census. The sprawling region extends westward from I-580 to the Nevada/California state line.
An estimated 54 percent of families residing in this region earn at least $100,000 and about 20 percent make at least $200,000.
Rounding out the Biggest Little City’s wealthiest communities is zip code 89521 in southeast Reno, a region squarely east of the aforementioned Galena area.
Anchored by the Damonte Ranch community, the area extends eastward from I-580 toward a series of mountain peaks — Rocky Peak, Tibbie Peak, and Flowery Range HP. Geiger Grade Road, the thoroughfare connecting Reno and Virginia City, snakes through the region, as well.
As a whole, the region has an average family income of $101,473, with nearly 43 percent of families earning $100,000 or more, according to the census.