Dayton serving as cheaper housing alternative

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DAYTON, Nev. (KOLO) It’s no secret that finding affordable housing in the Truckee Meadows is not easy. An influx of people moving in from out of state has left our area with homes in short supply.

According to Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty, the median home price is still over $400,000, so if you want to save money on a home, you might consider heading south.

“It’s so close to Carson and Reno and the Tesla area,” explained Beverly Cashen of Granite Point Community.

The developer is building 45 homes just off Dayton Valley Road, which is just off highway 50 about 45 minutes from Reno.

There are three different models with the prices listed below.

1655 square feet - $309,900
1755 square feet - 330,000
1950 square feet 2 story – $365,000

“Out here in Dayton it seems to be a little more affordable for most people,” said Grant Brewer of the Nevada Rural Housing Authority. “If they are looking for a new home with all of the amenities they are used to in Reno this is a great alternative.”

For more on the Nevada Rural Housing Authority's down payment assistance program click here.

A “Digs ‘n’ Dogs”-themed event will show off the new homes. Hot dogs, drinks, and door prizes will be offered.