The Nevada System of Higher education is an integral part of the northern Nevada area, which boasts a favorable tax climate, reasonable commute times, and a diverse selection of arts, cultural and entertainment events. The Reno-Tahoe area provides an attractive natural setting, and residents enjoy one of the world’s best climates with low humidity and abundant sunshine. The area is a haven for those who love the four seasons and plentiful outdoor recreational opportunities. One hour from Lake Tahoe, four hours east of San Francisco and eight hours north of Las Vegas, the Reno area is accessible to a variety of activities. Nevada has no income tax, comparatively low property tax and NSHE offers excellent benefits, including faculty tuition benefits for university employees and their dependents.