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Reno compared to Vegas....

Posted 07-22-2011 at 04:54 PM by tanmctee

.....no comparison!

One of the questions I hear the most as a Northern Nevada Realtor is: "is Reno like a little Vegas?"

Today's blog addresses that question.

Although Reno and Vegas are located in the same state; they are NOTHING alike.

One thing they share in common is both are closer to California (Los Angeles/Vegas and Sacramento/Reno) than they are to one another. It is about a one hour flight and eight-nine hour car ride between Reno and Vegas (a long LONELY car ride).

While Vegas is glitz and glamour and adult entertainment focused; Reno is more focused on the great outdoors, arts and community.

Where there is a LONG strip with many luxurious hotel casinos to choose from in Vegas (and it would take you a day to walk the length of it), you can walk the strip (if you want to call it that) in Reno in twenty minutes.

Downtown Vegas is rows of spectacular casinos designed to grab attention at every turn. The downtown corridor in Reno has a walking pathway located on the beautiful Truckee River. This is a gathering place for special events, citizens, festivals and plenty of water activities.

Downtow Vegas has big name shows, wonderful restaurants and night clubs with activities to keep you moving. Downtown Reno has funky coffee shops, restaurants, night clubs, wine bars, brew pubs a more leisurally pace.

The weather in Las Vegas stays hot most of the summer and Reno enjoys warm/hot days (July is our hottest month and has yet to hit the 100 mark), in the evening things cool down and a nice breeze typically keeps it comfortable.

While Vegas can get chilly in the winter, the temperatures are really quite moderate in the winter. Reno has four distinct seasons and it does get cold in the winter time (although, it is not what most expect....see my other posts on weather).

Vegas traffic and number of people are far greater than the layed back feel of Reno.

Vegas has many simulated thrill activities to enjoy, roller coasters on casino's, thrill rides at the top of a casino and as much activity as you might want under one roof. In Reno you are more likely to enjoy nature....lay on the beach, go river rafting, fly fish, ride a bike, rent a kayak or inner tube, take a hike or simply enjoy a drive around Lake Tahoe.

While the current economy has driven costs down in Vegas, it is still much higher in price than Reno. You will find lower cost quality hotel rooms, fantastic food that does not break the bank and activities that fit comfortably in to most budgets.

There are so many differences between the two cities ---- this blog could go on and on....but I think this gives you an idea. If you ever have questions, you know I'm here to answer as honestly as possible (although, I am biased, I love this place)!

Hmmm.....I do like my visits to Vegas though, maybe I'm going to have to start working on a little trip for the near future!!
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