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Old 08-08-2017, 04:45 PM
 
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Spokane vs Reno
Both are close in population
Both seem to be some what moderate (Spokane to the right Reno to the left)
Both have no income tax with a sales tax
Both are 4 hrs from a costal city
Both seem to be simular in crime ( although Spokane is a bit higher)
Both are near some beautiful outdoor scenery

Anyone have any reasons to live in one over the other?
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:07 PM
 
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Well they have some big differences, for one Reno didn't reach 100,000 people until 1980, whereas Spokane reached that population way back in 1910 so Spokane is going to feel more urban/old and has more in common with a rust belt city, and Reno has more in common with sun belt cities.

Downtown Spokane
1. https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6582...2!8i6656?hl=en
2. https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6586...2!8i6656?hl=en
3. https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6567...2!8i6656?hl=en
4. https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6571...2!8i6656?hl=en
5. https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6587...2!8i6656?hl=en
6. https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6599...2!8i6656?hl=en
7. https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6571...2!8i6656?hl=en

Downtown Reno
1. https://www.google.com/maps/@39.5256...2!8i6656?hl=en
2. https://www.google.com/maps/@39.5268...2!8i6656?hl=en
3. https://www.google.com/maps/@39.5269...2!8i6656?hl=en
4. https://www.google.com/maps/@39.5309...2!8i6656?hl=en
5. https://www.google.com/maps/@39.5213...2!8i6656?hl=en
6. https://www.google.com/maps/@39.5249...2!8i6656?hl=en
7. https://www.google.com/maps/@39.5301...2!8i6656?hl=en
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:23 PM
 
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Reno's daily life seems to revolve heavily around casinos. When I've visited a friend there, that's where we took his daughter trick-or-treating, that's where many of the restaurants and bars are, that's where nightclubs are....

Outside of Reno's casinos and (guessing) air service, Spokane seems more substantial. It has substantial Downtown shopping including old storefronts and a Nordstrom. It had a world's fair. Both have sizable universities within walking distance of the center in Nevada and Gonzaga. Spokane won the best-river competition.
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:31 PM
 
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Well they have some big differences, for one Reno didn't reach 100,000 people until 1980, whereas Spokane reached that population way back in 1910 so Spokane is going to feel more urban/old and has more in common with a rust belt city, and Reno has more in common with sun belt cities.

Downtown Spokane
1. https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6582...2!8i6656?hl=en
2. https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6586...2!8i6656?hl=en
3. https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6567...2!8i6656?hl=en
4. https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6571...2!8i6656?hl=en
5. https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6587...2!8i6656?hl=en
6. https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6599...2!8i6656?hl=en
7. https://www.google.com/maps/@47.6571...2!8i6656?hl=en

Downtown Reno
1. https://www.google.com/maps/@39.5256...2!8i6656?hl=en
2. https://www.google.com/maps/@39.5268...2!8i6656?hl=en
3. https://www.google.com/maps/@39.5269...2!8i6656?hl=en
4. https://www.google.com/maps/@39.5309...2!8i6656?hl=en
5. https://www.google.com/maps/@39.5213...2!8i6656?hl=en
6. https://www.google.com/maps/@39.5249...2!8i6656?hl=en
7. https://www.google.com/maps/@39.5301...2!8i6656?hl=en
True to some extent, but Reno has long been known as the "biggest little city in the world" and has been built up longer than you'd think given its relatively low population. In other words, it looks and feels older than a city whose population only hit 100K in 1980. Reno was Nevada's premier city before Vegas was.
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:38 PM
 
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Are you retired or do you need to look for job? If so, keep in mind the health of local economy .

The current unemployment rate (4/2017) of Reno is 3.9% and Spokane is 5.4%
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Old 08-09-2017, 03:40 PM
 
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One thing I have noticed it the apartments in Reno seems to be more scarce & more pricy I'm going to assume this is do to the Tesla factory, Google etc. I do wonder how accurate the crite stats are in Spokane & it would seem that Reno would be high just do to the Casino/party culture. I'm also going to guess Renos unimployment rate is do to them shifting somwhat toured the tech industry & that they have more tourism.
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Old 08-09-2017, 03:47 PM
 
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Reno and Spokane, along with Boise and Colorado Springs come across as budding peers to me. All four represent the next set of big cities in the West. Likely in a few decades all four of them will have metropolitan regions exceeding 1 million people. They're all booming currently, albeit to different extents, but all are trending in that direction quickly.

So not a bad comparison at all here. Good work.
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Old 08-09-2017, 03:57 PM
 
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Spokane is near Lake Coeur d'Alene and Reno is near Lake Tahoe which is a bonus for both of these cities. I like how Spokane is the home of Gonzaga basketball and is not far from Pullman to go watch the WSU Cougars play in some Pac-12 games. Pullman is a great college town and a fun place to visit. I like how Reno is not far from Sacramento to go watch a Kings game at that beautiful new state-of-the-art arena in Downtown Sacramento.
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Old 08-09-2017, 04:37 PM
 
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I was also going to add in Bend OR but it doesn't quit have the same population & OR got income tax no sales tax & also seems to be on the more expensive side for COL. I can defanatly see both Reno & Spokane expanding do to Seattle & Bay Area transplants as well as others.
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Old 08-09-2017, 04:44 PM
 
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Spokane is near Lake Coeur d'Alene and Reno is near Lake Tahoe which is a bonus for both of these cities. I like how Spokane is the home of Gonzaga basketball and is not far from Pullman to go watch the WSU Cougars play in some Pac-12 games. Pullman is a great college town and a fun place to visit. I like how Reno is not far from Sacramento to go watch a Kings game at that beautiful new state-of-the-art arena in Downtown Sacramento.
Reno is home to the flagship university of Nevada, UNR. It is a tier 1 public research university and is 3 times bigger than Gonzaga. UNR wolf pack are also division 1 teams.
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