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Old 07-03-2010, 04:06 PM
 
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Hi there-

I have been offered a job in reno, NV, and my wife and I are considering moving there. We were wondering if there are any areas close to renown hospital that are hip, younger, nice walkable shopping, with an easy commute to renown. We're looking to rent (condo, highrise, house, apartment), would like nice/luxury amenities, and hardwood floors, and dog friendly.

please let us know if you have ideas.
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Old 07-03-2010, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Hello,

Well first of all; unfortunately, the only Whole Foods in Reno is located in the suburbs in south Reno.

Reno is a small city, and doesn't have a huge hip area. However, the Riverwalk is definitely where you should look. It has been the center of redevelopment in Reno, and you can get some AMAZING deals on the high-rise condos right now. Look at the Montage(brand new selling units for super cheap), Palladio(very upscale tends to be more expensive), Arlington and Park Towers(both older buildings but still nice units), and the Riverwalk Tower(which is newer). The Riverwalk is a small area, but has some great places. 2 performing arts theaters, a movie theater, Nevada museum of Art, Auto museum, numerous hip coffee shops, restaurants, bars, lounges. Unfortunately not too much shopping, but enough. And this whole area is constantly improving.

If you are looking for lower density yet still a hip area go with old southwest Reno near California Ave. This area has beautiful old homes with tree lined streets. And Cal ave the main quaint little shopping street has some nice shops. A lot of the houses are also walking distance to downtown.

Hope this helps!

EDIT: I just realized you are looking to rent. Everything still applies, I'm sure you can find rentals in all of those buildings.

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Old 07-06-2010, 09:39 PM
 
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thanks for the info. we visited reno recently. our first night was at the siena hotel. siena hotel was the worst experience for hotel i have ever had in a long long time. old interior, old furniture, the bedding on our bed even seemed seedy, eww. the poeple who were patronizing the place and many at the casino seemed shady, maybe drug users. we didn't visit much more of downtown after that. we left for a smaller chain hotel, and it mae our stay in reno all the better. i'm worried about living in downtown as it doesn't seem to have a lot going on as far as restaurants, nice movie theaters, shopping, ut i may be completely off base
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Hmmm...well I know Siena is having major financial issues and was almost shut down. I stayed there a few years ago and had a great experience so IDK. Maybe its just really gone downhill. But if you didn't enjoy your experience I probably wouldn't recommend downtown. It is definitely a work in progress.
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:24 PM
 
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i'm worried about living in downtown as it doesn't seem to have a lot going on as far as restaurants, nice movie theaters, shopping, ut i may be completely off base
It doesn't.

You want NYC/SF/LA without those rent prices. Good luck, you're gonna need it.
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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BigDave01 gave the best scenario(s) =)

A lot of downtown condos are renting for a big discount just because of the down economy and renters opting to buy starter homes (locals who have been saving for a long time, can afford it now).

If you want to be closer to Whole Foods and nature (IMO South Reno is also very much in the 'hip' category), you have to go South Reno--about 20 minutes from Downtown. But you'll be closer to Lake Tahoe. I have a friend who lives in the vintage apartments (exit south meadows). And they seem to enjoy it (they have a private small "lake pond") where my friends stroll, walk the dogs.

Reno, being small, IMO it doesn't really matter that much if you live in Downtown or South Reno. The pros and cons balance each other.
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