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Old 07-28-2010, 12:23 PM
 
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We are considering moving from San Antonio, TX to the Reno area. We are both in our late 30's, no kids. After too many years of the South Texas heat, we are looking to move somewhere that has all four seasons, none of which are too extreme. Also looking for smaller town atmosphere, but with mid-large city conveniences. Considering coming out for a visit in October / November to get a better idea of the city. I have seen so many different posts about "where to live" - but most people are concerned about school districts. We are middle class, looking for a safe neighborhood, and would prefer to rent a house rather than apartment. I have seen all of the posts about the poor job market, but since we are considering moving this time next year, I am not too concerned about that part (yet!). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:50 PM
 
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We are also considering a move to Reno but in December. I have read lots of blogs and visited twice thus far. I am all over the place in terms of where to live but am narrowing my search to Southwest and Northwest Reno. We have children so schools are a factor.
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:16 AM
 
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I would appreciate you passing on the blog sites...
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:44 AM
 
Location: The Westmeezie
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I am also considering the move, more so to Sparks than Reno but close enough. I am in my early 30's, no kids and moving from Maryland. Also visiting in November to check it out more. Funny that Reno is a destination choice for people. I was out there 2 years ago and thought it was pretty cool. Also Lake Tahoe is awesome. Good luck all!
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:05 PM
 
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more so to Sparks than Reno but close enough
Reno and Sparks are pretty much the same place, there isn't a hill of beans difference between the two.
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:18 PM
 
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Me and my wife moved here from CA about 4 years ago. It's a nice place to live with Lake Tahoe and Ski Resorts every where. It's also an outdoorsman's paradise with high desert on the east side and the Sierra Mtn range on the west side. Housing has finally fallen to normal prices. They were CA prices when we moved here.
One thing though...NO JOBS. Find a job before you get here. Unemployment is about 15% plus add the extra not reported and I'd guess it's at about 30%. It's bad.
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:08 PM
 
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The nicer areas of Reno/Sparks quick rule of thub.
Essentially the farther away you are from the 80/395 merge... the better the area... This is just a general rule of thumb... obviously it's not completely a truism. If you are not a big fan of the sierras, but of Reno/Sparks itself... save yourself a few bucks and live in the Spanish Springs area in outer Sparks. The best property deals in Reno are in this area... in terms of price per square foot, but still being a nice area overall (costco, shopping, etc).

If you like the Sierras/Lake Tahoe you'll either want to be in the Southern area of the city [Galena, Double Diamond, Curti Ranch, Etc] (there are several nice communities in the South... all slightly different... and price point will probably matter... If not there you'll want to be west of the western strip of McCarren (McCarren is a main road in Reno... runs a circle around the city) most likely. This would put you into either the Caughlin Ranch area, Western Reno, or Northwest Reno [sommerset, verdi, mogul included]... Once again price points sort of depend where you live in these.

If you come to visit... make sure you see the lake if you have never been up to Tahoe before. It is a major selling point of the area for many/most who live out here. It's really a national park - that isn't a national park.
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Old 07-31-2010, 07:36 AM
 
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Thank you so much for the specific subdivision/ area names. When we come out to visit I am hoping to have areas narrowed down so we know which to focus on looking at.

We have been to Tahoe before and loved the area. Obviously couldn't afford to live out there, and are trying to move AWAY from the hassle of long daily commute times! It is definitely a selling point for a quick weekend getaway though!
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Old 08-02-2010, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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I second Kevin J's suggestion. =)
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