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Old 08-13-2010, 03:45 PM
 
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We are relocating temporarily to the Reno area in July 2011. We will have children in elementary, middle, and high school. Any advice on safe, family-friendly neighborhoods and reputable schools (public or private) would be greatly appreciated. Also, advice on areas to avoid would be helpful as we are not at all familiar with the area.
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Old 08-15-2010, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Nomad3,

Looks like area 89509 which is at or near Caughlin Ranch, it has really good schools. Caughlin Ranch elementary school scored "10", according to greatschools.org. For high school: Mcqueen High (also near Caughlin) also scored a 10. That's a good place to start searching for a place to stay.

I personally lived in those area, near Mcqueen and it's a really fine area, In my opinion. It's close to the freeway (5-10 minutes from I80) and close to all the conveniences you might need (Raleys, Walmart, Scolari's) and want (Kohls, Dairy Queen, Chili's, Restaurant etc..).
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:38 PM
 
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Stay away from the Anderson School area. it is so crowded they have to bus kids to other schools. Do an apartment count. The more apartments, the more kids in the school. South of the city seems better than north.
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:31 PM
 
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Don't live in the old residential areas of Reno or Sparks.

Myself, I would go south on Lakeside, down where Holcomb runs into it, acreage parcels, very nice homes.
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Old 08-17-2010, 04:18 PM
 
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Thank you. This is giving us a good starting point in our search.
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:03 AM
 
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89509 and 89519 are best areas. 89523, 89521, 89511 are good too. 89436 in Sparks is good.
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:52 PM
 
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I live in 89436 area in Sparks. New elementary school, above avg middle school and excellent high school( Reed ) more than just a sports school. New shopping at the Sparks Galleria and Legends at Sparks Marina (they are online).

I also have many friends that live in Wingfield Springs. Make sure you check the zoning for schools. In some areas, you can be a mile from one school and be zoned and bussed to one 3-5 miles away.
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Old 01-08-2011, 11:50 PM
 
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best elementary schools: Hunsburger, Lenz, Caughlin Ranch, and Gomm

best high schools: Galena, Reno
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