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Old 08-30-2010, 12:25 PM
Location: Santa Barbara
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Any state that has 3-4,000 foot mountain bike descent routes, ain't bad at all.

Old 08-30-2010, 02:27 PM
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is reno really that bad off? i look at the paper and see lots of jobs listed my sisters husband just got a job there 2 months ago.
Old 08-30-2010, 02:50 PM
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Nevada is number one in college drop out rates
Re: ok I will give you this one...UNR is not a great school
This is a little bit of a concern to me. The costs for attending this University are on the high side and there appears few alternatives in the state.

Right now, in Florida there's a program that pays for tuition for most of college if you get good grades:

Bright Futures Scholarship Program - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I don't suppose Nevada has anything like that? Florida's is paid for through the lottery.

So, if not UNR, then you're going out of state and paying out of state fees.

Rather sucky I'd say.

Anyone have any input on this?

Old 08-30-2010, 03:05 PM
Location: Santa Barbara
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UNR is fine, I wouldn't worry about it. Lots of people go to UNR and are highly successful people, and UNR is cutting edge in several fields. And yes, when I refer to it as UN har har my wife who both graduated and went to grad school there gets annoyed with me.

UNR has had a similar program for Nevada students as the Florida program, check it out.
Old 08-31-2010, 03:40 PM
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I just joined this site so I can respond to this thread. Brief background: I lived in FL until mid highschool, then moved to Vegas for remainder of high school. Went to FSU for a semester, then UNLV for a semester, then finished the remainder of undergrad at UNR. Went to law school back in FL and I recently graduated.

I REALLY miss the Reno area. Although I have lived in FL for most of my life, I would move back to the Reno area (and Vegas as a 2nd choice) in a heartbeat, if........... There was a job market for lawyers out there. I don't have any personal knowledge of this, only what I've heard from a few people.

Nevada DOES have a "Bright Futures" equivalent... Its called the "Millenium Scholarship" which pays for most of your tuition. You have to have gone to a NV high school for at least 2 years and get I believe a 3.0. I heard a rumor that this has/will disappear, so you would have to check, but when I went to UNR, I benefited from that program.

UNR is a GREAT school! I loved it! I had an awesome college experience (Can't beat the Greek experience at FSU though...)! To be honest, I hated Reno at first, but after exploring and seeing what it had to offer, it is now the #1 place I wish I lived.

Anyway, I can go on and on... If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
Old 08-31-2010, 04:00 PM
Location: Santa Barbara
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Millenium Scholarship
Thanks for jogging my memory, it is a great program.
Old 08-31-2010, 05:55 PM
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Thanks for the reply legaleye3000.

My son is in 3rd grade now so.. I hope it's still there when he goes to college.

Thanks all for the replies. Helps a lot.
Old 09-01-2010, 09:18 PM
Location: Charleston, SC missing home Reno NV
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I don't understand people like the OP - so it wasn't right for you, so you collect all the information you can to make it sound like the worst place EVER??? what a joke! I don't like where I grew up, I won't go back there, but I do understand there are a LOT of people that do like it, so GOOD FOR THEM. I am not trying to tell them NOT to live there. People can make their own judgment. I have lived here 4 years it's the best thing I ever did. I have also lived in South Carolina, want to talk about bad economy? How about being paid $2.13 as minimum wage??? PLEASE OP, go away and enjoy your life somewhere else.

PS on an off note UNR was just named a top college I know that, and a couple of our high schools are in the top schools as well. I will have to find those links if I MUST research for the OP.

PSS - yes there are things that are bad here. There are things that are bad EVERYWHERE. get a grip!
Old 09-01-2010, 10:36 PM
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Moved back to Reno one week ago from Chicago. Mind you I HAVE A JOB in the medical field so the high unemployment rate is not directly affecting me. I love it out here and plan to fully utilize the great recreational opportunities afforded us. Reno weather for much of the year is outstanding and certainly being from the Midwest was a big draw. Finally regarding education, certainly the opportunities to receive a good education is here (UNR is highly regarded) so like everywhere else in the country you can capitalize on the positives or concentrate on the negatives...your choice
Old 09-04-2010, 03:41 PM
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hahaha, I came back to read the comments supporting Reno. For those who haven't lived here, I invite you to join Downtown Reno for seven days before moving here. For those of you who live here, check this article out. And for those uneducated idiots who claim that these numbers have nothing to do with their lives, wake up. Crime, property values, quality of life (trash on streets, upkeeping of parks and recreation, etc) all depend on how well a city or state are doing ECONOMICALLY. Disposable income is finished in America. So are casinos. So is Nevada. Just because you live in Montreux, or Caughlin Ranch, doesn't mean you won't be effected by it. Just wait till that Meth head or that unemployed person runs into your wife or daughter. Mugs them, or even worse. You are surrounded by desperate people, you can only isolate for so long. This place is a dump. SEVEN DAYS TO GO TILL I"M OUTTA HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reno-area new home sales drop 70 percent in July | rgj.com | The Reno Gazette-Journal
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