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Old 07-05-2014, 05:47 PM
 
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Oh, about the wind in Fernley- the person was not exaggerating! The wind there is horrendous, especially at the change of every season.

The drug issues and increased gang violence is not exaggerated either. In general it is not a town I would recommend to someone moving to this area- it is not like it is a "hidden gem" that we want to keep people out of. Most people, if given the chance, run from the area as fast as they can.
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Old 07-12-2014, 01:10 AM
 
Location: Spanish Springs
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Don't move to Nevada if you can't put up with wind. Wind that will effectively relocate everything you leave outside. I watched a 100 mph gust snap a very old pine tree at the base a couple winters ago. Fences are a waste of time, but people keep putting up the standard fencing, just to watch it tear down every so often. Some years the wind is worse than others. There's a reason tall trees don't exist here and smaller ones grow sideways. Fernley homes were built quick and cheap by fat and happy developers. You get what you pay for. The property values are going to take a long time to come close to what they were 5 or 6 years ago - and they may stay bad since cheap houses rarely retain much value. And don't be fooled either - Fernley has crime. My friend was walking his dog last month and found a dead body in an open field in back of his house, and he lives in a decent neighborhood. Police eventually showed and cleaned it up - most likely drug related. Ever see Breaking Bad? Meth and heroin are drugs of choice in Fernley. Be careful.
Fact, all of it. Ferntucky and Falabama are cute local nicknames, no offense meant, they just are. I personally like Fallon much better than Fernley. Another fact, some of those houses that flooded were vacant, bank repos from the crash. They kept sitting vacant after the flood and were uninhabitable with mold by the time the banks got around to dealing with them. Quite a few should've been torn down, they were not able to remediate them.

Wind is a part of life in N Nevada, some areas it's just stupid difficult to deal with, other areas aren't as bad but you'll still be dealing with it. Homeowners is your friend. But...you won't see a serious tornado!
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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Have driven into Reno totally unaware that snow was there, because we didn't see snow till on the freeway, which is usually cleared by rush hour. My ex-roommate worked in Reno, and only once had to deal with snow on the freeway. Maybe all those trucks using the freeway has something to do with it.
We live about 500' above Reno but only about 3 miles from downtown and except for the past two years we have had plenty of shoveling to do and lots of icy roads. When we get to lower ground the snow isn't even sticking, it's kind of bizarre
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Old 08-19-2014, 10:51 AM
 
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Fernley is very remote for my taste. You are right, though. The living is cheaper and can be tempting. Here are my impressions of both: (lived in Reno 12 years)

Spanish Springs: more homes are being built out there. It's more of a community, kind of like an arm of Reno. There are golf courses, more people, and it's a short drive into the city if you need it.

Fernley: more county. I hesitate to say more "hick" but I'll say it. With love, of course, because many towns in NV are this way & there's nothing wrong with it. The houses are very spread apart. I'd get lonely living there.
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Old 08-20-2014, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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I am relocating to the area and seem to be going back and forth between Sparks/Spanish Springs and Fernley. I must say that the size of lots and price per sq ft in Fernley is quite tempting. I have lived in more rural areas for the majority of my life. I am in my late fifties with grown children. I will be moving alone, except for my four legged "roomies". I do not need employment, but will probably seek something part time. I am looking for affordable, friendly and (due to age) good medical availability. I am also concerned about levy/flooding issues. Any advice or input will be greatly appreciated.
Fernley's economy is going to take a major hit Amazon just announced they are moving their warehouse from Fernley to Reno
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:58 PM
 
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Fernley is very remote for my taste. You are right, though. The living is cheaper and can be tempting. Here are my impressions of both: (lived in Reno 12 years)

Spanish Springs: more homes are being built out there. It's more of a community, kind of like an arm of Reno. There are golf courses, more people, and it's a short drive into the city if you need it.

Fernley: more county. I hesitate to say more "hick" but I'll say it. With love, of course, because many towns in NV are this way & there's nothing wrong with it. The houses are very spread apart. I'd get lonely living there.

Fernley houses are the same distance away as any other neighborhood. Unless you buy in the highlands, which are 5 acre lots and require driving on a dirt road to get to. The people that buy there, want to live there.

We are not hick or country folk. Our town is small, only has a Wal Mart to buy clothes in, but Reno is 30 minutes away. Fernley has wind but so does every other town around us. Fernley has 4 &5 star schools and a very active, local community to support their school teams.

Fernley also has very nice, well to do neighborhoods, outside of the golf course. These neighborhoods are very safe.

Every neighborhood has it's bad side and Fernley has a very small bad side. Even in the worst of Fernley I do not feel unsafe or afraid.

Somebody who lives in Reno has no clue what it is like to live in Fernley.
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