U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Nevada > Reno-Sparks area
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 10-12-2011, 05:43 AM
 
15 posts, read 22,834 times
Reputation: 12

Advertisements

I am moving to Reno in Dec and would like some advice on buying a moderate home, in the $150,000 range? I am retired, single, just need a 2000 sq ft home in a nice quiet area not too far the city so I can go in an enjoy the theater, movies, concerts, dancing, parks etc.

I will be looking for a part time job, pretty flexiable with that since it will be working to keep myself busy. I want to be near an area I can ride my bike, and walk/jog.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-12-2011, 07:23 AM
 
17 posts, read 32,104 times
Reputation: 25
jobs are few and far. I am sure you can get some type of p/t work in the casino's in Reno.

I would check out some of the local brokers who can give you a lot more info about the area/s you are interested in and let them map out locations that fit your needs and budget.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-12-2011, 01:25 PM
 
15 posts, read 22,834 times
Reputation: 12
Thanks, may I ask if you like living in Reno? I am anxious to get back to the West, I have lived in the Southeast for 10 years I need a change..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-12-2011, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Sparks, NV
197 posts, read 448,436 times
Reputation: 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by WHIT66 View Post
I am moving to Reno in Dec and would like some advice on buying a moderate home, in the $150,000 range? I am retired, single, just need a 2000 sq ft home in a nice quiet area not too far the city so I can go in an enjoy the theater, movies, concerts, dancing, parks etc.

I will be looking for a part time job, pretty flexiable with that since it will be working to keep myself busy. I want to be near an area I can ride my bike, and walk/jog.

I should have read this note first ... LOL!

I think you will be very pleased with what $150k will get you in this area and not too far from the city --- might be a bit smaller than 2000 GSF...but in the vicinity!

If you have any questions, this is a good group for answers and you can always private message if you have anything specific you do not want to put out on the board.

Congratulations on choosing this area ---- I love it here and hope you will too!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-13-2011, 07:55 AM
 
17 posts, read 32,104 times
Reputation: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by WHIT66 View Post
Thanks, may I ask if you like living in Reno? I am anxious to get back to the West, I have lived in the Southeast for 10 years I need a change..
I live in Incline Village, in tahoe and venture to reno a few times a month. Reno ROCKS! It's not Vegas but, it does have a nice charm and style. Demonte Ranch is an area you should look into. I have a few friends who live in that area and its very nice.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-18-2011, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
148 posts, read 469,642 times
Reputation: 169
There's downtown Reno with a lot of great deals on condo's. To the north of Reno is UNR and then the "valleys" which are poorer, rural areas like Sun Valley, Stead, Lemmon Valley. They're on a few miles away, but a world away with sprawling desert hills and trailers. It's up to you if you want that. To the Northwest are a lot of apartment complexes that I'm guessing are going to get cheaper and ghetto soon. To the Southwest is hipsterville aka Midtown, where there are a lot of cool antique shops, coffee shops, deli's, reused clothing stores, bars, etc. Homes are older 50's. Further south is the Old Southwest which has nice older homes too but more expensive. Virginia St is the spine of Reno and the divide btwn the richer west and poorer east. One exception is near the Peppermill casino/Robinhood area which is ghetto but small ghetto. There are no big ghettos in Reno. Way further South past McCarran both east and west are the "nice" areas with mostly large homes and McMansions. There are no movie theatres down there so you'd have to bicycle a few miles up Virginia. To the Southeast of downtown is poor, working class neighborhoods with a smattering of cheap apartments/ghettos. It's mostly Latino/Mexican neighborhoods especially along Wells and Grove and Neil Rd which is basically all the Southeast, but there are exceptions all over the area. To the east of Reno is a long stretch of E 4th St which is industrial/strip clubs. Then you get to Sparks. Sparks is quaint. A bedroom community surrounding one big casino, the Nugget along Victorian with a smattering of bars. One big movie theatre near there, so you might want to look at living around there, 60's small houses. Then go further Northeast and you get the nicer homes and developments and golf courses, but that's a long bicycle ride to the Sparks movie theatre. And there you have it. If i was you, I'd live in the old Southwest or Midtown and be a hipster on a fixie or beach cruiser.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Nevada > Reno-Sparks area
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top