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Old 12-25-2012, 02:41 PM
 
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UNR is an AMAZING school kinda like a ivy league for Nevada.
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:56 AM
 
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UNR is an AMAZING school kinda like a ivy league for Nevada.
Ditto on this. I'm headed over there as a transfer next fall. Cheaper than California schools, excellent Colleges of Engineering and Science and no feeling of being like a stuck pig in an overcrowded environment.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:26 AM
 
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I'm also from Sacramento, and here are my best comparisons of Reno neighborhoods to Sacramento neighborhoods:


Old SW Reno is similar to Land Park/Curtis Park.
Galena/South Reno area is similar to El Dorado Hills
Spanish Springs similar to Lincoln
Sparks is similar to Roseville
Northwest is similar to Folsom
SW similar to Carmichael/Fair Oaks
Can you give me an idea of where the boundary between Old SW Reno and SW Reno lies? Of those neighborhoods in Sac, Land Park/Curtis Park would be my favorite, Carmichael/Fair Oaks second favorite, and the rest are places I would not consider living.
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:59 PM
 
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My wife and I are planning on moving to Reno as well; possibly in 2014. How is the north valley area 89506? It seems nice.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:00 AM
 
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My wife and I are planning on moving to Reno as well; possibly in 2014. How is the north valley area 89506? It seems nice.
I lived there for 16 years. We liked it, we were right off of 395/Red Rock. One of the biggest downfalls IMO is that the schools are really lacking, especially SilverLake Elem. and N. Valleys High is not much better. Our oldest went to N. Valleys and our youngest went to a charter school in town until we moved out of the area. In the 5 years since DS graduated the high school has continued to decline. Our DS is one of a handful of his graduating class that actually went on to and graduated from college. (UNR) N. Valleys has a very mixed demographic and since the housing crash, the demographic has changed even more and based on the selling prices of the homes, probably not for the better. (that is purely a guess) the amount we sold our home for in the summer of 2012 still makes me sick to my stomach.

If you don't need good schools (or at least as good as Washoe County has to offer), IMO its a great place to live. Its out of the congestion, doesn't have the traffic of Spanish Springs or east Sparks and has affordable housing. Some areas are a bit sketchy but overall we really liked it.
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:22 PM
 
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UNR is an underrated school in all seriousness. What I liked most about it is it appeals to non-traditional students and did that many years before it became commonplace. I was able to work full-time and get an undergraduate degree and work around my master's degree.

I received both a general studies degree and an M.Ed. from there.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:26 AM
 
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UNR is an underrated school in all seriousness. What I liked most about it is it appeals to non-traditional students and did that many years before it became commonplace. I was able to work full-time and get an undergraduate degree and work around my master's degree.

I received both a general studies degree and an M.Ed. from there.
I agree, my DS just graduated from UNR and got accepted into a topped rank Graduate program. Its not just a measly "state school" it does have some very good programs and schools, some very well known and recognized.
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:49 PM
 
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My wife and I are planning on moving to Reno as well; possibly in 2014. How is the north valley area 89506? It seems nice.
I've lived in Silver Knolls Estates area for 13 years, and I love it! Silver Knolls is a bit further (to the north) of North Valleys, off of 395/Red Rock. Its a quiet area with a country style accent and only 20 minutes away from downtown Reno, by the freeway of course.
I'm moving out though, the reason: a better school for my 10 year old son. As mamacat says, if you don't need good schools, this area is a great place to live.
We just listed our house in Silver Knolls (October 2013). It has been upgraded with wood floor, new kitchen cabinets, granite countertops....
If you are interested visit:
10355 Bounder Ln, Reno, NV 89508 | Listing Information
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:57 PM
 
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My wife and I are planning on moving to Reno as well; possibly in 2014. How is the north valley area 89506? It seems nice.
The link I posted didn't work, just look on the MLS site Northern Nevada Regional MLS for MLS # 130012926, or 10355 Bounder Lane Reno, NV 89508
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