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Old 10-20-2013, 10:03 PM
 
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This area sounds cool. Reno really needs something like this. A more earthy, mom & pop type of neighborhood with character and walkability. That is what creates quality of life. More of this and less of the ugly casinos, generic chains areas, dead downtowns. These types of neighborhoods are what made cities like Austin TX and Portland OR become top places for young people to want to move. Reno has a lot going for it with a pretty nice climate, low cost of housing, no state income tax, and being 45 minutes from some of the best outdoor beauty & recreation in the U.S..
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:27 PM
 
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I knew right when I read the thread title that this was going to be about Midtown. It's been flourishing for a couple of years now and there are some great (albeit expensive) restaurants in the area.

Reno still has a lot...NOT going for it though. There are reasons I left.
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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This trend is nationwide. DUMBO in Brooklyn and 16th & Valencia and Mission in SF to name a few. With crime going down and real estate already low, entrepreneurs are finding it easy to open bars, restaurants, and retail in formerly ghetto or almost-ghetto areas, and the Millennial/hipsters also are moving into cheap residential areas in almost-ghetto places so they need amenities like craft cocktail bars, organic vegan restaurants, fixed gear bicycle shops, large black frame glasses shops, and shops that are so obscure you don't know what they're selling, but it's probably things you never heard of before. It's a perfert storm opportunity. Unfortunately, for years, our Mayor and the former City Councils have invested hundreds of millions in downtown Reno thinking it's 1980. But it goes to show you that you don't need government subsidies to revitalize a neighborhood, you just need them to get the f out of your way.
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