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Old 11-06-2015, 12:19 PM
 
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Hello All,

I lived in Reno from 91-94 and then left. Traveled the world and now live in Scottsdale AZ

Phoenix area is great for many reasons but at the end of the day - the 4 months of heat is too much to deal with for the rest of my life.

I am looking at Knoxville TN and Dunedin FL - they are both green and have water.

Reno is my other choice - SW Reno has always been the best place to live in terms of green, mature area and just far enough away from downtown that it has its own 'bubble'

For those of you that live there south of california and west of virginia street

i'd love to hear your perspective on how living there is enjoyable and if you could compare it to where you came from if not born in reno. Is it time to come back

Thank you all very much
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Old 11-06-2015, 08:25 PM
 
Location: central Orygun coast
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I know it's south of Plumb, but we're taking a serious look at the areas near the city golf course and around Virginia Lake. Love walking around the lake, when we stay at the Peppermill.

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Old 11-08-2015, 06:41 AM
 
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hi wolfdog
you talking about a visit or move?
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Old 11-08-2015, 01:42 PM
 
Location: central Orygun coast
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hi wolfdog
you talking about a visit or move?
A retirement move, from Oregon.

Last edited by wolfdog; 11-08-2015 at 01:43 PM.. Reason: clarity
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Old 12-11-2015, 07:27 PM
 
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I ended up leaving Reno (hated it), but lives in SW Reno. IMO it is the best part of town and only part of town I would live in. You pretty much stated the reasons why I liked it. I think the location is excellent, the houses are kept up well, very few riff raff types hanging around, and just a pretty neighborhood overall.
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Old 12-12-2015, 08:51 AM
 
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hi XFlowersX,

Thanks for sharing - I have to agree with you in this way: I spent the thanksgiving week there with my sister who lives there. Basically on California/Arlignton street. Its the best part of Reno in my opinion. Everything you need (except a decent grocery store and yes Raleys sucks) is within walking distance. Very nice homes here and there. You can easily walk to mid town. It snowed and everything was beautiful with a dusting of snow! People are very nice for the most part.

However, outside of this little bubble - not nice. North of the river: Bums all over downtown. East of Arlington the houses are sketchy and creepy people always lurking around. South of Plumb - nothing but suburbs. Reno has not changed. Advertising Burning Man is not an attraction for me at least.

I've made my mind up about Reno - I wont be moving there. The strongest sense of the place is that people there are just getting by and there is no real sense of the city/place. Thanks for hosting me Reno but I will pass on making you my home.
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Old 12-12-2015, 11:05 PM
 
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hi XFlowersX,

Thanks for sharing - I have to agree with you in this way: I spent the thanksgiving week there with my sister who lives there. Basically on California/Arlignton street. Its the best part of Reno in my opinion. Everything you need (except a decent grocery store and yes Raleys sucks) is within walking distance. Very nice homes here and there. You can easily walk to mid town. It snowed and everything was beautiful with a dusting of snow! People are very nice for the most part.

However, outside of this little bubble - not nice. North of the river: Bums all over downtown. East of Arlington the houses are sketchy and creepy people always lurking around. South of Plumb - nothing but suburbs. Reno has not changed. Advertising Burning Man is not an attraction for me at least.

I've made my mind up about Reno - I wont be moving there. The strongest sense of the place is that people there are just getting by and there is no real sense of the city/place. Thanks for hosting me Reno but I will pass on making you my home.
Yeah I mean to me Reno's neighborhoods were like this largely- concrete suburbs, scummy parts, 2 legitimately nice places (SW Reno, and Old NW Reno). The only way I could ever consider moving back was if I got married to someone who had to live there where I didn't have to work LOL.
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