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Old 12-25-2015, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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I live in downtown Reno and I don't have a car. Yes, it is possible.


The buses don't run 24 hrs, many only go to early or late evening.
With all due respect I verified what I posted. Route 1 busses leave Downtown Reno at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, 3:15, and 4:15AM. They leave Meadowood Mall at 12:42, 1:42, 2:42, 3:42, and 4:44AM. Thats 24 hour service by any standards.


Looking at the RTC website I see that MOST routes run until after midnight. Which is pretty impressive for a city the size of Reno. I would hazard a guess that Reno is the smallest city in the US with 24 hour service and that many routes running until after midnight.


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Old 12-25-2015, 01:34 AM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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Hey, guys, thank you all so very much for your quick replies. I am so glad that I asked the question; I thought there would be several supermarkets to choose from in the downtown area. Based on your comments, now I don't think it is an ideal place for me to move to (I will be living on a budget, so won't be able to afford a car).

Are there cities (like Boston) in Northern or Central Nevada that one can live without a car?

Thank you all once again!
Iím pretty sure that Reno and Las Vegas are your ONLY options. You could look at Carson City. But if Reno doesnít work for you, then I canít imagine how Carson City could possibly work.
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Old 12-25-2015, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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I stand corrected about the #1 bus, and there are a few routes that run until 1am or 2am. But as a whole I think relying on the buses for one's primary mode of transport wouldn't be so great (except for the Virginia St corridor), though as you say respectable for a city the size of Reno.


One would be best off where only occasional transportation is required, such as Downtown, Midtown, or near strip malls, where one can walk to restaurants and other amenities. If one is coming here because of a job opportunity, then I think a car is in most instances a must. But us retired folk, or people who have jobs with easy access to a popular, well-used, doesn't run just once an hour, bus line, can get by without, though as I said before it's not ideal.

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Old 12-26-2015, 03:29 AM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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I stand corrected about the #1 bus, and there are a few routes that run until 1am or 2am. But as a whole I think relying on the buses for one's primary mode of transport wouldn't be so great (except for the Virginia St corridor), though as you say respectable for a city the size of Reno.


One would be best off where only occasional transportation is required, such as Downtown, Midtown, or near strip malls, where one can walk to restaurants and other amenities. If one is coming here because of a job opportunity, then I think a car is in most instances a must. But us retired folk, or people who have jobs with easy access to a popular, well-used, doesn't run just once an hour, bus line, can get by without, though as I said before it's not ideal.
The people whom I have known who lived in Reno without a car, mostly lived down by the Atlantis Casino in the Town Mall area. I think it works for people without cars. Good access to the bus routes on Virginia St. Short walk to the Walmart and other retail stores to the south, and lots of restaurants in the area.
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Old 12-26-2015, 09:48 AM
 
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unless you have a career and good skill set reno is not the place for you oh and unless you like bums crackheads and homeless near your home then by all means move to the ****est little city!!!
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Old 12-27-2015, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Reno
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unless you have a career and good skill set reno is not the place for you oh and unless you like bums crackheads and homeless near your home then by all means move to the ****est little city!!!
Virtually every one of this guy's posts bash Reno, so you can take him with a grain of salt. Many of us love it here and see the good side of the city. It isn't perfect, but it certainly isn't the hell hole he feels obligated to describe at every opportunity.
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Old 12-28-2015, 09:17 PM
 
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virtually every one of this guy's posts bash reno, so you can take him with a grain of salt. Many of us love it here and see the good side of the city. It isn't perfect, but it certainly isn't the hell hole he feels obligated to describe at every opportunity.
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Old 01-02-2016, 11:21 AM
 
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Virtually every one of this guy's posts bash Reno, so you can take him with a grain of salt. Many of us love it here and see the good side of the city. It isn't perfect, but it certainly isn't the hell hole he feels obligated to describe at every opportunity.

Please tell me what you think of Reno??? DO you enjoy watching low lifes down town and on the river walk? Do you enjoy people begging for money at every corner? Perhaps your need a break out of your reno bubble and see what amazing areas are out there. OH wait no dont do that cuz then you might move there please stay in reno where you belong......
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Old 01-03-2016, 11:51 AM
 
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No. You are very limited in where you can go despite the town having a decent transportation system. Most of the good shopping is in the south end of town, and it takes a big chunk out of your day to use public transportation. I wouldn't rely on it long-term.

I had to use it when my car broke down in 2008 and had to junk it. I went eight months without a car. It was miserable.
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Old 01-06-2016, 06:47 PM
 
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Hey, guys, thank you all so very much for your quick replies. I am so glad that I asked the question; I thought there would be several supermarkets to choose from in the downtown area. Based on your comments, now I don't think it is an ideal place for me to move to (I will be living on a budget, so won't be able to afford a car).

Are there cities (like Boston) in Northern or Central Nevada that one can live without a car?

Thank you all once again!




1) I do not think that there is enough population in the immediate downtown area to support a grocery store. Living in Downtown Reno is a recent option because there were so many old casino-hotels that needed to be repurposed.


2) Other than Reno, there are NO major cities in Northern Nevada and not much in Central Nevada.


I really think that you need to spend more time on the DATA section of this website which has a lot of demographic information.
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