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Old 03-28-2018, 08:32 AM
 
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You could always go a bit over the border into California and get paid about $5 more per hr

Then drive back home to Reno.
You will have to pay CA income tax.
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:34 AM
 
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Also, is crime/neighborhoods in Reno really that bad compared with other comparable cities? I can see that the downtown would be a bit sketchy and have its share of problems just by the nature of the business but is the city itself bad outside of that?

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Crime is probably average to below average for size. Most of the city is suburban and just like any other suburbs in the country.
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:40 AM
 
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There is a mismatch.

It's because there's low housing supply. It'll correct itself in a few years, but I'll probably be moving out of Reno. $1200/mo for a bad one bedroom from the 1970s is insane. I currently have roommates, and keep my cost of living low, but this is stupid. Only good deals are subleasing through craigslist now. Even the ghetto apartments are expensive - I saw 400sqft go for $750, in a very bad part of town.
I'd put an add on Craigslist looking for a rental to live in Loyalton and drive to Truckee to work. I didn't see any adds on CL or the portola newspaper offering housing in loyalton.
I met a lady who lives in Chilcoot and drives to Lemmon Valley NV for work. She works in the Amazon Warehouse


Get into subsidized housing right there next to the parks and rec and work for taco bell in Truckee.
They pay $14 per hr and advertised employment last month. Might still be advertising. I read the sign on their bldg last time I ate there.

Work at truckee parks and recreation department. They are advertising for currently for various positions on their website
Wages appeared around $13.25 per hr.

To buy, Loyalton has always been inexpensive but has increased their prices alot lately. Not sure why but am sure they are not getting those prices if you check the comps
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Old 03-28-2018, 05:36 PM
 
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I have lived in Reno/Sparks for almost 40 years and have seen lots of boom and bust cycles. This is not real gentrification, just more poor decisions. Tesla is on the verge of bankruptcy. Reno/Sparks is in the same drought situation as California with temperatures breaking records every year and the snow pack going higher in elevation. When I lived in Reno 40 years ago, we had 4 seasons, a lot of precipitation, and a lot more trees/vegetation. Neither Tesla's finances nor Reno's water situation are guaranteed. Just dumb that people are flocking to the area. The only people benefitting are the old timers who are unloading their unmaintained properties to people desperate for shelter. Living in an environment that is getting hotter, drier, and smokier (with nearly year-round wildfires) is not good. The problems will only exponentially increase with the population growth. Moderator cut: inflamming

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Old 04-01-2018, 08:52 AM
 
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The topic for this thread is cost-of-living. While there are factors that impact whether or not an area is of value, and can merit BRIEF mention, that is not the topic and therefore should not be the main focus of a post.

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Old 04-02-2018, 09:06 AM
 
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I have lived in Reno/Sparks for almost 40 years and have seen lots of boom and bust cycles. This is not real gentrification, just more poor decisions. Tesla is on the verge of bankruptcy. Reno/Sparks is in the same drought situation as California with temperatures breaking records every year and the snow pack going higher in elevation. When I lived in Reno 40 years ago, we had 4 seasons, a lot of precipitation, and a lot more trees/vegetation. Neither Tesla's finances nor Reno's water situation are guaranteed. Just dumb that people are flocking to the area. The only people benefitting are the old timers who are unloading their unmaintained properties to people desperate for shelter. Living in an environment that is getting hotter, drier, and smokier (with nearly year-round wildfires) is not good. The problems will only exponentially increase with the population growth. Moderator cut: inflamming
Your posts reek of emotional hyperbole and outright lies and you don't even respond to the earlier suspicions raised about your posts.

Elon Musk controls the company and has built it for the long haul, unlike almost every other large company whose only concern is the board of directors and quarterly statements. This is also assuming that the Tesla factory that isn't even finished yet has a large enough portion of the Reno/Sparks economy to pose a significant threat even IF it just imploded out of nowhere (actually that'd be a plus for me as rents would come down in a hurry).

Secondly, you might notice the Tahoe/Reno area not having any kind of drought at this time:

United States Drought Monitor > Current Map > State Drought Monitor

And I'm sure your "nearly year-round wildfires" comment is totally dead-on as well so I won't bother to research that one.

I get you are personally unhappy and raving about it online gives you some sort of therapeutic release, but lets please stick with facts.
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Old 04-12-2018, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Reno, Nevada, U.S.A
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You could always go a bit over the border into California and get paid about $5 more per hr

Then drive back home to Reno.
Easier said than done. The road from Reno to Truckee is often closed in Winter. Cold Springs to Susanville is an 80 minute drive. Carson City or Garderville to South Lake also has frequent closures.

It's true that we're on the border, but that border happens to be a pretty tall mountain range.
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