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Old 04-26-2006, 12:49 PM
 
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what is there ? how does it compare to boise ? spokane or olympia or ?
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Old 04-26-2006, 06:16 PM
 
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Never been to the three towns you named. Weather wise, it has very mild winters but you can never predict it. Last year we had a snowstorm that was one of the worst I saw in my entire 54 years. This year I did not have to shovel even once. Growth wise, it is definitely growing faster than those you named. We have a wilderness area not more than 2 miles from the edge of the city and there are tons of places to hike, bike and 4x4. Most people know about Lake Tahoe but we also have Pyramid Lake, which is almost as big and you can camp right on the shore of the lake for $5 a night. Smog is not bad and the temps run 80-100 during the summer days, cooling down at night. The DOWN side is that in the past four years, house prices have doubled, traffic is terrible and the city of Reno thinks the answer to traffic problems is to SLOW it down, using traffic circles, speed bumps and poorly timed lights. We also have had a major influx of people from California and they tend to bring their more liberal views to what is a conservative state.
If you are looking for a small town feel, Reno is rapidly losing it.
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Old 05-01-2006, 09:31 PM
 
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Reno is a town of alot to it.Was a big camp in the 1800's donner party was there.I live in Elko and go to high school.Reno is a small town smaller than Boise.Spokans ben long gone,and Olympia's a capitol city wouldnt wana live there.Reno's like the of carson city.Like Seattle.
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Old 06-03-2006, 12:42 PM
 
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Reno is not a town it's a city and it's current population is about 200,000 and also 212david51 is roung the Summer's are very mild and the winter's are very cold I've been to Reno a few times in the winter and it was snowing,windy,and it was cold also Reno has a great amount of Hotels,Motels,and Stores.
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Old 06-08-2006, 02:25 AM
 
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Do not go to Reno. I have lived near it most my life and could never leave fast enough. I am settled in Spokane now, much more culture and diversity here. They will tear down 1 failing thing in reno and 6 months later 8 of the same thing went up in its place. Pretty area tho.
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Old 09-20-2006, 09:06 PM
 
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Default No Planning, Inadequate SNow Removal, Noxious Growth

Reno used to be a small, overgrown cow town, funky, but not too bad. The winters can be 30-40 degrees or colder but the worst is that they don't maintain or plow the roads. In the old days, they just cancelled school or work. Now, people move here from CA and don't know how to drive in snow and go FAST so driving is a nightmare in winter, which can last from October (end of ) to April. Drug (Meth) problems, alcoholism, gambling addicts and high teen pregnancy. It's like everything bad from CA and other states comes here, with the exception of a few elite neighborhoods.
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:05 PM
 
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I agree with laurazhivago about Reno's problems -- meth, alcohol, and teen pregnancy are problems, as well as the high dropout rates and relative lack of good jobs. I don't think Californians are really spoiling the state (after all, native Nevadans haven't really done that much to improve it), or the liberal influx (at least they THINK a little). The problem is excessive growth, which I don't think Reno can sustain for long.
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Old 10-04-2006, 09:22 AM
 
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reno is a nice busy very busy city. it is crowded and hard to drive in. it is a desert so places like pyramid lake are bald meaning no trees, so comparing to idaho and washington its not very pretty. very desert. weather wise its just like david51 said unpredictable. lake tahoe is beautiful lots of trees and mountains but its about 20 minutes up the hill. the wild life area doesnt have many trees either, its a cold desert kinda like az but not as hot and a few more cotton wood trees.
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