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Old 09-05-2017, 12:42 PM
 
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After much thought in my other thread I made, I decided that Reno, NV may have all I'm looking for, besides the whole no snow aspect that I wanted. I've never been there, going to Vegas in November for my birthday but I know someone in Reno so it isn't going to be like I'm thrown to wolves lol. But the reason for this post is I'd like to hear from those who DO live in Reno or know it well.

From what I can tell it's almost like the best of all worlds...City yet also country and suburban, with the entertainment of Vegas and bodies of water like the coast but not nearly as expensive as a NY or LA. And not nearly as hot as Vegas or AZ.

Am I correct or off base? Anything else I should know?
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:16 AM
 
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You have to visit and decide for yourself. Some love it to death. Some absolutely hate it. If you love the outdoor, you will love the area.
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Old 09-06-2017, 10:38 AM
 
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After much thought in my other thread I made, I decided that Reno, NV may have all I'm looking for, besides the whole no snow aspect that I wanted. I've never been there, going to Vegas in November for my birthday but I know someone in Reno so it isn't going to be like I'm thrown to wolves lol. But the reason for this post is I'd like to hear from those who DO live in Reno or know it well.

From what I can tell it's almost like the best of all worlds...City yet also country and suburban, with the entertainment of Vegas and bodies of water like the coast but not nearly as expensive as a NY or LA. And not nearly as hot as Vegas or AZ.

Am I correct or off base? Anything else I should know?
I've lived in Las Vegas and Reno and strongly prefer Reno. Your mileage may vary.

Reno does not match the entertainment options of Las Vegas, although we're certainly not without them. But Las Vegas is in another league.

And your "bodies of water like the coast" comment confused me. We have Lake Tahoe an hour away but nothing like the coast.

You'll hear longtime Reno residents complain about the cost of living here compared to what it used to be, but everything is relative. If you're coming from New York or Los Angeles, the cities you mentioned, Reno will seem incredibly affordable. If you're coming from, say, a small town in Nebraska, Reno will seem incredibly expensive.

Bottom line for me: I love it here.
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Old 09-06-2017, 10:41 AM
 
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I would not call Reno 'NO snow". It does snow there. A friend of mine has several relatively recent pictures to prove it. And I remember playing in the snow in the back yard when I lived there as a small child.
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:00 AM
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Location: Sparks, NV
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I would say it depends. Reno gets snow. Sometimes we will get a winter with a few snow days and sometimes we will get a winter with snow on the ground that lasts a week or so.


You could live in a suburban area or somewhat rural (20+ minute drive away). This area is growing but it depends on what you're looking for. Less than an hour from the ski slopes. Lots of trails to hike and backpack nearby. Lots of off road trail access for the motorized entertainment. San Francisco is less than a 4 hour drive. More and more traffic it seems but that's life in a bigger city.
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:20 PM
 
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Thank you all. Lots to think about
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Old 10-07-2017, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Yuma, AZ
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Whatever you do, don't believe the stereotypes. Hollywood just can't stand to see a libertarian city working so well, so they like to portray Reno as the bastard child of Detroit and Atlantic City.
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Old 10-07-2017, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Reno, Nv
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I'm one of the people that hate it here in this armpit of the west (not by my own choice). I'll start off by saying my parents moved us here in 1980, and this is where I was raised. I didn't actually "grow up" until I moved somewhere else and experienced more than desert, and the constant feeling of having my soul sucked from me. I will say, for me, there are a few good points and a lot of bad points to living here, and they are of my own opinion. I will happily share them if requested.
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Old 10-09-2017, 12:39 PM
 
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I'm one of the people that hate it here in this armpit of the west (not by my own choice). I'll start off by saying my parents moved us here in 1980, and this is where I was raised. I didn't actually "grow up" until I moved somewhere else and experienced more than desert, and the constant feeling of having my soul sucked from me. I will say, for me, there are a few good points and a lot of bad points to living here, and they are of my own opinion. I will happily share them if requested.
I'd love to hear your positives and negatives RV. Reno is on a list of possible movement places for me. Unfortunately, dreams of owning a home in my current area (Seattle Washington suburbs) have been dashed by the absolutely unreasonable state of our housing market, and we are looking to move somewhere where my income would stay relatively the same, but housing would be a possibility, and Reno fills that. Not to mention, Reno is within a 1.5 hour drive to Auburn where my parents live, so it would be nice to be closer to family without the downsides of California's tax system.

Any info you could provide, good or bad, would be very appreciated.
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:02 PM
 
Location: In Transition
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I will say, for me, there are a few good points and a lot of bad points to living here, and they are of my own opinion. I will happily share them if requested.
I'm requesting!
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