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Old 12-17-2006, 05:04 PM
 
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I am moving to Reno. It's a done deal. I have many reservations but mostly because I am leaving a place I love. This is about a job opportunity and paying the bills in hopes that I will end up loving the place.

I have spoken to several people who lived in Reno for a period of three years or more, who say that it is not a healthy place. (speaking of physical health) Lets see - there is less humidy, higher altitudes and colder temperatures yet more people are retirng there and moving from California. Can anyone share health stats with me and the attraction to moving to Reno that has created the sudden boon in construction? Please don't tell me GOLF.
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Old 12-17-2006, 07:15 PM
 
Location: CA Coast
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Very healthy, unless you are living in the valley, the air is pretty good,, cold, dry all that is not unhealthy,, germs cause disease, not cold or dry air. Why life in Reno? ... Tahoe,, Pyramid,, outdoors
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Old 12-17-2006, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Reno
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We do get some pretty good smog here but I wouldn't say that classifies Reno as an unhealthy place. It looks no worse than any other city positioned in a valley.

If you're inclined to drink and gamble than Reno is not the place for you. There are plenty of opportunities to do both.

If however you don't succumb to these vices I'd say there are plenty of opportunities to live a rather healthy life style. There are mountains, lakes, and hiking trails everywhere.
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Old 06-15-2007, 11:14 AM
 
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My wife's an asthmatic, and despite the altitude, Reno wasn't at all bad for her asthma. The dry air was generally easy on her. However, the dryness isn't good for your skin -- I contracted eczema while living there, and it took five years to go away.
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Old 06-15-2007, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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There is a tendency during the winter months for some people to burn wood for heating. This causes a haze in the valley on cold calm days. The city or county government has to declare no-wood burning days.
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Old 06-15-2007, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Lovelock, NV - Anchorage, AK
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would that be because of an inversion?
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Old 06-15-2007, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Lovelock, NV - Anchorage, AK
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not sure I spelled that correctly but we have it up here during the winter months
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Old 06-15-2007, 04:05 PM
 
Location: CA Coast
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Yes, most of the intermountain west cities have bad winter air, because of inversions.
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