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Old 01-02-2007, 11:57 AM
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I moved from CA about 6 months ago and really miss it but not the taxes and other problems.
I am wanting to move at least within driving distance of my family so I thought maybe Sparks.
I really don't want the adult entertainment shoved down my throat, for those of you that live there, can you really ever get away from that?
I know that the town is built around gambling but I was hoping maybe there would be a family friendly aspect as well.

Do you feel safe living there and do you like it?

What are your thoughts?
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Old 01-02-2007, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Reno
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Reno has its roots as a gaming town but I think the reputation is a little overblown. Unless you work in the gaming industry it's quite easy to forget that it's here. I don't set foot in a casino unless it's to eat. Sure there are slots and video poker at the grocery store but they often stuff it aside so you don't notice.

There are lots of events that go on here that are tourist related but not necessarily gaming. Balloon races, air races, rib cook off and Hot August Nights. Fun things to do with the family.

Reno is a town that happens to have gaming not a gaming town that happens to have people.
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Old 01-02-2007, 04:04 PM
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Does it seem like there is a lot of crime in the area?

Do you know what areas are up and coming?

How is Fernley?

Thanks!
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Old 01-03-2007, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Some where on the pacific coast
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From what I have been able research about Fernley it seems to be a small town that is now a bedroom community for Reno/Sparks. not much there now but it is growing rapidly. I hope it will hold onto it's small town atmosphere.Home prices seem to start out around $130.00 psf and go up from there.
A Lowes is slated to open in the fall. I have seen only 1 reference to Wallmart
in the departing mayors remarks. I'm looking to relocate to this area myself after winter is over.
Hope this helps good luck.
Chewy12
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Old 01-03-2007, 10:24 AM
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From what I have been able research about Fernley it seems to be a small town that is now a bedroom community for Reno/Sparks. not much there now but it is growing rapidly. I hope it will hold onto it's small town atmosphere.Home prices seem to start out around $130.00 psf and go up from there.
A Lowes is slated to open in the fall. I have seen only 1 reference to Wallmart
in the departing mayors remarks. I'm looking to relocate to this area myself after winter is over.
Hope this helps good luck.
Chewy12
Thank you! I hope you like it when you get there
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Old 01-03-2007, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Some where on the pacific coast
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I'll be fine I just hope my other half likes it too. If she is happy I'm happy.
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Old 01-03-2007, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Reno
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Fernley is an easy commute on I-80. You can make it in just under 30 minutes but that will probably change. The best bargains in real estate are found out there. Things have slowed in Reno and in Fernley they have ground to a halt. Lakemont is building homes on the east side out by Farm District Road. I think they were even giving free gas for two years not too long ago. You can still get a nice house on an acre out in Fernley.
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Old 01-03-2007, 12:42 PM
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Fernley is an easy commute on I-80. You can make it in just under 30 minutes but that will probably change. The best bargains in real estate are found out there. Things have slowed in Reno and in Fernley they have ground to a halt. Lakemont is building homes on the east side out by Farm District Road. I think they were even giving free gas for two years not too long ago. You can still get a nice house on an acre out in Fernley.
I hope they plan it right and turn it into something really nice.
It's a good sign if large builders are going out there.
Thanks for you input
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:31 PM
 
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I lived in Sparks for about 25 years and have mixed opinions of the area. The gambling aspect is probably less all-pervasive than you fear, although you can never completely get away from it. Every convenience and grocery store has slot machines, for example. Just about every pub has slots in front of every seat at the bar. It's quite easy to avoid the casinos, however, if you so choose.
The crime in any decent residential area would be similar to anywhere else. I always left my car and house door open without any problems. There are plenty of new subdivisions with safe neighborhoods. You can check to the south of Reno towards Carson, to the northwest, and to the east of Sparks. At this point you might be better off buying a new home than a resale. Nothing has been selling, and the contractors have been lowering their prices up to $100,000 compared to a year ago. Re-sell owners still want to believe their house is worth more than it is and haven't come down in price as much yet. The North Valleys and Fernley offer cheaper options. It just depends on what you want. Both places are much more deserty feeling and more conservative than Reno proper, and Fernley is further away than I'd want to commute.
Over the last 10 years or so Reno has tried to clean up downtown and become more family friendly. There are quite a few activities, especially during the summer, and downtown doesn't feel quite as seedy as it used to. It's not elegant or sophisticated, but things are getting better.
In my opinion, gambling will gradually decrease in importance for Reno. It just can't compete with Vegas, and all of the Indian casinos in California have syphoned off a lot of business.
The weather is nice, if you don't mind some cold in winter. Lots of sunshine and very little rain. Lake Tahoe and Pyramid Lake are both very beautiful. There are lots of camping and outdoor activities available. The place is becoming less conservative as so many new people move in, although someone from many parts of California would still detect a distinctly different political climate. People on the whole are friendly, but not necessarily very interested in culture. Sometimes it struck me as being a town full of used-car dealers, as far as people's personalities went. Don't go to Nevada if you're looking for a lot of cultural depth. The economy is quite good, and traffic isn't bad for a city its size. People complain about the traffic, but it's still much better than many other places. Housing is out of whack, but it is in lots of places now.
Spend a week or so there and see how you like it. Lots of people love it. Good luck.
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Old 01-12-2007, 02:42 AM
 
Location: Longview, Washington
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can someone tell me the names of the towns in the north valley ??
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