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Old 10-28-2008, 10:48 AM
 
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Okay,here is the deal,I was originally going to relocate to Las Vegas(and some day hopefully I will) but your city and you folks in Reno have seduced me otherwise LOL.A few reasons are I have always lived in a big city and want a smaller city atmosphere,I enjoy dry weather,I love cold weather, I read that Reno is the friendliest town in Nevada,and since this is the first time living on my own I thought a place like Reno would be more of a rational choice than "Tubo Speed" Las Vegas which might be a little too fast and expensive for me.Anyway I have a few quick questions for you guys:1)Is the Greyhound Bus station located in a bad area of town?2)What is the main grocery store in Reno?3)Any suggestions for a resonably priced extended stay hotel?4)Finally,what in your guys opinion,is the dangerous area of town,if any?Be honest,Im gonna find out when I get there so its just easier that I find out now.Thanks for your replies.Im pumped to becoming a Nevadan/Nevadian or however it should be pronounced.Peace.........
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Old 11-27-2008, 01:42 PM
 
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I find most folks here very friendly, until they get behind the wheel of their cars,as a native NYer I am familiar with traffic, etc.,but this town more than its fair share of rude and less than courteous drivers than I have witnessed in my 34 years of driving, it also amazes me to see people driving in rain and snow with so little regard for safety.
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Old 11-30-2008, 07:12 PM
 
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Okay,here is the deal,I was originally going to relocate to Las Vegas(and some day hopefully I will) but your city and you folks in Reno have seduced me otherwise LOL.A few reasons are I have always lived in a big city and want a smaller city atmosphere,I enjoy dry weather,I love cold weather, I read that Reno is the friendliest town in Nevada,and since this is the first time living on my own I thought a place like Reno would be more of a rational choice than "Tubo Speed" Las Vegas which might be a little too fast and expensive for me.Anyway I have a few quick questions for you guys:1)Is the Greyhound Bus station located in a bad area of town?2)What is the main grocery store in Reno?3)Any suggestions for a resonably priced extended stay hotel?4)Finally,what in your guys opinion,is the dangerous area of town,if any?Be honest,Im gonna find out when I get there so its just easier that I find out now.Thanks for your replies.Im pumped to becoming a Nevadan/Nevadian or however it should be pronounced.Peace.........
I don't know if you have already moved out here are not, but I have lived in Reno for 13 years, so I can give you some info. I moved out here in my late teens, and now I am in my early 30's. I don't know what age group you are in, but I think that has alot to do with wetaher or not you like the place you live. I know I would not have wanted to grow up here! Anyway Reno live everyplace has the good the bad and the ugly. To answer some of your questions.
The Greyhound Bus Staion is downtown. And downtown is full of drunks and druggies, and gamblers who lost it all, so I would say it is in a bad part of town. I HATE downtown, I avoid it like the plauge!
Bad areas of town are downtown, NorthEast Reno, South East Reno, Older Sparks. The West side of town is the good area (South West or North West). The East side of town (North East or South East) there are too many gangs etc. Hope this helps!
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Old 12-01-2008, 03:06 PM
 
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I loathe Suburbanite NIMBYs who think Downtown is nothing but a cesspool. You really need to expand your horizons and realize downtown has a lot going for it (e.g. Performing arts, museums, the river, the ice rink, nice shops on CalAve, AAA baseball & West Street Market coming soon, NBA D-League, tons of festivals held in the warmer months such as Artown, HAN, Italian Festival, etc.). Sure, it could be better, but it's improved leaps and bounds in the last 5 years alone. I don't get why people are soooooo scared of downtown. I've lived in Reno my whole life and I've also traveled quite a bit. Downtown Reno isn't that noticeably scarier than any of the cities I have visited. There are panhandlers and druggies in every city. I'd love to see how you'd get by in a city like New York or San Francisco. Reno's homeless population is quite mellow and passive by comparison to some of the people I've encountered in San Fran & Seattle (they get right in your face and demand money).
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Old 12-01-2008, 04:43 PM
 
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I loathe Suburbanite NIMBYs who think Downtown is nothing but a cesspool. You really need to expand your horizons and realize downtown has a lot going for it (e.g. Performing arts, museums, the river, the ice rink, nice shops on CalAve, AAA baseball & West Street Market coming soon, NBA D-League, tons of festivals held in the warmer months such as Artown, HAN, Italian Festival, etc.). Sure, it could be better, but it's improved leaps and bounds in the last 5 years alone. I don't get why people are soooooo scared of downtown. I've lived in Reno my whole life and I've also traveled quite a bit. Downtown Reno isn't that noticeably scarier than any of the cities I have visited. There are panhandlers and druggies in every city. I'd love to see how you'd get by in a city like New York or San Francisco. Reno's homeless population is quite mellow and passive by comparison to some of the people I've encountered in San Fran & Seattle (they get right in your face and demand money).
Agreed.

Reno is TAME.
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:22 PM
 
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I also agree, downtown is really coming together.
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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I get a kick out of downtown. Have a nice coffee, people watch, walk along the river, watch the kayakers, check out their ice skate rink.. it's been warm so haven't been able to do that yet, but soon! I often run the river path, and have never had a problem. I have met some cool people down there. Artown was so much fun, I spent a ton of time down there, enjoying beautiful peaceful days and fantastic music. The other night a guy had a telescope set up, and was encouraging folks to view Jupiter... how cool is that. That's just in that one spot down there. Reno has so much to offer. The whole area is rich in some seriously cool stuff.
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:40 AM
 
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Default Downtown

Agree...downtown is a tame dump.
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:03 PM
 
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Default thanks for all your help

appreciate all your info guys.as soon as I gather a little more cash im buying a one way bus ticket to Reno.this will be my first time living in a city that has less than 1,000,000 people!but i love cold weather,mountains,dry heat,and the Western US.im just a simple boy from the big city and soon ill be a simple boy from out of Reno
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Lovelock, NV - Anchorage, AK
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Good luck to you, keep a positive view and all will work out great.
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