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Old 02-16-2012, 10:36 PM
 
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Seriously you guys need to travel some more. Reno's not horrible. If you don't like it, no Republican is pointing an assault rifle at your head and forcing you to stay. Just get out. As depressing as Reno looks right now there's still more to do in Reno than Albuquerque. You guys are half the size of Albuquerque with at least twice as many things to do. I should know. I do business and travel regularly to both cities as well as a few other cities in the southwestern US. Hold on tight because the economy is slowly turning around despite the stupidity of our so called leaders. You in Nevada will probably see the recovery last. Phoenix has already got some bright spots. Every accountant I have spoken with has mentioned they are hiring for various positions - and I don't mean lower postions like food service.

Albuquerque is mostly illegal mexicans and whites are the minorities. very run down and loads of violent crimes and gang crimes.

Reno will always be better then that dump

now as far as the economy in NV i have to disagree with you.........t we are in for more of a slump today on the news they said more homes are going to face forclosure and we may end up being the last state to get out of this mess and it may take 3x longer then the rest of the usa
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:30 AM
 
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nice houses are cheap so makes it attractive to live there in reno
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:24 AM
 
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nice houses are cheap so makes it attractive to live there in reno
If you can find a job in the depressed, small economy to pay for that nice house.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:43 PM
 
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Default Milwaukee??? Really?

I can't take this guy from Milwaukee seriously. I think he just wanted to stir things up. Milwaukee? Where the winter lasts 8 months and they know the real meaning of cold. Milwaukee? REALLY? REALLY?
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:16 PM
 
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the depressed, small economy
And this place was BOOMING in the early 2000s...if you only had a pulse. The quality of the workforce was low when that dynamic was in place.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:35 AM
 
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Default Nice work...but you're wrong for lack of imagination

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We'll my wife and I arrived on sunday to 71 degress and getting off at the Reno airport was a easy and quick! I was already liking the mountains in the background and the laid back feel keep in mind I'm still at the airport and had to put on my flip flops right away. We arrive at the Eldorado and Loved the hotel and the Casino was okay, and loved the fact that 3 casinos were all connected. Know for my complaints and there is a lot of them. Sorry Reno/Sparks.

I have never seen so much white trash in my life, I couldn't believe the whole east side of the street from the Eldorado was all pawn shops. So I said no big deal it looks a little like a very mini LA. So we walked down to the river walk which is nice but should be called a creek walk. Then we walked downtown, The whole town seemed very dumpy, it was 4pm on a sunday and there was nobody around any where. Where are all the people? No traffic and no bars, no clubs, no nice resturants. At this point I'm sick and tired of people asking me for change it reminded me of that south park episode of "Change". So we took the 1 bus down to the mall and still no nice bars/lounges or anything, just pawn shop after pawn shop. The mall was ok and then we took the 6 line back to see more of Reno. I do however like you buses and the card system and the book avail for info. the bus book was very helpful. I did not like all the homless people that got on the bus along with all the weirdos. So we walked around to all of the other casinos and no nightclubs and the town seem to be filled with white trash every where. I thought reno was was the dumpiest town I have ever been to. Granted Im coming from Milwaukee(2million) with a bar/lounge on every corner, but there was no night life in Reno. I walked around the nice homes on the bluff south of the casinos and took some nice pictures but from here reno doesn't seem so bad maybe cause you couldn't see the street bums. Reno really needs to clean up it's act, even in the casinos homless people were playing slots constantly. A lot of abandoned buildings/white trash/casino food was no good. I did win 350 on a wheel of Fortune slot so I was happy for that. The people seem to stick to themselves and I felt the need to wash my hands every time I went into a casino. Fitzgeralds was a dump along with the Nugget. I don't know how any one can live in Reno, there is nothing to do but gamble. I don't think I will be coming back agin. Milwaukee feels like NYC compared to Reno, I did like the bowlng stadium thought very nice!!!!. Just judging by the people walking by the whole town seem very boring and dirty, along with the dirty buildings. The Auto musuem was nice, but thats about it. Sorry reno/sparks but this is one western town I wont be coming back to. Whats with all the young white kids that look angry and pissed off and they all seem to hang out on every corner. Reno is a dump!!!

I realize that this review is more than four years old, but honestly, it was difficult, as a resident of Reno, not to laugh at this characterization for multiple reasons. To begin with, no, I'm not a life long resident defending his turf. I'm a graduate student from elsewhere, who's lived here for a year and a half. Let me be frank in saying; 1) If you're going to readily casting about the term "white trash" you should do so with much better grammar and diction. Your writing does not exactly paint you as erudite. "Know for my complaints and there is a lot of them" How about; "Now for my complaints, and there are a lot of them." 2) It seems you did nothing but wander around in the middle of the casino district, and take the bus to a shopping mall. There are gerbils with more imagination . These missing restaurants and bars, the ones you could not find, are outside that area, because generally, our local population does not hang out in casinos, and attempts to avoid the chubby tourists in matching t-shirts.

You...liked the bowling stadium, a ridiculous concept constructed to please the "idiot tourist" class? You come off as some sort of a redneck elitist, somehow seeming to think that these "trashy" people you speak of have no right to be anywhere. Of course there are indigent people on city busses. What cities have you been to? That's the case with New York, San Francisco, Boston...and each of those cites have homeless wandering the downtown streets. The casino district is a blight, as stated, so we all avoid it. The west end of downtown, along the river, both several blocks north of the river, and south of it, has multiple bars and some descent restaurants. Then you have the Wells Avenue area, and Midtown. You obviously missed, well, everything, and you managed to go only to our worst shopping mall. The trouble, is that you didn't try very hard, only taking the very, very obvious route. There are a lot of nice neighborhoods in Reno. South of the large homes you saw, is Old Southwest, which is honestly one of the nicest urban neighborhoods anywhere, and it's fairly large. You should have spent more time around the Arlington Ave area.

As far as the Truckee river goes, it's possible that you don't know a whole lot about regional climates. We have what you might call a "dry season" . The Truckee River is fed by overflow from Lake Tahoe, and runs into Pyramid Lake, a massive and beautiful desert lake 40 miles from town. During the fall, winter, and spring, when the majority of the region's precipitation falls, the river is generally full. It has run over its banks on multiple occasions, actually. If you're here in mid to late summer, or after a particularly dry winter, you'll not see much water in the Truckee, but that doesn't make it a creek. We simply have a different climate and hydrologic cycle than the midwest, where you're from. Might have been neat to do a little research before simply being a jerk.

Now that we've established that you simply didn't know where you were going, and didn't have the wherewithal to ask anyone what to do other than wander around the casino district and shopping malls, I'll tell you what there is to do here. Lake Tahoe is 45 minutes away. When you're here in the winter, you're inside of 45 minutes from multiple major ski resorts. During warmer months, you're only 30 minutes from Rim Trail access. There are hiking trails that extend into the mountains all over the west side of town. Fishing farther up on the Truckee is some of the best I've ever experienced. For cyclists, the roads around the area are very good, and we have trail networks extending up peavine mountain to the north, and Galena Creek to the south, that are accessible from town. Very few cities this size have more than 100 miles of good mountain biking trail networks with direct access from urban areas. Yes, for those of us who are in shape, Reno has a lot to offer. Hell, there is even good night life if you know where to go...and you really don't have to look very hard. Finally, there is a major university with a very nice campus, and the adjacent Rancho San Rafael Park. You would probably have liked that area.

Lessons to be learned:1) Ask around a bit, or do a little research on your own, and find out what locals actually do, so you don't get stuck in tourist traps 2)learn a little about local climates, so you don't get angry at river walks 3) get in shape, and go hiking, or rent a bike, because built entertainment facilities are not the only game on Earth 4) Don't be such a dick. Yes, there are homeless people in this world, and we cannot store them in some hidden container so that people like you can pretend they don't exist. Milwaukee ain't bad. I've been there, but it's not far and away a nicer city than Reno.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:37 AM
 
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If you can find a job in the depressed, small economy to pay for that nice house.
It helps to have some diverse job skills. I've never had trouble finding work here.
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:59 PM
 
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the jobs are there . I am hearing the LOCALS claim they can't find a job but it seems they are being filled by the newbee's who move to the reno tahoe carson area. They are GOOD paying jobs. Same with starting a biz. its us out of towners that are invading an thriving .
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:08 PM
 
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I realize that this review is more than four years old, but honestly, it was difficult, as a resident of Reno, not to laugh at this characterization for multiple reasons. To begin with, no, I'm not a life long resident defending his turf.
Then why resurrect a FOUR year old thread that hasn't had any activity in over a year?
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Old 09-01-2015, 07:05 PM
 
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We'll my wife and I arrived on sunday to 71 degress and getting off at the Reno airport was a easy and quick! I was already liking the mountains in the background and the laid back feel keep in mind I'm still at the airport and had to put on my flip flops right away. We arrive at the Eldorado and Loved the hotel and the Casino was okay, and loved the fact that 3 casinos were all connected. Know for my complaints and there is a lot of them. Sorry Reno/Sparks.

I have never seen so much white trash in my life, I couldn't believe the whole east side of the street from the Eldorado was all pawn shops. So I said no big deal it looks a little like a very mini LA. So we walked down to the river walk which is nice but should be called a creek walk. Then we walked downtown, The whole town seemed very dumpy, it was 4pm on a sunday and there was nobody around any where. Where are all the people? No traffic and no bars, no clubs, no nice resturants. At this point I'm sick and tired of people asking me for change it reminded me of that south park episode of "Change". So we took the 1 bus down to the mall and still no nice bars/lounges or anything, just pawn shop after pawn shop. The mall was ok and then we took the 6 line back to see more of Reno. I do however like you buses and the card system and the book avail for info. the bus book was very helpful. I did not like all the homless people that got on the bus along with all the weirdos. So we walked around to all of the other casinos and no nightclubs and the town seem to be filled with white trash every where. I thought reno was was the dumpiest town I have ever been to. Granted Im coming from Milwaukee(2million) with a bar/lounge on every corner, but there was no night life in Reno. I walked around the nice homes on the bluff south of the casinos and took some nice pictures but from here reno doesn't seem so bad maybe cause you couldn't see the street bums. Reno really needs to clean up it's act, even in the casinos homless people were playing slots constantly. A lot of abandoned buildings/white trash/casino food was no good. I did win 350 on a wheel of Fortune slot so I was happy for that. The people seem to stick to themselves and I felt the need to wash my hands every time I went into a casino. Fitzgeralds was a dump along with the Nugget. I don't know how any one can live in Reno, there is nothing to do but gamble. I don't think I will be coming back agin. Milwaukee feels like NYC compared to Reno, I did like the bowlng stadium thought very nice!!!!. Just judging by the people walking by the whole town seem very boring and dirty, along with the dirty buildings. The Auto musuem was nice, but thats about it. Sorry reno/sparks but this is one western town I wont be coming back to. Whats with all the young white kids that look angry and pissed off and they all seem to hang out on every corner. Reno is a dump!!!
Read your post a few times, and change the type of person you are.

Making fun of homeless people is a terrible thing. Did you help any of them? You are so sophisticated and smart, I am sure you have to resources to give them a water or a few bucks to eat, right?

Reno is not a dump, you are a dumpy person.
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