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Old 11-28-2009, 08:28 AM
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We just found out we got the job and we are moving to Reno. Looking at the pictures by all of you has been a tremendous blessing to me. I am in awe here!! I did not know anything could be this beautiful. I am a native New Yorker, but I have been living in Nashville TN. for 17 years. I am not going to say any more about that. I just know this is going to be such a fantastic joy to me. Those pictures reminded me of old Brooklyn way back when. I don't know a lot about architecture so i can't put my finger on it. I just know the feel it gave me and i was filled with tears of joy. I needed to see them pictures. It's tough starting over, once again, but this time i think will be truly amazing. I'd love to live in a old house somewhere right in the busy city, where there's a bakery, grocery, deli, butcher and drug store on every corner!! Just like when i was growing up. Of course, my husband doesn't share that wish. He'd love to live in the woods somewhere!! Thanks so much. Any feedback will be appreciated!
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:53 PM
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Well, I'm from Brooklyn. I've lived in Albuquerque for a while. I've visited Reno last year. That feeling of neighborhood like Brooklyn can only be found in a few places in Reno. That's where you might find a cluster of stores all in walking distance. Pretty much you need a car to get around and go shopping. But I will say that parts of Reno were pretty when I saw it. There's a fair amount of stores all in walking distance around the Riverwalk area. That's my favorite area.

I'll be going back to Reno for a second visit next week.

Your friend from Sheepshead Bay...

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Old 12-01-2009, 04:17 AM
Location: Sacramento, CA
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For what you're looking for I would definitely look in the SW area. Some beautiful old houses, and a lot of them are in close walking distance to Cal Ave.
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:41 AM
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Exclamation Carson City, I mean... OOPS

Please help me know the scoop about Carson City? I have heard people say recently,that if you work in Carson,Live in Carson. Opinions,anyone? I actually think i'd enjoy living in the city, as you can tell by my other post. But i'd like to get lots of opinions because i am going to be coming in Sight Unseen! and that's not good. I don't have a choice, as my husband starts his new job there in less than two months. Please help??? Thanks for the replies from the last post. Ponderosa dreamin' Gina
We're thinking renting for now by the way. 2-3 BR and 1+ bath. I can't handle one bathroom anymore. I would like to stay within the under $1,000 range if possible. I appreciate you all. And these icons are FUN!! Bye for now! I'll keep you posted so when i get there, we can do lunch! aww no giggle icons! We need to invent one.
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:16 AM
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Hey Ginamarie88 -

I just came back from Reno. All I can say is you better have chains or snow tires. It was a pain in the butt to drive around without the right tires. Two days after the snow storm there was still a layer of ice and snow on most streets. Especially the side streets. Pretty slippery. I know the snow was a fluke. Locals said it was the heaviest snow in 10 years. So be prepared if you're driving.

Did anyone notice the yellow layer of smog over the city ? It was most visible on Thursday morning. They called it a temperature inversion. 4 degrees on the city. 20 degrees up in the hills and mountains. Those temperatures are the exact opposite you'd expect. I didn't see the smog layer back in March.

I didn't get a chance to see Carson City. I spoke to some moneyed people. They told me CC is mostly government. My advice to you is go and visit. It's only 30 minutes south of Reno.

Your buddy from Brooklyn.
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Old 12-13-2009, 02:24 PM
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Default What a treat!

I haven't seen that much snow in like 30 years!! I'd love to run out and make some angels and maybe even an igloo! I can't wait to see a good snow. But hopefully i won't have to be commuting to work in it either.
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:30 PM
Location: Denver, CO
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I was out of town last week, didn't get back until Fri night. Had fun digging my car out of the parking lot. Sat night it felt like it was raining slush, more than real snow... is that typical for Reno? Does Reno ever get dry fluffy powder-- the stuff I grew up with in Colorado?
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:55 PM
Location: Central Coast
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Reno is in the rainshadow, the snow is often dry, by Sierra Standards which are not Colorado Standards, but Reno is also at a low elevation, for Nevada, which means more rain than up higher.
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