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Old 12-19-2009, 08:48 PM
 
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Hello, I am planning to move to Reno in 6 months and looking around I noticed a lot of houses are for sale in the Red Baron Blvd area, zip code 89506. I googled the area and it looks like a nice new suburb. My question is how far is this from the Reno strip? And I wonder why there are so many houses for sale in this area? The house I looked at has 3 bd, 2.5 bath for around 121k. I like to go out at least once a week and have dinner at the casinos. I love the Eldorado buffet. I hope Red Baron Blvd is not too far from there. I really appreciate all input. Thanks so much!
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:50 PM
 
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I googled the area and it looks like it's about 10 minutes from the strip if I'm not mistaken, that's not bad. I like Reno, I'm from the Central Valley in CA and it's soooo boring. *sigh*. I can't wait to get out. I have my own business so I can move anywhere, all I need is a post office nearby. I chose Reno because this it the place to have fun! All my friends and family go to Reno every time they get extra day off from work, so why not live there, they can come over on their way to the casino. I think that's a great idea, I'll get to see them more often.
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:50 PM
 
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Stead, which is where your Red Baron Blvd is, is not the best place in Reno to live, not the worst, but if you have kids you are going to have some school issues, the area historically has been poor.

Silver Lake which shows on some maps is a normally dry lake, what is called a playa, dust, dirt bikes.

The north end of Reno is not the greatest area, and if you are going to commute into Reno, you have the (literally) downhill slide into town, losts of crashes in bad weather on that section of 395.

Personally, if I had to live in Reno, I would go for the south end of town.

But, personally, if I had to live in Reno, I'd live in Fernley or Virginia City, smaller, quieter.

I like your term; "Reno Strip" I have never heard it called that, it is usually just "downtown" a place where locals seldom go. Downtown is for gambling tourists, aside from the special events which are held down town.

A cautionary note, if you are someone who loves to gamble, moving to Reno may not be in your best interests.
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:07 PM
 
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Hi Clark, thanks so much for responding to my thread. Thanks for the info you provided, it has really helped me a great deal. Is Red Baron Blvd where you have to drive downhill? I'm not liking that, I guess I have to look somewhere. Fortunately, I'm not really a gambler, but I do play the penny slots, I just like to go out with friends, eat and drink. I'm not much of a dancer either, so I just watch them, lol! I find Reno is the best because it has everything. I have no small kids so I don't need school. Can you give me more info on where to look? I'm sorry, but I failed Geography in school, my sense of direction is very bad so don't really know where is north or south.
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Old 12-22-2009, 12:56 PM
 
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395 from Stead into the spaghetti bowl is a down hill slide in snowy/icy weather, lots of people with bad tires.

Although, the houses tend to be less expensive in the north valleys. If you are a rural sort, Red Rock is good, homes on acreage, horses.

Try to live on the same side of town you work on, the cross town commute sucks. Red Baron, Silver Lake, Stead, are all on the north side of town. South side is Double Diamond Arrow Creek and other subdivisions, and the popular mall with the nationally known chains of clothing, for whatever that is worth.

Where will you work? That should define your area to look in.

Reno is a great town, easy to get out of and into the countryside.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:22 PM
 
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Thanks again for your respond. By looking at the google map, I now see where 395/stead is. I definitely do not want to reside in that area, so it looks like Red Baron Blvd is out of the question. Alas, that's where all the nice looking houses are located. I do not mind if I am 30 minutes away from Reno, I just don't want to deal with tricky difficult roads. I work at home, I just need a reliable post office nearby so I'll keep looking.
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Old 12-24-2009, 11:23 AM
 
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If you want a little cheaper, Fernley works. If you want character, Virginia City has character. Good luck. As far as homes go, there are about three companies that build homes in Reno Sparks, the floor plans are found all over town. Another place that is not bad is north of Sparks, along Pyramid Highway and in Red Hawk.
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Old 12-25-2009, 01:28 AM
 
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There is no strip in Reno. The area up around Stead is over developed and there are a lot of houses for sale up there. If you do not like airplane noise, you might want to look else where. Traffic during the Air Races in that area is a nightmare. 395 and Pyramid Highway are traffic nightmares and you may want to find a home where you do not have to use those two roads everyday for your commute.

In general, in the Reno area, north of the city are cheaper homes and spread out developments. South of Reno are the more expensive homes in more exclusive developments. Southwest of Reno up Mt Rose highway you get into the high end homes. South of Sparks you get into an area that is prone to flooding. Fernley is about 30 minutes east of Reno and the commute from there to Reno can also be a pain. They had a levee break in Fernley and flood a lot of homes so if you look there, make sure you are not buying a home that might be prone to mold. I think about the best area of Reno is west of Virginia Street, south of I80 as you start up the hills towards the Mt Rose Wilderness Area. You find a lot of unique homes that were built one at a time and not in a development with all the homes being pretty much the same. You got some nice views and with West McCarren you can get around pretty well.
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Old 12-25-2009, 03:49 PM
 
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David is right about the old southwest of Reno being a nice place to live, not cheap, If I were to live in Reno, that is where I would live, that, or Hidden Valley.

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Fernley is about 30 minutes east of Reno and the commute from there to Reno can also be a pain.
It is easier to get to Reno from Fernley than to get down Skyline or McCarran (old southwest) on a snowy morning.

The flooded and mold issue was a limited number of home, your realtor can show you where the problem homes are.
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:18 PM
 
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I live in old southwest reno and I love the area. It is in town so driving in the bad weather isn't a big deal, we are literally within about 5 minutes of everything in Reno. Check out 89509.
How big of a house are you looking for or how much are you looking to spend that might make a difference.
Also the developements on the outsides of Reno, Stead, Sommersett, Double Diamond and Steamboat might all be technically Reno but they surround the city are all depriciating like crazy.
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