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Old 02-10-2010, 02:52 AM
 
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We are a gay couple approaching our 50's (males) and are looking to relocate to Reno. What part of Reno should we be looking to live in. Is it homophobic? We hear it is quite progressive these days.
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:59 AM
 
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We are a gay couple approaching our 50's (males) and are looking to relocate to Reno. What part of Reno should we be looking to live in. Is it homophobic? We hear it is quite progressive these days.
Unlike San Francisco, Reno does not have a gay district like the Castro District as the gays do not seem to all live in the same area. So pick a place that appeals to you and do not worry about it.

Reno has a gay rights parade each year. That is on a weekend. It is usually preceded one week or followed by one week by the AIDS Awareness Parade. I really think it is bad to have those two events "tied" together like that but with so many gays having AIDS I do not thing they will ever be broken up.

Homophobic? Just because someone does not like the gay lifestyle does not mean they are afraid of gays. I would be careful of using that as a catch all term. I would say that it would be best to check out places before you come in and announce you are gay. As with any city there are some bars, churches and what not that are decidedly un-gay in their views.
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Old 02-11-2010, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Hmmm...I think you would be fine. If I were to move to Reno though I would move to the Southwest or Wells Ave area. Both areas have older houses with a lot more character, and are more liberal than the suburbs. Are you looking for a more urban or suburban area?

Maybe look into some of the downtown condos? You can get them dirt cheap right now, and downtown is really improving.
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Central Coast
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Homophobic is a weird term, phobic is fear of. Most anti gay people don't fear them, they dislike them, need a new term, what would the Greek word for dislike be?

Agoraphobic is another one, means fear of marketplaces, but is usually meant for those who fear wide open spaces.

We still have some work to do on our language and terms.
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Old 02-12-2010, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Maybe look into some of the downtown condos? You can get them dirt cheap right now, and downtown is really improving.
Where specifically would you recommend with regard to bargain basement downtown condos? We'll most likely be moving out in the summer, living with in-laws initially, and then looking to move an easy commute from UNR and Reno High.

-- Susannah (not part of a gay male couple, but hopping into this thread anyhow )
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Old 02-13-2010, 03:28 AM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Um I would stick with the ones near the river. The Montage was recently completed, its a beautiful building but the whole project just went into foreclosure. Im sure over the next few years you can get amazing deals on brand new units. Also look into the Arlington Tower, Riverwalk Tower, Park Tower. The Palladio is beautiful but more expensive.

IDK what your price range is, but here are some listings:

reno real estate, truckee real estate, homes for sale reno, sparks, truckee, lake tahoe | Reno Realtors

reno real estate, truckee real estate, homes for sale reno, sparks, truckee, lake tahoe | Reno Realtors

Or if you're ok with being in a less desireable part of downtown here you can get an amazing deal at the new Belvedere Towers:

reno real estate, truckee real estate, homes for sale reno, sparks, truckee, lake tahoe | Reno Realtors

Obviously theres a ton of listings. I just don't know your price range. This just gives you an idea.
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:32 AM
 
Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
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Isn't the 5 Star Saloon a gay bar?
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