When someone says Reno, do you think of casinos and easy divorces?
Yes, we have that, but Reno is so much more.
If you’re thinking of moving to Reno you’d better hurry, because The Biggest Little City is growing up fast!
What is it like living in Reno?
Glad you asked! Here’s a short list of things you should know about living in our unique city!
1. WE LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER
We practice a “live and let live” kind of attitude. Everybody’s fiercely independent but they’ll stand by each other when the going gets tough too.
We’ve got a lot of local pride - which should be pretty obvious considering the huge number of parades and other celebrations taking place in Reno!
2. YES, THERE’S TRAFFIC
This wasn’t always an issue, but with the huge influx of people - let’s just call it the “Tesla effect” - we’ve got a lot more traffic than we used to have.
Going across town (10 miles) took about 15 minutes ten years ago, but alas, rush hour (unless there’s some kind of event going on) means you’re sitting about 30 minutes in traffic.
Not so bad, really.
3. HOUSING SUPPLY IS LOW
As anybody who knows anything about real estate will tell you, supply and demand has a direct impact on the price of houses.
So if you want to relocate to Reno, now is better than later, especially since at the time of this writing the available supply is sitting at about two months worth of inventory.
A stable, balanced market would have about six months worth, so as you can see it’s definitely a seller’s market right now.
4. WE’RE NOT NEAR VEGAS
We’re in the northwestern part of the state, close to the California border.
Vegas is nearly 500 miles from us, so tell your friends and family they will have a long drive ahead of them if they want to go to Caesar’s Palace!
5. WE’VE GOT LOTS OF FUN THINGS TO SEE AND DO
If you’re living in Reno there’s so much to see and do you might want to keep a permanent guest room for all of the friends and family who will want to drop by!
We’ve got the world famous Great Balloon Race featuring about 1,000 huge hot air balloons, their forms dotting the sky with vivid reds, greens, blues, pinks...just about any color or design you can imagine.
The balloon race isn’t the only festival in town. We’ve got:
- Bluegrass festivals
- Jazz and blues festivals
- The Reno River Festival
- A Celtic festival and many, many more!
And while we’re not Las Vegas, we do have some casinos. Downtown Reno is home to both small and large casinos such as Harrah’s, Circus Circus Reno and Silver Legacy.
And of course we’re not even talking about the amazing artwork you’ll find downtown.
If nature is more your thing, we’ve got you covered there. Hike in the beautiful Tahoe National Forest or in the many trails that meander for miles in exquisite natural beauty.
In short, there’s no shortage of fun to be had for people with many diverse tastes and interests!
6. RENO IS CHANGING
As you might imagine, we are changing. The new influx of business and people has certainly changed the landscape.
We’ve got lots of great eats, and a growing roster of brewers and beer destinations. Great Basin Brewing Co., Silver Peak and Brew Brothers are just some of the labels calling Reno home.
7. WE’RE UNIQUE
In Reno, when we talk about “The Arch”, we’re not talking about some fast food joint! An iconic symbol of civic pride and history, the Reno Arch was built in 1926, and has featured our town’s famous motto “The Biggest Little City” since 1929.
The arch you’ll see when you visit is the third one, put up in 1987.
If art is your thing, you’ll be thrilled when you pay a visit to Artown. Hundreds of works can be seen every year at the huge summer arts festival which is attended by tens of thousands of art lovers.