Reno, Nevada

The Biggest Little City

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Young Professionals

The Midtown neighborhood is where a lot of the action is in Reno. Cool restaurants, bars and boutique shops make it a hotspot for the youngsters. Housing options include older renovated homes and new upscale condos/apartment buildings. You’re also in the middle of the arts district here so virtually anything you could want to do in a city during the day or night is available with a short walk.

  • Midtown

Old Southwest Reno


Old Southwest Reno sits right next to downtown and is a cool mix of great housing and direct access to the Nevada Museum of ARt and the Riverwalk District. You also have a short walk to the downtown and the work and entertainment options there. Wells Avenue is another good option in the downtown area – filled with historic, locally owned businesses, cool eclectic eating options and great homes.

  • Old Southwest Reno
  • Wells Avenue

Damonte Ranch


There are a number of great neighborhoods for families in Reno. Start your search with Damonte Ranch. It’s a master-planned community at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This means you get direct access to amazing trails and hiking for you and the kiddos. It’s also filled with parks and fitness options for family and grown-up exercise. Community events, shopping, restaurants and great schools fill out the script for what many families are looking for.

  • Damonte Ranch
  • McQueen
  • Galena

South Meadows


Reno, like much of Nevada, is a hugely popular spot for retirees. Consider: no taxation on social security benefits, withdrawals from retirement accounts or pensions and for empty nesters there are no state income taxes in case you’re still working. Combine that with reasonable housing prices (compared to next door California) and year-long reasonable to hot weather, and you’ve got yourself a home run location to look at.

  • South Meadows (amazing Medical Center in the neighborhood)
  • Old Southwest Reno (for an active social scene)