Reno/Sparks Area Information
Reno is a small city of 410,000 residents but has a real community feel. Many of the neighborhoods that are part of this area include Galena Forest, Hidden Valley, Caughlin Ranch, Verdi, Golden Valley, Lemon Valley, Stead and Steamboat Valley. Sparks’ neighborhoods include Spanish Springs, old Sparks, and Vista.
Although it is no longer the gambling capital of Nevada, gambling is very important to the local economy. The downtown corridor holds a few major casinos which offer top name entertainment year round for a reasonable price and free parking. Many of them offer local discounts to all of their facilities during the year. There are also fun events like the Hot August Nights, The Balloon Races, The Air Races, ArtTown and Street Vibrations to name just a few. We have a cultural center to include the Art Museum, the History Museum and the Pioneer Center along with several smaller community theaters which produces plays and musicals throughout the year. Once you exit the downtown area, you have indoor and outdoor activities to keep you entertained. Reno has an excellent park system, with many nice regional parks in the area – well worth your time to visit. Check the Reno Gazette Journal for an events calendar.
We are very fortunate to have some of America’s top businesses in our area. Microsoft, Amazon, Intuit, IGT, and Petsmart, to name a few, all have businesses within the greater Reno area. And we’ve also been chosen for a potential location for Tesla and their plans for the world largest battery factory. The job market here is always looking for people who want to work full and part time.
If you like University events, you will see that Reno is also a very active and diverse university town. Reno is home to the University of Nevada, one of the nation’s top public research universities, and ranked as a national Tier 1 university. We also are home to the Truckee Meadows Community College as well as Sierra Nevada College at Lake Tahoe. In terms of sports, the Reno Aces Minor League Baseball is wonderful; and the University of Reno Wolf Pack teams are a delight. Go Wolf Pack!!!!!
Other areas around Reno have all the amenities of Reno, but add their own flair. Verdi is a verdant community nestled against the Truckee River. Washoe Valley offers great views of the Sierra’s and Mt Rose, and also has plenty of wetlands and horse property. It sports both lakeside living and deep forest. Virginia City and the Virginia Highlands area, home to great history and some of the most beautiful horse properties around, are just 10-25 minutes away from downtown. Virginia City is world famous, and you still see the occasional gunslinger (in full costume) and can explore its rich history.
It’s a small town community where everyone bonds together. People are really helpful and supportive, which many of us have never experienced. So you have a great airport, easy freeway access, a community spirit and a cultural center all within the city.
Our community offers several different types of living styles from downtown to areas zoned for horses all within a few minutes’ drive from either mall or the airport. Those relocating from California will enjoy much lower home prices along with no state income tax.
Come and take a look.