Reno is a vibrant city of approximately 250,000 people nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Once famed for glamorous casinos and quickie divorces, the city has since evolved into a world-class destination for adventure tourism.
An artsy, friendly city reinventing itself.
Neighbors who wave when you drive down the street.
Festivals every weekend, craft brews, art classes, morning hikes.
The funky little small businesses all over town.
State taxes and big city traffic.
Snow-capped mountains towering above the city.
A mere 22 miles from Lake Tahoe, Reno is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking, fishing, boating, camping, climbing, skiing are all within an hour’s drive of downtown. Northern Nevada’s regional hub, it’s a perfect place to launch your next adventure.
Downtown redevelopment is in full swing. Anchored by a gorgeous riverwalk meandering along the Truckee River, you’ll find new condo developments, huge art installations, classic casinos and innovative, indie restaurants creating a formidable foodie scene.
Ground zero for Burning Man, one of the largest art festivals in the world, Reno enjoys a lively arts scene. Artown runs the entire month of July with performances, exhibits and classes all over the city, culminating in the annual Coeur d’Alene Art Auction. The city is also home to the Nevada Museum of Art, the National Automobile Museum and dozens of art galleries.
South of downtown Reno you’ll find Midtown. Historic cottages, retro retail and contemporary spaces house an eclectic collection of stores and restaurants for a decidedly funky vibe. Antique, clothing and tattoo shops mix with farm-to-table restaurants, brew pubs and a unique selection of bars with live entertainment.
There’s something happening every weekend in Reno, from headliners at the casinos to professional sporting events. The city hosts several major festivals, including Hot August Nights, the Great Balloon Race, the National Championship Air Races, the Reno Rodeo, Street Vibrations, the Reno Santa Crawl and more.
Reno is bursting with family-friendly activities. Kids can engage in hands-on science at the Discovery Museum, rip down the waterslides at Wild Island, jump to their hearts’ content at Fly High, drive mini-race cars at Need for Speed and more. On the more serious side, you’ll find good schools and amazing libraries.
Reno often appears in the top rankings for highly livable cities. We have top-notch medical facilities, good shopping and very low traffic. And yes, we have Whole Foods and Trader Joes.
Reno is a 3-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area or about 2.5 from Sacramento. Flights to the Bay Area are just over an hour. The Reno-Tahoe International Airport is an incredibly convenient travel gateway, located right in the middle of town with easy parking and direct flights to most major western cities.
One of the best things about Reno is its growing economy, adding an estimated 5100 jobs in 2018 according to EDAWN. Just east of town, the Reno Tahoe Industrial Center (RTIC) continues to grow, with tech powerhouses like Google, Apple, Tesla, Switch and Blockchains setting up shop, lured by Nevada’s powerful tax advantages.
Reno has an extremely diverse housing base for its size. You’ll find everything from starter condos to city lofts, historic cottages to gated developments, ranchettes to mountain estates. Our local market changes constantly, so feel free to contact any one of our agents for the latest boots-on-the-ground information.