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      Living in Reno, NV

      Located in the state of Nevada, Reno is a highly populated city with a population of 237,121 inhabitants. At 78%, the majority of the Reno population is White; this is followed by 7% Asian and 3% Black. If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in Reno. With average one way commute time of only 19 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.

      Whether you’re relocating to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Reno could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Nevada if you know where to search. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. The best areas in Reno and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, cost of living, commute, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Nevada and national averages.

      Reno has a livability score of 80 out of 100 and is ranked #2 in Nevada and #1,381 in the USA. Based on this score, Reno would be considered a very livable city! Reno has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Reno has higher than average grades for the following: cost of living (B) and housing (A). On a more negative note, Reno does not have favorable grades for the following: crime (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, shops, etc., Reno has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: National Automobile Museum, Truckee River Walk, and Casino at Silver Legacy Resort.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Reno can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category. A healthy real estate market can lead to wealth appreciation for property owners, as rising property values can contribute to homeowners' equity, financial stability and the ability to build long-term wealth.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are attainable, we'll need to know if the real estate in Reno is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Reno come in at $235,800, which is 23.1% higher than the Nevada average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Reno, the home price to income ratio is 4.8, which is 33.3% higher than the Nevada average.

      Reno transportation information

      Statistic Reno Nevada National
      Average one way commute19min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work76.4%78.0%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.2%10.7%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.7%3.6%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.7%0.4%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.9%2.1%2.8%
      Working from home3.5%3.6%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Reno, NV data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).