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Best Places To Live In Reno, NV

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  • Reno, NV
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 237,121
  • Reno? While it may be close to Tahoe and the Eastern Sierra (the good), skip it. I live in Midtown and despite the hype, five stolen cars from four different people, seven multiple unit properties with…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score85
  • Chilcoot-Vinton, CA
  • City: 25.8mi / 41.5km away
  • Population: 122
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  • South Reno, Reno, NV
  • Neighborhood: 7.7mi / 12.3km away
  • Population: 21,203
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  • Washoe Valley, NV
  • City: 16.5mi / 26.6km away
  • Population: 2,950
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  • Northwest, Reno, NV
  • Neighborhood: 5.9mi / 9.5km away
  • Population: 26,555
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  • Golden Valley, NV
  • City: 6.1mi / 9.8km away
  • Population: 1,805
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  • Virginia City, NV
  • City: 17.7mi / 28.5km away
  • Population: 711
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  • Incline Village, NV
  • City: 19.6mi / 31.5km away
  • Population: 8,621
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  • Old Northwest-West University, Reno, NV
  • Neighborhood: 1.2mi / 2.0km away
  • Population: 20,849
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  • Mogul, NV
  • City: 5.9mi / 9.5km away
  • Population: 1,683
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  • Sparks, NV
  • City: 3.3mi / 5.3km away
  • Population: 94,718
  • Most of Sparks is okay. But in older areas, complaints to the city council just go ignored. Right now, a backyard shed exists at 10## Palmwood which is directly behind my property. That is the most…[read more]
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  • Spanish Springs, NV
  • City: 10.0mi / 16.1km away
  • Population: 16,091
  • My husband and I recently moved to Spanish Springs, but so far, we have really liked it. While there are older areas in Spanish Springs, a lot of the area has been recently developed. Everything we need…[read more]
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  • Southwest, Reno, NV
  • Neighborhood: 3.4mi / 5.5km away
  • Population: 35,520
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  • North Valleys, Reno, NV
  • Neighborhood: 9.6mi / 15.5km away
  • Population: 32,035
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  • Tahoe Vista, CA
  • City: 23.3mi / 37.4km away
  • Population: 1,293
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  • Silver City, NV
  • City: 20.6mi / 33.1km away
  • Population: 211
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  • South Central, Reno, NV
  • Neighborhood: 3.7mi / 6.0km away
  • Population: 25,682
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  • Kings Beach, CA
  • City: 22.3mi / 35.9km away
  • Population: 3,230
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  • Verdi, NV
  • City: 9.1mi / 14.6km away
  • Population: 1,399
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  • Northeast, Reno, NV
  • Neighborhood: 1.6mi / 2.6km away
  • Population: 23,736
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  • East Reno, Reno, NV
  • Neighborhood: 3.5mi / 5.6km away
  • Population: 38,120
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  • Cold Springs, NV
  • City: 14.2mi / 22.9km away
  • Population: 8,845
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  • Lemmon Valley, NV
  • City: 7.5mi / 12.1km away
  • Population: 5,057
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  • Floriston, CA
  • City: 14.3mi / 23.0km away
  • Population: 30
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  • Sun Valley, NV
  • City: 5.9mi / 9.5km away
  • Population: 20,385
  • I only lived in Sun Valley for a year and couldn't wait to get away. Upon first glance, the town seems nice enough. However, after living there, you realize that isn't the case. The city is mixed with…[read more]
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  • Verdi, CA
  • City: 11.2mi / 18.0km away
  • Population: 167

Reno, NV: The Biggest Little City

Known as the "The Biggest Little City in the World", Reno, Nevada is nestled between the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the flatter desert landscape of Washoe County. Its proximity to Lake Tahoe makes Reno a popular destination. Reno itself is known for its gaming and entertainment, with abundant hotels and casinos in the downtown area. It is the place where Harrah's Casino was born, and people come from throughout the globe to experience its hotel fun. The city is in an area that is known as the high desert; the valley surrounding the city is Truckee Meadows. With a population of more than 450,000 this little city is a destination for both sports and fun.

However, moving here, you will find a small inventory of available housing. Real estate prices are lower in Reno compared to California, and tech jobs are happening at the Reno Technology Park.

The side of Reno that gets a bit less attention is the abundant sports and outdoor fun that the city and surrounding area offers. Moving to Reno gives you the opportunity to participate in mountain hiking as well as world-class skiing at numerous resorts sprinkled around Lake Tahoe. There is one ski area that is located a short drive from Reno, on Mt. Rose. With the tranquil Truckee River flowing through the city and Pyramid Lake nearby, rafting and water sports can be part of the entertainment. You'll also find art museums and galleries, the Nevada Opera and the Reno Pops Orchestra for culture. Home of the University of Nevada Reno, business, mining and engineering, agriculture and journalism are some of its offered programs.

Driving across Reno takes about 30 minutes in the usual traffic. The city has a public transportation system, RTC Washoe, that features buses that ride throughout the city. Bicycles are a popular form of transportation in this sports-loving town. You can take your bike on the bus, as well.

Finding the best places to live in Reno or its surroundings is made easier with our picks for top places to live in the Reno surroundings. If you're interested in being close to Lake Tahoe or the mountains, you can search using that specification. You'll also be able to search by population size, radius and home/rent budget. Other features that can be found include the importance of amenities, employment, crime, cost of living, housing, education and weather. With so many areas and activities offered within a short distance from the city of Reno, your search will be made easier with AreaVibes.