Reno, Nevada, is not just for tourists who love to gamble. Each year, more and more people are relocating to the area because it offers the best of both worlds, action-packed events and a thriving atmosphere for business.
Reno offers a number of recreational opportunities to new residents, including unparalleled outdoor adventure in nearby Lake Tahoe. Natural wonders abound in this area of the country -- where you can ski by day and play by night.
Reno can be segmented into six distinct neighborhoods.
Old Southwest - Adjacent to downtown Reno, Old Southwest is one of the city's most sought-after neighborhoods. Its charm oozes among the tree-lined streets and historic homes.
Donner Springs - This older neighborhood is located in Southeast Reno. Most of its homes were constructed in the 1970s and 80s. It's a popular area given its convenient location.
Hidden Valley - Also in Southeast Reno, Hidden Valley is distinctly separated from the rest of the city by a golf course.
Downtown Reno - Like most urban downtowns, Reno is home to an up-and-coming condo and loft scene.
South Meadows/Double Diamond - Considered Reno's newest neighborhood, this area is a great place for expanding families who enjoy a modern amenities like gated communities and neighborhood pools.
Damonte Ranch - Also a newer neighborhood, Damonte Ranch is a quiet area located on the outskirts of town. Various homestyles are available, making this an attractive area to people of all walks of life.
Public transportation is available in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area. Buses - including RAPID service - are operated by the Regional Transportation Commission.
Washoe County School District is Nevada's second largest district, with 94 schools. Find information on all schools on the official Web site: www.washoe.k12.nv.us. There are also a number of private schools in Reno. In addition, the University of Nevada, Reno, is also located near downtown. And Truckee Meadows Community College offers a variety of educational opportunities to Reno residents.
While skiing is still king in this part of the country, other sports events to consider are Lake Tahoe's annual "Best of the Beach" volleyball tournament, one of the last AVP tournaments of the season. Roll on over to the coast to check out some NBA
hoops action. The Sacramento Kings play in the Arco Arena. If a drive to the coast is not in your plans, you can catch some minor league basketball in Reno. The NBA D League Reno Bighorns kick off their season in November at the Reno Events Center. Minor and rec. league baseball is here, too, with the Reno Astros, Silver Sox and the Reno Adult Baseball League.
And of course there's golf. Reno is home to the PGA Tour's Reno-Tahoe Open (held in August) and the Century Celebrity Classic in July. When you're done with organized sports, head outside for some world-class hiking, mountain biking, fishing and kayaking.
Whether you enjoy snow sports, golf, hiking, biking or any other outdoor adventure sport, Reno is the place for you. Lake Tahoe is an adventure lover's playground, with some of the world's most challenging ski and snowboard runs.
Chamber of Commerce
The Reno Chamber of Commerce provides numerous services to new residents or people thinking about moving to Reno. www.reno-sparkschamber.org; (775) 337-3030.
Charter Cable is the premier cable provider for the Reno/Lake Tahoe region. DirecTV and Dish Network are also cable options.
NV Energy (formerly Sierra Pacific Power); Easily set up services online at www.nvenergy.com.
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