The housing market in Reno, NV, is a nice mix that represents the different cultures and lifestyles of the area. The median home price is around $220,200. The different neighborhoods in the city range from historic in Old Southwest Reno to new suburbs, like South Meadows. Single-family homes, historic houses and condos are easily found. There are homes built in the 70s and 80s and newer developments and planned communities.
Reno is best known as the biggest little city in the world. It is often compared to its big sister Las Vegas. However, Reno is much smaller and more family friendly. Still, Reno is a large tourist area and events are held annually that draw in crowds, like the Great Reno Balloon Race. It is also close to Lake Tahoe, the Sierra Nevadas and Black Rock Desert. With so many natural treasures, outdoors activities, like skiing, hiking and biking, are abundant. The weather here isn’t too bad, except for the wind. This city’s location means winds are high almost all year. Crime rates in the suburbs are actually pretty low, making them ideal for families with children.
The neighborhoods in Reno offer a little something for every taste. In Old Southwest Reno, the homes are historic. This neighborhood is right by downtown and is one of the most desirable neighborhoods to live in. Donner Springs is on the edge of downtown. It is a planned subdivision of single-family homes. There is a large sense of community here. Hidden Valley is in the southeast and bordered by the mountains on one side and a golf course and UNR Main Station Farm on the other, helping to isolate it a bit from the downtown and keeping it is quiet place to live. South Meadows/Double Diamond is one of the newest neighborhoods. Its homes are all similar in style with boxy designs and stucco exteriors. Damonte Ranch is also new and a master planned community. Wells Avenue is an older neighborhood where homes and businesses mix. Downtown, of course, is all hustle and bustle offering mainly condos and townhouses. No matter where you choose to live, Reno, NV, allows you to find the place that best suits your family’s needs.