Reno, "The Biggest Little City in the World," is a city in Nevada known as a hub for casinos in the high desert of the northern area of the state at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The second most populous city in the state has a variety of smaller ranch homes to sprawling beautiful western-style residences indicative of this part of the American West.
Reno is divided into five city wards with a variety of diverse neighborhoods with different admirable qualities. Midtown Reno is a thriving area of older neighborhoods just south of downtown with unique restaurants, coffee shops and bookstores, filled with funky art and culture. The Reno Arts District is downtown and crossed by the Truckee River. Residents can kayak or tube most of the year, while having plenty of places to shop and dine. Old Southwest Reno is a neighborhood right next to downtown that has a mix of historic houses that are well preserved with tree-lined streets and great local architecture. South Meadows/Double Diamond is an area with a variety of home sizes for any family, and is one of the newer neighborhoods that also have gated communities with pools, bike lanes, and club houses. For a quiet golf community, Hidden Valley offers residents an area with no through traffic away from the bustle of downtown.
The education sector in Reno employs the largest amount of individuals, with the Washoe County School District and the University of Reno combined providing over 12,000 jobs. The gambling industry has three employers in the top ten, with Tuscan-themed Peppermill Reno, Silver Legacy Reno and Atlantis Casino Resort employing over 6,000 residents. Technology and gaming headquarters are in the city as well including Bally Technologies and International Game Technology. The health care industry is also thriving with two major health care providers within the top ten employers in the city of Reno.