Reno, NV Real Estate & Homes

Reno, NV

Overview
 
Welcome to Reno, Nevada, perched in the high desert valley at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. With a population of more than 225,000, it’s the fourth largest city in the state and has earned the nickname “The Biggest Little City in the World.”
With winter lows in the mid-30s and summer highs in the mid-70s, Reno enjoys an average of 300 days of sunshine per year with very little annual rainfall.
 
History
 
Reno was established in 1868 and was named for a Civil War Union officer named Jesse Lee Reno. In 1872, the railroad extended to Reno and bolstered the city’s economy. Then as the mining boom tapered off, business in Reno and Las Vegas began to boom.
During the 1930s, Nevada legalized open gambling and relaxed its requirements for divorce. Reno became nationally known as a place to get a “quickie divorce.” The divorce business eventually became less dominant in Reno as surrounding states also relaxed their requirements, but gambling continued to remain a major part of the city’s economy.
 
People
 
Of the more than 225,000 Reno residents, more than 51,000 are families and 30 percent have children under the age of 18. About 74 percent of people here are Caucasian; 24 percent are Hispanic or Latino; 6 percent are Asian; and almost 3 percent are African American.
 
 
  • About 23% of people in this city are under 18.
  • 13% are between the ages of 18 and 24.
  • 28% are between 29 and 44 years of age.
  • 25% are between 45 and 64 years of age.
  • About 12% are age 65 or older.
  • The median age in Reno is 34.
  • Men slightly outnumber women in the city.
 
Things to Do
 
Water lovers abound in Reno and, during the summers, they can be easily spotted at one of the nearby bodies of water – Lake Tahoe, Truckee River, Washoe Lake and Pyramid Lake. When the temperatures take a dip, people flock to one of the 18 ski resorts located within 98 miles of the Reno airport.
 
Here’s a list of some of the other popular activities in and around Reno:
 
  • Kite surfing and windsurfing at Washoe Lake
  • Water sports
  • Biking
  • Ice skating
  • Snowboarding and snow shoeing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Tours of nearby Lake Tahoe
  • Skiing and snow sports
  • Hiking
  • Golfing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Hot Air Balloon Rides
  • Fishing
Local Attractions
 
Residents and visitors who don’t strike it rich in one of Reno’s casinos will definitely hit the mother lode when they look for entertainment. The city has several cultural attractions and local festivals and events that bring visitors to Reno from all over the world.
 
Here is a list of some of the city’s popular destinations and annual events:
 
 
Local Business
 
Reno was considered the gambling capital of the country up until the 1950s, when it was eclipsed in popularity by Las Vegas. The city compensated by becoming a thriving business center. Several large companies have made Reno the site of their corporate headquarters, including Hamilton, EE Technologies, International Game Technology, PC-Doctor, Braeburn Capital and Port of Subs.
The median income for a family in Reno is slightly more than $53,000, with the per capita income at a little more than $25,000. About 14% of the population lives below the poverty line.
According to Reno's 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:
 
 

Local Schools
 
School-aged children living in Reno attend schools in the Washoe County School District, the second largest school district in Nevada. Based on Reno’s public schools’ test results, the city’s schools receive a rating of 6 out of 10. (10 is best.)
 
Click here to see Reno’s top-rated public schools.
 
Click the links below for more information on schools in this area:
 
 
From great American steakhouses to ethnic food specialties, residents and visitors to Reno have a plate full of choices.
 
Click the links below for restaurant listings:
 

Homes for Sale in Reno, NV

1150 EAGLE VISTA
$1,249,000 
1150 EAGLE VISTA
Reno, NV

3 Beds, 3/1 Baths
4318 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Robert Coons, Chase International-Damonte
665 Skyline
$1,200,000 
665 Skyline
Reno, NV

Presented By Sandra Solomonson
7 Beds, 6 Baths
7278 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Sandra Solomonson, Chase International
12665 BUCKTHORN LANE
$819,000 
12665 BUCKTHORN LANE
Reno, NV

5 Beds, 3/1 Baths
4492 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Michelle Sturge, Chase International-Damonte
14085 BROILI
$699,000 
14085 BROILI
Reno, NV

5 Beds, 4/0 Baths
3752 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Michelle Sturge, Chase International-Damonte
1950 CHAMPION HILLS
$640,000 
1950 CHAMPION HILLS
Reno, NV

3 Beds, 3/2 Baths
4675 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Michelle Sturge, Chase International-Damonte
2428 CARTWRIGHT RD.
$434,900 
2428 CARTWRIGHT RD.
Reno, NV

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2968 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Alexandra Musser, Chase International-Damonte
15355 TOLL
Courtesy of Cynthia Cherrigan, Chase International-Damonte
10890 OAKHAVEN DRIVE
$327,500 
10890 OAKHAVEN DRIVE
Reno, NV

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2076 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Ploypun Pihakane, Chase International-Damonte
2215 BIG TRAIL CIRCLE
$325,000 
2215 BIG TRAIL CIRCLE
Reno, NV

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1817 sq. ft.
Courtesy of April Nieto, Chase International-Damonte
640 W 11TH STREET
$295,000 
640 W 11TH STREET
Reno, NV

3386 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Scott Gold, Chase International-Damonte
3310 BLACKSTONE CT
$294,400 
3310 BLACKSTONE CT
Reno, NV

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1970 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Caren Christen, Chase International-Damonte
7620 DIAMOND VISTA COURT
$275,000 
7620 DIAMOND VISTA COURT
Reno, NV

4 Beds, 2/1 Baths
2075 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Robert Coons, Chase International-Damonte
3943 BOUNDARY PEAK CT
$265,000 
3943 BOUNDARY PEAK CT
Reno, NV

6 Beds, 3/0 Baths
2918 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Preston Tinnell, Chase International-Damonte
2020 ALPINE WAY
$254,500 
2020 ALPINE WAY
Reno, NV

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1764 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Alexandra Musser, Chase International-Damonte
1900 TUOLUMNE DRIVE
$210,000 
1900 TUOLUMNE DRIVE
Reno, NV

3 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1515 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Michael Robinson II, Chase International-Damonte
1215 MONTELLO STREET
$180,000 
1215 MONTELLO STREET
Reno, NV

1392 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Frank Picone, Chase International-Damonte
1185 MONTELLO STREET
$180,000 
1185 MONTELLO STREET
Reno, NV

1392 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Frank Picone, Chase International-Damonte
9120 RED BARON
$165,000 
9120 RED BARON
Reno, NV

3 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1247 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Wes Waltenspiel, Chase International-Damonte
694 STACIE NICOLE LANE
$163,000 
694 STACIE NICOLE LANE
Reno, NV

2 Beds, 2/1 Baths
1160 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Jared Barnes, Chase International-Damonte
1200 RIVERSIDE DRIVE #1285 1285
$149,900 
1200 RIVERSIDE DRIVE #1285 1285
Reno, NV

2 Beds, 2/0 Baths
1738 sq. ft.
Courtesy of Robert Coons, Chase International-Damonte

Reno, NV Home Sales Price Trends

Period Total Sold Average Price Median Price
JAN-MAR 2014 970 $250,980 $220,437

Reno, NV School Districts

District Grades Zip Code Rating
DIOCESE OF RENO K-12 89501 No Rating
STATE-SPONSORED CHARTER SCHOOLS K-12 89701 5
WASHOE COUNTY K-12 89512 7

Reno, NV School Rankings (FAQ)

GreatSchools Performance Ratings provide an overview of a school's test performance. Based on a scale of 1-10.

RENO 6 out of 10
NEVADA 5 out of 10

Reno, NV School Parent Ratings (FAQ)

GreatSchools Review Ratings are the overall ratings that are provided by either a Parent/Guardian, Teacher, Staff, Administrator, Student or Former Student. Based on a scale of 1-5.

RENO
NEVADA
Ratings provided by GreatSchools.net

Reno, NV Population

Population, household and median age statistics are based primarily on the 2010 US Census data projected forward to the present day.

Population: 233,164
Households: 92,720
Median Age: 34

Reno, NV Average Weather (degrees F)

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