Reno Dwellers....What is the area like?

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Aces 6, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. Aces 6

    Aces 6 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Over

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    Down to Boise vs. Reno
    Moving from the SE but need to get West.
    Lived in the Bay Area and Sacramento for 25 years so familiar with Lake Tahoe and being 30 minutes from mountain biking and skiing is a major draw.

    Full time remote so job not an issue.

    What else is there to draw a person out side of no income tax?
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  2. nrvale0

    nrvale0 Been here awhile

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    I've been doing similar research and will also be leaving the Bay Area (not Sac). The thing is ... both areas are starting to get ruined by Californians. From what I've seen, Reno is deteriorating faster than Boise but Boise isn't immune from it.
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  3. dlock5

    dlock5 Been here awhile

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    Great for all out door activities here in Reno/Tahoe area. Nevada is sliding slowly the way of Cali, but I think we're several years away from it. At least I hope so, I got 10 more year's to retirement lol. But it's a great place to live and ride the surrounding area's are amazing.
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  4. renogeorge

    renogeorge Let's ride!!

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    Always a matter of opinion. But I left CA 40 years ago. If leaving CA today I would probably pick Boise. On the plus side, Boise has a somewhat smaller town feel, in general is cleaner and greener. Reno isn't far behind in these areas and offers a little better connectivity via airport and interstates. But that obviously depends on where you want to connect to. For both cities, proximity to riding and other outdoor activities are enhanced/restricted by true 4 season weather. More similar than different IMO. FWIW
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  5. 211john

    211john Been here awhile

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    Reno is right on the border so you can have all the California you want - for free.
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    > More similar than different IMO. <
    That's pretty much it. I like both areas, but Reno is and will always be "home" for me, so I have my prejudices. Tell you what- buy a house in each so you have a good excuse to travel between them often and your commute will be awesome! I love the dirt route when I ride up to visit friends and family in Nampa :-)
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  7. avejoe

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    I hear Reno is so close to hell you can see Sparks.
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    Rips Millar capt. mediocre

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    I've heard that....
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  9. sharpie1

    sharpie1 Been here awhile

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    But, it is dirt bike heaven.
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  10. Trip Hammer

    Trip Hammer It's not the years, it's the mileage Supporter

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    Considering the same two cities myself, OP.
    I also am from Sac/Bay area but been in Seattle the last decade. I miss the sun!

    True about getting the benefits of California but without paying.
    Housing is pretty high in Reno (from several years ago)and getting higher due to us former Californians, but way cheaper than Seattle. My equity would go a long way.

    Job market in Reno hasn't caught up to housing prices but a non issue for remote employees.

    Decisions...
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  11. Aces 6

    Aces 6 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Over

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    Thanks for the rundown.
    Working with two relators (Boise and Reno) and noticed that more inventory at a lesser price in Boise but its gone up 18% in last 18months and traffic issues have ballooned.
    Elevation about the same.
    Weather pretty darn close to the same.
    Good snow pack in 2019 helps Reno area for at least next three years but prior to that sustaining the humans in the area looked dire. Don't know if that should be a concern or not :hmmmmm

    Good problem to have!
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  12. Aces 6

    Aces 6 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Over

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    That is a draw; 30 minutes from great mountain biking and skiing whereas Boise looking at 40-50 min to Bogus Basin (doesn't seem on par with a Northstar) or 2 hours to Sun Valley.
    Friends in Sacramento and grew up in the North Bay so only a 3.5-4 hour haul to visit family and the riding up past Winters/Berryessa to Sonoma County don't make it seem like a long haul at all!
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  13. renogeorge

    renogeorge Let's ride!!

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    The Reno water situation wouldn't be a deciding factor for me. Drought talk flares up every few years. Hasn't had much impact beyond talk. FWIW
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  14. dlock5

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    I think Fernley or Carson are a little cheaper for housing than Reno or even Minden. And still close to great riding at the moonrocks or pine nuts or foresthill in Cali right over the hill. And close to professional sports in Vegas or Cali if you're in to that.
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  15. Geneva

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    Looking to relocate from New Mexico. What’s the riding situation? I’m On a two stroke and like single track. Not street legal.
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  16. dlock5

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    Tons of it in the Reno area or a 30 min drive from Reno opens up a ton more single track on the Cali side. You'd never run out of places to go.
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  17. renogeorge

    renogeorge Let's ride!!

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    There is desert and mountain single track all around. Although 2 track is more common. Accessible from several outlying residential areas or with a short haul. 2 stroke can be plated in NV
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    Geneva Been here awhile

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    Nice! My bike was plated when I bought it from Tx but NM wouldn’t do it! Beta xtrainer 300. Contemplating Las Vegas or Reno. Reno being closer to family in NorCal. Looking at homes and prices. Must have a garage! Thanks for the info.
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    renogeorge Let's ride!!

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    Vegas sucks!
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  20. Aces 6

    Aces 6 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Over

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    I contacted a real estate agent and they are sending MLS listings. Better than Zillow in my opinion as Zillow can be dated and houses that are showing on the market are really not. They can also narrow scope of search given must have list, price point, location (and give you pro's and con's).
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