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Reno, Nevada Real Estate & Community Guide

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The following information is provided by Reno NV Realtor, Mike Perez of Dickson Realty. If you have any questions about Reno NV Real Estate or anything to do with the town, please get in touch!

Reno, The Biggest Little City in the World, is the county seat of Washoe County, located in northwestern Nevada. The city sits at the base of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Read more...

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According to the United States Census Bureau, Reno has a total area of 103.01 square miles with a population of 233,294 or 2,264.8 persons per square mile.

Reno is made up of many ZIP codes to include 89501, 89504, 89507, 89510, 89513, 89520, 89502, 89505, 89508, 89511, 89515, 89521, 89503, 89506, 89509, 89512, 89519 and 89523.

Reno is governed under a Council/Manager form of government, which means the Mayor and City Council make the policy decisions, and the staff, led by the City Manager, implement those decisions. Towns near Reno include: Sparks, Spanish Springs, Verdi, Sun Valley, Lemmon Valley, Golden Valley, Cold Springs, Virginia City, Incline Village.

Reno was first incorporated in 1897, discorporated in 1899, and has been continuously incorporated since 1903. Reno came to be known when a log toll bridge was built across the Truckee River in 1859. The bridge was sold to Myron Lake, who named the bridge "lake's Crossing. When the Railroad began laying tracks east from Sacramento, California to Promontory, Utah to form the first Transcontinental railroad, Lake deeded land to the railroad in exchange for a promise to build a depot at Lake's Crossing. Once the depot was established, the city of Reno officially came into being. The city was named after Major General Jesse Lee Reno, a Union officer killed in the American Civil War.

Reno has many famous natives, but Dawn Wells who is best known for her roll as Mary Ann Summers on Gilligan's Island, is arguably the most famous. Although he's not a Reno native, another notable figure is Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick is currenly an American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, but he once played college football for the University of Nevada Wolf Pack.

Reno is located at the intersection of Interstate 80 (I-80) and U.S. Route 395 (US 395), providing an easily accessible location for residents and businesses alike. These cross roads are located in what some describe as Silicon Valley's back office.

Reno was named by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of "3 Alternative Tech Startup Cities With Less Traffic [and] More housing." In 2011 and 2013, U.S. News and World Report issued its annual "best colleges" rankings and the University of Nevada, Reno ranked in the top tier of "best national universities."

Reno NV Real Estate

If you are considering purchasing real estate in Reno, Nevada, you will find many residential options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a single-family home, townhouse or luxury executive property, I am a Reno Realtor that can help you find exactly what you are in the market for!

Reno has a wide variety of housing types. There are affordable townhouses under one-hundred thousand dollars and there are multi-million dollar estates in private, gated communities. There are condominiums, high-rise apartment homes, and neighborhoods in town where inventory is north of the median price point for housing. In other words most of the townhomes you will find in Reno are what would best be described as middle to upper end. There are very few affordable condo units relatively speaking when compared to nearby cities.

The vast majority off all Reno real estate falls between the two-hundred to four-hundred thousand price point.

One of the real strong suites of real estate in Reno are the charming “subdivision” type neighborhoods. There are a number of quality neighborhoods in town that have been built by local craftsman, as well as some well known national builders such as Toll Brothers. The city saw tremendous growth through the late 1980′s through the early part of the 2000′s.

While the housing inventory is good, the schools and central location are what keep the city in high demand. In addition to Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 395 running through the city, a plethora of shopping opportunities does not hurt either. Often times this can be a deciding factor when people are looking to purchase here and has put Reno and Sparks at the top of there list. There is no question Reno is a great place to raise a family!

Reno Housing & Population Statistics

As of October 26, 2015, the median home value is $285,000 with home appreciation up 18.8% compared to the same time last year. Renters make up 41.58% of the population and 4.04% of houses and apartments are unoccupied (vacancy rate).

As of 2014, Reno's population was 237,000 people and there are 2,237 people per square mile (population density). Since 2010, the city has experienced a population growth of 4.9%. The median age is 35. 43.2% of the people are married and 14.5% are divorced. The average household size is 2.4 people.


The most common industries in Reno include accomodation and food services, retail, construction, manufacturing, administrative and waste management services, arts, entertainment and recreation services, and health care and social assistance. The most common occupations in Reno include management, sales, office and support, food preperation and serving, constructions and extraction, installation maintenance and repair, building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations.

Reno has also emerged as an important regional center for technology with large information technology companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Switch, Zulily and Tesla moving into the area.

The unemployment rate is 6.8% (Apr 2015), with job growth at 2.95%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be around 38.8%. The sales tax rate is 7.73% and there is no state income tax. Income per capita is $26,945, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $59,456.

Population by Occupation

  • Sales, office, administrative support 27.83%
  • Management, business, finance 12.86%
  • Production, transportation, material moving 10.23%
  • Food preparation, serving 7.39%
  • Construction, extraction, maintenance/repair 7.01%
  • Personal care 5.69%
  • Education, library 5.25%
  • Building maintenance 4.90%
  • Engineering, computers, science 4.76%
  • Healthcare practitioners and technology 4.74%
  • Firefighters, law enforcement 2.53%
  • Arts, design, media, sports, entertainment 2.11%
  • Healthcare support 2.17%
  • Legal 1.29%
  • Community, social services 1.14%
  • Farming, fishing, forestry 0.10%

Climate and Weather

The annual temperature in Reno ranges between 40.1°F and 67.6°F with an average temperature of 53.85°F. The average annual precipitation is 7.39 inches with an agerage of 50 days of rainfall per year. Reno usually sees about 3483 hours of sunshine per year and an average of just 22 inches of annual snowfall.

Public Schools Reno NV

The city is served by Washoe County School District, which has a great reputation. There are thirty-eight elementary schools, ten middle schools and thirteen high schools. Public Schools include:

School Address Phone Fax Type/School
Anderson 1055 Berrum Ln. Reno, NV 89509 775‑689‑2500 775‑689‑2622 Elementary
Beck 1900 Sharon Way Reno, NV 89509 775‑689‑2520 775‑689‑2598 Elementary
Booth 1450 Stewart St. Reno, NV 89502 775‑333‑5140 775‑333‑6053 Elementary
Brown 13815 Spelling Court Reno, NV 89511 775‑851‑5600 775‑851‑5606 Elementary
Cannan 2450 Cannan St. Reno, NV 89512 775‑353‑5750 775‑353‑5752 Elementary
Caughlin Ranch 4885 Village Green Pkwy. Reno, NV 89519 775‑689‑2600 775‑689‑2535 Elementary
Corbett 1901 Villanova Dr. Reno, NV 89502 775‑333‑5180 775‑333‑5184 Elementary
Desert Heights 13948 Mt. Bismark St. Reno, NV 89506 775‑677‑5444 775‑677‑5448 Elementary
Dodson 4355 Houston Reno, NV 89502 775‑689‑2530 775‑689‑2531 Elementary
Donner Springs 5125 Escuela Way Reno, NV 89502 775‑689‑2626 775‑689‑2628 Elementary
Double Diamond S. Meadows Pkwy. Reno, NV 89521 775‑850‑6212 775‑850‑6215 Elementary
Duncan 1200 Montello St. Reno, NV 89512 775‑333‑5190 775‑333‑5193 Elementary
Elmcrest 855 McDonald Dr. Reno, NV 89503 775‑746‑5850 775‑756‑5852 Elementary
Gomes 3870 Limkin St. Reno, NV 89508 775‑677‑5440 775‑677‑5435 Elementary
Gomm 4000 Mayberry Dr. Reno, NV 89509 775‑333‑5000 775‑333‑5002 Elementary
Hidden Valley 2115 Alphabet Dr. Reno, NV 89502 775‑857‑3150 775‑857‑3153 Elementary
Huffaker 980 Wheatland Rd. Reno, NV 89511 775‑689‑2510 775‑689‑2623 Elementary
Hunsberger 2505 Crossbow Court Reno, NV 89511 775‑851‑7095 775‑850‑6204 Elementary
Hunter Lake 909 Hunter Lake Dr. Reno, NV 89509 775‑333‑5040 775‑333‑5098 Elementary
Lemelson 2001 Soaring Eagle Dr. Reno, NV 89512 775‑333‑5080 775‑333‑5008 Elementary
Lemmon Valley 255 West Patrician Dr. Reno, NV 89506 775‑677‑5460 775‑677‑5462 Elementary
Lenz 2500 Homeland Dr. Reno, NV 89511 775‑851‑5620 775‑851‑7080 Elementary
Loder 600 Apple St. Reno, NV 89502 775‑689‑2540 775‑689‑6542 Elementary
Mathews 2750 Elementary Dr. Reno, NV 89512 775‑353‑5950 775‑353‑5954 Elementary
Melton 6575 Archimedes Ln. Reno, NV 89523 775‑746‑7440 775‑746‑7443 Elementary
Mount Rose 915 Lander St. Reno, NV 89509 775‑333‑5030 775‑333‑5032 Elementary
Peavine 1601 Grandview Ave. Reno, NV 89503 775‑746‑5840 775‑746‑5841 Elementary
Pleasant Valley 405 Surrey Dr. Reno, NV 89511 775‑849‑0255 775‑849‑0261 Elementary
Silver Lake 8719 Red Baron Rd. Reno, NV 89506 775‑677‑5400 775‑677‑5406 Elementary
Smith Alice 1070 Beckwourth Dr. Reno, NV 89506 775‑677‑5410 775‑677‑5413 Elementary
Smithridge 4801 Neil Rd. Reno, NV 89502 775‑689‑2560 775‑689‑2507 Elementary
Stead 10580 Stead Blvd. Reno, NV 89506 775‑677‑5480 775‑677‑5483 Elementary
Towles 2800 Kings Row Reno, NV 89503 775‑746‑5820 775‑746‑5822 Elementary
Veterans 1200 Locust St. Reno, NV 89502 775‑333‑5090 775‑333‑5092 Elementary
Warner 3075 Heights Dr. Reno, NV 89503 775‑746‑5830 775‑746‑5899 Elementary
Westergard 1785 Ambassador Dr. Reno, NV 89523 775‑746‑5800 775‑746‑5803 Elementary
Whitehead 3570 Waterfall Dr. Reno, NV 89434 775‑626‑5200 775‑626‑5202 Elementary
Winnemucca 1349 Backer Way Reno, NV 89523 775‑746‑5810 775‑746‑5813 Elementary
Academy of Arts Careers and Technology 380 Edison Way Reno, NV 89502 775‑327‑3920   High
Damonte Ranch '10500 Rio Wrangler Pkwy. Reno, NV 89521 775‑851‑5656 775‑851‑5663 High
Galena 3600 Butch Cassidy Way Reno, NV 89511 775‑851‑5630 775‑851‑5607 High
Hug 2880 Sutro St. Reno, NV 89512 775‑321‑3200 775‑333‑5312 High
McQueen 6055 Lancer St. Reno, NV 89523 775‑746‑5880 775‑747‑6883 High
North Valleys 1470 E. Golden Valley Rd. Reno, NV 89506 775‑677‑5499 775‑333‑5189 High
Reno 395 Booth St. Reno, NV 89509 775‑333‑5050 775‑333‑5058 High
RISE Academy for Adult Education 1301 Cordone Ave. Reno, NV 89502 775‑337‑9939   High
TMCC 7000 Dandini Blvd. RDMT 314 Reno, NV 89512 775‑674‑7660 775‑674‑7931 High
Turning Point 530 Hunter Lake Dr. Reno, NV 89509 755‑337‑7560 775‑333‑5353 High
Wooster 1331 E. Plumb ln. Reno, NV 89502 775‑321‑3160 775‑333‑5108 High
Innovations 777 West 2nd Street Reno, NV 89503 775 333‑5150   High Alternative
Washoe Inspire Academy 1155 Corporate Blvd. Reno, NV 89502 775‑857‑3181 775‑857‑3182 High Alternative
Billinghurst 6685 Chesterfield Ln. Reno, NV 89523 775‑746‑5870 775‑746‑5875 Middle
Clayton 1295 Wyoming Ave. Reno, NV 89503 775‑746‑5860 775‑746‑5864 Middle
Cold Springs 18235 Cody Court Reno, NV 89508 775‑677‑5433 775‑677‑5439 Middle
Depoali 9300 Wilbur May Pkwy. Reno, NV 89521 775‑852‑6700 775‑852‑6701 Middle
O'Brien 10500 Stead Blvd. Reno, NV 89506 775‑677‑5420 775‑677‑5423 Middle
Picollo 900 Foothill Rd. Reno, NV 89511 775‑851‑5650 775‑851‑5652 Middle
Pine 4800 Neil Rd. Reno, NV 89502 775‑689‑2550 775‑689‑2539 Middle
Swope 901 Keele Dr. Reno, NV 89509 775‑333‑5330 775‑333‑5083 Middle
Traner 1700 Carville Dr. Reno, NV 89512 775‑333‑5130 775‑333‑5135 Middle
Vaughn 1200 Bresson Ave. Reno, NV 89502 775‑333‑5160 775‑333‑5118 Middle
North Star Online School 5450 Riggins Court Suite 6 Reno, NV 89502 775‑353‑6900 775‑333‑5189 Online

The data relating to real estate for sale on this web site comes in part from the BROKER RECIPROCITY Program of the Northern Nevada Regional MLS. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Dickson Realty are marked with the BROKER RECIPROCITY logo or the BROKER RECIPROCITY thumbnail logo and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing brokerage.

The data on this site is deemed accurate but not guaranteed. Parties are advised to confirm all information before making a purchase decision.

Listing information last updated on November 28th, 2015 at 10:11am PST.