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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Reno is a city in Nevada with a population of 239,732. Reno is in Washoe County and is one of the best places to live in Nevada. Living in Reno offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Reno there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Reno and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Reno are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$265,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$906
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Reno Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    455
    283
  • Murder
    8
    6
  • Rape
    57
    41
  • Robbery
    154
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    542
    500
  • Theft
    1,968
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    576
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Reno

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,106
National
$55,322
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Reno Reviews

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Reno often gets a bad rap. Stigmatized by the mini-casino boom which left the city with a downtown with much to be desired. However, in recent years, the city has seen life begin to be breathed back into it. With Midtown's cute shops, eclectic coffee houses, and awesome eateries, Reno is becoming much more than it's casino-littered downtown once suggested. Not to mention, being less than 30 minutes away from beautiful Lake Tahoe: home to some of the best outdoor sports and views in the world, can't really be beat! Reno has been my home for just over a year, and it continues to surprise me with all of the hidden gems that this city has to offer!
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I've grown up in Reno and it has grown so much over the 26 years that I've been here. There are wide variety of cultures here, which lends to the city's diversity in food, nightlife, fashion, and capacity for increasing understanding/appreciation for cultures other than your own. The food and coffee markets here are especially enjoyable. You will never go hungry or bored of your options!
Reno has so much to offer and yet is an underappreciated city! The downtown area features the river with creative shops and independent restaurants. The craft beer scene is bursting with new breweries. Lake Tahoe, with world class skiing, swimming, camping, hiking, is less than an hour's drive away. Pyramid Lake also holds a quiet desert charm with ancient petroglyphs, paleolithic land formations, and recreation away from Tahoe's crowds. The neighborhoods are becoming increasingly bike friendly and the city is small and easy to navigate while still offering everything you could expect of a much larger area.