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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  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
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A-
Reno is a city in Nevada with a population of 242,633. Reno is in Washoe County and is one of the best places to live in Nevada. Living in Reno offers residents an urban suburban mix 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.
About Reno...
Population
242,633

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$299,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$967
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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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
    456.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    69
    40.7
  • Robbery
    120.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    425.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,557.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    416.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Reno

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,916
National
$55,322
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There are so many things to love about Reno. We have a very diverse population and there is always something to do! Throughout the year we hold many festivals and celebrations, usually in the heart of our beloved city. We even have a whole month dedicated to the artists and performers of our community and surrounding areas and it's called Artown. The entire month of July has a wide variety of events; from movies in the park, to food, and live music shows, there is always something for everyone to enjoy. Year round the city stays busy with monthly events and a wide range of entertainment provided by local establishments for people of all ages to enjoy! There's always something to do in Reno.
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I love Reno! Lived here my whole life. I love how you can drive 45 minutes in any direction and see something new! 45 minutes West and you're in the forest, East you're in the desert. North you're in the mountains. South you're the valleys. A place where you truly get to experience all four seasons. But a place where local's would say, "if you don't like the weather wait 15 minutes it'll change" which is very true on some days. But living somewhere we have over 250 days of sunshine a year is pretty great!
The only thing I would change about Reno is the fact that I wish it stayed a small college town. Since I graduated high school in 2013 our population has almost tripled in size and traffic is slowly becoming a nightmare. I want old Reno back, but I still love my biggest little city in the world.
Reno is a great place for someone looking to experience all the outdoors has to offer! With multiple things to do including hiking, fishing and camping it is considered an outdoor lovers dream. While this is only one of the many benefits of living here, Reno has a small town vibe with an emphasis on community. However, the small city that Reno once was is changing as Reno growing by the day, thus attracting many people to Northern Nevada. In terms of work, there are plenty of job opportunities that allow for growth and development. With many companies like Tesla and Panasonic setting their sights on Reno and surrounding area, many more are bound to follow suit. Overall, this is a great place to live, but don't just take my word for it, come see for yourself!