I first moved to Reno in 1981 to attend the University of Nevada and decided it would be my forever home. It’s pretty hard to believe that I’ve lived right here in the Biggest Little City for 39 years! I hope that you enjoy this list of 10 things that I love about Reno to celebrate the years that I’ve called this city home.
- No bugs, no humidity, I’m in! When I arrived in 1981 to attend the university, these were the first two things that I became aware of. Coming from a lifetime in Florida this was a big deal and even years later, I still love it.
- The rich history of the Wild, Wild, West. It’s no secret that I am a proud member of the Historic Reno Preservation Society. Reno is chock-full of interesting history, anywhere you look. From the original buildings that make up downtown, the V & T railroad, historic mining towns nearby, and even the backstory of Lake Tahoe, there is always something new to learn about our area.
- TAHOE. This is probably the most obvious one on the list. An enormous alpine lake with gorgeous beaches, epic skiing, mountain bike trails, hiking, and golf courses with amazing views. The most unique part about Lake Tahoe? Hit the ski slopes and the beach, all in the same day.
- Stay true, bleed blue for the Nevada Wolfpack. The University of Nevada, Reno was founded in 1874 as Nevada’s first institution of higher education. Not only is the Nevada my alma mater, it’s a Tier 1 research university, has a fantastic graduate program stretching across many fields, the campus is gorgeous, and the sports are a blast to watch. You can get everything you need from a big city uni, right here in the Biggest Little City.
- The arts scene. The entire month of July, Reno is Artown! This summer arts event is one of my favorite all year long because you never know what you’ll find around town. Whether it’s live music, a pop up art show, or some fantastic performance, thirty-one days of the year are dedicated to local art. And you can get your art fix any month of the year at places like the Nevada Art Museum, the University Church Fine Arts building, and even the beautiful murals located all around town.
- Supporting small biz (a.k.a. all of my friends)! One of the perks of living in Reno is getting to know all of the locals. What’s even cooler about this is that the locals are all small business owners, so at the end of the day you aren’t just supporting local… you’re supporting your friends.
- 300 days of sunshine. Reno gets sunshine almost ALL YEAR LONG. That means in every season, we get to enjoy the beautiful blue skies. This makes for awesome ski days, beautiful fall mornings, and long, fun summer days at the lake.
- The Reno Air Races. Last year was the best time I have had at the Air Races so far. I was allowed to hang out at a pylon during the races! It was very exciting as the planes roared so near to the ground. Definitely exhilarating! The National Air Races are by far my favorite annual event in Reno. I am greatly looking forward to the event next year.
- The easy peezy Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Why is it so easy? Minimal lines and waiting times to board. Every client or friend that has visited from out of town just raves about our little airport. Just like Reno, it is big enough to satisfy your traveling needs but still small enough where it’s no big to-do to catch your flight!
- Great clients! The last, but certainly not least, on the list. THANK YOU to all my wonderful clients, many of whom are now my close friends. I am so grateful to have a job that I love that helps people find their dream home in their dream city. None of this would be possible without people like you! I am looking forward to more great years here in Reno-Tahoe and what the future holds.
Realtor® Sierra Nevada Properties