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Reno Apartments For Rent
As the sun sets, the neon lights get brighter and set the city all aglow with myriad colors. The mountains along the horizon are no longer full of detail, but are mere shadows that shrink to give way to the prevailing nightlife. This is Reno, “The Biggest Little City in the World.”
The first pioneers settled in the Truckee Meadows in the 1850s. A connection was needed between Virginia City and the California Trail so a log toll bridge was built across the Truckee River in 1859 by Charles W. Fuller. A small community grew near the bridge. In 1861 Fuller sold the bridge to Myron C. Lake who continued to develop the community and renamed it Lake’s Crossing. Lake soon earned the title of “founder of Reno.” The Central Pacific railroad had begun laying tracks east from Sacramento which would eventually connect with the Union Pacific Railroad in Utah. Lake deeded land to the CPRR in exchange for the promise of building a depot at Lake Crossing. Once the railroad was established, Reno became official in May of 1868 and was named after Union officer Major General Jesse Lee Reno.
Reno’s economy saw a nice boost with the extension of the Virginia and Truckee railroad in 1872.for decades the city saw much growth and prosperity as a business and agricultural center and became a principle settlement on the transcontinental railroad. In 1926 the “Reno Arch” was erected to promote the Transcontinental Highways Exposition of 1927. While it was originally meant for the event, the Reno City Council decided to keep the arch and asked the citizens to come up with a slogan for it. Once a $100 prize was offered, a resident of Sacramento came in 1929 with the slogan, “The Biggest Little City in the World.” Open gambling became legal in 1931 and Reno saw a huge leap which has led to its present day ventures.
Things to Do in Reno:
Yes there are casinos in Reno, that’s a well-known fact; but there are so many more things to do in Reno than gamble. Whether you wish to take to the skies, climb to new heights, race at high speeds, see unimaginable magic, marvel at beautiful works of fine and performing arts, or dine on delicious cuisine, it is all available in Reno.
Let your adventurous side show as you explore Reno on land, on water, or in the sky. You can have a breathtaking air adventure in Reno through skydiving, hang-gliding, going on an airplane tour, or take a ride in a hot air balloon. If you would rather stay grounded, that’s fine too. Enjoy various activities such as rock climbing, horseback riding, jeep tours, off-roading with ATVs, biking, or playing golf. Should you wish to get your feet (and everything else) wet, then there are get opportunities for you to go whitewater rafting, kayaking, sailing, swimming, or fishing. Now if you love snow, you’re in luck because you can take part in snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, sleigh rides, tubing, sledding, and ice skating.
Believe it or not, Reno is family-friendly as well, and as such there are various things to do with kids in Reno. Explore the different hands-on galleries at the science center, The Discovery. Go mini golfing, go-kart racing, bungee jumping, and more at the Ultimate Rush Thrill Park. See the beautiful animals that inhabit the Animal Ark Wildlife Sanctuary or the Sierra Safari Zoo. Play all your favorite arcade games at Fun Quest. For more arcade games plus jugglers, clowns, magicians, aerialists, and tons of great prizes visit Circus Circus.
If you’re looking for fine art, then downtown Reno is the place to go. Reno’s Arts District is in a beautiful area, located along the Truckee River. The Nevada Museum of Art is the only accredited art museum in the state and showcases works from the 19th century and from around the world. Let the little ones explore their scientific side as they experience the nature of the region in a new way at the Nevada Discovery Museum. See more than 200 amazing cars and authentic street signs at the National Automobile Museum. If you have an interest in performing arts, then you will love the productions and concerts put on by the Reno Chamber Orchestra, the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Nevada Opera.
Where there are casinos there is always a buffet close by or within the casino itself; however, there is more to dining in Reno than that, although some of these buffets are pretty amazing. Enjoy the local, seafood, and international cuisine served at Elements Buffet, or take part in all these and more at “Reno’s best buffet,” Toucan Charlie’s Buffet & Grille. Go south of the border to Bertha Miranda’s Mexican Restaurant for great atmosphere and authentic cuisine. Take the whole family our to Reno’s “best Italian restaurant” at Briscola. For amazing vegetarian or vegan cuisine, dine at the Pneumatic Diner.
What to Consider When Moving to Reno:
Moving to a new city can be a wonderful experience. You’ll get to meet new people, see new things, try new restaurants, and so much more. When moving to an apartment in Reno you’re sure to have all those great things on your mind, but what else is there about Reno? You’re not going on a vacation in Reno, you’re moving to Reno, so there are a few more things to consider, such as the climate, the neighborhoods, the economy, and the schools.
There isn’t really a breakdown of neighborhoods to speak of in Reno, but the region itself is amazing enough. Reno is considered the hub of Northern Nevada and is less than an hour away from five other great cities in the area and all that the Northern Nevada region has to offer. This region has 18 ski resorts, Lake Tahoe, Nevada’s capital Carson City, thousands of mountain biking and hiking trails, several lakes to fish and boat, and the entire length of the Truckee River, which runs through downtown Reno.
Reno has what is called a steppe climate. It sits in the rain shadow of the Sierras. Winter brings light snowfall to the city. Summer highs are generally in the low to mid 90s, but the temperature does occasionally jump above 100 degrees. July daytime and nighttime temperatures average 92 and 51 degrees, respectively. The January day and night temperatures average 46 and 22 degrees, respectively. Most of the precipitation in Reno occurs during the winter and spring months.
Before the late 1950s, Reno was the gambling capital of the U.S. and its economy was based around it; however, in the last twenty years that has changed. Older casinos such as the Harold’s Club were torn down, while smaller casinos like the Golden Phoenix were either closed or converted into condos. Several large hotel casinos – the Atlantis, the Peppermill and the Grand Sierra Resort – have shown significant growth and have moved gaming further away from the Virginia Street core. Reno holds several successful events throughout the year to increase tourism – Hot August Nights, Street Vibrations, The Great Reno Balloon Race, a Cinco de Mayo celebration, bowling tournaments, and the Reno Air Races.
If you have children who are still in school, you’ll be under the public education of the Washoe County School District. The Reno-Sparks area has 15 high schools, 13 middle schools, and 64 elementary schools. There are also many charter schools within the public school system as well. Should you choose to send your child to a private school, there four private elementary schools and two large private high schools in Reno as well. For those that have graduated high school, there are several options for higher education – University of Nevada-Reno, Truckee Meadows Community College, Career College of Northern Nevada, and Morrison University.
Why Reno Apartments Are Hot:
No matter what you fancy most — adrenaline-pumping adventures, grand buffets, or the casinos — there is something for everyone in Reno. When you choose to rent one of these Reno apartments, you are opening the door to a wide variety of new experiences. All the fun, excitement, culture, and beauty you could want are right outside of each of these Reno apartments and you are so close to joining the 233,000 people that call this place home.
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Nearby Colleges & Universities
- University of Nevada Reno
- Truckee Meadows Community College
- Career College of Northern Nevada
- Morrison University
- Sierra Nevada College
- Lake Tahoe, the Truckee River, and Pyramid Lake are all popular sites for recreation, and there are numerous ski resorts
- Downtown Reno features the original Reno Arch, which is the site where the winning slogan “The Biggest Little City In The World” appears
- Attractions like the National Automobile Museum and Nevada Museum of Art
- Shopping enthusiasts can visit Franktown Centers, Mayberry Landing, Meadowood Mall, Shoppers Square, and The Summit
- Family-friendly activities can be found at Sierra Safari Zoo, Ultimate Rush Park, and Wilbur D. May Center
- Home to Harrah’s Entertainment, in addition to well-known casinos like the Atlantis, the Peppermill, and the Grand Sierra Resort
The Tufa rock formation Stone Mother and Basket, located along Pyramid Lake.
The Great Reno Balloon Race is held annually in September.
Lake Tahoe, a large alpine lake, is the second-largest lake in North America.
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The Reno, Nevada Skyline
Reno lights up the evening sky.
Fly fishing in the Truckee River