• Population: 385,000
  • Cost of Living: Above average
  • Rain: 7.5 inches
  • Snow: 25.3 inches
  • January High: 45 – January Low: 21
  • July High: 92 – July Low: 51

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Explore Reno through Historic Riverfront Walking Tour

Assembled on the occasion of Reno’s 146th birthday—May 9, 2014—this tour offers a taste of historic Reno, centered along the Truckee River corridor.

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The Reno and Tahoe area is filled with walking and biking paths and have venues for cultural events like big band dances, the symphony, opera and ballet. Artists’ studios can be found in the restored Riverside Casino. Festival events are held nearly every month of the year, and a downtown skating rink adjoins the river in winter. Outside of downtown, the community centers and parks decorate the river.

Thoughtful Reno citizens plan the city’s future and are not easily swayed by crowd preferences or what Las Vegas, nearly 500 miles south, is doing. Many neighborhoods have mature trees offer around Virginia Lake and the Crooked Mile along the Truckee. New areas are following suit by incorporating walking paths in their design. Reno’s downtown has been renovated with streetlights, banners and mark The Nevada Museum of Art, the oldest cultural institution in the state, has opened in a spacious new facility with a renewed focus on its collections and education.
Among the more admired and attended events are the Hot August Nights, a tribute to 1950s music, cars and culture; Artown, 30 days of music, dance and art, mostly free each July; a hot-air balloon festival; food festivals like the Best of the West Rib Cook-off in Sparks; and ethnic festivals honor and Basques.
The Basques, who migrated to states like Nevada from the Pyrenees Moun history in the number of family-style restau rants in Reno and surrounding commu new residents will take the opportunity to find out more about Reno by visiting with other guests during a Basque dinner.
New residents arrive as a result of recommendations from friends and family — quickly become Reno advocates.
To the east is Lake Tahoe, a constant playground for those who love the outdoors, Skier’s enjoy 15 alpine and 13 cross-country ski areas in winter, Tahoe transforms itself into a summer magnificence offering water sports, boating and fishing in the deep-blue alpine’ lake. The Great Tahoe Rim Trail, 150 miles around the lake, was started in 1984.

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Income Tax


Estate Tax

None, except the state’s “pick up” portion of the federal tax, applicable to taxable estates of more than $2.

Property Tax

Property is assessed at 35% of appraised or market value.

Homestead Exemption

Nevada offers a property tax/rent rebate program for those 62 and older who meet specific income requirements as well as property tax exemptions for veterans and widows.


Choices range from nondenominational congregations to those representing faiths from around the world.


The University of Nevada at Reno, a land grant college established in 1862 is within 10 minutes of Reno’s downtown. In addition to offering nearly 175 degree programs, UNR also has the nationals only judicial college for the training of trial court judges. It also offers a lifelong learning program called Elder College, with extensive lectures and enrichment programs for seniors and discounted tuition.


Some 1500 hospital beds in 12 medical and psychiatric facilities including three major medical centers and a veteran’s administration hospital- are available in the reno-sparks area. There are a number of skilled nursing facilities.