The 10 Best Things about Living in Reno

Posted by Brooke Sullivan on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 at 11:05am

What is all the hype about Reno? We’re here to tell you.


Northern Nevada has long-been known for being home to the largest alpine lake in North America, Lake Tahoe. But that isn’t all that the area has to offer. Reno lives up to its classic adage of being “The Biggest Little City”. From the views of the snow-capped Sierra Mountains to the tax-friendly business structure, it was easy to come up with 10 reasons we love living here.


  1. There’s always something to do

The Reno-Tahoe region is blessed with 300 days of sunshine annually. Combine that with four distinct seasons and it is hard to stay indoors on just about any given day of the year. With the abundance of mountains, lakes, rivers, sun and snow, the range and choices of outdoor activities are almost too many to choose from.

  2. Income tax free

Did you know that Nevada is one of only seven states that do not have state income tax? Nevada residents do not pay state corporate, business or personal income tax. Not only that, there is no franchise tax, no taxes on corporate shares, no inheritance or gift tax, no unitary tax and no estate tax. Even better – establishing Nevada residency only takes six months and a day.

20588 Chanson Way, Reno NV. Listed at $1.7M

  3. New homes and more bang for your buck

You have $1.7 million to spend on new digs. Do you choose:  this 2,180 sqft. San Franciscan condo built in 1914, or this brand-new 4,239 sqft. fully upgraded Parc Forêt luxury home in a prestigious privately gated Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course community? The Montrêux community is just one of many in the region that offer new homes with new construction. Unique to Montrêux is the many amenities that it offers such as 24/7 security, a 35,000 sqft. Clubhouse with fine dining, a golf Pro Shop to highlight the Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course and a 5,000 sqft. fitness center with the latest equipment and class offerings. The final housing enclave of the community, Parc Forêt, offers seven semi-custom floor plans to choose from and the latest, freshest finish choices imaginable.

  4. Business friendly economy

With a recent economic boom, Reno has become a technology hub, attracting major companies such as Tesla, Apple and Amazon. Nevada also has one of the nation’s most business-friendly tax structures, with no state income tax (see #2), corporate or business income tax and no state tax on capital gains. Due to this structure, not only have big names staked their claim in the Silver State, but many start-ups have chosen to set up shop here along with existing business opening additional locations.

  5. Dining from A-Z

Gourmet dining options abound in the Reno Area and it has been nationally recognized not only for its foodie scene, but its craft beer scene. Best of all, some of the finest foods are found at Montrêux. Members enjoy the delectable creations of Chef Chris Nealon, who spent five years at the world-renowned Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, OR.

  6. Easy commuting, easy travel

We’ll keep this one short and sweet: The average commute time for a driver in Reno is a mere 18 minutes, which is well below the national average. Better yet, the Reno-Tahoe International Airport is one of the easiest and quickest airports that locals and guests have had the pleasure to visit.


  7. Skiier’s paradise just 20 minutes away

Mt. Rose Ski Resort is just a mere 20 minute drive up the mountain and you are on the chairlift in minutes. Many folks in the area will ski and golf, hike or bike in the same day. Some even go for the triathlon feel and take a dip in Tahoe’s crystal blue waters. In addition to Rose, the surrounding mountains hold more than 25 different ski resorts and Tahoe has had some of the nation’s best skiing seen in years.

  8. Intimate cultural scene

Reno is host to a long list of unique cultural events such as Reno is Artown, Hot August Nights, the Reno Air Races, the Reno Rodeo, the Reno Aces Minor League Baseball, the Great Balloon Race and much more. Not to mention the Nevada Museum of Art, that cycles out exhibitions every couple of months, attracting pieces and showcasing artists from around the globe.

  9. Fun for all ages

While the Nevada Museum of Art is more than kid-friendly, the Terry Lee Wells Discovery Museum is located just a few blocks away and is geared specifically towards the little ones. Want to get away from the kids for a weekend? The area offers ultimately relaxing spas, guided snowshoe or hiking tours, a multi-genre music scene and much more for fun getaways.

10.   10. Nationally acclaimed schools

There is the age-old conundrum of wanting your children (or grandchildren) to get a great education, but finding the right school with the right teachers. Here in Washoe County, we have a nationally acclaimed Blue Ribbon public school just a few miles from the Montrêux community: Hunsberger Elementary. From private to public, the south Reno area especially has a lot to offer for choices in child education. In the heart of the city is the University of Nevada, established in 1894 and offers higher education with all the same courses and none of the higher attendance of a big city school.

Follow Luxury Reno Homes on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to stay up to date on all things real estate, as well as Montrêux events and what’s happening in the Reno-Tahoe area. For real estate inquiries, stop by the beautiful Montrêux Welcome Center at 16475 Bordeaux Dr. in Reno, NV or call us at 775.849.9444. The Welcome Center is open 7 days a week, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

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