Top 5 Reasons You Should Move to Reno

Posted by Brooke Sullivan on Sunday, May 12th, 2019 at 11:36am

What makes Reno so special?

Midsize cities in the U.S. are seeing a renaissance as people from large metro areas are getting sick of the hustle and bustle by putting down roots in smaller cities like Reno, Nevada. Compared to big cities, you’ll find better priced housing, improved quality of life, and business opportunities galore. What is the secret of the Biggest Little City that makes it such a great place to settle down? We have five great reasons why!


  1. YES to Business and Jobs; NO to Income Tax.

Just three short years ago, Tesla opened its Gigafactory and employed over 5,000 people. Soon after, other large companies followed suit like Apple, Switch, Microsoft, Intuit, and Patagonia. This movement created thousands of jobs for all different skill levels and backgrounds. Not only is Reno home to cutting-edge tech jobs, but it’s a hub for advanced manufacturing, technology, and E-commerce. The state of Nevada provides tax incentives for businesses to relocate and expand, which attributes to the economical growth in the region. All of the new jobs and an exuberant workforce make the business climate ideal. Nevada is also one of seven states that has no income tax for businesses or individuals.


  1. Your Money Goes Further Here

Many young executives and retiring folks are finding that the Bay Area, New York City and other metropolises just aren’t worth the big price tag. Reno is much more affordable than many larger cities. For example, in 2019 the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco was a whopping $3,609. Reno’s average one-bedroom rent is roughly $1,259, and along with the incentive of no-state-income tax, the savings really add up. Not to mention the quality of life found in a smaller city provides its residents with more access to the community. In our town, you actually know your next-door neighbor!


  1. An Eclectic New Culture

The Biggest Little City is shedding its old skin of being a gambling and quickie divorce town. Now its known for a thriving craft beverage scene, trendy dining, a wide-range of events and festivals, the entire month of July as Artown, shopping, and a beautiful riverfront promenade. The downtown and Midtown districts have recently been revamped to make way for a fresh, new scene. You can get craft beer at the Brasserie Saint James, an award-winning midsize brewery for Reno locals and visitors. Lulou’s has a hip and modern, upscale, French dining experience that is arguably one of the best spots in town. You can also sample food from different cultures, like Indian at Royal India and Filipino at Silong Kainang Pinoy. For healthy meals in a fun and lively setting, check out Great Full Gardens at one of their multiple locations around town.


  1. The Great Outdoors

Reno is about 4,500 feet above sea level and less than an hour from Lake Tahoe. Translation: You don’t have to go far to experience grand outdoor adventure. Tahoe is already a popular destination for picturesque hiking, camping, swimming, and boating. The region also provides easy access to skiing and other winter sports. The Truckee River flows right through the middle of town and it a great place for kayaking and whitewater rafting. There are countless mountain biking trails in town and the city has provided parks in every community. We could go on, but you should explore for yourself!


  1. A Tier 1 Research University

The University of Nevada, Reno was established in the late 1800s and is a Tier 1 research university. The school was born out of the Morrill Land Grant Act and has enjoyed notable growth over the years. They are listed as one of the top research universities by the Carnegie Foundation and not only do they have a diverse student enrollment, but also in problem solving ventures that blaze the way for our future leaders. UNR is best known for its science, engineering and medical programs, including earthquake science and biotechnology. Recent grads often get jobs and stay in the area, so both students and potential employers benefit.


Reno is the ultimate spot for big-city advantages with small-city charm, community and convenience. It’s all possible here!


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