Pros and Cons of Living in Reno, Nevada (Moving To Reno Nevada in 2021)
In this video, I am going to be talking about the Pros and Cons of Living in Reno, Nevada. You won’t believe Con #4. Make sure to stay tuned for another video about the Pros and Cons of Living in Reno, Nevada.
To start off the Pros and Cons of Living in Reno, let’s get started with the weather! One of the best things about Reno is the weather! We absolutely get all four seasons and I definitely love it. I would say that we typically get 300+ days of sunshine a year. I would say that Spring, Summer, and Fall are the best seasons in Reno. The spring is very comfortable and the summer can surely get hot at times, but at least we cool down at night, unlike Vegas and Phoenix. Fall is very comfortable as well, but we surely can get some snow during the latter parts of fall. Last but not least, we definitely get snow, ice, and blizzards at times. Although, the last 2-3 years have been fairly mild. When we do get snow, most of the time the snow will be clear by 10 am-12 the next day. It’s typically only a pain really late at night and very early in the morning during a snow storm. I would also say that most people in Reno don’t typically have snow tires, just your standard all-season tires. Don’t let the winter months scare you away from Reno!
I understand that many of you are relocating from bigger cities and states, so the traffic we have here in Reno doesn’t really compare. But, the 395 Spaghetti bowl near GSR does get a bit backed up during rush hour traffic. Not only that, but Veterans Parkway heading into Sparks and 80 East and West can definitely get backed up during the early morning and late afternoon/evening commutes. But, if you are comparing this traffic to Los Angeles, Honolulu, San Francisco, or even New York, it certainly is a joke compared to those other cities.
There are so many awesome events in the Reno area. From Hot August Nights, which showcases so many awesome classic cars. It is one of the most popular events in the area. There are several other notable events as well, such as the Rib Cook-off, Street Vibrations, Reno air balloon races, the air races, burning man, and much more! There won’t be a shortage of events for you to check out.
The housing market in Reno is extremely competitive. The current median home price in Reno is $500,000 and the national average is about $340,000. There has been a national housing shortage for quite some time and I don’t see that easing up anytime soon. Most economists say that we will see continue to see a steady increase in home prices in the Reno area for 2021 and into 2022. This is because our current demand is much higher than our supply. Whether it is a resale home or a new construction home, we just don’t have the inventory. A healthy market has roughly 6 months of inventory, but we have just about 1-2 weeks of inventory.
So, I would say that growth is good. And it most certainly is. But, with any cities growth, comes growing pains. That also ties into the increased traffic in the area. The growth of Reno has really exploded with the addition of Tesla, Google, Apple, Amazon, and several other notable companies in the area. With the increased growth comes an increase in demand for homes.
I understand that many of you are relocating from bigger cities and states, so the traffic we have here doesn’t really compare. But, the 395 Spaghetti bowl near Grand Sierra Resort does get a bit backed up during rush hour traffic. Not only that, 80 East and West, as well as the Veterans Parkway (Southeast Connector), can get backed up during the morning commute and end-of-day rush hour commute home.
Restaurants and Bar Scene
If you’re looking for some craft beers or craft cocktails, Reno might be the place for you. We have several award winning breweries, such as Revision, 10 Torr, Imbib, The Depot, and many more. If you’re looking for more of a bar, Rum Sugar Lime, Pinon, or even Death and Taxes are all really good options. We also have a variety of places to eat at, mostly all you can eat Sushi, but our Asian food here is not bad. It doesn’t compare to some of the bigger cities like Las Vegas or San Francisco, but it’s still good. Some notable names are Loco Ono, Johnny’s Ristorante Italiano, Beefy’s, and many more.
Reno Public Transportation
You would think with the slogan, the biggest little city in the world, you would get a top-notch public transportation system? Unfortunately, that is not the case. You can certainly get around with the bus, but it isn’t the most reliable. I would highly suggest carpooling, getting your own car, or maybe even using uber. Although, I know uber is not really a realistic option.
I hope that this video gave you a good understanding of the Pros and Cons of Living in Reno, Nevada.