News > Five Things You'll Love About Living in Downtown Reno

published on 2014-08-07

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word Reno? If you answered gambling, you’d be right in line with the rest of the country.

1. The world-class casinos, which stay open 24/7, are still at the top of everyone’s list of what they love about downtown Reno. It is home to some of the world’s best gaming companies and each spectacular venue offers a wide variety of dining and entertainment.

Can’t sleep? Stroll down the brightly lit streets of N. Virginia or N. Sierra for a nightcap, take in a show or try your luck at baccarat. There’s always something going on downtown.

One of the best condos in downtown Reno for gamers is The Montage. This amazing community is within walking distance to Circus Circus, Club Cal Neva, The Sands Regency, Harrah’s, The Silver Legacy and more. In fact, The Montage was a casino once and it is one of the most unique and beautiful condo communities you’ll find today with several housing styles – including highrise, row house, townhome and condo.

If blackjack and slots aren’t your idea of a good time, there’s still plenty to love about living in downtown Reno. How about going down to the Truckee River? The chilly waters of Lake Tahoe run down the mountain and right through Reno, babbling over boulders and flat stones, providing a beautiful natural attraction to the urban scene.

2. The Riverwalk is one of Reno’s most beloved attractions. You can walk or bike along the waterfront, mingle and people watch or head over to the Whitewater Kayak Park, which challenges kayakers of all skill levels. There are 8 parks and pubic open spaces along the Riverwalk so there’s lots to explore and enjoy. Bring the dog!

In fact, the Reno Riverwalk is a whole district now with an eclectic array of eateries and boutiques. Every third Saturday of the month the merchants of Riverwalk host a wine walk with participating restaurants and bars. Reno News & Review has named the Wine Walk the city’s best monthly event. During the winter months, folks also like to come out and go ice-skating at Rink on the River.

If you had a condo at Arlington Towers in downtown Reno you could roll right out the front door on First and participate in all that fun without getting in a car. This classic 60s high rise is 23 floors of mid-century modern living with unobstructed mountain, valley and city views. It’s one of the city’s most nostalgic period buildings right in the heart of everything.

3. Another thing to love about living in downtown Reno is its size. So that’s numero tres. The smallness of Reno. “The biggest little city” is the catch phrase that crowns the entrance to downtown and it epitomizes the fact that Reno is big on excitement and entertainment but small enough to embrace as a hometown. The 2010 census had Reno’s population pegged at around 225,000. That’s just about the perfect size.

Every July the Nevada Arts and Culture Commission rolls out a month of summer entertainment that celebrates the art and diversity of Reno as well as the cultural influences on the international scene. They call it…

4 Artown. This award-winning program brings concerts, art shows, workshops, dance and theater to different venues around Reno. Some of the most popular are the free concert and dancing series at Wingfield Park and the free Monday evening concerts at the Robert Z. Hawkins outdoor amphitheater. Speaking of art and culture, there’s a fabulous Car Museum that ranks among the best in the country and Reno is also home to…

5. The Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. This incredible venue has a gold geodesic dome roof and seats 1,500. It sits at 100 S. Virginia St., just a block from the Truckee River. Enjoy ballet, orchestra performances, Broadway shows and their “underground series” of R-rated comedy routines in one of the best theaters in the state. Reno has a unique history and character that makes it different from any place else. Tucked in a picturesque high desert valley at the foot of the Sierra Nevada residents enjoy skiing, skating, hiking, biking, watersports, gaming and a celebration of the arts. It’s a true destination city. You’ll love living in downtown Reno!


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