Moving to Reno

moving to reno

Reno is “The Biggest Little City in the World” and is located in northern Nevada, about 50 miles from Lake Tahoe. Reno is the most populated city outside of the metropolitan Las Vegas area.

With its entertaining nightlife and alluring casinos, it’s no wonder you’ve chosen Reno as your future home. But there’s much more to this city than bright lights. Here’s what’s great about moving to Reno.


Reno sees an average of 300 days of sunshine each year, but don’t break out those shorts and t-shirts just yet. Most of Reno’s rainfall occurs during winter and spring, with active thunderstorms from  April through October. You can expect a bit of snow during winter, as well.

If you’re moving during winter, make sure to take safety precautions while driving your moving truck.

Reno’s average high temperature is 92 degrees, with an average low of 25 degrees in December and January.


According to USA Today’s 10 Best, the best neighborhood in Reno is the Midtown District. This is an older neighborhood that is reemerging. Known for being hip and modern, it’s chalked full of restaurants, coffee shops, tattoo parlors and up-and-coming artists.

Another popular neighborhood is Reno’s Arts District. There’s much more to Reno that just casinos. Just outside of the downtown area, the Arts District is a great place to get your feet wet. Enjoy some swimming, tubing or kayaking in the Truckee Whitewater Park.


In addition to the many casino and entertainment venues in Reno, some of the city’s top employers are the Washoe County School District, the University of Nevada-Reno, the Renown Regional Medical Center and Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center.

The top employing casinos in Reno are the Peppermill Reno, the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino and the Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa.

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