Here you will find resources to help you familiarize yourself with the Reno housing market, area and incredible events that are all integral to this amazing city, “Reno, the biggest little city in the world.”

Kristen Lusk Smith

The iconic logo of Reno could not be more real and true for this city that lives like a small town. You can have the best of all worlds in Reno. High quality entertainment and festivals locate in this tourist friendly city. With the benefits of a big city, living here is all about the community, people, family and friends.   
I have included two applications to assist you with getting to know Reno and helping with the home buying process with a mortgage calculator. I also included the weather app because the weather in Reno is integral to Reno. Reno is one of the sunniest cities in the US….all that can change in 5minutes and always good to follow in Reno.
You will also find home market information from Dickson Realty to help familiarize yourself with the statistics around the different markets within Reno.
Lastly, I have included links to some of the best sites about all the events and areas that Reno has to offer. It is an exciting city from PGA golf tournaments to Artown to Shakespeare festivals in Incline to Hot August Nights to many more. Something for everyone.


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Visit Reno-Tahoe

Great site to learn about events that are happening in the Reno, Sparks and Tahoe area.

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This site is a good way to learn about events happening in Reno.

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Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada

This is an exciting time to be in the Reno-Tahoe-Sparks region as it works to rebuild and change its image from gambling to the gateway to technology and the Silicon Valley. I am an Urban and Regional Planner by education, so I love watching the change and progress that this city is making! Northern Nevada sits central to 11 western states geographically for transportation and is only 3 ½ hours from San Francisco. It is tax and business friendly. Lastly, Northern Nevada offers a quality of life that few other areas can compare.  Follow EDAWN to learn more about each and every corporation making the move to Northern Nevada.

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Artown is an arts and cultural festival that encompasses events in downtown Reno for the entire month of July. A majority of the events are free to the public such as concerts in the park, Summer Soiree Series, dancing in the park and the list goes on.

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Barracuda Championship

This is one of my personal favorites. The Barracuda Championship formally known as The Reno Tahoe Open is a PGA golf tournament held each year at the Montreux Golf and Country Club, a Jack Nicklaus golf course. If you are a golfer this is a must see.

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Roadshows, Inc.

This is your go-to site for Northern Nevada’s motorcycle Street Vibrations.

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Hot August Nights

This is your go-to site for Northern Nevada’s Hot August Nights.

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Reno Aces Baseball

Find out more about Reno’s Minor League Baseball team, which is a Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Reno Aces Ballpark is a highlight downtown and enjoyed by all.

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Reno Rodeo

This is another personal favorite of mine. The Reno Rodeo is special. It is a week and half long and is as American and Cowboy as it gets! Find out more information here.

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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

Located at Sand Harbor, just outside of Incline Village, this is a special venue with beautiful Lake Tahoe as the backdrop. Find out more about dates and scheduling here.