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Nov. 16, 2022

Arrowcreek, Reno: Everything You Need To Know About This Master-Planned Community

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Tucked within the foothills of the Southwest Reno Mountains, Arrowcreek is a master-planned community that offers panoramic views of the city and nearby mountains. This exclusive community was designed with family living in mind, with a variety of amenities and activities to keep residents entertained year-round.

But this isn't just a place for families—Arrowcreek is also known to be a popular choice for those looking to retire or invest in real estate. In this blog, we'll learn more about what Arrowcreek has to offer and why it's become one of Reno's premier master-planned communities.

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Posted in Buying a Home
Aug. 24, 2022

9 Reasons To Love Living In Damonte Ranch, Reno In 2022

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Damonte Ranch is a community in Reno, Nevada. The city of Reno has a population of over 400,000 people and this provides a great place to live if you want to be close to work or school but still have the space and quiet that comes with living in suburbia. 

Damonte Ranch has everything your heart desires: parks for kids to play at, beautiful homes with yards full of flowers and trees, and restaurants that serve delicious food with friendly service. If you're looking for a place where you can come home to peace, beauty, and family-friendly fun, then Damonte Ranch might be right up your alley

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Aug. 13, 2022

Best Parks in Reno NV - Check Out These Reno Parks

Best Parks in Reno Nevada - Check Out These Reno Parks

Looking for a picnic area, play equipment, or a tennis court for you and your family to enjoy? Check out our top 5 parks in Reno! If you're looking to take your family and kids to do some outdoor activities, you're going to want to check out these popular parks. Some are located in South Reno, NW Reno, and Downtown! But, these are all really great parks in the Reno area.

Damonte Ranch Park - Located in South Reno NV

Damonte Ranch Park is a great option for those looking for a little bit of everything. There is a playground, basketball courts, picnic areas, walking, and hiking trails, there's something for everyone at Damonte Ranch Park. One of the best parts of the Damonte Ranch Park is that it gives you easy access to the beautiful Damonte Ranch wetland's walking paths. You have miles of walking trails and you will see kids, couples, and families, all walking their dogs, riding their bikes, or running through the jogging areas. This area has a really great feel and you also get gorgeous views of Mt. Rose. This is a really great neighborhood park if you live in South Reno or Damonte Ranch. It is located at 1950 Steamboat Parkway.

Cyan Park - Located near Double Diamond

Cyan Park is truly the best Reno park in my opinion and the largest park in South Reno. This park is my personal favorite in Reno NV and makes for a great day! With a splash pad and plenty of shade, the whole family can cool off at Cyan Park. Cyan has shade structures, multiple tennis courts, a pickleball court, green space, a children's playground, play structures, picnic tables, a basketball court, and more. If you go here on a cool evening, you will see a bunch of people bike riding, walking their dogs, and just having a good time either at the playground or the many grassy areas and open spaces that they have. You will also have a tremendous view of Mt. Rose and the Sierra Nevada Mountains from this park. If you live in Damonte Ranch or Double Diamond, this is truly an amazing neighborhood park. It is located at 2121 Long Meadow Dr.


Rancho San Rafael Regional Park

Rancho San Rafael Regional Park is a great option and one of the best parks in Reno for those looking for a little bit of everything, but especially nice if you are looking for a dog park. This park includes hiking trails, a dog park, and a playground, picnic pavilions, there's something for everyone at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park. There are many great events that happen at Rancho San Rafael, including the Great Reno Baloon races, which I highly recommend taking your family to in the month of September. Getting up for dawn patrol can be tough, but it will be well worth it when you see the gorgeous balloons and lights in the early morning hours. This park is conveniently located in Northwest Reno, right next to the University of Nevada at Reno. It is located at 1595 N. Sierra St. 

Idlewild Park

Idlewild Park is the perfect place to take the kids. This park includes a playground, a swimming pool, a garden, a tennis court, a volleyball court, and much more. Idlewild happens to be right on the Truckee River as well, which really makes it a gorgeous place to be with the miles of walking trails. Not to mention they also have a skate park! Food truck Friday also takes place at Idlewild Park, but make sure you get there early as there are a lot of park features and open spaces for you to enjoy. It can also get really crowded during the food truck Friday, so make it easy on yourself and find a parking spot early, so you can enjoy this beautiful Reno park. If you're looking to enjoy nature and really take in the Truckee river, you need to check out this park. Idlewild Park is located at 1900 Idlewild Dr.

Wingfield Park

Wingfield Park is a really nice park to take a walk or go for a run and is a park located near downtown. With a river running through it and plenty of trees, Wingfield Park is a great place to get some fresh air and watch your kids play. This isn't like your traditional park in the City of Reno, but it truly is a great park which is located in downtown Reno. You also have access to the Truckee River, which is truly beautiful. It's also great to cool you off in the hot summer. They have an amphitheater that hosts Artown, which is a really good arts event that is held yearly. There are several other festivals that are held at this park, such as the Aloha Festival, Basecamp Fest, and more. It is located at 2 S. Arlington Ave.

Parks in Reno

As you can see, we have a lot of really great parks in the Washoe county area. These are just the top 5 in Reno NV, in my opinion. I highly recommend you check out some of these parks in Reno when you have some time, you won't be disappointed.

Posted in Neighborhoods, Parks
June 27, 2022

Living In Midtown Reno: What It's Really Like! [2022 Edition]

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Everything you’ve ever wanted is waiting for you in Midtown Reno, NV! With its vibrant culture, beautiful scenery, and endless opportunities for excitement and recreation, this growing area is perfect for buyers searching for their dream homes.

Whether you’re looking for a place to raise a family or just want to enjoy the good life, Midtown Reno has something to offer everyone. Keep reading to learn more about what makes this exciting locale so special and find out why it’s quickly becoming one of the most desirable places to live in Nevada.

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May 18, 2022

Somersett, Reno: 10 Reasons To Love This Master-Planned Golf Community

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Somersett is a beautiful, thriving neighborhood in Reno, Nevada, and it's the perfect place to call home if you're an avid golfer. The community is built around the beautiful Somersett Golf and Country Club, and residents have access to all of the club's amenities, including its championship golf course.

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Posted in Buying a Home
March 15, 2022

Top 5 Affordable Reno Neighborhoods - Best Places to Live in Reno!

Top 5 Affordable Reno Neighborhoods - Best Places to Live in Reno! 

In this video, I am going to tell you about the top 5 most affordable Reno neighborhoods. These affordable neighborhoods include Northwest Reno, Stead, Lemmon Valley, Cold Springs, and the Mira Loma/Donner Springs area. If you're thinking about moving to Reno or just trying to find an affordable home in Reno, you're going to want to stick around.

Northwest Reno

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Northwest Reno is located just off of I-80, you can take the Robb drive exit or the McCarran exit. The older part of Northwest Reno is going to be located off of 7th St, Keystone, or the Kings Row area. Northwest Reno is a very popular area because of its convenience. There are a ton of shopping areas, restaurants, the University of Nevada at Reno, Rancho San Rafael Dog Park, and it's close to downtown Reno.

You can find single-family homes in the area in the mid to high $400,000s to well over $600,000, depending on the age and the size of the home. You can also find some condos/townhouses in the mid to high $200,000s. Northwest Reno is easily one of the most popular areas in Northern Nevada.


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Stead is located in the North Valleys, just off 395. You will want to take the Stead Blvd exit or the Lemmon Valley exit. You can find homes in the low to mid $300,000s, but most of their single-family homes will be in the $400,000+ range. 

There isn't a lot of shopping or amenities in the area. But, there is a great park called North Valleys regional park. If you want grocery stores and more amenities, you will have to drive about 5-10 minutes South to Lemmon Valley. There you will find Walmart, Smith's grocery store, Starbucks, a BBQ spot, and more.

Lemmon Valley

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Lemmon Valley is located just off of 395 North. You will want to take the Lemmon Valley exit. Lemmon Valley doesn't really have any condos or townhouses. You will only really find single-family homes in the area. You can find some homes in the low to mid $400,000s, but a majority of the homes will be in the $400-600,000 range, with a good amount under $500,000. If you are looking for a manufactured home or some acreage, they do have homes like that in Lemmon Valley.

Lemmon Valley has a good amount of amenities, including an auto parts store, Walmart, grocery store, Bank of America, and more. If you want more options, you can drive about 5 minutes south to Golden Valley and you will have another grocery store, gym, and the United States Postal Service.

Cold Springs

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Cold Springs is located just off of 395 North very close to the California border. You will want to take White Lake parkway or Village parkway. If you're looking for a condo or townhouse, this isn't really the area for you. Most people who move to Cold Springs are looking for good value, bigger lots, and possibly RV parking. If you are looking for a new home, there is a new home builder called Lifestyle homes. They are a good local builder. Most homes in this area going to be $450,000+ range. You can certainly find a manufactured home for slightly less and if you're looking for a bigger or newer home, you can find that too.

There aren't a ton of amenities out there. There is only a family dollar, gas station, and a small convenience store. If you are looking for more amenities, you will have to drive about 10 minutes south to Lemmon Valley. 

Cold Springs does have a bright future though, a big community called Stonegate will be built in Cold Springs over the next 20 years. There are going to be many great amenities in the near future. Including a town center, parks, and 5000+ single-family and multi-family homes. The builders mentioned that they had the vision to make it similar to what the original developers did in South Reno with Double Diamond and Damonte Ranch. That is really exciting!

Mira Loma and Donner Springs

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Mira Loma is located in the Southeast part of Reno, just off of McCarran. This MLS area is called Donner Springs. You can find a decent amount of older condos and townhouses in the area, that are in the mid to high $200,000s. If you are looking for a single-family home, you can expect to pay in the low to mid $400,000s+. Most homes in this area are built in the 70-90s, but there is a handful built in the early 2000s. 

Mira Loma is a super convenient area. You can take McCarran and easily get to Sparks or the Meadowood mall area, which has basically everything. The main Mira Loma area also has a grocery store and several restaurants in their shopping center. This is definitely a popular and affordable neighborhood in the heart of Reno.

July 31, 2017

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