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Learn About Reno's Mix of Old and New Neighborhoods


Reno's neighborhoods represent the region's demographic mix and history. There are places to live for every style and budget. Old Southwest Reno is one of the originals. South Meadows and Spanish Springs are among the newest neighborhoods out on the edges of our metro area. Neighborhood profiles include a Walk Score to help you learn even more about our neighborhoods.
  1. Old Southwest Reno
  2. Donner Springs Neighborhood
  3. Hidden Valley Neighborhood
  4. South Meadows / Double Diamond Neighborhood
  1. Damonte Ranch Neighborhood
  2. Wells Avenue Neighborhood
  3. Downtown Reno Condos and Townhouses
  4. More Reno Neighborhoods Information

Old Southwest Reno

Old Southwest Reno neighborhood

The old Southwest Reno neighborhood is right next to downtown. Tree-lined streets and a mix of well-preserved, historic houses make this one of Reno's most desireable areas.

Donner Springs Neighborhood

Donner Springs neighborhood, Reno, Nevada

Most homes in Donner Springs were built in the 1970s and 1980s. This area was the edge of town back then, with not much further south until you got to Carson City. This was a planned sub-division and is all houses; supporting businesses are around the perimeter, but not inside the neighborhood like you find in many other places. Big trees give Donner Springs an established and comfortable feeling. This is where I live and after being here a few years, I think it is one of the most convenient neighborhoods in the Reno / Sparks metro area.

Hidden Valley Neighborhood

Hidden Valley neighborhood, Reno, Nevada

Hidden Valley is in southeast Reno, up against the mountains. It is separated from the rest of the city by Rosewood Lakes Golf Course and the UNR Main Station Farm. It's a quiet neighborhood with a mix of homes and Hidden Valley Regional Park providing public open space.

South Meadows / Double Diamond Neighborhood

South Meadows neighborhood in Reno, Nevada

Most of the area we call South Meadows / Double Diamond was raw land just a few years ago, making it one of Reno's newest neighborhoods. The houses and buildings reflect this fact and are mostly the boxy, stucco style that was hastily build all over the booming West when developers couldn't put them up fast enough.

Damonte Ranch Neighborhood

Damonte Ranch neighborhood homes, Reno, Nevada

Damonte Ranch is one of Reno's newest neighborhoods. It was open space just a few years ago and, due to the sudden halt in construction after the 2008 bursting of the housing bubble, part of it still is. Called a master planned community, Damonte Ranch is organized as a series of subdivisions with names like Rio Bravo, Copper Creek, Saddle Ridge, Dorado, and Kentfield Park.

Wells Avenue Neighborhood

Wells Avenue neighborhood and shopping district in Reno, Nevada

Reno's Wells Avenue neighborhood and shopping district is a piece of how Reno used to be. The historic area is a mix of businesses and homes along both sides of Wells Avenue, creating a district where most everything is within walking distance. Wells Avenue is a part of Reno where diversity is a key ingredient to the flavor of the area.

Downtown Reno Condos and Townhouses

Palladio condos, downtown Reno, Nevada

Reno's downtown condos started seriously proliferating just a few years ago. During the hot housing market, several projects were started from scratch and tired old hotel casino properties were snatched up for condo conversions. Some of the projects have reached fruition and are seeking new urbanites to fill the units.

More Reno Neighborhoods Information

You can learn more about what's going on around Reno by reading some our bloggers' comments and by checking out the variety of cool webcams pointed at various places throughout the Truckee Meadows.

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