Sagebrush covered hills are everywhere! Living choices range from apartments to ranches and from subdivisions to custom homes. Older residential areas offer homes on large parcels, with few lifestyle restrictions. Some residents have chickens, others have horses, and some just like the idea of being able to have either. Further out, mini ranches on 5 acre to 50 acres allow all types of critters and a true cowboy life. The most remote areas still are only about 45 minutes from downtown Reno.
You get a lot for your money, the lots are bigger and the yards are bigger! A significant number of distressed properties are selling for close to $100,000. There’s also the potential to live near jobs in industrial, manufacturing and warehousing, all of which operate in these communities. Some newer subdivisions offer low priced homes with lots of square footage and decent size yards. Many of these newer neighborhoods restrict animals and RV’s and often sit next to older neighborhoods populated by ranch-style homes on acreages or, in some areas, manufactured homes on land.
Golden Valley has horse properties on an acre along with areas of newer subdivision homes on one-quarter to one-third acre lots. A large shopping center anchored by a supermarket and Washoe county Library Branch sits just off US 395, and several warehouses and light manufacturing buildings offer job opportunities.
Lemmon Valley abounds in commercial activity around US 395 where there are two grocery store plazas, several fast food outlets, a Starbucks, with more retailers, including a Walmart in the works. Further out Lemmon Valley Drive, there are residential neighborhoods that include manufactured home areas, ranch style homes with horse setups as well as newer subdivisions off Military Road. As more retail moves in, prices are expected to rise.
Stead is the most urban and densely populated community in the North valleys. It was developed many years ago around the Reno-Stead Airport that today is home to the National Guard and numerous businesses. Nearby, large manufacturing and warehouses offer many jobs. Thousands of homes were built in the Sky Vista and Silver Lake neighborhood area during the housing boom. Part of the development included building the North Valleys Regional Park, which has a community center, soccer and baseball fields, and a skateboard park.
Cold Springs offers gorgeous mountain views and dwellings range from tiny older homes on small lots to expansive tract homes on community water and sewer systems. Woodland Village by Lifestyle Homes has built hundreds of new homes in the last 15 years.
Rancho Haven, Red Rock and Antelope Valley are all outlying communities that offer multi-acre properties the size and scope of which push prices higher, generally more than $250,000. Residents enjoy the freedom to choose how they live. Horses are common, as are llamas and other creatures. Some properties boast solar homes off the grid, others have custom homes; and still others may have double or triple-wide manufactured homes. People who live in the older neighborhoods on larger lots are much less dependent on city services. Many have their own well and septic system.
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