When you live in Damonte Ranch, the mountains are just as close as the lively neighborhoods of Midtown and Downtown Reno. And, the walking and recreation trails that traverse the community are even closer.

In this suburban development in southeast Reno, you’ll find a variety of public parks interspersed throughout the area. It’s not uncommon to see neighbors gathered on the sidelines while they cheer on the youth soccer league matches or baseball games.

Throughout the year, the community holds special events, including Easter egg hunts in the parks, summer barbecues and concerts, or holiday light displays in the winter.

This area also offers a variety of homes to live in, from new construction or existing single-family homes and condos priced slightly above the region’s median value.

To learn more about what makes Damonte Ranch special, I sat down with Beth Nitz and Natalie Richardson, two agents at the Dickson Realty Damonte Ranch office. Here’s what they had to say.

What do people love about living in Damonte Ranch?

Beth Nitz: The best thing about Damonte Ranch is, despite being a quiet suburb, you’re close to almost everything. You’re close to shopping, restaurants, schools and the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. You’ve got easy access to Carson City and easy access to Sparks with the SouthEast Connector. You’re within a quick drive to any kind of shopping or recreation. 

Natalie Richardson: I think it’s just really nice that we are so close to the mountains. It’s such a quick and easy trip to get up to North Lake Tahoe or if you’re even going to South Lake Tahoe through Carson City. 

What kind of recreational opportunities are available in the neighborhood?

Natalie Richardson: All of the hiking trails, the walking trails, and the wetlands! I’m pretty much on them every single day. It’s just nice to get out of the house and know that you have a safe area to go walking or riding a bike around your neighborhood.

Beth Nitz: It’s a great lifestyle with great recreational trails, biking trails, and beautiful wetland areas. It’s actually a community that has mature landscaping. It’s well done throughout all of Damonte Ranch, and over the years, it will grow up to be a really lovely, cleanly landscaped community.

How easy is it to get around?

Beth Nitz: The SouthEast Connector has made an enormous difference. It’s great if you are commuting to Sparks because you don’t have to get on the freeway. If people are working out at the Tahoe Regional Industrial Center, it makes their commute a lot better.

Natalie Richardson: It’s actually surprisingly quick to get down to the activities that are Downtown and Midtown as well. Whether it’s Artown, Greater Nevada Field for an Aces game or Reno 1868 match, or the Nevada Museum of Art, it’s just such an easy hop, skip and jump onto the freeway that you can get across town fairly fast.

What’s it like buying a home in Damonte Ranch?

Natalie Richardson: There’s still so much new construction going on here that it’s finding what works best for the client in terms of timelines and preferences. I think it makes a better home buying experience for clients. They can actually compare apples to apples and see truly what is going to be the best match for them.

Beth Nitz: Sometimes, new construction isn’t completed yet, so that makes resale more attractive to people who need to get in a home right away. The majority of the area was built after 2000, and that’s all pretty new construction. In Damonte Ranch, buyers don’t have to worry about issues that you typically see in older homes built 50 to 80 years ago.

What else do you love about Damonte Ranch?

Beth Nitz: It’s really close to the Summit Mall, which has excellent shopping and more restaurants and stores coming.

Natalie Richardson: Damonte does a pretty big fireworks show for the Fourth of July. It’s impressive. It’s pretty fun!

If you’d like to find out more about homes for sale in Damonte Ranch, contact one of our neighborhood experts at Dickson Realty’s Damonte Ranch office.