Reno, Nevada, has been a medium-sized, fast-growing city for decades now—a characteristic that draws people from all over the country to settle here. It’s fast enough to be fun but slow enough to avoid stress. The outdoor accessibility draws big crowds, and the diversity of neighborhoods seems to fit all kinds of needs.

Despite its small size, Reno neighborhoods often offer everything people need, allowing for short commute times, easy shopping, restaurants, and bar hopping without heading across town for errands or entertainment. Some neighborhoods feel more urban and active, while others think more suburban and quieter. Some neighborhoods sit along the edges of the city, allowing instant access to hiking, biking, overlanding, and climbing, in addition to quick freeway access to other areas of town or other towns altogether.

Before you move to Reno or somewhere else within Reno, learn the low down on Reno’s best neighborhoods.

Downtown Reno

Entertainment options are plentiful—all within walking distance of downtown. From gaming at the casinos to concerts and events at the Downtown Reno Events Center, The Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, and Wingfield Park, there is something to do every night in Downtown Reno.

Getting around couldn’t be more accessible with close access to the freeways, a regional mass transit hub, and the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

Home values range from the regional median price to over $1 million for a penthouse with a view from a high rise. There are few genuinely walkable neighborhoods in Reno—but downtown is by far the best. Several downtown residents have gone “car-less” and love it! Browse the newest real estate listings in Downtown Reno.


It is a luxurious community with stunning views and golf amenities. ArrowCreek is one of South Reno’s premier golf and recreation communities. This community tailors to all lifestyles, and recreation begins with a beautiful community center that includes swimming, tennis, and barbecue facilities.

The ArrowCreek dream team designed two championship golf courses for your golfing pleasure. The properties in ArrowCreek generally sell above the region’s median price for subdivision developments and rise to well over $1 million for a custom home with a golf course, mountain, and city views. Custom home lots are also available if you prefer to build the home of your dreams. A homeowners association serves the community, with a guarded security gate at the entrance. Each neighborhood village at ArrowCreek has its unique character and a system of recreational trails that link all the villages together.

There are so many reasons to fall in love with ArrowCreek. If you are ready to start your home buying or selling journey, browse the newest real estate listings in ArrowCreek.

Caughlin Ranch

Serene living with spacious parks and walking trails. Caughlin Ranch has many home options, from condominiums at River Run to newer construction homes in Pine Bluff. Eagles Nest—one of the premier gated luxury neighborhoods in the region, is an intimate custom home neighborhood near the western edge of the Ranch bordering the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. Many lots are one-third acre or larger and have been built with custom homes.

For anyone wanting to build their dream home in an established community, a few custom home lots remain available for purchase and development. Home prices in Caughlin Ranch range from slightly above the region’s median value to over $1 million for a custom luxury home.

The Caughlin Club, in the heart of the Ranch, features a pool, tennis courts, and premier workout facilities for members. The Caughlin Commercial area is at the top of the hill, where McCarran Boulevard intersects with Caughlin Parkway, home to a Scolari’s grocery, Moxie’s restaurant, and other local businesses and professional services.

Caughlin Ranch is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in our region, and we invite you to consider this area if you’re moving to Reno. If you are ready to start your home buying or selling journey, browse the newest real estate listings in Caughlin Ranch.

Caughlin Ranch In The Fall. Photo from Dickson Realty Agent Amanda Gunter.

Damonte Ranch

Family-friendly with excellent schools and newer homes. Neighborhoods are lined with wide recreation paths that add aesthetic appeal and practical use for enjoying the outdoors and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Public parks are interspersed throughout the community, and it’s not uncommon to see neighbors gathered on the sidelines while they cheer on the youth soccer league matches or baseball games.

There are many reasons to love living in Damonte Ranch—whether you’re a first-time home buyer or settling into your forever home. Everything you need is nearby, and if you feel you need to get away, Lake Tahoe and the mountains are your playgrounds. It’s the type of community where neighbors wave to each other, where mowing the lawn on a Saturday morning is like a community social event, and where you might just kick your feet up and stay awhile. Browse the newest real estate listings in Damonte Ranch.


Tranquil hillside living with stunning views. D’Andrea Ranch, a mixed-use planned community in east Sparks, began 24 years ago. It includes Villa Toscana, a gated 55+ community with 480 units, The Villas at D’Andrea apartments, and diverse subcommunities offering different housing styles. The community comprises 2,008 living units.

The community includes the D’Andrea Marketplace commercial shopping center with an additional office and shopping center with Walgreens as an anchor. The D’Andrea Ranch and Country Club frames various neighborhoods and is set to reopen as a nine-hole golf course in 2024. The Tuscan Falls wedding venue is within the golf course, with fabulous views of Sparks, Reno, and the Sierra. Browse the newest real estate listings in D’Andrea.

Galena Forest

Houses nestled in nature offer privacy and tranquility. Located off of Mt. Rose Highway, Galena Forest provides the best location for those who enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, and being close to Lake Tahoe, plus the close conveniences of the Reno area. With the beauty of Galena Creek and nested in the trees of the Galena Forest and bordering the Toiyabe National Forest, this community provides the ideals of mountain living along with gorgeous custom properties—the majority of which are on a half-to-one acre in size. Some of the homes in Galena Forest have homeowners associations, yet others do not.

If you are ready to start your home buying or selling journey, browse the newest real estate listings in Galena Forest.

Hidden Valley

A neighborhood known for its country club and family atmosphere. The Hidden Valley Country Club offers a fantastic eighteen-hole golf course, an exclusive clubhouse, a large swimming pool, a lounge area, and tennis courts. Set in the Southeast Reno foothills of the Pah Rah range and offering over nine hundred acres, Hidden Valley is considered the Gem of the Truckee Meadows. Developed a little over fifty years ago, this lovely community of homes surrounds the golf course and offers impressive views of the city and the mountains.

If you are ready to start your home buying or selling journey, browse the newest real estate listings in Hidden Valley.


It is a prestigious area with a renowned golf course. Located in the desired area of Southwest Reno, the custom homes in the Lakeridge community provide an exciting balance of older and newer homes among the lush trees. The neighborhood also provides some condominiums and townhome communities. These properties offer a locale near the Lakeridge Golf Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones. Along with the great location and golf amenities, this community provides terrific views of Reno and the mountains.

As one of the region’s most convenient areas, Lakeridge is near Downtown Reno, the airport, and central shopping districts. Lakeridge Shores is a gated community within Lakeridge that offers fantastic views and the private 30-acre Lake Stanley featuring the signature 15th-island hole.

If you are ready to start your home buying or selling journey, browse Lakeridge’s newest real estate listings.


Exclusive gated community with top-tier amenities. Located in south Reno along the Mt. Rose Highway, Montreux combines the best of Tahoe’s scenic beauty—tall pines and mountain vistas—with the proximity to city amenities and conveniences of Reno.

The only Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course in Northern Nevada is within the gates. The PGA has recognized the unparalleled quality of this private course and, for many years, was home to The Barracuda Championship.

Various elegant semi-custom and custom homes maintain northern European architecture’s timeless beauty and superior quality. Home values and custom lot prices are in the upper tier, and this is considered a luxury lifestyle neighborhood. One great advantage of living in Montreux is the feeling of “community.” Imagine pulling your golf cart out of the garage and taking the family to the pool or cruising to a friend’s house for a cocktail party with the neighbors. Many miles of recreation trails weave throughout the community and are perfect for hiking, biking, and other activities.

Mount Rose Ski Tahoe—the local favorite—is only 15 minutes away. Or, for even more adventure, the shores of Lake Tahoe and four-season recreational opportunities in the Tahoe Basin are all an easy 25-minute drive over the Mt. Rose Highway

If you are ready to start your home buying or selling journey, browse Montreux’s newest real estate listings.

North Valleys

Affordable living with a growing sense of community. The North Valleys are composed of several small communities just north of Reno, commonly known as Sun Valley, Lemmon Valley, Golden Valley, and Cold Springs.

The lifestyle is quiet and relaxed, with open country skies away from city lights and spectacular mountain views. There is ample access to federal BLM land for hiking, mountain biking, ATV, or horseback riding. One of the many opportunities for enjoying the outdoors is the Swan Lake Nature Study Area—a nationally recognized birdwatching area. The park features many hiking trails and a 600-foot boardwalk that takes visitors into the wetlands.

Housing in the North Valleys is some of the most affordable in the region, and everything from suburban subdivisions to rural homes with acreage and horse properties can be found. Home prices are generally below the Reno/Sparks median price.

If you are ready to start your home buying or selling journey, browse the newest real estate listings in the North Valleys.


Eclectic and trendy, it is perfect for the artsy and entrepreneurial. Midtown is located just south of the heart of Downtown Reno and along the eastern border of the highly desirable Old Southwest Reno neighborhoods. This section of town experienced a renaissance after small business entrepreneurs and artisans transformed the neighborhood into a cultural experience not found elsewhere in the region and rarely seen in the Western states.

If you spend time in Midtown, you’ll discover a modern west-coast feel and a passionate Nevada “can-do” attitude. The mural scene—brought to you by local and visiting artists—is one of the country’s largest collections of public art. Locals of all ages love the wide variety of things to do in Midtown, from hipster used clothing and record stores to artisan craft cocktail lounges—some of the best eateries in town—and art galleries. Culture and history thrive in this neighborhood, with the Nevada Museum of Art and the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum within walking distance.

Housing in the Midtown District is a mix of single-family residences and condos, most of which are older homes, with some newer construction tactfully built on once-vacant lots. Home prices are generally at or slightly above the Reno-Sparks regional median price, depending on the exact location and age of the home. If you are ready to start your home buying or selling journey, browse the newest real estate listings in Midtown.

Northwest Reno

Scenic with a mix of old charm and new developments. Northwest Reno—situated against the backdrop of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains—is a diverse and rapidly growing region in Reno, Nevada. Known for its natural beauty, a variety of housing options, and a thriving community, Northwest Reno offers residents an exciting and balanced lifestyle.

Real estate in Northwest Reno is as diverse as its neighborhoods, from historic homes in Old Northwest to modern developments and upscale estates in the more recently developed areas. The real estate market caters to different preferences, making it an attractive location for families, young professionals, and retirees.

Living in Northwest Reno provides residents with proximity to outdoor activities, including hiking, skiing, and boating. At the same time, the Truckee River flows through some parts of the area, providing opportunities for fishing and recreation.

Northwest Reno’s location is strategically positioned for easy access to the amenities and job opportunities of downtown Reno, making it an ideal choice for those who desire the excitement of the city alongside the tranquility of the Sierra Nevada.

If you are ready to start your home buying or selling journey, browse the newest real estate listings in Northwest Reno.

Southeast Reno

Diverse with easy access to shopping and dining. Set among the beauty of the foothills where wild horses can be seen roaming freely, the Southeast Reno area provides a convenient location and scenic majesty. With easy freeway access, this area offers a short drive to the most desired places for work and play, such as Carson CityDowntown Reno, and Lake Tahoe.

You may not have to commute much, as there are plenty of major employers like IGT, Barnes and Noble, and so much to do. Businesses in the area include Walmart, Home Depot, Office Depot, Kohl’s, Walgreens, Raley’s, Smith’s, and WinCo. The Tamarack Junction Casino and many other restaurants and services are also located in this area.

This desired southeast suburban area offers something for everyone as it boasts a variety of home types, including newer subdivisions, senior communities, apartments, luxury condominiums, and even homes zoned for horses in the Virginia Foothills.

If you are ready to start your home buying or selling journey, browse the latest real estate listings in Southeast Reno.

Old Southwest Reno:

Historic with tree-lined streets and classic homes. Old Southwest Reno—located in the heart of Reno, NV—is a historic and charming neighborhood that combines the allure of vintage architecture with modern amenities. This area is known for its tree-lined streets, historic homes, and vibrant community atmosphere.

Real estate in Old Southwest Reno is a mix of architectural styles, including Craftsman, Victorian, and Tudor homes. Many properties have been meticulously preserved, contributing to the neighborhood’s unique character. The area also features a blend of single-family homes and apartments catering to diverse residents.

Living in Old Southwest Reno ensures that you’ll enjoy the proximity to the city’s cultural and entertainment offerings, including museums, theaters, and trendy dining establishments. The neighborhood’s parks and green spaces provide opportunities for outdoor recreation and community gatherings.

The local real estate market reflects the area’s desirability, balancing historic charm and modern conveniences. Whether seeking a vintage home with character or a more contemporary residence, Old Southwest Reno offers a distinctive and inviting living experience in the heart of the city.

If you are ready to start your home buying or selling journey, browse the newest real estate listings in the Old Southwest.


A planned community with a focus on family living. Northwest Reno—nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills a few miles east of the California-Nevada state line.

Living in Somersett means you are an active young professional, growing family or empty-nester, and love the outdoors. Every resident can enjoy the nine-hole Tom Kite-designed Canyon Nine Golf Course, the 22,000-square-foot Club at Somersett Recreation Center, and over 27 miles of paved and natural recreation trails. The Somersett Golf Country Club features a Tom Kite signature 18-hole Championship Golf Course with breathtaking elevation changes and views of the Sierra Nevada from every hole.

Housing in Somersett ranges from attached and detached single-family homes in small neighborhood settings, gated custom home neighborhoods, and the Sierra Canyon 55+ Del Webb community. Home prices generally start above the regional median price and can be over $1 million for a custom home. Custom homesites are also available if you’d prefer to build your dream home.

If you are ready to start your home buying or selling journey, browse the latest real estate listings in Somersett.


Small-town feel on the edge of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Verdi, Nevada, located along the Nevada-California border, offers a charming blend of small-town tranquility and natural beauty. This picturesque community is situated near the Truckee River and is surrounded by the expansive Sierra Nevada mountains. Known for its serene environment and proximity to outdoor recreational activities, Verdi is an ideal locale for nature enthusiasts and those seeking a peaceful lifestyle close to urban amenities. Reno is just a short drive away.

If you are ready to start your home buying or selling journey, browse the latest real estate listings in Verdi.

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