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By Histle JJL Mechanics (Sun Feb 18, 2007 at 09:36:54 AM EST) Reno, Nevada (all tags)
I live in Reno, a small town on the far western edge of Nevada on the same corridor as San Fransisco and Sacramento. I've lived here  almost all of my life. I really do love it here.

Reno is a "small" town, but its pretty big for one. The area has about 300,000-400,000 people, I think, depending on who you talk to. Reno itself has about 150,000.

The weather is always nice. Its just cold enough to get a bit of snow in the winter, and the summers are mild. I think Reno is a great alternative for those seeking to get out of the cold weather. Traditionally, these people move to LA, or Phoenix, or Las Vegas. LA is undesirable for many rasons, and if you've ever been to Phoenix or Las Vegas in the middle of the summer, could you imagine living their for the entire 3 month season?



Reno, on the other hand, has summers in the relatively cool 90 degrees. Yes, it is colder than those southern cities, that is you'll never actually get out of the snow, but the winters are still pretty mild to do.

Even though its a small town, there's always something to do. There's a strip off of Interstate 80 that's similar to the Las Vegas strip, except its a lot less crowded and its a lot smaller. There's always shows and casinos to go to. The shows aren't as great as they are in Las Vegas, of course, but they are still pretty good and much more affordable. There's the mustang ranch, too, outside of town, if you are horny. Nevada is the only state in the US, as far as I know, that legalizes prostitution.

Getting around is very easy to do. I can't drive, of course, but my bus route comes as frequently as every 10 minutes. Getting out of Reno is pretty easy to do as well. If I want to go do a "big town" thing, like see a basketball or football game, or go to a big concert, I can easily catch Amtrak and go into Sacramento or San Fransisco. Usually when I go, I spend the day there. The ride is only a few hours on Amtrak.

I couldn't really imagine living anywhere else. The air is clear and the water is fresh. Its sunny but not too sunny, its rainy but not too rainy. And there's always something to do. If you ever drive through, stop by and see what this place has to offer.

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