Reno-Sparks Relocation Guide - helping to make your move to Reno-Sparks a little bit easier

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Here are some of the most informative, high-quality videos showing the different parts of Reno and Sparks.

Many of the videos we personally created in the the past few years to give you a closer look into our beloved community.

 

Reno Real Estate Video:

 

Why I love Reno:

 

Wingfield Springs in Sparks, NV

 

Somersett Community in Northwest Reno

 

Montreux Luxury Community in South Reno

 

Caughlin Ranch Community in Southwest Reno

 

 

 

Awesome Local Videos

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Compilation of high quality videos we’ve made and from other locals.

chilcare

Childcare is an essential part of a neighborhood.

And this is one of the things that Reno holds in high regard.

Reno offers quite a few preschool and daycare centers all over the city. These childcare centers ensure not just care and security for your child, but also promise to stimulate overall growth and development through educational experiences.

Here are some preschool/daycare centers you could call or check out:

A Child’s World
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(775) 332 4223
https://achildsworldreno.com
2391 Sparks Blvd
Sparks, NV 89434
 
Little Bear Preschool and Childcare Center
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(775) 358 4128
https://universitypreschool.net
502 Pyramid Way, Sparks, Nevada 89431
 
University Preschool and Childcare Center
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(775) 329 7119
https://universitypreschool.net
826 Ralston St. Reno, Nevada 89503
 
Hippity Hop Learning Center
 
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(775) 828 2928
https://hippityhoplc.com
4800 Fliber Rd. Reno, NV 89502
 
Creative World Children’s Academy
 
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(775) 825 6200
https://renopreschool.com
3670 Warren Way, Reno, NV 89502
 
The Child Garden Preschool & Kindergarten
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(775) 322 3471
https://childgardenreno.com
455 Hill St. Reno, NV 89501

In Reno, it is guaranteed that you will find a childcare center that will surely fit what you are looking for.

 

Childcare

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Childcare/Daycare are an essential part of feeling at ease on a new neighborhood.

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Whether it’s to have fun with your friends or bond with your family, Reno offers a wide variety of indoor activities that could be enjoyed by people of every age!

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Indoor playgrounds such as the EZ Air Indoor Trampoline Park, for one, is great for kids who love having a good time. There is also an Indoor Climbing Center for people who wants a good challenge—they have programs for the occasional recreational climber and for theserious, hardcore rockrats.  Don’t forget our pretty cool Downtown Reno rock climbing at Base Camp.

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There is also the famous Roller Kingdom, an indoor roller skating rink, and of course, several bowling alleys for families to enjoy. What’s a better way to have fun with the family than having a good old bowling game, right?

Here’s a list of bowling alleys in Reno-Sparks:

Locals also flock to movie theatres for the latest flicks, museums to see the latest art galleries and installations, and the local library to just chill with a good book.

And one of the newest attractions in Reno is Need to Speed go cart ($23 bucks fir 14 laps).

Indoor Activities

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From $4 movies to go cart racing, here’s our quick guide.

Cool Coffee Shops

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Our second home. A quick list of some of the best coffee shops in Reno

Relocation Useful Links - Local information to make you feel at home

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Two words that describe Nevada’s tax structure——attractive and beneficial.

 

In Nevada, you do not have to pay for;
(1) personal income tax
(2) corporate income tax
(3) gross receipts tax
(4) franchise tax
(5) inventory tax
(6) low property tax
(7) tax on sale or transfer of shares
(8) tax on issuance of corporate shares.

A big part of the state’s revenue is from Nevada’s gaming industry—which is significant enough to fund most of the government’s operations. But a growing list of new industries forming in the state has been added to gaming revenues –mostly in technology and real estate.

To know more about tax in Nevada, click here.

To download tax forms, click here.

For Nevada Tax Online Services, click here.

NV Tax Advantages

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Information on Nevada tax advantages and helpful links.

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“Reno: Biggest Little City in the World”

When the first white men passed through the Reno area in the 1840s, Washoe and Paiute peoples inhabited the land along the Truckee River. In the late 1840s and 1850s, thousands of travelers on their way to the California gold fields lingered a few days in the Truckee Meadows before crossing the Sierra Nevada. The first permanent white settlement along the Truckee River was Jamison’s Station. Jamison reportedly was among the contingent sent in 1855 by Territorial Governor Brigham Young to establish agricultural settlements in what was then the western part of Utah Territory.

The discovery of the Comstock Lode in 1859 brought a reverse migration from California in the “Rush to Washoe.” A gold strike in an isolated canyon soon became one of the richest silver strikes ever discovered. Boomtowns like Virginia City, Gold Hill, Silver City and Dayton sprang up overnight. The growth of the Comstock resulted in the development of towns in the outlying area, including Carson City, the Nevada state capital, and Reno, which had become an important agricultural center and transportation hub for people and goods, to and from the Comstock.

In 1859, C. W. Fuller built a bridge across the Truckee River, but annual flooding repeatedly swept it away. Myron Lake purchased Fuller’s crossing in 1860, and after building a sturdier toll bridge, he opened an inn on the south side of the river. The spot became known as Lakes Crossing. When the Central Pacific Railroad was pushing east in the late 1860s, Lake deeded 40 acres to the railroad to encourage construction of a depot there. He also sold the railroad 160 acres for a town site, which was officially established May 13, 1868. The town of Reno quickly became an important freight and passenger center, and grew rapidly.

Although gaming now plays a key role, historically Nevada’s economy was tied to mining and agriculture, and inherent in these industries is the inevitable cycle of booms and busts. Over the years, Nevada has found several creative means to support itself through the down times, and early on Reno earned the title “Sin City.” It was a wild and woolly town that placed few restrictions on human behavior. Until the U.S. Army petitioned City fathers to ban prostitution in 1942, Reno tolerated several brothels. Nevada attempted to control gambling from the beginning, and although numerous laws were passed, it managed to flourish in back streets and alleys. Seeking ways to survive the Great Depression, the Nevada Legislature legalized gambling in 1931. Casino gaming, as we know it today, developed in Reno.

From the beginning, transportation has been an important theme in the history of Reno and the Truckee Meadows. The emigrant trails, stage roads, the Pony Express and the railroad have all served to bring people and goods through the region. By the early 20th century, however, a new means of transportation was making an impact on the area’s development. The Lincoln Highway came through Reno, on its way to the California state line. With the establishment of the Lincoln Highway, automobile tourism became an economic force in the region, and by the end of World War II, easy automobile access to Reno’s casinos thrust gamblin g into the forefront of the local and state economy. Drawn by gambling, the ease of divorce and the area’s beautiful natural setting, automobile tourists flocked to Reno.

Recognizing the importance of automobile tourism to the local economy, the Reno City Council in 1928 decided the town needed a permanent slogan to go on the lighted arch constructed for the highway exposition the previous year. The arch was not Reno’s first, but it would become its most famous following the motto competition, which promised $100 to the winner who submitted the slogan “Reno: Biggest Little City in the World.”

Rich in History

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A quick look into NV’s rich history.

Churches

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Churches in Reno-Sparks of varied religions and fellowships.

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Salon Platinum

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Address: 460 California Ave . Reno, NV 89509
Contact No: 775-323-3030

HOURS:
Monday – Friday 9:30 – 7
Saturday 9:30 – 5:30
CLOSED Sunday

 

Hello Darling

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Address: 18 Winter St Suite B, Reno, NV 89503
Contact No: (775) 329-2363

 

Forever Yung

Forever Yung midtown Beauty Salon photo courtesy of Forever Yung website

 

Address: 120 Thoma Street Suite #2 Reno Nv 89501

Contact No: 775-348-2500

 

Salon Glow

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Address: 1855 Plumas St, Suite 3 Reno, NV 89509
Contact No: (775) 826-9992

Hours: Monday-Friday: 9:00AM -5:00PM || Saturday: 9:00AM – 2:00PM

 

Eye Candy Salon

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Address: 122 West 2nd Street Downtown Reno, NV

Contact No: 775-336-0285

 

Caliber Salon

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Address: 141 East Pueblo Street Reno, NV 89502
Contact No: 775-284-86201

Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 9:00AM – 7:00PM, Saturday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Tres Image

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Address: 9660 S. McCarran Blvd., Reno NV 89523
Contact No: (775) 323-1414

Hours: 

Monday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: Appointment Only

Beauty Salon

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Three local favorites around Downtown and Midtown area

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Where to get your bagel or your favorite pastry

Homage Bakery

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Image courtesy of Homage Bakery’s Instagram

Address: 519 Ralston Reno, NV 89503, Downtown

Hours

Mon 7:00 am6:30 pm  
Tue 7:00 am6:30 pm  
Wed 7:00 am6:30 pm  
Thu 7:00 am6:30 pm  
Fri 7:00 am6:30 pm  
Sat 7:00 am6:30 pm  
Sun 8:00 am6:00 pm

 

House of Bread

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Address: 1185 California Ave, Reno, NV 89509
Contact no: (775) 322-0773

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 6:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am – 3:00pm

 

Josef’s Vienna Bakery & Cafe

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Address: 933 West Moana Lane Reno, Nevada 89509
Contact no: (775) 825-0451

Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am – 3:00pm

 

Rounds Bakery

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Address: 294 E. Moana Lane, #10 Reno, Nevada

Contact no: (775) 329 0800

Monday – Friday: 06.30 AM – 03.00 PM

Saturday & Sunday: 08:00 AM – 02.00 PM

 

Haven on Earth Bakery

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Address: 10855 Double R Blvd, Reno, NV 89521

Contact no: (775) 284-4200

Hours: Monday – Sunday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

 

Nothing Bundt Cakes

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Address: 5051 S. McCarran Blvd. Reno, NV 89502

Contact no: 775-827-5151

Hours:

Monday – Saturday: 9:00AM – 6:00 PM, Sunday: CLOSED

Bakeries

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Munch on your cravings!

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 A list for the gym rats or if you just want to be fit and healthy!

 

Eagle Fitness Nevada

 

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Address: 6295 Sharlands Ave. Reno, NV 89523

Contact No: 755-787-8686

Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:00AM – 8:00PM, Saturday: 8:00PM – 5:00PM

 

Fitness for $10

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Address: 100 N. Sierra St. #300 Reno, NV 89501

Contact No: 775-409-4170

Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 5:00AM – 10:00PM

Friday: 5:00AM – 8:00PM

Saturday: 7:00AM – 4:00PM

Sunday: 8:00AM – 2:00PM

 

Saint Mary’s Fitness Center

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Address: 645 N. Arlington Ave., Suite 100 Reno, NV 89503

Contact No: 775.954.0185

Hours: Monday – Friday: 5:00 AM to 10:00PM, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

 

Fitness Connection

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Address: 5390 Longley Lane, Reno, NV 89511

Contact No: 775-853-7373

Hours: 

Mon – Thur:
4:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Fri:
4:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sat – Sun:
6 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Fitness

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Fit and healthy is the new trend

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Everybody loves shopping. May it be shopping for clothes, toys, gadgets, food, or anything else, each person has his or her own thing he or she loves spending money on.

Reno offers a wide diversity of shopping malls and boutiques.

There are 3 major malls in Reno. Starting off with one of the largest, beautiful, outdoor mall The Summit. This mall is comprised of the most-upper-end stores to hit Reno yet.

The Summit
13925 South Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89511
Shopping hours: Mon-Sat: 10am to 9pm
   Sunday: 11am to 6pm
 

Meadowood Mall is another town favorite. It houses JC Penny, Macy’s, Hot Topic, and a lot more!

Meadowood Mall
5000 Meadowood Mall Cir
Reno, NV 89502
Shopping hours: Mon-Sat: 10am to 9pm
   Sunday: 11am to 6pm
 

Legends at Sparks Marina is one of Reno/Sparks premier shopping destinations.

Legends
1310 Scheels Drive
Sparks, NV 89434
Shopping hours: Mon-Sat: 10am to 9pm
   Sunday: 11am to 6pm
 

There are also a lot of local boutiques found in Midtown Reno. Here are a few stores to visit:

The Nest
Vintage furniture store, Clothing store
(775) 284 8841
201 Keystone Ave. Reno, NV 89503
 https://www.theNestReno.com
Store Hours: Mon-Sat 11am to 6pm
 
Neverender
Clothing, Accessories, Art
(775) 348 9440 
119 Thoma St. Reno, NV 89501
http://neverenderreno.com  
Store Hours: Mon-Sat: 11am to 6pm
                         Sunday: 11am to 5pm
 
IMeMine
Women’s Boutique
(775) 826 6605 
102 California Ave, Reno, NV 89509
 
Shoe
Shoe store
(775) 324 4616 
104 California Ave, Reno, NV 89509
 
Reno Bead Shop
Gift store, Beads, Stones, Crystals
(775) 322 2225 
542 Plumas St. Reno, NV 89509
http://renobeadshop.com
 
Dressed Like That!
Clothing, Pin Up Style Dresses
(775) 742 2931
711 S. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89501
 
Junkee Clothing
Vintage, Furniture
(775) 332 5865
960 S. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89502
 
Sundance Bookstore
Books
(775) 786 1188 
121 California Ave, Reno, NV 89509
http://www.sundancebookstore.com
 
Dorinda’s Chocolate
Sweets
775-432-2024 
727 Riverside Dr. Reno, NV 89503  
http://dorindaschocolates.com
 
Too Soul Tea Co.
Tea shop
(775) 322 2001 
542 1/2 Plumas st. Reno, NV 89509  
http://toosoultea.com
 

Shopping

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Your favorite shops around Reno

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Colonial Van & Storage, Inc
http://www.colonialvan.com/areas-served/reno/
775-553-0111
✔️✓ in-state moves
✔️✓ out-of-state moves
✔️✓ full-service moves

O’Briens Moving & Storage Inc.
http://www.obriens-moving.com/
775-359-6683
✔️✓ in-state moves
✔️✓ out-of-state moves
✔️✓ full-service moves

Carneys Full Service Movers
http://www.carneysmovers.com/
775-358-3900
✔️✓ in-state moves
✔️✓ out-of-state moves
✔️✓ full-service moves

Silver State Moving & Storage
775-856-6156
✔️✓ in-state moves
✔️✓ full-service moves

Sierra Moving Systems
http://www.sierramovingsystems.com/
775-329-2561
✔️✓ in-state moves
✔️✓ out-of-state moves
✔️✓ full-service moves
✔️✓ portable storage containers

Puliz Moving & Storage Co
http://www.puliz.com/
775-322-7029
✔️✓ in-state moves
✔️✓ out-of-state moves
✔️✓ full-service moves
✔️✓ portable storage containers

Moving Companies

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Reno Moving Companies

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Reno is a city that is full of fun and excitement.

….And this is not just for adults, kids can have fun in Reno too!

 In fact, there are lots of different activities that are available for kids to enjoy in Reno!

Apart from casinos and grand hotels, Reno is also known for its impressive indoor and outdoor parks, zoos and wildlife parks and sanctuaries, and museums wherein kids will definitely have a good time! Check out some parks below:

planavisit_buildingThe Discovery
 A hands-on, interactive place where visitors are encouraged to indulge their interests in science, art, and local history.
(775) 786 1000
https://nvdm.org
490 S. Center Street
Reno, NV 89501
 
rsrpSignRancho San Rafael Regional Park
This park is great for a family picnic—it includes acres of grassy fields, wetlands, natural areas, rentable picnic shalters, nature and walking trails, playground and a huge dog park.
(775) 785 5961
1595 N. Sierra
Reno, NV 89503
 
 
 
SPR_FF_Wild_Island Wild Island Family Adventure Park
 This park is for the kids who love fun and  adventure! There is a waterpark, go karts, mini  golf, an arcade, and many more attractions!
 (775) 359 2927
 https://wildisland.com
 250 Wild Island CT
 Sparks, NV 89434
 
 
logo Sierra Safari Zoo
 This zoo is the largest zoo in Nevada. It is home to over 200  animals!
 (775) 677 1101
 https://sierrasafarizoo.org
 10200 North Virginia St
 Reno, NV
 
 
saa1802 Reno Aces Ballpark
 Whether your kids are into sports or not, this ballpark is for  everyone! You can watch live games, or just leave them to  play at the Circus Circus Kids zone!
 (775) 334 4700
 https://milb.com
 250 Evans Avenue, 
 Reno, NV 89501
 
 
wildcard-powderMt. Rose Ski Resort
In here you can find some of the longest continuous vertical ski runs in North America. Ski lessons for children and adults are also available for you to enjoy!
(775) 849 0704
https://skirose.com
22222 Mt. Rose Hwy
Reno, NV 89511

KIDS Activities

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there are lots of different activities that are available for kids to enjoy in Reno.

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