There is no simple answer, because there are so many things I love about living in Reno.
Let me first start by saying that I have lived in a few places in my life. I went to college at CU in Boulder Colorado. I really enjoyed my time in Boulder, I love the mountains and enjoy the outdoor lifestyle. After college, I spent some time in Mexico, then Brazil. Both countries are very beautiful and offer many enjoyable things to do.
After Brazil, I moved to San Francisco where I worked in the advertising industry. San Francisco is a wonderful city, with many opportunities to pursue whatever it is you like. I really enjoyed SF, but knew it was not a place to live permanently.
I was born and raised in Genoa Nevada. I grew-up chasing lizards, running free, and buying candy at the Genoa store with money I had made selling lemonade. I always knew I wanted to come back and live in Nevada. Sure enough, after living and working in San Francisco for a few years, I moved back to Nevada. I have been in Reno Nevada ever since.
What do I love about living in Reno Nevada?
I love having 4 distinct seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. Every season brings so much joy. I love the “smell” of Fall. October is my favorite month! Not cold enough for a jacket, not warm enough for a swim suit. The leaves changing in the Sierra’s, Nevada Day Parade, Halloween, football… just some of the things I love about Fall.
Winter is great in Reno. I love skiing! I know I can drive to Squaw Valley in 45 minutes from my garage to the Squaw parking lot. I know I can drive to Mt. Rose in 20 minutes. I have the best skiing in North America right in my backyard!
Spring is fantastic too because just when I’ve had enough of Winter, my tulips start sprouting from the ground and the Montreux golf course is ready for play!
Summer is a great season in Reno as well. One of my favorite things to do in Summer is go to the Montreux pool with my husband and two daughters. There is a heated kid pool and a large regular pool that is perfect for me to do laps and stay in-shape.
We also go to Lake Tahoe every week. Sand Harbor is a short 30 minute drive from my house. My family and I love relaxing on the beach!
I said at the start, there are so many things I love about living in Reno, 4 distinct seasons is just one. I’ll take some time in the coming weeks to tell you about the many wonderful things I love about Nevada. Stay tuned!
Also, if you’re starting your internet research, and found my website, take the extra step and come see me at Montreux. The pictures on my site tell a good story… but there is so much more, see for yourself!