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Life in Greater Reno-Tahoe

Quality of Life Advantages:

Greater Reno-Tahoe offers many advantages to support choosing this region of Nevada. The magnificent Sierra Nevada mountain range forming the western boundary of the Truckee Meadows features snowboarding, alpine and Nordic skiing at 18 major resorts. Fishing, swimming, hiking, biking, sailing, camping and horseback riding are all outstanding. More than 39 golf courses provide a quick escape. Various options in performing, visual and literary arts are available. With a diverse and growing economy, renowned recreational activities and vibrant communities to call home, it's easy to see why Greater Reno-Tahoe is a great place to live, play and work.

Special Events:

The Reno-Sparks region is host to numerous world-class events such as:

  • Reno Jazz Festival (April)
  • Reno River Festival (May)
  • Street Vibrations (June)
  • Reno Rodeo (June)
  • Artown (July)
  • Hot August Nights
  • Burning Man (Aug—Sept)
  • National Championship Air Races (Sept)
  • Balloon Races (Sept)
  • Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off (Sept)


With over 500,000 square feet of convention space and over 26,000 hotel rooms, the Reno-Tahoe Region attracts numerous large conventions.

  • United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Open Championship (March—July): 70,000 estimated attendees
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (March): 15,000 estimated attendees
  • Northern California Volleyball Association Spring Junior Volleyball Tournament (April): 15,000 estimated attendees
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars of the US (July): 10,000 estimated attendees

World Class Ski & Golf Resorts:

  • 18 World Class Resorts, including:
  • Alpine Meadows (Family Favorite)
  • Heavenly (Vail Resorts)
  • Kirkwood (Most Annual Snowfall)
  • Northstar Resort (Ritz-Carlton)
  • Squaw Valley (Resort at Squaw Creek)

35 Golf Courses, including:

  • Montreux: Home of PGA Legends Reno/Tahoe Open
  • Edgewood: Home of the American Century Golf Championship