Living in Reno

The Reno-Lake Tahoe area is a recreational, cultural, and historic mecca. Reno's downtown redevelopment has transformed the face of the city in dramatic ways: Riverwalk, kayak park, and the Reno Aces Ballpark to name a few. To the west, the Sierra Nevada rise abruptly into a mountain zone of pine forests, alpine meadows, lakes and splashing streams. To the east, the Great Basin opens up to wide open and empty spaces, dry landscapes, brown mountain ranges and sagebrush plains. In a single day you can ski in the morning, kayak in downtown Reno in the afternoon, take a quick mountain bike ride on Peavine Peak, and top it off with drinks, dinner and a show that night. If that isn't enough, Lake Tahoe is less than an hour away with its own unique combination of indoor and outdoor activities.

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Where to find child care, housing and shopping

This information is provided for informational use only. This information does not reflect an opinion or endorsement by the University of Nevada, Reno or The Graduate Student Association.

  • Where to live

    On-campus housing

    Ponderosa Village, a purpose built graduate student apartment community, opened in Fall 2014.  The homes contain fully equipped, full size, energy efficient appliances: dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, and side by side washer/dryer. Some utilities are included in the monthly rent, including water, sewer, trash, high-speed Wired and wireless internet.  The community offers 1- and 2-bedroom apartments with the option to lease the entire apartment or just a bedroom with roommate matching.  Spaces go quickly, for more information or to sign up now, please visit Ponderosa Village or contact the Residential Life, Housing and Food Service office at 775-784-1113.

    Off-campus housing options

    Apartment options located within five miles of the University campus.

    City Center Apartments

    • Address: 160 Sinclair St, Reno, NV 89501
      Phone: (775) 525-6968
      Distance from campus: 1.8 miles

    Riverside Park Apartment

    • Address: 14 Park St, Reno, NV 89502
      Phone: (775) 232-0898
      Distance from campus: 1.5 miles

    The Highlands

    • Address: 2800 Enterprise Rd, Reno, NV 89512
      Phone: (775) 348-2005
      Distance from campus: 1.3 miles

    The View Luxury Apartments

    • Address: 1195 Selmi Dr, Reno, NV 89512
      Phone: (866) 441-9868
      Distance from campus: 0.8 miles

    The Villas at Keystone Canyon

    • Address: Leadership Pkwy, Reno, NV 89503
      Phone: (775) 562-2326
      Distance from campus: 1.8 Miles

    Learn more about on- and off-campus housing

  • Where to shop

    Grocery locations near campus

    •   Raley's-  701 Keystone Ave, Reno, NV 89503 or 1630 Robb Dr, Reno, NV 89523
    •   Safeway-5150 Mae Anne Ave, Reno, NV 89523
    •   Save Mart-10500 S McCarran Blvd, Reno, NV 89523
    •   Trader Joes - 5035 South McCarran Blvd Reno, NV 89502
    •   Walmart- 5260 W Seventh St, Reno, NV 89523
    •   Whole Foods- 6139 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502
    •   Winco- 2855 Northtowne Ln, Reno, NV 89512

    Malls and other shopping

    • Outlets at Legends in Sparks - 1310 Scheels Drive, Sparks NV 89434
    • The Summit Reno -  13925 South Virginia St, Reno NV 89511
    • Meadowood Mall - 5000 Meadowood Mall Circle, Reno NV 89502