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 - Apartments close to campus

    Aviana at Tuscany
    Address: 7000 Mae Anne Avenue, Reno, NV 89523
    Phone: (775) 747-7500

    The Boulders
    Address: 4775 Summit Ridge Dr, Reno, NV 89523
    Phone: (775) 747-3330

    The Highlands
    Address: 2800 Enterprise Rd, Reno, NV 89512
    Phone: (775) 348-2005

    Manzanita Gate Apartment Homes
    Address: 2475 Robb Dr, Reno, NV 89523
    Phone: (775) 348-2400

    Sharlands Terrace Apartment Homes
    Address: 6400 Sharlands Ave, Reno, NV 89523
    Phone: (775) 787-7824

    The Villas at Keystone Canyon
    Address:   Leadership Pkwy, Reno, NV 89503
    Phone: (775) 562-2326

    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