Probably not. I love downtown, but it’s kind of stressful, with too much going on. I would worry about my car. Parking in general is problematic, let alone having to find a spot if I lived there. The crime downtown is bad. I feel that the Reno Police Department is not trained enough to deal with the un-homed population. There is a lot of destruction out of frustration by the un-homed.
I actually have lived in downtown Reno—but not right now; it’s a complete mess. It’s overrun by the homeless, and the city doesn’t do anything to help. The city only cleans up the tourist area and is not concerned about the residents. Military vets live on the streets. Jacobs Entertainment has been tearing down low-income housing. Anything that Jacobs does, Hillary Schieve goes along with; it’s common knowledge. Any place that had affordable housing is now gone.
I prefer a rural setting, so probably not. I like a natural setting where I can see the wildlife, deer, etc. I like to have space. I have chickens, which I probably could not have in downtown Reno. I live in Carson City; Reno is too big.
No, it’s too crowded. I prefer the outskirts of Reno. I live in the northwest area, and it’s quiet and still convenient to get to things. I’m close to all the stores, and there are a lot of parks up here. I have a dog, and living downtown wouldn’t work. The high-rise buildings and even the janky homes downtown do not allow dogs. Certain parts of downtown are dangerous.
No. I believe that downtown Reno still needs a lot of TLC. Aspects of downtown are daunting, because of the homeless crisis and safety issues. I do like to go downtown to art events like Artown, but only during the day. At night, there is a lot of criminal and underground activity. I love downtown, but it needs some help.