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Reno, Nev. Almanac

Reno, Nev. Almanac

posted: 02/13/2003
  • Population 330,000
  • Elevation 4,400 feet
  • Median Price of a Single-Family Home $215,000 in town, $172,333 in county
  • Tax on Homes $2,596 per year on a $215,000 home
  • Main Businesses Gaming, tourism, technology, retail, education, manufacturing and distribution
  • School Population 51,000 students oLocal Ski Area Mt. Rose: 1,440 vertical feet; 1,000 skiable acres; 400 average annual inches; season pass, $249 during September, $700 otherwise; lift tickets, $48 weekends and holidays; 775-849-0704;
  • Best Local Event Mt. Rose opens the gate to high-flying speed dummies (no entries may have a pulse) of every shape and size on March 1.
  • Locals' Favorite Restaurants Bertha Miranda's (775-786-9697) serves authentic family-style Mexican. Reno's fanciest-and priciest-gourmet continental is at Café Soleil (775-828-6444). Chef Elvis at Kokopelli Sushi Bar (775-329-0711) in Circus Circus serves the best raw fish in town.
  • Locals' Favorite Hangouts Brew Brothers in the Eldorado for microbrews and live music; Deux Gros Nez for a taste of Reno's funky side.
  • Best Places to Stay The Reno area has more than 20,000 hotel and motel rooms. Ski packages deliver outstanding deals. The Eldorado Hotel Casino's Ride 'n' Glide packages start at $55 per person, including airport and ski resort shuttles, a $10 food credit, a lift ticket and deluxe lodging (800-648-5966; For more options, contact the Nevada Commission on Tourism (800-638-2328,
  • Information Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority, 800-367-7366;
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