Top 5 Neighborhoods in Reno, NV Besides Casinos

The Keylock Team | March 24, 2021 @ 12:00 AM

When most people think of Reno, casinos, shows, and luxury come to mind. It’s a bit like Las Vegas, but Reno is also surrounded by natural beauty, from pine forests to grassy hills. This city of 251,000 residents has amazing views of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range as well.

We’ve picked five gorgeous neighborhoods to live in. Each of these areas has excellent public schools, and some have private schools, too. You’ll find golf clubs, parks, easy access to downtown, and more.



Arrowcreek is filled with pines, hills, and grassy areas, and inside the neighborhood, you’ll find everything you need for daily living. This includes grocery shopping, pharmacies, doctors, leisure shopping, restaurants, and movie theaters.

The population here is 26,500, a little over 10% of the population of the entire city, so it’s no wonder you don’t have to go far to find lots to do. If you’re into golf, you’ll find two clubs here. Wolf Run Golf Club is open to the public, while The Club at Arrowcreek is open to members.

Located in south-central Reno along Arrowcreek Pkwy, this area also has three public schools to take your kids from kindergarten through high school, Hunsberger Elementary School, Depoali Middle School, and Galena High School. If you prefer private schools, you’ll be happy to know that Arrowhead has two: Mountain View Montessori School and Sage Ridge School.

The median home price here is $628,800.00, and some homes sell for more than $1 million. These are three to five-bedroom homes, ideal for large families. The median household income here is $101,448.00.


Caughlin Ranch

Let’s move on to a smaller community of 3,400 residents. Caughlin Ranch is a relaxed, quiet suburb with lots of ponds, lakes, and parks. It’s a terrific place to settle down if you love a natural setting but still want to be close to city life.

Homes range in price quite a lot here, from $450,000 to $4.5 million. One option is to purchase a one to two-acre plot and have your home built there, as these sell for $200,000 and $300,000. This is quite affordable for many living here, as the median family income is $125,000.

Parents will be happy to know that schools include Roy Gomm Elementary School, Darrell C. Swope Middle School, Reno High School, and will take your kids from kindergarten to 12th grade.

When you want to enjoy outdoor activities, visit Crissie Caughlin Park, Hunter Lake Trail, Village Green Park, and also check out the Truckee River. Enjoy working out and staying in shape? Caughlin Ranch is home to the Caughlin Athletic Club. All the city amenities you need are 10 minutes away in downtown Reno.


Copper Knolls

Copper Knolls is located in northwestern Reno, and while we were unable to find the population of this neighborhood, we know it’s a small site amid trees and other greenery.

Homes here are big, averaging 2,150 square feet with three or four bedrooms, and the median home price is $650,500. This is a lovely place for families with three public schools taking kids from kindergarten through high school, namely George Westergard Elementary School, B.D.Billinghurst Middle School, and Robert McQueen High School. There’s also a private school, Coral Academy of Science, focusing on a STEM curriculum for k-12 students.

With downtown Reno just 12 minutes away by car, shopping and other activities are close to home. You’ll have quick access to museums, restaurants, and more. If you like golf, you’ll enjoy the fact that the Somersett Golf and Country Club is right in your backyard. It has beautiful views and a championship-level course.

Plus, Copper Knolls has several parks with barbeque and picnic areas, playgrounds, walking paths, and basketball courts, including Somersett West Park, Somersett East Park, Mogul Park, and Northgate Park.


Fairways at Fieldcreek

The first thing we’d like to mention about this beautiful suburb is that many of the homes are huge, meaning around 8,600 square feet on up to three private acres. It’s no wonder, then, that home prices here range from $700,000 to $2 million.

In Fairways, the median family income is $130,000, and the population is just 900.

As with many other Reno neighborhoods, Fairways is in the Washoe County School District. It’s a testament to Reno city planning that every one of these neighborhoods has three schools taking kids from kindergarten through 12th grade, and Fairways is no exception. The three major public schools here are Elizabeth Lenz Elementary School, Edward L. Pine Middle School, and Galena High School.

Indeed, Fairways has two private schools as well: Mountain View Montessori School and Sage Ridge School. It’s close to downtown reno with its restaurants, local shops, and more. You’ll find two golf courses here as well, Wolf Run Golf Course and The Club at Arrowcreek, both of which are clean and well maintained and feature quality dining options.


Galena Forest Estates

Galena Forest Estates, located in a pine forest in southwestern Reno off Mt. Rose Hywy, is an absolutely beautiful area away from city life. This is a wonderful place to live for anyone who enjoys life among the trees and the fresh, alpine air. With the sheer amount of greenery around your home, you’ll get a real sense of space and privacy.

Oh yes, and the houses here have five to six bedrooms, enough for your family plus an office or two or room for guests. It shouldn’t be surprising, then, that in this area of 2,900 residents, the median family income is $147,000 and the median home price is $1.1 million.

While the average age of Galena Forest Estate residents is 57, the area still has some great schools for students in kindergarten through high school, namely Hunsberger Elementary School, Edward L. Pine Middle School, and Galena High School.

This is a great place to live as well if you want to stay in shape as you enjoy the outdoors. There are a lot of spots for hiking and playing, including Brown’s Creek Trailhead, Galena Creek Recreational Area, Galena Creek Regional Park. Now and then you can spend a day golfing at Montreux Golf and Country Club, a popular club in Nevada situated in your backyard.

Wherever you choose to live in Reno, you can be sure to find beautiful outdoor areas, plenty to do, and great schools. When you need storage for seasonal items, business inventory, or other personal belongings, you needn’t look any farther than Keylock Storage. We proudly serve all of Reno.