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The DeLuxe Apartments
1690 South Wells Avenue
Reno, NV | Wells Avenue Neighborhood
Studio
$1,700
787 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated November 26 at 04:54 PM
The DeLuxe building units feature incredible 24 foot ceilings, exposed steel trusses and wooden ceilings. A full second story loft provides more than 300 square feet of sleeping area.
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6 Units Available
Veranda at the Park
950 Nutmeg Pl
Reno, NV | Smithridge
Studio
$829
300 sqft
1 Bedroom
$999
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,129
875 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 04:54 PM
Welcome home to Veranda at the Park. Conveniently located near a beautiful lush park and a short distance from shopping, restaurants, entertainment and more.
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9 Units Available
Northtowne Summit Apartments
2777 Northtowne Ln
Reno, NV | Oddie Boulevard
1 Bedroom
$1,294
787 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,449
1029 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 04:54 PM
Are you searching for a great apartment home in Reno, Nevada? Look no further because Northtowne Summit Apartments is the number one apartment home community in “The Biggest Little City in the World”.
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The Element
825 Delucchi Ln
Reno, NV | Meadowood
1 Bedroom
$1,293
648 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 04:54 PM
We offer one and two-bedroom apartments in Reno located close to the Meadowood Mall with easy access to Highway 395. Nearby activities include premier casinos, mountain biking, hiking, skiing, and ample dining choices.
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39 Units Available
Onyx at 695
695 W 3rd Street
Reno, NV | Mountain View Cemetery
Studio
$995
337 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,055
358 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 04:54 PM
Formerly known as Courtyard Centre Apartments! Exciting Renovations Coming Soon! Live close to the best of Reno at Courtyard Centre Apartments.
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22 Units Available
ParcOne60
160 Sinclair St
Reno, NV | Downtown Reno
Studio
$899
306 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,195
413 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 04:54 PM
Formerly known as City Center Apartments! Exciting Renovations Coming Soon! Call now for details! Live in a prime location when you make City Center Apartments your home.
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1 Unit Available
Regency Park Apartments
3200 Lakeside Dr
Reno, NV | Virginia Lake
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,135
935 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 04:54 PM
Regency Park Apartments is a contemporary gated community, conveniently located in the midtown district of Reno, Nevada.
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3 Units Available
Ascent on Steamboat
3300 Skyline Blvd
Reno, NV | Skyline Boulevard
1 Bedroom
$1,280
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,399
1000 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 04:54 PM
Welcome to Ascent on SteamboatIf convenience and beauty are what you are looking for, Ascent on Steamboat Apartments is the community for you.
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10 Units Available
Aspen Ridge
1555 Ridgeview Dr
Reno, NV | Lakeridge
1 Bedroom
$1,590
1016 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,675
1088 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,300
1415 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 04:54 PM
Green, pet-friendly community with a gym, sports courts and pools. The homes are offered in apartment or townhome plans and feature in-unit laundry, fireplaces and upgraded kitchen appliances. Less than an hour from Lake Tahoe.
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20 Units Available
Inova
13963 S Virginia St Ste 902
Reno, NV | Summit Sierra
1 Bedroom
$1,400
699 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,875
1158 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 04:54 PM
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, Alliance Residential is committed to doing our part to maintain the health of our residents and associates. As such, we are opting to no longer conduct business face-to-face at our communities.
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6 Units Available
2300 West
2300 Harvard Way
Reno, NV | Virginia Lake
1 Bedroom
$1,039
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,369
960 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 04:53 PM
APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN RENO, NEVADA Welcome to 2300 West Apartments where you'll get to experience a relaxing style of living. Take joy in the quality, and spaciousness of our apartment homes.
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20 Units Available
Lakeridge Living
6155 Plumas St
Reno, NV | Meadowood
1 Bedroom
$1,525
835 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,503
1023 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,108
1521 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 04:53 PM
Located close to great schools, Highways 395 and 580 and Meadowood Mall. Park-like community with tennis court, parking and clubhouse. Units have patio/balcony, fireplace and in-home washer/dryer.
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2 Units Available
VIDA LUXURY LIVING
6900 Sharlands Avenue
Reno, NV | Mae Anne Avenue
1 Bedroom
$1,531
760 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$2,398
1303 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 04:53 PM
Our office is currently closed to the public in support of community health efforts. We will be scheduling appointments with our valued residents for business that cant be handled digitally.
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24 Units Available
The Village at Iron Blossom
690 E Patriot Blvd
Reno, NV | Double R Blvd
1 Bedroom
$1,150
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,359
920 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 04:53 PM
Thoughtfully designed homes with energy efficient appliances and walk-in closets. Tenants get access to a billiards room, barbecue area, and basketball court. Close to I-580. By Southwest Pavilion Shopping and numerous restaurants.
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10 Units Available
Manzanita Gate Apartment Homes
2475 Robb Dr
Reno, NV | Northgate
1 Bedroom
$1,269
708 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,670
1104 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 04:53 PM
Refined apartments with a ceramic tile entry, in-unit laundry, and mountain views. RV parking available. Enjoy access to the year-round resort-style spa. 24-hour fitness center available. Dine or shop at nearby McQueen Crossing. By I-80.
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4 Units Available
Horizons at South Meadows
9350 Double R Blvd
Reno, NV | Double R Blvd
1 Bedroom
$1,275
796 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,675
1146 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 12:26 PM
Spacious layouts in an incredible region. These newly developed homes offer an attached or detached garage, a resort-style pool and spa, and a business center. Pet-friendly. Homes include walk-in closets and fireplaces.
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29 Units Available
Reno Vista
3277 Reno Vista Dr
Reno, NV | Wildcreek
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,189
850 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 12:07 PM
Located on Reno's North Hills, enjoy amazing panoramic views of the city and the mountains. Units have big windows, in-home laundry and private patio/balcony. Internet access across the community.
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1 Unit Available
3596 Gypsum Road
3596 Gypsum Road
Reno, NV | North Virginia - Socrates
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
676 sqft
Last updated November 25 at 12:10 AM
Recently remodeled 2 bed 1 bath apartment in NW Reno close to UNR, downtown, shops, and Peavine. Newer interior paint. New carpet and newer vinyl. White cabinets with brush nickel hardware.
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7 Units Available
Esprit Townhome Apartments
11800 Veterans Pkwy
Reno, NV | Hidden Lake
2 Bedrooms
$2,041
1225 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,325
1471 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
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1 Unit Available
503 MILL ST
503 Mill Street
Reno, NV | Renown Medical Center
1 Bedroom
$995
550 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:04 AM
Short Term Leases Available! - Welcome to your brand new home! This renovated one bedroom apartment boasts dual-paned windows, durable vinyl plank flooring and a fresh coat of neutral paint.
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2 Units Available
Latitude 39
9870 Double R Blvd
Reno, NV | Double R Blvd
1 Bedroom
$1,756
763 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
Stylish homes with LED lighting and stainless steel appliances. Residents enjoy use of a resort-style pool, clubhouse, and fitness center. Close to numerous attractions, including Paradise Cove Fun Center and Peppermill Resort Spa Casino.
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13 Units Available
The Lodge at McCarran Ranch
800 Redfield Pkwy
Reno, NV | Reno - Sparks Convention Center
1 Bedroom
$1,452
698 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,422
994 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
Located just outside of Reno, close to I-580 and I-80 and just minutes from the Reno-Tahoe Airport and several casinos. Special features include gym, Jacuzzi, outdoor pool and tennis courts.
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24 Units Available
Harvest at Damonte Ranch
1851 Steamboat Pkwy
Reno, NV | Virginia Footills
1 Bedroom
$1,563
824 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,904
1174 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,527
1397 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
This development features one-, two- and three-bedroom units. Residences offer amenities like stainless steel appliances, wood plank flooring, washers and dryers, and plenty of storage.
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1 Unit Available
Kirman Garden
444 Kirman Ave
Reno, NV | Wells Avenue Neighborhood
1 Bedroom
$1,150
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 10:04 AM
Half-off First Full Month's Free, if you Qualify! - Conveniently located near Renown Medical Center, this one-bedroom unit is remodeled with vinyl plank flooring, dual-paned windows, new appliances in the kitchen and central heat and air.

Median Rent in Reno

Last updated Oct. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Reno is $995, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,275.
Studio
$789
1 Bed
$995
2 Beds
$1,275
3+ Beds
$1,749
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Reno?
In Reno, the median rent is $789 for a studio, $995 for a 1-bedroom, $1,275 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,749 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Reno, check out our monthly Reno Rent Report.
How much is rent in Reno?
In Reno, the median rent is $789 for a studio, $995 for a 1-bedroom, $1,275 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,749 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Reno, check out our monthly Reno Rent Report.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Reno?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Reno apartments that allow pets.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Reno apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Reno properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Reno properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Reno.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Reno. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of Nevada-Reno.
How can I find off-campus housing in Reno?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Reno. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of Nevada-Reno.

Median Rent in Reno

Last updated Oct. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Reno is $995, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,275.
Studio
$789
1 Bed
$995
2 Beds
$1,275
3+ Beds
$1,749

City Guide

Reno
Survivor's Guide to Renting in Reno

Reno combines the two greatest inspirations of the American West: mountains and desert. With hiking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, snow boarding, mountain biking, fishing, and everything else offered in the fresh air of the great outdoors, it's more of a wild west town than a gambling town. Of course, it packs a punch of Vegas flair as well... if that's what you're into. Either way, it's prime time for renting in Reno, so let’s cash in those chips and get going.

Survivor's Guide to Renting in Reno
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Reno combines the two greatest inspirations of the American West: mountains and desert. With hiking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, snow boarding, mountain biking, fishing, and everything else offered in the fresh air of the great outdoors, it's more of a wild west town than a gambling town. Of course, it packs a punch of Vegas flair as well... if that's what you're into. Either way, it's prime time for renting in Reno, so let’s cash in those chips and get going.

Tricks of the Hunt

Don't go towards the light. Yes, those casino lights are bright and twinkly and oh-so pretty. But, wouldn't you rather watch the lights from a distance than from across the street, beaming into your windows at four in the morning? Living in casino-land is completely different than your average downtown drinking, gambling, and general party escapades. For the sake of your sanity and circadian rhythm, we recommend heading out of town, toward the mountains or the desert. Just getting a few miles away from downtown puts you in a whole different world, and a whole different state of mind. There is so much more to Reno than gambling. Go towards the wilderness.

Beware of the mismanagers. There are some good apartments in the worst parts of town, some bad apartments in the best parts of town, and it all depends on the apartment manager, or mismanager, in this case. A good apartment manager shouldn't be conspicuously charming. They shouldn't be vague about important details like utility bills, security, maintenance or parking spaces. And, you shouldn't buy into any promises that aren't written clearly in the lease. Many bad apartment managers will say anything to get you to sign, so make sure to prepare some key questions, address your concerns, and read the fine print. Be on guard.

Living without a car. Luckily, there are plenty of areas around Reno where you can get by without a car to just about anywhere you want to go. The Sierra Spirit bus line provides free rides in the downtown area and the Reno Citifare‘s 65 buses operate throughout the entire metro area. Spotted throughout downtown and the arts district are tons of bicycle shops and cycling clubs for all you two-wheeled riders. There are also plenty of walkable and bicycle friendly neighborhoods, such as West University, Old Southwest, California Avenue, and Wells Avenue. If you need a dose of fresh, coastal air, you can even cross the mountains to San Francisco via the California Zephyr, which just so happens to be the most scenic train ride in the U.S. How about them apples?

Tricks of the Hunt
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Don't go towards the light. Yes, those casino lights are bright and twinkly and oh-so pretty. But, wouldn't you rather watch the lights from a distance than from across the street, beaming into your windows at four in the morning? Living in casino-land is completely different than your average downtown drinking, gambling, and general party escapades. For the sake of your sanity and circadian rhythm, we recommend heading out of town, toward the mountains or the desert. Just getting a few miles away from downtown puts you in a whole different world, and a whole different state of mind. There is so much more to Reno than gambling. Go towards the wilderness.

Beware of the mismanagers. There are some good apartments in the worst parts of town, some bad apartments in the best parts of town, and it all depends on the apartment manager, or mismanager, in this case. A good apartment manager shouldn't be conspicuously charming. They shouldn't be vague about important details like utility bills, security, maintenance or parking spaces. And, you shouldn't buy into any promises that aren't written clearly in the lease. Many bad apartment managers will say anything to get you to sign, so make sure to prepare some key questions, address your concerns, and read the fine print. Be on guard.

Living without a car. Luckily, there are plenty of areas around Reno where you can get by without a car to just about anywhere you want to go. The Sierra Spirit bus line provides free rides in the downtown area and the Reno Citifare‘s 65 buses operate throughout the entire metro area. Spotted throughout downtown and the arts district are tons of bicycle shops and cycling clubs for all you two-wheeled riders. There are also plenty of walkable and bicycle friendly neighborhoods, such as West University, Old Southwest, California Avenue, and Wells Avenue. If you need a dose of fresh, coastal air, you can even cross the mountains to San Francisco via the California Zephyr, which just so happens to be the most scenic train ride in the U.S. How about them apples?

Neighborhood Guide

Reno is like an enigma inside a conundrum inside a casino inside a desert and pine-forest sandwich (Take that, Inception). Within each ward, there are good and bad neighborhoods, and within each neighborhood, there are good and bad streets. So, as you scan through the neighborhood breakdown, keep in mind that there is great diversity throughout the Biggest Little City in the World.

Neighborhood Guide
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Reno is like an enigma inside a conundrum inside a casino inside a desert and pine-forest sandwich (Take that, Inception). Within each ward, there are good and bad neighborhoods, and within each neighborhood, there are good and bad streets. So, as you scan through the neighborhood breakdown, keep in mind that there is great diversity throughout the Biggest Little City in the World.

WARD 1

Old Southwest. This neighborhood is as close to the old west as you can get while maintaining walking distance to the nightlife of downtown and the arts district. Old, towering trees line streets filled with tiny brick cottages, well-preserved houses from the 1900s, as well as a few newer homes, mansions, and apartments. Idlewild Park sits on the Truckee River, providing a very scenic gateway to downtown. However, like any neighborhood near a downtown area, apartment life can be pretty sketchy. In this area, you will be better off in an apartment along the southwestern boundary. If you’re a sucker for natural beauty (and really, who isn’t?), the proximity to the pine-forest foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range will have you sold on the southwestern ‘hood in no time.

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Old Southwest. This neighborhood is as close to the old west as you can get while maintaining walking distance to the nightlife of downtown and the arts district. Old, towering trees line streets filled with tiny brick cottages, well-preserved houses from the 1900s, as well as a few newer homes, mansions, and apartments. Idlewild Park sits on the Truckee River, providing a very scenic gateway to downtown. However, like any neighborhood near a downtown area, apartment life can be pretty sketchy. In this area, you will be better off in an apartment along the southwestern boundary. If you’re a sucker for natural beauty (and really, who isn’t?), the proximity to the pine-forest foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range will have you sold on the southwestern ‘hood in no time.

WARD 2

South Meadow. Just a few years ago, the raw landscape that previously occupied this area was replaced with houses and buildings from the pre-recession real estate boom. The resulting neighborhood is one of boxy, modern architechture coupled with flat, winding roads, wide bicycle lanes, and a few brand-spankin'-new apartment complexes. It's very walkable and bikeable, with plenty of parks, shopping, restaurants, and employers in the neighborhood. However, if you plan on commuting to the city center, or any of the amazing wildernesses surrounding Reno, you’ll need a set automotive ride to get you there. Rental rates are higher, but it's worth the price for the peace and quiet of a new apartment in a great neighborhood.

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South Meadow. Just a few years ago, the raw landscape that previously occupied this area was replaced with houses and buildings from the pre-recession real estate boom. The resulting neighborhood is one of boxy, modern architechture coupled with flat, winding roads, wide bicycle lanes, and a few brand-spankin'-new apartment complexes. It's very walkable and bikeable, with plenty of parks, shopping, restaurants, and employers in the neighborhood. However, if you plan on commuting to the city center, or any of the amazing wildernesses surrounding Reno, you’ll need a set automotive ride to get you there. Rental rates are higher, but it's worth the price for the peace and quiet of a new apartment in a great neighborhood.

WARD 3

Wells Avenue. Popular for its location, walkability, and affordability, Wells Avenue neighbors downtown, the Truckee River Arts District, as well as Wingfield Park, a whitewater rafting park right in view of downtown. The scenery and vibe range drastically. Everything from old and decrepit, to sturdy and historic; from new and beautiful, to terribly ugly and hastily built, variety certainly isn’t lacking in this area. The same goes for whatever you’re into, as this neighborhood comes packing some great little dive bars, bodegas, and tattoo parlors, as well as upscale to hole-in-the-wall-type eats.

Donner Springs. This neighborhood is tucked away in the open and green space just southeast of the airport bordering the Truckee River to the north, Mira Loma Park and the Rosewood Lakes Golf Course to the east, and the hiking trails of Huffaker Hills to the south. Ever get annoyed by the sounds of planes swooping in to land? If so, you might want to reconsider as the noise from the Reno/Tahoe International Airport and traffic from McCarran Blvd can often annoy. However, the money you save on rent due to this factor can buy you a nice, big entertainment center, or some sound isolating headphones to drown out any sound from the outside world. Whether you decide to move here or not, be sure to take a nice, long hike to the top of Huffaker Hills for a bird's eye view of the Truckee River Valley. Make sure you send us your subsequent nature poem.

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Wells Avenue. Popular for its location, walkability, and affordability, Wells Avenue neighbors downtown, the Truckee River Arts District, as well as Wingfield Park, a whitewater rafting park right in view of downtown. The scenery and vibe range drastically. Everything from old and decrepit, to sturdy and historic; from new and beautiful, to terribly ugly and hastily built, variety certainly isn’t lacking in this area. The same goes for whatever you’re into, as this neighborhood comes packing some great little dive bars, bodegas, and tattoo parlors, as well as upscale to hole-in-the-wall-type eats.

Donner Springs. This neighborhood is tucked away in the open and green space just southeast of the airport bordering the Truckee River to the north, Mira Loma Park and the Rosewood Lakes Golf Course to the east, and the hiking trails of Huffaker Hills to the south. Ever get annoyed by the sounds of planes swooping in to land? If so, you might want to reconsider as the noise from the Reno/Tahoe International Airport and traffic from McCarran Blvd can often annoy. However, the money you save on rent due to this factor can buy you a nice, big entertainment center, or some sound isolating headphones to drown out any sound from the outside world. Whether you decide to move here or not, be sure to take a nice, long hike to the top of Huffaker Hills for a bird's eye view of the Truckee River Valley. Make sure you send us your subsequent nature poem.

WARD 4

Northeast Reno. Located far north of downtown, and just east of the mountains, this area of Reno is exceptionally rural. Sitting pretty in between the University of Nevada and the Truckee Meadows Community College, this is a great location for students looking to rent a pad a bit nicer than student housing. Outdoors enthusiasts live on the western part of this ‘hood, which has quick access to Rancho San Rafael Park and the expanse of mountain wilderness beyond that. For shopaholics, consider living in the eastern part of town, near the University East Shopping Center and the North-South Freeway. The benefits are many, but we’re sure you’ll enjoy the easy 15-20 minute commute to other shopping hotspots in the city center without the hassle of living there.

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Northeast Reno. Located far north of downtown, and just east of the mountains, this area of Reno is exceptionally rural. Sitting pretty in between the University of Nevada and the Truckee Meadows Community College, this is a great location for students looking to rent a pad a bit nicer than student housing. Outdoors enthusiasts live on the western part of this ‘hood, which has quick access to Rancho San Rafael Park and the expanse of mountain wilderness beyond that. For shopaholics, consider living in the eastern part of town, near the University East Shopping Center and the North-South Freeway. The benefits are many, but we’re sure you’ll enjoy the easy 15-20 minute commute to other shopping hotspots in the city center without the hassle of living there.

WARD 5

West University. If you were to live in Reno without a car, this would be the neighborhood to do it in. Within walking/biking distance, you have the university, downtown, the Truckee River Arts District, and Rancho San Rafael Park. Need we say more?

Northwest Reno. In the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, this part of town is surrounded by wilderness to the north, west, and south. Apartments are hard to come by, lightly speckled here and there. When you do happen across one, however, the first thing you’ll notice is that price tag, and not for the big savings. They’re very pricey, yes, but well worth it for the amazing views, attractive neighborhoods, and quick access to nature, education, and gritty downtown nightlife.

Downtown. Last, but not least, we have the downtown area of Reno. It is here that you drive under the arch with the slogan "The Biggest Little City in the World".Once you get out of the grit around casino-land, however, you can find cultural treasures such as the West Street Market, Whitewater Park, and a growing arts district just south of the Truckee River. There's art museums, art galleries, and artsy bars, tearooms, and coffee shops, all brought together by monthly wine walks and the annual Artown Festival. And here you were, doubting the place. Tsk-tsk. If you want to be fully marinated in the artsy culture of Reno, look for artist’s lofts and condo conversions of old casinos, which are often rented out by individual owners through the classifieds.

California Avenue. Just south of the Truckee River Arts District, this neighborhood is undergoing its own artsy revival. There are a lot of trendy boutiques, independent stores, and restaurants. Not to mention it's easily walkable to anywhere in the downtown area. You’ll find a ton of price ranges here, so it’s really dependant on how deep your pocket is.

Reno may be "The Biggest Little City in the World", but it's still just a seed... a seed in the desert, growing in between the annual insanity of the city of Burning Man and that year-round artistic conglomeration known as San Francisco. It will grow tough, prickly, and beautiful. Somewhere in there, there’s an apartment with your name on it. So get out there and find it! Just remember to send us that poem if you write one. Happy hunting!

-By Katy Comal

WARD 5
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West University. If you were to live in Reno without a car, this would be the neighborhood to do it in. Within walking/biking distance, you have the university, downtown, the Truckee River Arts District, and Rancho San Rafael Park. Need we say more?

Northwest Reno. In the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, this part of town is surrounded by wilderness to the north, west, and south. Apartments are hard to come by, lightly speckled here and there. When you do happen across one, however, the first thing you’ll notice is that price tag, and not for the big savings. They’re very pricey, yes, but well worth it for the amazing views, attractive neighborhoods, and quick access to nature, education, and gritty downtown nightlife.

Downtown. Last, but not least, we have the downtown area of Reno. It is here that you drive under the arch with the slogan "The Biggest Little City in the World".Once you get out of the grit around casino-land, however, you can find cultural treasures such as the West Street Market, Whitewater Park, and a growing arts district just south of the Truckee River. There's art museums, art galleries, and artsy bars, tearooms, and coffee shops, all brought together by monthly wine walks and the annual Artown Festival. And here you were, doubting the place. Tsk-tsk. If you want to be fully marinated in the artsy culture of Reno, look for artist’s lofts and condo conversions of old casinos, which are often rented out by individual owners through the classifieds.

California Avenue. Just south of the Truckee River Arts District, this neighborhood is undergoing its own artsy revival. There are a lot of trendy boutiques, independent stores, and restaurants. Not to mention it's easily walkable to anywhere in the downtown area. You’ll find a ton of price ranges here, so it’s really dependant on how deep your pocket is.

Reno may be "The Biggest Little City in the World", but it's still just a seed... a seed in the desert, growing in between the annual insanity of the city of Burning Man and that year-round artistic conglomeration known as San Francisco. It will grow tough, prickly, and beautiful. Somewhere in there, there’s an apartment with your name on it. So get out there and find it! Just remember to send us that poem if you write one. Happy hunting!

-By Katy Comal

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Reno
Survivor's Guide to Renting in Reno

Reno combines the two greatest inspirations of the American West: mountains and desert. With hiking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, snow boarding, mountain biking, fishing, and everything else offered in the fresh air of the great outdoors, it's more of a wild west town than a gambling town. Of course, it packs a punch of Vegas flair as well... if that's what you're into. Either way, it's prime time for renting in Reno, so let’s cash in those chips and get going.

Survivor's Guide to Renting in Reno
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Reno combines the two greatest inspirations of the American West: mountains and desert. With hiking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, snow boarding, mountain biking, fishing, and everything else offered in the fresh air of the great outdoors, it's more of a wild west town than a gambling town. Of course, it packs a punch of Vegas flair as well... if that's what you're into. Either way, it's prime time for renting in Reno, so let’s cash in those chips and get going.

Tricks of the Hunt

Don't go towards the light. Yes, those casino lights are bright and twinkly and oh-so pretty. But, wouldn't you rather watch the lights from a distance than from across the street, beaming into your windows at four in the morning? Living in casino-land is completely different than your average downtown drinking, gambling, and general party escapades. For the sake of your sanity and circadian rhythm, we recommend heading out of town, toward the mountains or the desert. Just getting a few miles away from downtown puts you in a whole different world, and a whole different state of mind. There is so much more to Reno than gambling. Go towards the wilderness.

Beware of the mismanagers. There are some good apartments in the worst parts of town, some bad apartments in the best parts of town, and it all depends on the apartment manager, or mismanager, in this case. A good apartment manager shouldn't be conspicuously charming. They shouldn't be vague about important details like utility bills, security, maintenance or parking spaces. And, you shouldn't buy into any promises that aren't written clearly in the lease. Many bad apartment managers will say anything to get you to sign, so make sure to prepare some key questions, address your concerns, and read the fine print. Be on guard.

Living without a car. Luckily, there are plenty of areas around Reno where you can get by without a car to just about anywhere you want to go. The Sierra Spirit bus line provides free rides in the downtown area and the Reno Citifare‘s 65 buses operate throughout the entire metro area. Spotted throughout downtown and the arts district are tons of bicycle shops and cycling clubs for all you two-wheeled riders. There are also plenty of walkable and bicycle friendly neighborhoods, such as West University, Old Southwest, California Avenue, and Wells Avenue. If you need a dose of fresh, coastal air, you can even cross the mountains to San Francisco via the California Zephyr, which just so happens to be the most scenic train ride in the U.S. How about them apples?

Tricks of the Hunt
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Don't go towards the light. Yes, those casino lights are bright and twinkly and oh-so pretty. But, wouldn't you rather watch the lights from a distance than from across the street, beaming into your windows at four in the morning? Living in casino-land is completely different than your average downtown drinking, gambling, and general party escapades. For the sake of your sanity and circadian rhythm, we recommend heading out of town, toward the mountains or the desert. Just getting a few miles away from downtown puts you in a whole different world, and a whole different state of mind. There is so much more to Reno than gambling. Go towards the wilderness.

Beware of the mismanagers. There are some good apartments in the worst parts of town, some bad apartments in the best parts of town, and it all depends on the apartment manager, or mismanager, in this case. A good apartment manager shouldn't be conspicuously charming. They shouldn't be vague about important details like utility bills, security, maintenance or parking spaces. And, you shouldn't buy into any promises that aren't written clearly in the lease. Many bad apartment managers will say anything to get you to sign, so make sure to prepare some key questions, address your concerns, and read the fine print. Be on guard.

Living without a car. Luckily, there are plenty of areas around Reno where you can get by without a car to just about anywhere you want to go. The Sierra Spirit bus line provides free rides in the downtown area and the Reno Citifare‘s 65 buses operate throughout the entire metro area. Spotted throughout downtown and the arts district are tons of bicycle shops and cycling clubs for all you two-wheeled riders. There are also plenty of walkable and bicycle friendly neighborhoods, such as West University, Old Southwest, California Avenue, and Wells Avenue. If you need a dose of fresh, coastal air, you can even cross the mountains to San Francisco via the California Zephyr, which just so happens to be the most scenic train ride in the U.S. How about them apples?

Neighborhood Guide

Reno is like an enigma inside a conundrum inside a casino inside a desert and pine-forest sandwich (Take that, Inception). Within each ward, there are good and bad neighborhoods, and within each neighborhood, there are good and bad streets. So, as you scan through the neighborhood breakdown, keep in mind that there is great diversity throughout the Biggest Little City in the World.

Neighborhood Guide
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Reno is like an enigma inside a conundrum inside a casino inside a desert and pine-forest sandwich (Take that, Inception). Within each ward, there are good and bad neighborhoods, and within each neighborhood, there are good and bad streets. So, as you scan through the neighborhood breakdown, keep in mind that there is great diversity throughout the Biggest Little City in the World.

WARD 1

Old Southwest. This neighborhood is as close to the old west as you can get while maintaining walking distance to the nightlife of downtown and the arts district. Old, towering trees line streets filled with tiny brick cottages, well-preserved houses from the 1900s, as well as a few newer homes, mansions, and apartments. Idlewild Park sits on the Truckee River, providing a very scenic gateway to downtown. However, like any neighborhood near a downtown area, apartment life can be pretty sketchy. In this area, you will be better off in an apartment along the southwestern boundary. If you’re a sucker for natural beauty (and really, who isn’t?), the proximity to the pine-forest foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range will have you sold on the southwestern ‘hood in no time.

WARD 1
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Old Southwest. This neighborhood is as close to the old west as you can get while maintaining walking distance to the nightlife of downtown and the arts district. Old, towering trees line streets filled with tiny brick cottages, well-preserved houses from the 1900s, as well as a few newer homes, mansions, and apartments. Idlewild Park sits on the Truckee River, providing a very scenic gateway to downtown. However, like any neighborhood near a downtown area, apartment life can be pretty sketchy. In this area, you will be better off in an apartment along the southwestern boundary. If you’re a sucker for natural beauty (and really, who isn’t?), the proximity to the pine-forest foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range will have you sold on the southwestern ‘hood in no time.

WARD 2

South Meadow. Just a few years ago, the raw landscape that previously occupied this area was replaced with houses and buildings from the pre-recession real estate boom. The resulting neighborhood is one of boxy, modern architechture coupled with flat, winding roads, wide bicycle lanes, and a few brand-spankin'-new apartment complexes. It's very walkable and bikeable, with plenty of parks, shopping, restaurants, and employers in the neighborhood. However, if you plan on commuting to the city center, or any of the amazing wildernesses surrounding Reno, you’ll need a set automotive ride to get you there. Rental rates are higher, but it's worth the price for the peace and quiet of a new apartment in a great neighborhood.

WARD 2
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South Meadow. Just a few years ago, the raw landscape that previously occupied this area was replaced with houses and buildings from the pre-recession real estate boom. The resulting neighborhood is one of boxy, modern architechture coupled with flat, winding roads, wide bicycle lanes, and a few brand-spankin'-new apartment complexes. It's very walkable and bikeable, with plenty of parks, shopping, restaurants, and employers in the neighborhood. However, if you plan on commuting to the city center, or any of the amazing wildernesses surrounding Reno, you’ll need a set automotive ride to get you there. Rental rates are higher, but it's worth the price for the peace and quiet of a new apartment in a great neighborhood.

WARD 3

Wells Avenue. Popular for its location, walkability, and affordability, Wells Avenue neighbors downtown, the Truckee River Arts District, as well as Wingfield Park, a whitewater rafting park right in view of downtown. The scenery and vibe range drastically. Everything from old and decrepit, to sturdy and historic; from new and beautiful, to terribly ugly and hastily built, variety certainly isn’t lacking in this area. The same goes for whatever you’re into, as this neighborhood comes packing some great little dive bars, bodegas, and tattoo parlors, as well as upscale to hole-in-the-wall-type eats.

Donner Springs. This neighborhood is tucked away in the open and green space just southeast of the airport bordering the Truckee River to the north, Mira Loma Park and the Rosewood Lakes Golf Course to the east, and the hiking trails of Huffaker Hills to the south. Ever get annoyed by the sounds of planes swooping in to land? If so, you might want to reconsider as the noise from the Reno/Tahoe International Airport and traffic from McCarran Blvd can often annoy. However, the money you save on rent due to this factor can buy you a nice, big entertainment center, or some sound isolating headphones to drown out any sound from the outside world. Whether you decide to move here or not, be sure to take a nice, long hike to the top of Huffaker Hills for a bird's eye view of the Truckee River Valley. Make sure you send us your subsequent nature poem.

WARD 3
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Wells Avenue. Popular for its location, walkability, and affordability, Wells Avenue neighbors downtown, the Truckee River Arts District, as well as Wingfield Park, a whitewater rafting park right in view of downtown. The scenery and vibe range drastically. Everything from old and decrepit, to sturdy and historic; from new and beautiful, to terribly ugly and hastily built, variety certainly isn’t lacking in this area. The same goes for whatever you’re into, as this neighborhood comes packing some great little dive bars, bodegas, and tattoo parlors, as well as upscale to hole-in-the-wall-type eats.

Donner Springs. This neighborhood is tucked away in the open and green space just southeast of the airport bordering the Truckee River to the north, Mira Loma Park and the Rosewood Lakes Golf Course to the east, and the hiking trails of Huffaker Hills to the south. Ever get annoyed by the sounds of planes swooping in to land? If so, you might want to reconsider as the noise from the Reno/Tahoe International Airport and traffic from McCarran Blvd can often annoy. However, the money you save on rent due to this factor can buy you a nice, big entertainment center, or some sound isolating headphones to drown out any sound from the outside world. Whether you decide to move here or not, be sure to take a nice, long hike to the top of Huffaker Hills for a bird's eye view of the Truckee River Valley. Make sure you send us your subsequent nature poem.

WARD 4

Northeast Reno. Located far north of downtown, and just east of the mountains, this area of Reno is exceptionally rural. Sitting pretty in between the University of Nevada and the Truckee Meadows Community College, this is a great location for students looking to rent a pad a bit nicer than student housing. Outdoors enthusiasts live on the western part of this ‘hood, which has quick access to Rancho San Rafael Park and the expanse of mountain wilderness beyond that. For shopaholics, consider living in the eastern part of town, near the University East Shopping Center and the North-South Freeway. The benefits are many, but we’re sure you’ll enjoy the easy 15-20 minute commute to other shopping hotspots in the city center without the hassle of living there.

WARD 4
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Northeast Reno. Located far north of downtown, and just east of the mountains, this area of Reno is exceptionally rural. Sitting pretty in between the University of Nevada and the Truckee Meadows Community College, this is a great location for students looking to rent a pad a bit nicer than student housing. Outdoors enthusiasts live on the western part of this ‘hood, which has quick access to Rancho San Rafael Park and the expanse of mountain wilderness beyond that. For shopaholics, consider living in the eastern part of town, near the University East Shopping Center and the North-South Freeway. The benefits are many, but we’re sure you’ll enjoy the easy 15-20 minute commute to other shopping hotspots in the city center without the hassle of living there.

WARD 5

West University. If you were to live in Reno without a car, this would be the neighborhood to do it in. Within walking/biking distance, you have the university, downtown, the Truckee River Arts District, and Rancho San Rafael Park. Need we say more?

Northwest Reno. In the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, this part of town is surrounded by wilderness to the north, west, and south. Apartments are hard to come by, lightly speckled here and there. When you do happen across one, however, the first thing you’ll notice is that price tag, and not for the big savings. They’re very pricey, yes, but well worth it for the amazing views, attractive neighborhoods, and quick access to nature, education, and gritty downtown nightlife.

Downtown. Last, but not least, we have the downtown area of Reno. It is here that you drive under the arch with the slogan "The Biggest Little City in the World".Once you get out of the grit around casino-land, however, you can find cultural treasures such as the West Street Market, Whitewater Park, and a growing arts district just south of the Truckee River. There's art museums, art galleries, and artsy bars, tearooms, and coffee shops, all brought together by monthly wine walks and the annual Artown Festival. And here you were, doubting the place. Tsk-tsk. If you want to be fully marinated in the artsy culture of Reno, look for artist’s lofts and condo conversions of old casinos, which are often rented out by individual owners through the classifieds.

California Avenue. Just south of the Truckee River Arts District, this neighborhood is undergoing its own artsy revival. There are a lot of trendy boutiques, independent stores, and restaurants. Not to mention it's easily walkable to anywhere in the downtown area. You’ll find a ton of price ranges here, so it’s really dependant on how deep your pocket is.

Reno may be "The Biggest Little City in the World", but it's still just a seed... a seed in the desert, growing in between the annual insanity of the city of Burning Man and that year-round artistic conglomeration known as San Francisco. It will grow tough, prickly, and beautiful. Somewhere in there, there’s an apartment with your name on it. So get out there and find it! Just remember to send us that poem if you write one. Happy hunting!

-By Katy Comal

WARD 5
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West University. If you were to live in Reno without a car, this would be the neighborhood to do it in. Within walking/biking distance, you have the university, downtown, the Truckee River Arts District, and Rancho San Rafael Park. Need we say more?

Northwest Reno. In the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, this part of town is surrounded by wilderness to the north, west, and south. Apartments are hard to come by, lightly speckled here and there. When you do happen across one, however, the first thing you’ll notice is that price tag, and not for the big savings. They’re very pricey, yes, but well worth it for the amazing views, attractive neighborhoods, and quick access to nature, education, and gritty downtown nightlife.

Downtown. Last, but not least, we have the downtown area of Reno. It is here that you drive under the arch with the slogan "The Biggest Little City in the World".Once you get out of the grit around casino-land, however, you can find cultural treasures such as the West Street Market, Whitewater Park, and a growing arts district just south of the Truckee River. There's art museums, art galleries, and artsy bars, tearooms, and coffee shops, all brought together by monthly wine walks and the annual Artown Festival. And here you were, doubting the place. Tsk-tsk. If you want to be fully marinated in the artsy culture of Reno, look for artist’s lofts and condo conversions of old casinos, which are often rented out by individual owners through the classifieds.

California Avenue. Just south of the Truckee River Arts District, this neighborhood is undergoing its own artsy revival. There are a lot of trendy boutiques, independent stores, and restaurants. Not to mention it's easily walkable to anywhere in the downtown area. You’ll find a ton of price ranges here, so it’s really dependant on how deep your pocket is.

Reno may be "The Biggest Little City in the World", but it's still just a seed... a seed in the desert, growing in between the annual insanity of the city of Burning Man and that year-round artistic conglomeration known as San Francisco. It will grow tough, prickly, and beautiful. Somewhere in there, there’s an apartment with your name on it. So get out there and find it! Just remember to send us that poem if you write one. Happy hunting!

-By Katy Comal

Rent Report
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December 2020 Reno Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2020 Reno Rent Report. Reno rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Reno rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Reno rents held steady over the past month

Reno rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up sharply by 6.1% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Reno stand at $993 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,272 for a two-bedroom. Reno's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 4.7%, as well as the national average of -1.3%.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Reno

    As rents have increased sharply in Reno, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Reno is less affordable for renters.

    • Reno's median two-bedroom rent of $1,272 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 6.1% rise in Reno.
    • While Reno's rents rose sharply over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+3.9%) and Detroit (+2.9%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Reno than most large cities. For example, Detroit has a median 2BR rent of $885, where Reno is nearly one-and-a-half times that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S.

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post about the methodology on our blog.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

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    December 2020 Reno Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Reno Rent Report. Reno rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Reno rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

    View full Rent Report

    December 2020 Reno Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Reno Rent Report. Reno rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Reno rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

    Reno rents held steady over the past month

    Reno rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up sharply by 6.1% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Reno stand at $993 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,272 for a two-bedroom. Reno's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 4.7%, as well as the national average of -1.3%.

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Reno

      As rents have increased sharply in Reno, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Reno is less affordable for renters.

      • Reno's median two-bedroom rent of $1,272 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 6.1% rise in Reno.
      • While Reno's rents rose sharply over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+3.9%) and Detroit (+2.9%).
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Reno than most large cities. For example, Detroit has a median 2BR rent of $885, where Reno is nearly one-and-a-half times that price.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S.

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post about the methodology on our blog.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

      Reno Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Reno ranks on:

      B-
      Safety and crime rate
      B-
      Jobs and career opportunities
      B
      Recreational activities
      C+
      Affordability
      D
      Quality of schools
      C+
      Social Life
      D
      Weather
      B
      Commute time
      B
      State and local taxes
      B
      Public transit

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Reno’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Reno renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Some categories received average scores, and many received below average scores."

      Key findings in Reno include the following:

      • Reno renters gave their city an F overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Reno were commute time, state and local taxes, public transit and recreational activities, which all received B grades.
      • The areas of concern for Reno renters were pet-friendliness (F), weather (D) and quality of local schools (D).
      • Reno did relatively poorly compared to other cities in Nevada, including Las Vegas (C), Henderson (A) and North Las Vegas (C+).
      • Reno did relatively poorly compared to similar cities nationwide, including Los Angeles, CA (C+), Austin, TX (A-) and Denver, CO (B+) .
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "Great variety of activities to choose from. I’m originally from the country, so the sights of the city like trash and homelessness are unpleasant to me." – Lynell H.
      • "It’s still a community where everybody helps each other, even as the city becomes more of a tech hub. The character of the people is still the same, which is nice." – Doug R.
      • "Cost of living is too high compared to what jobs pay around here." – Stasha W.
      • "Reno can be clear and beautiful on its good days. There are lots of hiking opportunities because of all the mountains around here on every side. However, there’s not much for night life, especially in the LGBT scene." – Anon.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.
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      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released Reno’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Reno renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Some ...

      View full Reno Renter Survey

      Here’s how Reno ranks on:

      B-
      Safety and crime rate
      B-
      Jobs and career opportunities
      B
      Recreational activities
      C+
      Affordability
      D
      Quality of schools
      C+
      Social Life
      D
      Weather
      B
      Commute time
      B
      State and local taxes
      B
      Public transit

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Reno’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Reno renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Some categories received average scores, and many received below average scores."

      Key findings in Reno include the following:

      • Reno renters gave their city an F overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Reno were commute time, state and local taxes, public transit and recreational activities, which all received B grades.
      • The areas of concern for Reno renters were pet-friendliness (F), weather (D) and quality of local schools (D).
      • Reno did relatively poorly compared to other cities in Nevada, including Las Vegas (C), Henderson (A) and North Las Vegas (C+).
      • Reno did relatively poorly compared to similar cities nationwide, including Los Angeles, CA (C+), Austin, TX (A-) and Denver, CO (B+) .
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "Great variety of activities to choose from. I’m originally from the country, so the sights of the city like trash and homelessness are unpleasant to me." – Lynell H.
      • "It’s still a community where everybody helps each other, even as the city becomes more of a tech hub. The character of the people is still the same, which is nice." – Doug R.
      • "Cost of living is too high compared to what jobs pay around here." – Stasha W.
      • "Reno can be clear and beautiful on its good days. There are lots of hiking opportunities because of all the mountains around here on every side. However, there’s not much for night life, especially in the LGBT scene." – Anon.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.