Location and Weather
Reno is a casino destination with larger than life attractions, including the world’s biggest climbing wall that rises 164 feet toward the sky in the downtown area of Basecamp. Reno lies at the western border of Nevada and is about 20 miles east of the Sierra Nevada mountains and Lake Tahoe, the second largest alpine lake in the world.
Reno is one of the ten sunniest cities in the country, and has long, dry summers with high temperatures in the 90’s and lows in the high 50’s. The winter temperatures have highs in the low 50’s and lows in the low 20’s.
Population, Job Market and Cost of Living
The population growth in Reno in 2018 was 250,998, with a growth rate of 1.58%,and was named number one in job growth. In the last year, job growth has increased by 4.63% and in ten years, is predicted to have grown by 51.12%. The largest industries are Health Care, Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services. The largest employers include AMERCO, Eldorado Resorts, and Renown Health. Twenty miles east of Reno, the Tesla Gigafactory 1 celebrated its grand opening in July of 2016. Three “blocks” of the factory have been built, which is just 14% of what will eventually be the world’s largest building in physical area when it’s completed in 2020. The cost of living is high, due to the Reno real estate market and shortage of houses.
With its diverse industries, increasing job growth, warm climate, entertainment attractions, and a beautiful desert location, Reno will continue to attract more people to work and live there.
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