Living in Northern Nevada
The Biggest Little City
Reno is the county seat of Washoe County, Nevada, United States. The city has a population of about 220,500 and is the most populous Nevada city outside of the Las Vegas metropolitan area. It sits in a high desert valley at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Visit the City of Reno website.
The population was 180,480 at the 2000 census; in 2010, its population was estimated at 225,221, making it the third-largest city in the state after Las Vegas and Henderson, and the largest outside of Clark County. Reno lies 26 miles north of the Nevada state capital, Carson City, and 22 miles northeast of Lake Tahoe.
Health and Wellness
Reno-Sparks serves as the medical center for a widespread region that includes portions of eastern California as well as most of northern Nevada, and its medical professionals and facilities are sophisticated as any in the nation. Four major hospitals serve the region.
At 4500 feet altitude, the Reno area offers four distinct seasons with few extremes. Average temperatures range from winter lows in the 20′s to summer highs in the 90′s. Low humidity characterizes the area, making the cool days seem not so cold and, and the warm days not so hot. Rain is scarce (fewer than eight inches on average annually), as are cloudy days.
Snow, however, is certain (23.5 inches on average per year), though it tends to melt by late afternoon in the valleys. Here, the sun shines more than 300 days a year providing warm days, cool nights and blue skies. Learn more about the weather in Reno-Sparks.