Work. Live. Play. Blog

Welcome to the Work. Live. Play. Blog. Here, locals offer insights about our friendly community and why they love living in Reno, Nevada.

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“The Biggest Little Artown in the World”: Things to Do in Reno This Summer

July 25th, 2019|

Looking for unique things to do in Reno? Although many people think of casinos or cowboys when they hear “Reno,” the area enjoys a vibrant arts scene. From ballet to theater, diverse musical groups to mural painting, the city devotes an entire month to celebrating creativity, Artown. In its 24th season, this summer arts festival brings together [...]

A Refreshing Scene: 5 Hotspots of the Booming Reno Craft Beer Industry

July 16th, 2019|

In recent years, the Reno-Sparks area has enjoyed healthy growth, a thriving economy, and a booming tech sector. Companies such as Apple, Switch, Google, and Tesla continue to make major investments in the area. This has attracted a wide assortment of smaller tech companies, too. The result? A happening local scene enriched by a fresh influx of [...]

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The Village on Sage Street: A New Take on Low-Income Housing in Reno, NV

July 8th, 2019|

Western Nevada’s impressive, recent economic expansion has come with its share of growing pains. Especially when it comes to the housing sector. The dynamics of supply and demand have led to increased rental rates, and have made home ownership a stretch for many. And, while rents and home prices are still lower than many major metros, local [...]

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Reno City Manager Discusses Economic Growth and the Best Place to Raise Kids

June 27th, 2019|

As Reno’s City Manager, Sabra Newby has a unique perspective when it comes to discussing how the “Biggest Little City in the World” has evolved in recent years. From expansive economic growth to bountiful entrepreneurial opportunities, career-related reasons to move to Reno abound.  But Sabra’s also a mom of two boys, aged seven and nine, which means [...]

Reno’s Best-Kept Secret: Behind-the-Scenes at Reno Little Theater

June 17th, 2019|

One of the longest continuously running theaters in America, Reno Little Theater will celebrate its 85th season next year. It’s an impressive accomplishment that reminds us of Reno’s legendary theater scene in the 19th and early 20th centuries. While Reno Little Theater remains Reno’s best-kept secret, its reputation and popularity continue to grow. In fact, it draws [...]

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Why Move to Nevada? The Best Hiking Trails in the West

June 6th, 2019|

As a park and recreation program manager for the Nevada Division of State Parks and administrator of the Recreational Trails Program, Janice Keillor knows the best places to get back to nature. She’s also co-chair of the Eastern Sierra Trails Coalition, a member of the Nevada Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board, and an administrator of the Land [...]