Reno - Downtown and Midtown

The Midtown District in the heart of Reno is a thriving part of our proud city.

Downtown – Reno
Located in the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains, the breathtaking Reno area is not your average vacation destination. From the arts to the cultural splendor, from the casinos to its unprecedented natural surroundings, Reno is a city rich in both tradition and fresh entertainment.
Minutes from world-famous Lake Tahoe, the Reno-Sparks community is surrounded by natural beauty and limitless recreational opportunities. The region has over 18 world-class ski resorts, many just a short 45-minutes from downtown, and 40-plus golf courses. The area also boasts 60 gaming locations, the National Bowling Stadium, the National Automobile Museum, Rancho San Rafael Park’s Arboretum and Wilbur D. May Great Basin Adventure, the historic boomtown of Virginia City, and world-class fishing, hiking, biking and numerous other outdoor activities. The quality of life in the region is tough to beat.
The most iconic landmark in Downtown is The Reno Arch spanning Virginia Street at the intersection with Commercial Row. The arch is a prominent feature of downtown Reno, and for most of its history has featured the city’s motto, The Biggest Little City in the World.
Despite the fact that Reno was built on the gaming industry, it’s very easy for residents to completely avoid the casinos. Reno residents have a wealth of cultural events and outdoor activities at their fingertips.
America’s Biggest Little City is both a tourist and “homey” residents town, and locals benefit from the area’s status as a vacation destination. Reno and the towns surrounding it are home to a number of highly rated restaurants, and the event calendar is always full. Meanwhile, there’s plenty to satisfy outdoorsy residents. The Truckee River, which snakes through downtown, is a popular open space where people can kayak, tube, swim and more.
Tourism has also opened up a wide variety of jobs in the restaurant, hospitality and, of course, gambling industries. But people who live here will find opportunities across a variety of sectors, from education to technology. As a result, Reno caters to people of all ages and stages of life. The region is home to several highly rated K-12 schools, which is a perk for families, and the University of Nevada-Reno draws a new group of young residents every year.
Midtown – Reno
The Midtown District in the heart of Reno is a thriving part of our proud city. Midtown is located directly south and adjacent to Downtown Reno. The story of Midtown Reno is one of original, inventive, courageous and like-minded entrepreneurs who recognized a special opportunity right under their noses—the chance to change the face of a neighborhood. Drawn to a rejuvenated community that shares a common vision, the Reno community and business owners work together to continue to breathe new life and energy into this District.
For years, the Midtown District was a neglected area, but is transforming into a homegrown, eclectic neighborhood. To help make that happen, a group of business owners revived this part of Reno, creating a center of unique retail shops, restaurants, nightlife, and a variety of services.
The mission for the Midtown District is to develop a sense of community and positive identity. Through supporting the many incoming local businesses, coordinating events, and giving back to local charities, the Midtown District is alive and thriving today.
Midtown offers many unique spaces from tattoo parlors, museums, hardware shops, night life, accounting services, craft breweries, locally sourced restaurants, to vintage record shops.
With an amazingly diverse selection of eateries, coffee shops, bars, and nightlife, Midtown Reno offers different flavors for every day of the week. The establishments source from local growers and distributors, ensuring that your dining and drinking experiences are as fresh as possible. Midtown Reno is a hot spot for the local connoisseur looking for a break from the regular.
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