inset picture of reno A young cowboy tries his hand at "Mutton Bustin" at the Reno Rodeo


During the next 20 years, more than 77 million baby boomers will retire. More than 10,000 will reach retirement age every day. Northern Nevada, particularly the Reno area, is one of the great places in the U.S. to live in retirement. “The Biggest Little City in the World” has much to offer for people fifty five and older.

Whether you are looking for a second home, an active adult community, new town homes and condos, or just a wonderful full time home, Reno supplies it all. Reno is located within Washoe County. The population of the county, which includes Sparks, is approximately 434,000 while Reno alone includes approximately 220,000 residents.

Anything that active adults are looking for can be found within a few miles of the city – and often inside the city itself! We offer championship golf courses, whitewater rafting, hiking, boating, fishing, nature parks, climbing, skiing, and of course, gambling. In the last 10 years over a billion dollars has been spent at the major properties in Reno. The Peppermill, Atlantis and Grand Sierra Resort lead the pack in these venues – providing pampered service to both tourists and locals alike.

Nevada is a tax paradise for retirees and active seniors. No state income tax, no inheritance tax, no estate and/or gift tax, as well as low real estate taxes, help our active seniors’ dollars go farther. Kiplinger rates Nevada as one of the most friendly tax states!

There is as little or as much as you want to do in Northern Nevada. Reno comes alive with nationally renowned events such as the Reno Air Races, Balloon Races, the Reno Rodeo, Art Town (in all of July), or Hot August Nights…. the ultimate collection of America’s classic automobiles. The major attractions are complemented with a wealth of smaller events, local/community happenings, and a variety of options for retirees looking to keep active.

Local restaurants have been surging as of late. The casinos also heavily discount their outstanding restaurants for locals and seniors alike. Many of our restaurants compare with those of major cities, winning numerous awards and accolades for their cuisine.

Seniors need not worry about medical facilities. Reno has some of the finest within minutes of most parts of the city. St. Mary’s Medical Center, Renown Medical Center, our Veterans Hospital, as well as many emergency centers, have high quality 24hr care.

Reno is called the “The Biggest Little City in the World” for a reason. It has all the amenities that a large city has to offer, but all the coziness and community of a small town.