Old Southwest Reno’s mature tree-lined streets offer visitors and homeowners a vintage charm unlike anywhere else in the city. The neighborhood’s proximity to downtown and the river offers an urban vibe for the modern lifestyle seeker while maintaining its historic charm.
The colors of fall are stunning in Old Southwest Reno’s family-friendly neighborhood. The wide streets and stunning architecture of the older homes make this a great neighborhood for folks who love to get out and explore the neighborhood on foot.
Old Southwest Reno residents are never more than a 15-minute walk from downtown, although the wide streets lend themselves to open and ample parking for residents. Downtown and the Riverwalk District give you access to some of the region’s best restaurants, museums, bars, parks, offices, and professional buildings. Local favorites include the Reno Collective, a collaborative space for remote workers, restaurants The Cheese Board, Wild Garlic Pizza, Old Granite St. Eatery, and Centro, and bars the St. James Infirmary, and Brewer’s Cabinet.
Old Southwest Reno offers two walkable parks in the immediate area; Plumas Park and Newlands Park. Plumas is a wide-open, grassy and dog-friendly option, while Newlands is a more intimate location with a beautiful view, playground, benches, and BBQ grills
Bustling Midtown Reno, just a 10-15 minute walk from Old Southwest Reno, provides an eclectic offering of museums, restaurants, bars, and entertainment; Midtown has something for the whole family! The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum offers a unique hands-on experience that provides science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) learning for children and adults of all ages.
The Nevada Museum of Art is the only art museum in Nevada accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and is also within walking distance of Old Southwest Reno. With ever-changing exhibits, the museum constantly offers visitors new viewing and learning opportunities. Additional nearby attractions include the historic Lake Mansion, the Nevada Historical Society, and the Pioneer Center for Performing Arts.
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