I moved to Fernley (about 35 miles east of Reno) about a year and a half ago from Michigan. Weather wise it's a paradise compared to MI gun wise it's glory be! I live about about 1/4 mile from all the shooting area in the world it seems.
I'm retired and am appalled by the cost of living here. Seems like they're trying to match California in taxes, fees and prices.... 3.09 for a gallon of gas???? Give me a break. All because we get it from California. There also seems to be two types of people here. One is the conservatives... they are the ones from California that DON'T like California and two the idiot liberals from California that try to bring their stupid and dangerous laws and customs here but keep getting shot down by the good people of Nevada. But just like all good little liberals they never give up. The good ex-Californians can't stand them. Our favorite bumper sticker here in N. Nevada says "I don't care how it's done in California". I don't include people from other states in my critique because the California transplants outnumber them by at least 10-1 and mostly the ones I have met are like me...glad to be living in a place that one can enjoy great freedom.
Oh, I have to take my wife to Reno for chemo every Monday morning and we try like hell to get out of that hell hole before noon when the Californians get over the mountains to shop there... not in Sacramento.
As far as jobs, my wife who is an experienced college administartor could not find a job anywhere...part time of full time. Why? Se's too old and she doesn't speak Spanish.....GRRRRRRRRR...that's another story.
Ten years ago when we visited here Reno had a nice small town feel. Not now. I'd never live IN Reno. l like just where I'm at.