Reno is one of the best places in the world to enjoy all the good things this world has to offer. Reno has an awesome concert going population. Reno does not lag behind in Sports or Theater either. Reno, known as a gold producer, is the county seat of Washoe County, Nevada, United States. According to the 2006 estimates the city's population had increased to 210,255.
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Reno lies 26 miles north of the Nevada state capital, Carson City, and 22 miles northeast of Lake Tahoe in a shrub-steppe. Reno shares its eastern border with the city of Sparks. Reno, known as 'The Biggest Little City in the World', is famous for its casinos.In 1859, Charles Fuller built a bridge across the Truckee River for necessary connection between Virginia City and the California Trail. A small community to service travelers soon grew up near the bridge.
After two years, Fuller sold the bridge to Myron Lake, who continued to develop the community and acquired the name River's Crossing or more commonly Lakes Crossing.The town of Reno officially came into being on May 13, 1868. The new town was named in honor of Major General Jesse L. Reno; a Union officer killed in the American Civil War.In 1871 Reno became the county seat of the newly expanded Washoe County. The extension of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad to Reno in 1872 provided another big boost to the new city's economy.
In the following decades, Reno continued to grow and prosper as a business and agricultural center. It became the principal settlement on the transcontinental railroad between Sacramento and Salt Lake City.
As the mining boom waned early in the twentieth century, Nevada's centers of political and business activity shifted to the non-mining communities, especially Reno and Las Vegas.Today the former mining metropolises stand as little more than ghost towns. Despite this, Nevada is still the third-largest gold producer in the world. The state yielded 6.9 percent of the world's supply in 2005 world gold production.Nevada's legalization of casino gambling and the passage of liberal divorce laws created another boom for Reno. Ernie Pyle once wrote in one of his columns 'All the people you saw on the streets in Reno were there to get divorces.'
The divorce business eventually died as the other states fell in line by passing their own laws easing the requirements for divorce, but gambling continued as a major Reno industry.The need for economic diversification beyond gaming fueled a movement for lenient business taxation. The favorable tax climate, inexpensive land and the emerging interstate highway system created the ideal conditions for warehousing and distribution of goods in the surrounding eleven western states.It has experienced a growing economy which has resulted in new home construction around the metro area. A direct result of this growth and the 'Housing bubble' has been a dramatic increase in housing prices in the area.
In 2006, Reno-Sparks, being named the 44th most overvalued housing market in the nation. Today, Reno has the largest concentration of distribution related property in the United States.Reno has gained some fame in more recent years, as it is the subject of the popular comedy series Reno 911. It is home to the Reno Silver Sox Golden Baseball League team as well as the Battle Born Derby Demons.In the future it will be home to the Reno Raiders of the ECHL. In addition, the NBA Development League set to play at the Reno Events Center will be fielding a new expansion team for the 2008-09 season.
Reno has completed a 1.5$ million whitewater park on the Truckee River in downtown Reno which attracts paddlers from all over the region and hosts whitewater events throughout the year.The course runs Class 2 and 3 rapids with safe and free, year-round public access. The 1,400-foot north channel features more aggressive rapids, drop pools and 'holes' for rodeo kayak-type maneuvers.The milder 1,200-foot south channel is set up as a kayak slalom course and a beginner area. Reno also enjoys a thriving college sports scene, with the Nevada Wolf Pack achieving appearances in football bowl games and an Associated Press Top Ten ranking in basketball in 2007. The Reno area boasts 14 ski areas within two hours of the city.
Reno is the home of the National Bowling Stadium, which hosts the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Open Championships every three years.Reno is unparalleled in it's ability to attract the lovers of arts and culture. It's citizens get to enjoy the Sports, Concerts and Theater events. The bands playing in Reno are world class and invite and avid audience seeking world class fun. The numerous stadiums in Reno are a gathering place for the lovers of sports. The tickets to such events and also to the theater events in Reno are truly amazing.