neighborhood of Newlands Heights, Reno, Nevada
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Newlands Heights, Reno, Nevada

The Neighborhood
A friendly, old-fashioned family neighborhood in a city where teens dependably ace the SATs, Newlands Heights is secluded, on a bluff over the Truckee River. It boasts a cache of vintage 19th- and 20th-century houses, the focus of Protect Newlands, a group working to preserve the neighborhood's architecture and small-town feel. The Heights was named for a U.S. senator, Francis Newlands, who built his Shingle/Queen Anne house, now a national historic landmark, on the bluff in 1890. While the casinos employ many in Reno, the University of Nevada, Reno is also here, along with high-profile companies like Pfizer, Pepsi, and Amazon.com.

The Houses
Styles include Colonial Revival and French Chateau, plus smaller Spanish Colonial Revival and Craftsman bungalows. Some date to the late 19th century, but most were built between the 1920s and 1940s.

The Prices
A handsome three-bedroom 1930s Tudor goes for a price in the low $400,000s. A fixer-upper version might run around $350,000. Larger Colonial Revivals cost in the millions.

Why Buy Now?
Reno is experiencing a general decline in housing prices, making an investment here an enticement for those who love to gamble.

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