Historic Old Southwest Reno is one of the most desirable places to live. Centrally located, Old Southwest Reno is in close proximity to downtown, Midtown, the Truckee River, Caughlin Ranch, and highway access to get south of town.
Old Southwest Reno Homes
This neighborhood consists predominately of older homes built between 1920 and 1960, with mature landscapes and large tree lined streets. Streets are diverse with charm, featuring cottage style brick homes on one street and large mansion style homes the next street over. Several of the homes lie on larger lots providing privacy from neighbors.
Many of the Old Southwest homes have been restored to preserve their historic properties. Additionally, Mid-century modern homes feature the best modern amenities, while still providing the charm one would expect from the era.
Parks and Recreation
The Old Southwest Reno historic district is very bicycle and pedestrian friendly with many parks and natural resources for residents.
Parks and open space are abundant in Old Southwest Reno. Idlewild Park, a 49 acre park, features a rose garden, duck ponds, the Truckee River, a pool and a skate park. Locals come out during the summer for events such as Food Truck Friday and an Earth Day celebration. Sports enthusiasts love all the recreation available including soccer, softball, kickball and Ultimate Frisbee.
Similarly, Virginia Lake is also a local favorite with many amenities for the community to enjoy. One mile around, many runners, walkers, and bikers come to the lake to exercise and use the par course. Families and children enjoy the playground and large gazeebo for family barbeques and reunions. Walking distance to the west is the Reno Tennis Center and the Washoe Golf Course.
Old Southwest Reno has some of the most popular restaurants in the city, making the neighborhood perfect for foodies. Along Moana Lane discover Palais De Jade for quality Chinese food. Head down Plumas Street to meet up with friends at Coffeebar. For a night out drive up Skyline Boulevard to Skyline Kitchen and Vine where you can share plates and enjoy fine wine amongst friends.
Zoned for Great Schools
Located in the Washoe County School District, the schools zoned for Old Southwest Reno include Roy Gomm Elementary School, Hunter Lake Elementary School, Beck Elementary School, Mount Rose Elementary School, Swope Middle School and Reno High School.
With so many reasons to love the Old Southwest, it’s no wonder many locals consider it to be one of the most desirable places to live. If you would like to find out more about homes for sale in this area, contact Randy, the neighborhood expert.