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Finding Apartments for Rent in Sun Valley, NV

Finding the right place to call home is easy to do in Sun Valley, Nevada. Located in Washoe County just north of Reno and only one hour from Lake Tahoe, Sun Valley has many choices in rentals. With over 300 days of sunny weather every year, dozens of rivers and lakes and the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the Sun Valley area is like a playground for residents seeking adventure. With a population of only 18,500, Sun Valley has a small town feel; however, downtown Reno is only seven miles away for urban attractions. Over 40% of residents in Sun Valley rent their homes, and this means a vibrant market for apartments.

Top Neighborhoods in Sun Valley, NV

Sun Valley has several great neighborhoods, such as Sun Valley Heights, Northeast, Old Northwest, Ward 1 and West University. Sun Valley Heights is slightly more rural and less densely populated than surrounding areas. In addition, North Valleys is a larger neighborhood with about 8,000 residents. The Old Northwest and West University neighborhoods together make up the third most walkable neighborhood in the area.

Cultural Attractions in Sun Valley, NV

You will find many nearby cultural attractions that celebrate the beauty and ruggedness of the outdoors. Pyramid Lake, located to the northeast, is one of the largest freshwater lakes around with stunning scenic views of the desert. The Pyramid Lake Visitor Center offers education about the area’s natural history and the local native tribes.

Tahoe Kids Camp has camping, hiking, boating and tons of fun for the kids along the shores of Lake Tahoe. Your children will have a blast while learning leadership and teamwork skills.

The Sierra Safari Zoo has been open in the Sun Valley community for more than 20 years. It is now the largest zoo in the state of Nevada with more than 200 animals on display.

Animal Ark in Reno gives safe haven for rescued wildlife that cannot be released back into the wild. Many of the rescued animals are predators. Because these predators are frequently shy and elusive in the wild, Animal Ark provides visitors the opportunity to observe them up close.

Dining in Sun Valley, NV

With its proximity to downtown Reno, Sun Valley offers a great choice of restaurants and eateries from Subway Sandwiches to more upscale cuisine. 4th Street Bistro uses local, fresh, sustainable and seasonal dishes based on what is available in the markets each day. The menu features primarily organic farm produce.

Bertha Miranda’s Mexican Restaurant serves up delectable Mexican fare based on authentic recipes from Northern Mexico. All of their dishes are made with 100% soy and corn oils, and the service receives accolades from the locals.

Claim Jumper has a distinctly American menu with steak, rotisserie chicken, fresh fish, baby back pork ribs, homemade pot pies and wood-fired pizzas.

Harrah’s Steak House was elected into the Nation’s Restaurant News Fine Dining Hall of Fame. One bite of steak will convince you the award is deserved.

La Vecchia Italian Restaurant follows the traditional recipes of northern Italy including chicken in a lemon caper sauce and clams linguine. All of the pastas and desserts are homemade.

Nightlife in Sun Valley, NV

There is no shortage of choices for nightlife in the Sun Valley-Reno area, including casinos, theater, concerts, nightclubs, dancing, movies and cocktail bars. Currently, the most popular dance clubs are Aura Ultra, Edge, Mustangs and the BuBinga Lounge. For slightly tamer entertainment, the Reno Riverfront Theatre offers shows with superb singing, acting and direction. In addition, E J’s Jazz Café has live music Tuesday through Friday, and the Sapphire Lounge at Harrah’s offers live jazz as well.

Climate and Weather in Sun Valley, NV

Layers, layers, layers! Sun Valley weather can vary a lot, with a wide spread between the daily low temperature and the daily high temperature. Generally, the spread is around 25 degrees in the winter and more than 40 degrees in the summer. In July, the average high temperature usually exceeds 90, but the low temp can drop to the low 50s. The low humidity and high elevation account for the wide swings.

The winters are generally cool, and the days can be in the 40s and nights in the 20s. There is steady snowfall, but the area does not get blizzards or heavy snows; however, the Sun Valley region gets at least one ten-inch snowfall per decade. The area has world famous skiing in the Lake Tahoe region, just one hour away. Spring weather in Sun Valley is usually dry and cool. Daytime temps are anywhere from 50 to 70 degrees. Summers are generally warm, but not extremely hot as the summers in southern Nevada near Las Vegas can be.


Rent Trends

As of October 2017, the average apartment rent in Sun Valley, NV is $795 for one bedroom, and $952 for two bedrooms. Apartment rent in Sun Valley has increased by 4.5% in the past year.

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