While the greater Reno area begs to be explored with mountain bikes, backpacks, boats and snowshoes, it also proudly calls out to families who value superior education. The area is safe, healthy, and, fortunately, has exceptional schools and educational opportunities. From the University of Nevada, Reno to the prestigious Davidson Academy, to the many fine public and private schools, Reno has outstanding educational infrastructure. Many people are pleasantly surprised to learn that Reno schools vastly outperform and outrank schools in and around Las Vegas. With 65 public and 27 private schools, low student to teacher ratios and progressive arts and athletic programs, kids in the area have fantastic opportunities to learn, grow and cultivate necessary skills for productive and well-rounded lives. For more information about local education, please contact our educational consultant.
For the older learners in the area, the University of Nevada, Reno needs little introduction. Founded in 1874, it boasts record levels of student and faculty achievement, an extensive array of nationally recognized academic programs and the state’s largest research portfolio. Underpinning the university’s triumphs is an impressive infrastructure investment program that includes $400 million in new facilities singularly dedicated to student success, experiential learning programs, and research. In 2011 the university was ranked 181st amongst national universities nationwide as a Tier 1 University by U.S. News & World Report, and internationally, among the world’s top 500 universities. The School of Medicine and the University Studies Abroad Consortium are among the foremost in the country. Heralded as one of the best values in American higher education, the university enjoys record enrollment and matriculates surprising numbers of national merit scholars each year. And, when it’s time to put down the books and stretch the legs, Wolf Pack Athletics and NCAA Division 1 program sports keep athletes and fans alike entertained and constructively engaged.
One of the unsung educational marvels of the Reno area is the Desert Research Institute, or DRI. Home to over 500 employees at both the Reno and Las Vegas campuses, this prestigious research institute generates more than $50 million dollars annually and focuses on efficient resource management and applied technologies for the betterment of local and global economies. The staff is untenured and entirely responsible for securing grants and contracts for their salaries. The entrepreneurial spirit at DRI is representative of the progressive, business-minded attitude that helps define northern Nevada and contributes greatly to the region’s burgeoning educational and economic success.
David has more than 30 years of successful real estate experience and understanding ofthe northern Nevada region.