Most homes in Donner Springs were built in the 1970s and 1980s. This area was the edge of town back then, with not much further south until you got to Carson City. This was a planned sub-division and is all houses; supporting businesses are around the perimeter, but not inside the neighborhood like you find in many other places. Big trees give Donner Springs an established and comfortable feeling. This is where I live and after being here a few years, I think it is one of the most convenient neighborhoods in the Reno / Sparks metro area.

Boundaries:

Donner Springs straddles the southeast curve of McCarran Blvd. Older homes are inside the curve between McCarran Blvd. to the east, Longley Ln. on the west, and S. Rock Blvd. to the north. Homes on the south side of McCarran are a few years newer. They back up to Rattlesnake Mtn. and the Huffaker Hills.

Mira Loma Dr. runs between McCarran Blvd. and Longley Ln. East of McCarran, Mira Loma leads to an area of apartments and newer homes.

Walk Score:

46 out of 100 - Car-dependent. (Walk Score describes area amenities and estimates the walkability of a neighborhood using the address entered for its search.)

Real Estate Notes:

Donner Springs homes are modest by McMansion standards. They are tract houses ranging from about 1200 square feet up to around 2500 square feet. Exceptions exist, of course, as people have built additions and made modifications. At this writing it's relatively affordable, with prices ranging from the low $200s up into the $300s. Aside from condition, the biggest factor affecting price seems to be size.

Rentals are sprinkled throughout the neighborhood. Most are decently maintained, but there are some exceptions here and there. The vast majority, however, are owner-occupied and kept in good condition.

Noise Nuisances:

McCarran Blvd. is busy. It provides quick access to the rest of the metro area, but the downside is it's noisy. Houses close to this road are subject to at least some traffic noise 24/7.

Reno / Tahoe International Airport is just west on the other side of Longley Lane. The runways are oriented north-south, so no jet traffic flys directly overhead, but you can hear them. The good thing is it only takes about 10 minutes to get to the terminal if you're going somewhere or picking up someone.

Nearby Public Schools:

Donner Springs Elementary School5125 Escuela Way, Reno, NV 89502. (775) 689-2626.

Dodson Elementary School4355 Houston Dr., Reno, NV 89502. (775) 689-2530.

Pine Middle School4800 Neil Rd., Reno, NV 89502. (775) 689-2550.

Wooster High School1331 E. Plumb Ln., Reno, NV 89502. (775) 333-5100.

Regional Technical Institute 380 Edison Way, Reno, NV 89502. (775) 861-4418.

Post Office:

Reno Main: 2000 Vassar St., Reno, NV 89510. (775) 788-0785.

Calling the Cops:

To ask questions and request information, the non-emergency number for Reno PD is 775-334-2121. For real, life-threatening police emergencies, always dial 911. That also goes for medical and fire  emergencies.

Getting Reno City Government Assistance:

The gatekeeper for city information and services requests is called Reno DIRECT. Phone (775) 334-2099 and you'll get a live human (though you might have to wait your turn).

Nearby Shopping:

The Mira Loma Center is on the corner of Mira Loma Dr. and McCarran Blvd. There you will find Longs Drugs, Scolari's Supermarket, and numerous small businesses such as restaurants, a gas station and  convenience store, video rental store, and even a McDonald's.

At the corner of Longley Lane and McCarran Blvd. is a cluster of businesses, including another gas station, a car wash, restaurants, auto repair shops, and a bank.

It's only about 5 minutes west on McCarran to the Meadowood Mall. This is one of the reasons I say Donner Springs is in a convenient location.

Neighborhood Parks:

Mira Loma Park, on the corner of Mira Loma Dr. and McCarran Blvd., has big playing fields and playgrounds for the younger set. Right next door is Rattlesnake Mountain Skate Park, one of the biggest around at 40,000 square feet.

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Reno, NV
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Beds:
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$384,900
Reno, NV
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$384,900
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Reno
Beds:
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Type:
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$359,500
Reno, NV
3 br, 3 ba, 2,193 ft² Residential
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Beds:
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Baths:
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$352,700
Reno, NV
4 br, 3 ba, 2,128 ft² Residential
Price:
$352,700
City:
Reno
Beds:
4
Baths:
3
Type:
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MLS® #:
170011014
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Make Your Appointment Now To Immerse Yourself In This Tranquil Home. The Property Is Walking Dis...

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Come See This Beautiful Four Bedroom Two Bath H...

$349,900
Reno, NV
4 br, 2 ba, 1,859 ft² Residential
Price:
$349,900
City:
Reno
Beds:
4
Baths:
2
Type:
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MLS® #:
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Come See This Beautiful Four Bedroom Two Bath Home That Sits On A Cul-de-sac In This Great Donner...

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$349,000
Reno, NV
3 br, 3 ba, 2,000 ft² Residential
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$349,000
City:
Reno
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
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MLS® #:
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Single Level Home Located In Desirable Rosewood...

$335,000
Reno, NV
3 br, 2 ba, 1,734 ft² Residential
Price:
$335,000
City:
Reno
Beds:
3
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
170009655
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Single Level Home Located In Desirable Rosewood Lakes! Some Of The Many Features Are Hardwood Flo...

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Charming, Move-in Ready Home In Quiet Villages ...

$315,000
Reno, NV
3 br, 3 ba, 1,553 ft² Residential
Price:
$315,000
City:
Reno
Beds:
3
Baths:
3
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
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This Beautiful, Turn Key Home Sits On An Oversi...

$310,000
Reno, NV
3 br, 2 ba, 1,415 ft² Residential
Price:
$310,000
City:
Reno
Beds:
3
Baths:
2
Type:
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MLS® #:
170010240
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This Beautiful, Turn Key Home Sits On An Oversized Lot At The Bottom Of A Quiet Cul-de-sac. Bran...

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Great Home Located In The Donner Springs Area. ...

$300,000
Reno, NV
3 br, 2 ba, 1,918 ft² Residential
Price:
$300,000
City:
Reno
Beds:
3
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
170009302
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Great Home Located In The Donner Springs Area. Clean & Move In Ready, Awaits A New Owner. 2 Story...

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* Fresh Paint * New A/c * New Furnace * New Wat...

$297,900
Reno, NV
4 br, 2 ba, 1,448 ft² Residential
Price:
$297,900
City:
Reno
Beds:
4
Baths:
2
Type:
Residential
MLS® #:
170009674
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$294,900
Reno, NV
3 br, 2 ba, 1,415 ft² Residential
Price:
$294,900
City:
Reno
Beds:
3
Baths:
2
Type:
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MLS® #:
170009198
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