Reno's Midtown District is fast becoming one of the favorite places in Reno. It is growing fast among our younger adults and college students. Several new businesses are opening in and around this area as well as investors that are remodeling/updating some of the older, historic homes, duplexes, and condominiums making this a great area in Reno. The Midtown District of Reno features homes from the 1930s and 1940s, lots of these homes have been turned into Bars and eateries, a must-see.
This neighborhood is conveniently located between South Virginia Street and Holcomb Ave. Midtown is a special part of Reno. It's a commercial-centric corridor in the center of town that parallels Virginia and Center Streets, just south of downtown, from about Liberty Street to Mt. Rose Street. Featuring an eclectic range of businesses from one-of-a-kind restaurants to mom-and-pop hardware stores, Midtown is the most small-business-dense section of Reno.
Midtown comprises a unique combination of businesses re-using historic homes for businesses and new modern construction that blend into the neighborhood. Some of Reno's best-kept secrets are in Midtown, as well as some more recognizable names.
Midtown is mostly known for its older residential neighborhoods as well as its restaurants, shopping, bookstores, and bars. If staying in the Downtown Reno area, you are just a few blocks away from the district.
Midtown is defined by its dynamic art scene. Nearly every blank wall flourishes with colorful murals that capture Reno's funky art culture. If you tour the approximately 16 blocks of Midtown with Art Spot, you will find colorful wall art and public sculptures on nearly every corner. If you have children or are a child at heart, the best attraction is The Discovery, a Nevada-inspired interactive museum. Along the way take a break at the various coffee shops.
Midtown is the place to go if you’re looking for unique boutiques and shops. A couple of favorite clothing stores are Sierra Belle and Nomad Boutique. They live right across the parking lot from Two Chicks, inside the shopping center called The Sticks. Sierra Belle is for the indie girl who sports hats, and booties and isn’t afraid to wear suede. Nomad Boutique is full of florals, knit sweaters, and the most beautiful dressing room space around. These are two must-stop places to shop when in Midtown. For some fun and great deals check out Junkee Clothing Exchange (one of the hippest places to thrift in Midtown) and its sister antique store, the Patagonia outlet, and Sundance Books. They’re the local’s favorite for costume shopping, and half of their store is dedicated to vintage antiques. Whether you’re looking for a statement outfit or for some eclectic home décor, it’s a great place to explore and experience. The Antique Mall just down Virginia Street is a great place to hit up as well. For some exotic finds, Micano Home & Garden features Latin-American art and The Isles has handmade art and food from Celtic lands. To get a peek into the Burning Man life, check out the funky Melting Pot World Emporium.