Best Places to Live

Reno, NV

Population: 234,161
Photo Courtesy of Hub Coffee Roasters

Reno has made a name for itself recently in America’s coffee scene, and landed a spot on SmartAsset’s coffee fanatics survey thanks to its super-low average cappuccino price of $3.67. Residents in this desert city can’t seem to get enough of their morning brews, and they have plenty of options thanks to 314 coffee shops in the area. The “Biggest Little City in the World” has a coffee scene that’s anything but little and has made way for several notable local brew shops including Lighthouse Coffee, Magpie and Old World Coffee Lab.

Reno’s lively nightlife scene pairs perfectly with its abundance of coffee shops. This fun city also ranked on our 2018 list of Top 100 Best Places to Live thanks to its seemingly endless amenities like concerts, events, casinos and plenty of outdoor activities. Job opportunities are flowing here, too, as more and more digital and tech companies are calling the city home.

Coolest Coffee Shop: Hub Coffee Roasters, with its several locations and roasting facility, paved the way for Reno’s love of local beans. Once a tiny garage shop, this coffee empire now provide their delicious bean varieties to a number of cafes in town.