I was born in Reno and have lived all over the Reno-Sparks area. I have lived in just about every part of town you can think of. I am not one to sit still for long and I have the tendency to move around a lot. Perhaps there is some mental reason for that, but I am content with my situation. Not many can say they have moved 39 times in 33 years. 37 of those locations were in Washoe County.
I currently rent a place from a friend as it allows me month-to-month flexibility. Even with her, I have lived in nearly all of her properties over the last year alone. Because I do consulting, I have had to keep my living situation flexible since I can tend to travel a lot. Sometimes I am gone for several weeks/months at a time and it is hard to do consulting like this when you're tied to a lease or home ownership. I am in a position right now where if a job calls and needs me on site - I can be in place the following day. I am paid good money to have such flexibility and I really don't mind it. My life has always been this chaotic and it is just something I have grown accustomed to. It doesn't bother me like it would most people.
Full disclosure - I did live very briefly in both Sonoma and Humboldt counties in California. I spent maybe a combined year and a half there total between the two. Both were amazing experiences and I have no regrets about my time in either of those locations. Things happen for a reason and I wouldn't be where I'm at today if I didn't venture out and try something new. Both places changed my life in different ways and I couldn't be more grateful for both experiences. Both had good and bad extremes about them, but I feel that there was a greater purpose for how I ended up in both locations. I don't think I would be running for congress right now had I not had these experiences. It is hard to explain, but it was something that clearly needed to happen in order to teach me many things and give me experiences that I truly needed.
At the end of the day, Reno is home and will always be my home. I have no intentions of moving unless something amazing happens or there is an opportunity I can't pass up. It would have to be something quite amazing though for me to even consider it.