The South Meadows and Double Diamond areas, are located southeast of downtown Reno and are filled with larger, stucco style homes. This area is close to the Mount Rose Ski Resort and has great views of the city to the east and mountains to the west. Damonte Ranch was a master planned community that has grown to include houses, condos, apartments and plenty of open areas.
Most of the South Meadows / Double Diamond area was raw land 15 years ago, making it one of Reno's newest neighborhoods. The houses and buildings reflect this fact and are mostly the boxy, stucco style, but the area remains attractive for families who may need a larger home than is available elsewhere and who like the modern look of the South Meadows neighborhoods. Besides single-family homes, there are some nice apartments, condos, and townhomes. Many of the subdivisions in South Meadows are gated and offer a variety of amenities to residents, such as pools, club houses, and workout facilities.
Sprinkled throughout the South Meadows area, particularly along the big main streets, are commercial buildings housing a wide variety of businesses, including restaurants, professional offices, athletic clubs, and light manufacturing. IGT, the world's largest maker of slot machines, has its main headquarters facility in this neighborhood. Most of the national big box stores and restaurants in Reno are located in this area of town as well as the large outdoor Sierra Summit Mall and century theater. There is also the large South Valleys Regional Sports Complex and Park where many outdoor soccer and baseball games are held. There are elementary and middle schools and Damonte Ranch High School.