With housing prices high, one of the best ways to save a few bucks and minimize your impact is to choose to live somewhere you can walk to town. From these three lovely condos, you can walk to bars, shops, restaurants, and more, and feel good about the exercise you’re getting, too.

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Walk to Groceries, Pizza, and Bougie Garb

From this Reno townhouse, you can walk to Smiling With Hope Pizza in just 13 minutes. Monkey Magazine picked this place as the best pizza offering in Nevada this year, but that’s not all. It’s a pizzeria with a cause, employing people with developmental disabilities and it’s on Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the US list. You can also walk to Ross, Trader Joe’s, Nordstrom Rack, and Whole Foods to name a few. But back to the house — 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, updated appliances, and a big fireplace. With that amount of space, all those stores in walking distance, and what you’ll save on gas, this sounds like a screamin’ deal to us. Info: $499,500, 3 bed, 3 bath, 2,132 square feet, 4970 Plumas St. #202, Reno, Northern Nevada Regional MLS

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Walk to Downtown Truckee

This 2007-built condo is in great shape, with updated features like sparkling granite tile, and a detached garage. At just .7 miles to downtown Truckee, you can be at Casa Baeza for margs by foot in 12 minutes, according to our favorite mountain guide (Google Maps). In all seriousness, we hope you walk safely on Jibboom Street, especially in winter. That said, you can kiss driving goodbye with the post office, a bookstore, and great food just a few minutes’ stroll away. And you won’t ever have to worry about having one more drink at Moody’s ever again. Info: $345,000, 2 bed, 1 bath, 861 square feet, 10363 Stoneridge Dr. #202, Truckee, Tahoe Mountain Realty

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Walk to Coffee, Natural Foods, and the Lake

Welcome to your very own Tahoe lakefront condo. Like beaching it? Check. Like coffee? Check. Tahoe House is just a few minutes away on foot (order the almond biscotti, just do it). Like shopping for healthy foods from a locally-owned natural grocery store? Check! New Moon’s got you covered. When you’re not busy walking about, the condo itself has a fenced private yard with a patio, a bathroom for each bedroom, a large storage locker, and the complex itself features a pier, lakefront pool, and tennis courts. Quite the amenities. Info: $525,000, 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,009 square feet, 300 West Lake Blvd. #84, Tahoe City, Coldwell Banker

Photo courtesy Coldwell Banker


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