By participating in this online forum, please warrant that you are a legitimate buyer and do not work for a government agency as your question although well intended if legit. seems a little baited.
We can't really discuss family areas (gay discrimination et al), what is safe or not (may be considered blacklisting/redlining other areas). We can't even describe properties you can walk to or not (may discriminate against handicap). This is the world we live in, sorry can't be more helpfull.
That way you can find the areas that would be best suited for your needs.
If I can be of further assistance, please contact me.
http://www.cityofreno.com/ City of Reno
http://washoecountyschools.org/schools/school-zoning-search/ Washoe County School District
http://www.nevadareportcard.com/ School Accountability Reports
http://www.crimereports.com/ Crime Reports