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Thinking of moving to Vegas

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Texas Lar, Aug 30, 2011.

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  1. Texas Lar

    Texas Lar TS Member

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    Just wanting to know from you Vegas residents of any Senior + 55 places to rent near Henderson or the Vegas strip. Condos,apts,mobile home parks etc. Would then maybe consider buying after we get to know the area. Hear Vegas properties have gone down the last couple of years. Thanks! in advance for any feedback.

    Texas Lar
     
  2. Pull & Mark

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    While it been years since I've lived there (1980). The whole town rotates around the casino's one way or another. With the casino's hurting the way they have the last couple of years, theres is not much of a way to earn a living I would expect. Last I heard they led the way in home forclosers because of this. Yes, property values are way down. Check into the water problem out there as well. Lake Mead is like 30 feet low and still droping??? (Maybe). I would be concerned about a long term outlook with the gambling as well. Will the middle class be able to continue with the junkets when the economy turns around??? Without the middle class dollars the town will be very shaky indeed. My 2 cents. Break-em all Jeff
     
  3. grunt

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    Nice place to visit. I wouldn't want to live there.
     
  4. grntitan

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    Just curious as someone who has visited there many times, why Vegas? I agree with 'grunt', nice place to visit now and then but i sure wouldn't want to call it home. Not my idea of a retirement community but everyone is different.
     
  5. Texas Lar

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    I'm retired. Lived here in Texas for 8 years. Wife & I moved to Texas when our oldest son went to Iraq, so we could be with our grandkids. Texas has no casinos. We used to live in Calif. used to go to Vegas & Indian casios in Calif.
    Love Texas people, carry laws, politics etc, & even gotten used to the heat. Not liking this summer too much. Too many days over 100 in a row. So vegas heat wouldn't bother us. Wife & I want to go to vegas shows & the casinos & I hear they have a great shooting facility. Don't want to move back to Calif. too expensive! for housing. We don't know Vegas outside of the strip. That's why we were wondering of places to rent for seniors until we decided if we did want to stay there. Again, thanks for any feedback in advance!! Texas Lar
     
  6. Pull & Mark

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    If you think Texas is hot. Don't try living in Vegas!!! 115 in the summer was the norm, before the globle warming was around. Lots of gambling around now if that's your style. Paddle boats off the Mississippi River. Day ships cruise in international waters around the Gulf of Mexico and off East coast as well. Indian reservations are all over the place too. Here in Florida as well, with Day ships out of West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, just to name a few. prices on property have dropped here on the gold coast as well. Break-em all Jeff
     
  7. reddottm1

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    Did someone tell me there were no property taxes in vegas.
     
  8. DB Bill

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    Vegas shows aren't what they used to be - most are $75 and up and the good ones are over $100 and the good seats are saved for the high-roller's - playing $10 to $25 black-jack for a couple of hours won't get you comped diddly anymore.

    There are still some inexpensive places to eat but it isn't like it used to be even 15 years ago.

    With respect to housing, many of the new developements have 40% of the houses empty as people just walked away when values dropped.
     
  9. sliverbulletexpress

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    How is the cost of living for a senior on a fixed income? Is there any help for them?
     
  10. Big Heap

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    A round trip ticket and three days traveling around town in a rented car might change your mind.

    I've been there many times but after two days on the strip and at the Gun Club, I'm ready to just go to a movie.

    As I told my wife as we drove into town on our first trip in 1959 "Remember - this town wasn't built with federal funds."
     
  11. Shoot Vegas!

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    It's interesting that this topic came up as I was about to put something out on my own.

    I have lived in Las Vegas for almost 22 years and have been coming out here since 1967 for tournaments. I have seen all of the ups and downs that it can offer, and I also once stated " I enjoy visiting, but can't imagine living in Las Vegas".

    We have been in a down cycle for about 4 years now, and I believe anyone that is considering moving here should do so in the next 12 months. There are indicators that things will be turning around soon, and you couldn't hit the real estate market at a better time as a buyer. There are some great deals out there to be found.

    I like the NW part of Las Vegas and have resided in the same house since 1993. We have great air quality and only 20 minutes from the Strip and downtown if that's where you want to be.

    The shooting facility here is outstanding, open 5 days a week, league each Wednesday night, and offers rifle, pistol, trap, skeet, 5-Stand, and a world class sporting clays course will open in Summer of 2012. Currently 9 monthly ATA shoots each year, and appears there will be at least 2 and possibly 4 major tournaments next year.

    Just down the street about 3 miles from the facility, talk is that a new "Mall of America" may be going in, so the wives will love it.

    No tornadoes, hurricanes, no earthquakes to speak of, no real flooding, a little flash flood now and then, no ice, no frigid temperatures, hardly ever any snow, and sunshine over 330 days per year.

    You could do a lot worse.....


    Steve Carmichael

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  12. dave-320c

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    Las Vegas is about 25% cheaper to live in than Los Angeles. A lot of retirees are moving into the area. Gas, housing, food are much less expensive.

    Red Rock is one place to consider, as it is 10 degrees cooler; in my opinion, better than Henderson.

    My wife and I bought a second house in North Vegas; 5 bedroom, 3 full bath, single story with a great master for less than $150K (built in 2007).

    With the LV sporting park around the corner, Nellis AFB close the other way, it works for me. This is the bottom of the market, with a lot of good deals out there. If you need a very good broker, PM me.

    Yeah, it hot in the summer, but the other eight and a half months, its pretty good.

    Dave
     
  13. Dickgshot

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    A lot of people live in one of the many gated communities and hardly go anywhere else. Summerlin is a pretty nice retirement community. I lived on the strip for 4 years and I wouldn't want to live near the strip or anywhere close to downtown. If you like shooting, it's a great place. Of course it get hot in the summer, but where are you going to go that stays cool in the summer but
    doesn't get sub-zero in the winter. Shot for 4 years at Steve's trap club and
    Nellis Gun Club. No shortage of golf courses either. If you can avoid gambling, you'll have a good life.
     
  14. Bisi

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    Steve, after reading your description it doesn't sound like the sledding or snowmobiling would be much good in Vegas. LOL

    I lived there for a year in 81 - 82, and it was great back then. Traffic wasn't bad, no graffiti, or razor wire around businesses, now?? Last time out there things seemed to have changed 180 for the worst. The things I found attractive about the town back then (drinking, gambling, etc) I don't do anymore. Now my fun is cutting firewood, ATV trail riding, running dogs, and all that, is at it's best when the temp is below freezing. Can't wait till the first frost.
     
  15. Greg LV

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    We've been living in Vegas for 12 years. Great place to live!
     
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    I am with Steve. My son moved there 4 years ago and hated it the first summer but now he loves it there. Housing is really a bargain right now. The more I visit the better I like it. Jobs??? There are none but where are there any?? My son runs Sunrise Medical Hospital so he makes a great living but as far as any other employment opps I doubt they exist. If housing gets any cheaper I will be moving my retirement home here in Idaho to LVN
     
  17. W.P.T.

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    I considered LasVegas when I moved to Phoenix, plan on making a move to there once my wife retires ... There are deals on homes all over the place and easy to find on the internet ... I usually drive around and look at homes everytime I go to Vegas and figure one of these days but until then I'll be happy to just drop in a few times a year and visit my money ... The people who live there know where to go and how to get the most bang for the buck in entertainment and recreation ... I have a few long time friends who live there and they wouldn't want to live any place else based on the way they talk about it ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  18. warren

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    I agree with Steve and would futher add that the whole state of Nevada is a great place to live. I moved here from Calif. and the first thing I noticed that my DMV fee went from $300 to $75 and they were actually polite to me when I registered my pickup. Property taxes dropped camparably the people are friendly and apprecative of you business. You can gamble if you want nobdy tells you that you can or can't. If you think Vegas is hot consider Phoenix which is a very popular retirement city. Just my thoughts.

    warren
     
  19. Shoot Vegas!

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    A couple of other things.. Mt. Charleston is less than an hour's drive from downtown and offers skiing and snowboarding during the winter months.

    If you're still physically fit, the area around Beatty, NV, (about 100 miles North of LV) can offer some very good Chukar hunting if the Spring conditions have been right. This is a bird that you initially hunt for fun, but soon becomes revenge.

    If you want to get out and do something in the evening, or middle of the night, you can do it...about everything is open.

    You don't have to travel anymore to see your friends, they all eventually get here at some time or another....
     
  20. shot410ga

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    Don't forget, you can live in close proximity to just about every dirt bag, hooker, dope dealer, and criminal running from justice in America. Because, sooner or later they all end up in Las Vegas.
     
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