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Old 08-02-2017, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Jurupa Valley, CA, USA 92509
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This thread is somewhat of a follow-up to this previous thread that I recently started on the San Bernardino and Riverside Counties Forum. Check it out if you haven't already (or not ):

Is it ever possible to live in ANY very small town in San Bernardino County?

Now, here's this thread's topic:

Is it possible for someone to live in a small town that is within or near Death Valley (ex: Furnace Creek, Death Valley Junction, Shoshone, Panamint Springs, etc.)? How about a ghost town that was used for mining purposes in the last century (ex: Ballarat, Leadfield, Chloride City, Laws, etc.)? If so, how would one go about it? What would be the legal requirements in order to do so? What would one have to do for water, cable TV, gas, electricity, Internet/Wi-Fi, etc.? Where is/are the nearest location(s) for recreation, entertainment, groceries, restaurants/eating out, church, medical, fire, police, school/education, etc.? Will one have to worry about any sort of crime in any of those small towns in/near Death Valley, since I would imagine that they are all far away from the nearest police department?

One more question...

Are some of those Death Valley ghost towns/small towns now private property, or are they protected by law by the local agencies/government(s) of Inyo County, to prevent trespassing?

Any answers to any or all of the following questions are greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!

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Old 08-02-2017, 03:52 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood, CA
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This thread is somewhat of a follow-up to this previous thread that I recently started on the San Bernardino and Riverside Counties Forum. Check it out if you haven't already (or not ):

Is it ever possible to live in ANY very small town in San Bernardino County?

Now, here's this thread's topic:

Is it possible for someone to live in a small town that is within or near Death Valley (ex: Furnace Creek, Death Valley Junction, Shoshone, Panamint Springs, etc.)? How about a ghost town that was used for mining purposes in the last century (ex: Ballarat, Leadfield, Chloride City, Laws, etc.)? If so, how would one go about it? What would be the legal requirements in order to do so? What would one have to do for water, cable TV, gas, electricity, Internet/Wi-Fi, etc.? Where is/are the nearest location(s) for recreation, entertainment, groceries, restaurants/eating out, church, medical, fire, police, school/education, etc.? Will one have to worry about any sort of crime in any of those small towns in/near Death Valley, since I would imagine that they are all far away from the nearest police department?

One more question...

Are some of those Death Valley ghost towns/small towns now private property, or are they protected by law by the local agencies/government(s) of Inyo County, to prevent trespassing?

Any answers to any or all of the following questions are greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!
Why on Earth would ever live anywhere NEAR Death Valley?
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:10 PM
 
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This thread is somewhat of a follow-up to this previous thread that I recently started on the San Bernardino and Riverside Counties Forum. Check it out if you haven't already (or not ):

Is it ever possible to live in ANY very small town in San Bernardino County?

Now, here's this thread's topic:

Is it possible for someone to live in a small town that is within or near Death Valley (ex: Furnace Creek, Death Valley Junction, Shoshone, Panamint Springs, etc.)? How about a ghost town that was used for mining purposes in the last century (ex: Ballarat, Leadfield, Chloride City, Laws, etc.)? If so, how would one go about it? What would be the legal requirements in order to do so? What would one have to do for water, cable TV, gas, electricity, Internet/Wi-Fi, etc.? Where is/are the nearest location(s) for recreation, entertainment, groceries, restaurants/eating out, church, medical, fire, police, school/education, etc.? Will one have to worry about any sort of crime in any of those small towns in/near Death Valley, since I would imagine that they are all far away from the nearest police department?

One more question...

Are some of those Death Valley ghost towns/small towns now private property, or are they protected by law by the local agencies/government(s) of Inyo County, to prevent trespassing?

Any answers to any or all of the following questions are greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!
Yes. Work for the Park Service.

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Old 08-02-2017, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Jurupa Valley, CA, USA 92509
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Why on Earth would ever live anywhere NEAR Death Valley?
Because it's a lot cheaper, more open, more rural. Perhaps if someone is a hardcore desert rat then they MIGHT like living in/near Death Valley.
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:37 PM
 
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Shoshone is an actual town with residents, a post office, gas station etc. I've been there. I'm sure you could live there because other people do. Only way to live in Death Valley NP is (as already said) is work for the park service and be assigned there or work for one of the concessionaires that run businesses in the park. Or, become a member of the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe of Indians and live in their village near Furnace Creek.
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Tulare County, Ca
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Pahrump, NV is pretty close and it has all the amenities you're looking for. Also, there's Beatty, NV and Amargosa Valley, NV which are close to DV but they don't have all the amenities you want.
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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There's also Darwin.
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:15 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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Why on Earth would ever live anywhere NEAR Death Valley?
Why not??
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Jurupa Valley, CA, USA 92509
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There's also Darwin.
That, too. I know that Darwin is indeed in a desert, but what's it like? Is it similar to Trona?

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Old 08-03-2017, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Jurupa Valley, CA, USA 92509
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Pahrump, NV is pretty close and it has all the amenities you're looking for. Also, there's Beatty, NV and Amargosa Valley, NV which are close to DV but they don't have all the amenities you want.
LOL, I'm not planning to move to anywhere that's near (or, in) Death Valley (at least, not just yet). I was just asking if it were possible for SOMEBODY to live in a small/ghost town that's near (or again, in) Death Valley (never mind, I already asked that question). Otherwise, those small towns in Nevada you've mentioned are great suggestions (just did a bit of research on each of them)!
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