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Old 08-14-2015, 10:36 PM
 
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So the whole "should I move to Vegas" threads are probably abundant here but I'm curious if I should do this based on my situation.

I'm a 24 year old single male currently living in Colorado Springs, CO. I work from home and my company gives me the opportunity to move where I please as long as it's in the U.S. but I can't decide between Jacksonville, FL or Vegas, two completely different lifestyles. The company I work for will raise or lower my pay depending on the cost of living in the area I'm moving to. I have family near Jacksonville but for some reason my heart tells me I should go Vegas. So I'll list my questions from start to finish.

1.) Do you think Vegas cost of living is higher or lower than Colorado Springs?
2.) If I were to get a 2 bed, 1-2 bath apartment (one room for office), how much can I expect to pay for utilities during the summer time with A/C running all day everyday?
3.) Are the people generally friendly and are there plenty of opportunities to meet people?
4.) How much can I expect to pay per year if I were to go to UNLV part time? No more than 6 credits per semester.

I appreciate any help.

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Old 08-14-2015, 10:47 PM
 
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So the whole "should I move to Vegas" threads are probably abundant here but I'm curious if I should do this based on my situation.

I'm a 24 year old single male currently living in Colorado Springs, CO. I work from home and my company gives me the opportunity to move where I please as long as it's in the U.S. but I can't decide between Jacksonville, FL or Vegas, two completely different lifestyles. The company I work for will raise or lower my pay depending on the cost of living in the area I'm moving to. I have family near Jacksonville but for some reason my heart tells me I should go Vegas. So I'll list my questions from start to finish.

1.) Do you think Vegas cost of living is higher or lower than Colorado Springs?
2.) If I were to get a 2 bed, 1-2 bath apartment (one room for office), how much can I expect to pay for utilities during the summer time with A/C running all day everyday?
3.) Are the people generally friendly and are there plenty of opportunities to meet people?
4.) How much can I expect to pay per year if I were to go to UNLV part time?

I appreciate any help.
1. Roughly the same
2. $75 to $350/mo, too many factors at play to narrow it more.
3. Neighbors keep to themselves more than you are used to, but go to a social setting like college or work and people are the same friendliness level as Colorado or Utah IMO.
4. UNLV website even has a tuition estimator (click)
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Old 08-14-2015, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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This is all I can say ...I have lived in both places...please chose FL.
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Old 08-14-2015, 11:39 PM
 
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This is all I can say ...I have lived in both places...please chose FL.
I'd rather live in Colorado than Florida, but I don't really care where OP goes. Nobody is going to have the same list of desirables, so asking strangers in the Internet is futile.
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Old 08-14-2015, 11:44 PM
 
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..for some reason my heart tells me I should go Vegas...
Listen to your heart.
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Old 08-15-2015, 12:13 AM
 
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Vegas peeps dont like this POLITICALLY KORRECT statement but here goes. Good people dont gravitate to Vegas. Vegas is popular with illegals, drugsters, hookers,etc. The people that thrive in the cash economy.


Vegas is good for older people who have their act together!
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Old 08-15-2015, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Southern Highlands
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Have you spent any time in Florida in the summer? You might not care for the humidity. Insects are also a problem. You should take the 'Florida or Germany' test.
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Old 08-15-2015, 09:13 AM
 
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Choose Florida. No water in Las Vegas.
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Old 08-15-2015, 09:14 PM
 
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So the whole "should I move to Vegas" threads are probably abundant here but I'm curious if I should do this based on my situation.

I'm a 24 year old single male currently living in Colorado Springs, CO. I work from home and my company gives me the opportunity to move where I please as long as it's in the U.S. but I can't decide between Jacksonville, FL or Vegas, two completely different lifestyles. The company I work for will raise or lower my pay depending on the cost of living in the area I'm moving to. I have family near Jacksonville but for some reason my heart tells me I should go Vegas. So I'll list my questions from start to finish.

1.) Do you think Vegas cost of living is higher or lower than Colorado Springs?
2.) If I were to get a 2 bed, 1-2 bath apartment (one room for office), how much can I expect to pay for utilities during the summer time with A/C running all day everyday?
3.) Are the people generally friendly and are there plenty of opportunities to meet people?
4.) How much can I expect to pay per year if I were to go to UNLV part time? No more than 6 credits per semester.

I appreciate any help.
Jacksonville is where you will have a better future, unless you drink, smoke, or gamble or prefer women that have no long term plans other than going to the night club once a week.
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Old 08-15-2015, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Henderson
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Jacksonville is where you will have a better future, unless you drink, smoke, or gamble or prefer women that have no long term plans other than going to the night club once a week.
You seem to imply that women that have no long-term plans other than going to the night club once a week are lacking in other redeeming values.


Jacksonville is a dump unless you are into crack cocaine.















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