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Old 10-13-2014, 12:47 PM
 
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After my son left home for school, I began packing to move to Las Vegas. While doing this I met a wonderful man who asked me to move in with him here in New York. I did, we married and then he said he wanted to move to Las Vegas. Lower cost of living, more house for the money, no income tax and above all warm weather. He loved warm/hot weather. Before we could go he past away. Now I don't know what to do. I was going to continue with our plan, but I'm afraid. My son says I should move to Colorado where he lives. While I am not thrilled about very hot weather, everything else about Las Vegas still sounds great to me. Mostly the cost of housing. Though I am more a fan of cities or rural areas as apposed to suburbs. Work is also a concern. I do not want to be bored and I love working in service industries and also as a stylist. I am guessing there would be more oportunity for that in Las Vegas. I was so sure where I wanted to go when I was younger and then as a couple, but now, starting over alone I am all over the place. Does anyone have any advice? It's not living alone that has me concerned. I have a cat & will be getting another dog once I move, so I won't be alone. I'm also considering buying a horse, though I will probably stable him, since having one on the property brings up all other kinds of issues. Has anyone else gone through something like this? I am starting to think that too many options are as difficult as too few, if not more so. My husband has been gone a little over a year, in case you think I am making a rash or too quick decision. Thanks for the help.
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Old 10-13-2014, 12:56 PM
 
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Pueblo, COLO is about as dirt cheap as it gets for the I-25 corridor, it is hot in the summer but not blistering hot like LV or Phoenix. Use realtor.com to look at home prices.

Colorado Springs is next up on the price / amenities scale, we've been here 9 years, love it, and highly recommend it. Use ppar.com to look at house prices and rental prices.

Denver has a huge selection of areas and prices, which are higher than the above two cities but has good public transit, a fair number of jobs, and tons to see and do. Realtor.com or padmapper.com for rentals.
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Old 10-13-2014, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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You've considered Vegas on more than one occasion, so why not just go there? There must be something there that has been attracting you. Personally, it's way too hot and dry for me, and I have no desire to live in the middle of the desert, but that's my opinion.

I think you should just go to Vegas and give it a try. It's nice that your son wants you in Colorado because that's where he is, but is that what you want? Of course, you could also take a vacation and visit Colorado to see what you think, but if Vegas is calling then you should go. It doesn't have to be forever.

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Old 10-13-2014, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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My office is in Las Vegas. I'm there almost every week.

For a big city, it desperately lacks a real urban center. For the most part Vegas is incredibly suburban feeling. Most people live in cookie cutter gated communities. There are no walkable urban neighborhoods. If you like cities, you will really miss this aspect of them in Las Vegas.

Vegas does have world class restaurants, but you are going to The Strip to eat at them. That means parking at a mega casino, then walking through one to get to your restaurant.

Downtown is starting to be revitalized and is the closest thing that Vegas has to what I would consider a real urban neighborhood. It's still a bit rough around the edges, but kind of cool. It still needs a lot more development.
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Old 10-13-2014, 07:32 PM
 
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After my son left home for school, I began packing to move to Las Vegas. While doing this I met a wonderful man who asked me to move in with him here in New York. I did, we married and then he said he wanted to move to Las Vegas. Lower cost of living, more house for the money, no income tax and above all warm weather. He loved warm/hot weather. Before we could go he past away. Now I don't know what to do. I was going to continue with our plan, but I'm afraid. My son says I should move to Colorado where he lives. While I am not thrilled about very hot weather, everything else about Las Vegas still sounds great to me. Mostly the cost of housing. Though I am more a fan of cities or rural areas as apposed to suburbs. Work is also a concern. I do not want to be bored and I love working in service industries and also as a stylist. I am guessing there would be more oportunity for that in Las Vegas. I was so sure where I wanted to go when I was younger and then as a couple, but now, starting over alone I am all over the place. Does anyone have any advice? It's not living alone that has me concerned. I have a cat & will be getting another dog once I move, so I won't be alone. I'm also considering buying a horse, though I will probably stable him, since having one on the property brings up all other kinds of issues. Has anyone else gone through something like this? I am starting to think that too many options are as difficult as too few, if not more so. My husband has been gone a little over a year, in case you think I am making a rash or too quick decision. Thanks for the help.
Based on what you have written it certainly looks like your heart is set on Vegas. Why not give it a try? If you don't like it then you can always move to Colorado and stay closer to your son.
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