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Old 09-01-2016, 12:12 AM
 
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Do you realize how hard it is to find work in a casino oriented economy ?
Go to Las Vega forum and mention your work aspirations and see what the residents say.
It is cutthroat in Vegas.
When I visit Vegas I noticed the same people working in the same casinos for 10-115 years in the same positions and it really hurts my heart.
Older people doing jobs that younger people should be doing because that's their only choice.
The employer has the upper hand in Vegas.
Las Vegas is a beautiful place with a hard working populace. I just don't want you to experience what you WILL experience if your game is not right.
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Old 09-01-2016, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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Seems pretty split from the responses so far... I think I've been sold on Vegas slightly more than Phoenix but I should do more research. Visiting both before a final move is not an option unfortunately.
How does it seem pretty split so far from the responses? Everyone has suggested Phoenix aside from a CD poster who is notorious on the AZ boards for hating Phoenix. Anywho I would personally suggest Phoenix over Vegas. If gambling and ostentatious nightlife (although Scottsdale nightlife is very lively) is your thing then obviously go to Vegas, but besides that the Phoenix metro will offer way more/a higher quality of life than the Vegas metro. I would highly suggest posting in both the Phoenix and Vegas forums to get informed responses about each city.
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Old 09-01-2016, 06:30 PM
 
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How does it seem pretty split so far from the responses? Everyone has suggested Phoenix aside from a CD poster who is notorious on the AZ boards for hating Phoenix. Anywho I would personally suggest Phoenix over Vegas. If gambling and ostentatious nightlife (although Scottsdale nightlife is very lively) is your thing then obviously go to Vegas, but besides that the Phoenix metro will offer way more/a higher quality of life than the Vegas metro. I would highly suggest posting in both the Phoenix and Vegas forums to get informed responses about each city.
He won't listen. Posters are giving him wisdom from above the lights looking down. He's looking up at the bright lights and can't see past them.
Remember he's in his twenties.
At least he's old enough to recover. We probably should start a go fund me account on his behalf and name it....." Spare change on Las Vegas hard Boulevard "
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Old 09-01-2016, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Vegas has free drinks.
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Old 09-05-2016, 03:19 PM
 
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Phoenix is more livable. Las Vegas is better for partying.
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Old 09-06-2016, 08:41 PM
 
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Phoenix is more livable. Las Vegas is better for partying.
Vegas isn't what it used to be. Gone are the days of just walking in a club and partying.
The only way you have a good time now is......pay the doorman a couple hundred dollars just to get in.
Once you get in there's no place to sit by design. The only place to sit is VIP.
Now that opens up a brand new can of worms. VIP section requires bottle service. 4 bottle min at 1000 dollars a bottle MINIMUM.
Think Entourage movie.
ALL Vegas dance clubs are catered for tourists....not locals.
The strip caters to tourist, not locals.
The biggest misconception is Vegas is such a big party.
The only way you can have fun is to go with a group of people and split the cost for the room, VIP, clubs etc.
It's gotten so bad that casinos like the Stratosphere are now adopting a new promo " Let's make Vegas what it used to be....."
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Old 09-09-2016, 03:01 PM
 
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Summers in both places...not very much of a difference. But since you hate cold weather, you'd probably like Phoenix more, as winters are more comfortable. Las Vegas in winter can feel downright cold due to the wind and its location in the high desert. Snow is more common there than in Phoenix as well, though the dreaded white stuff doesn't fall on a regular basis in either city.
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Old 09-09-2016, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Summers in both places...not very much of a difference. But since you hate cold weather, you'd probably like Phoenix more, as winters are more comfortable. Las Vegas in winter can feel downright cold due to the wind and its location in the high desert. Snow is more common there than in Phoenix as well, though the dreaded white stuff doesn't fall on a regular basis in either city.
Phoenix has only ever recorded actual snow in the foothills, the valley floor has only seen graupel (look it up).
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Old 09-09-2016, 11:27 PM
 
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Yeah, you're right. For some reason I thought the graupel was snow. Well, that just proves the point my original post made.
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Old 09-10-2016, 12:17 AM
 
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Hello all, first time poster here looking for some opinions. I'm living in Utah right now and am looking to get out. I feel this place is a bit too narrow minded overall and I hate the cold weather during the winter time. I'm looking to move somewhere without the snow and that I can hopefully make a living working as a delivery courier year round on either bike or motorcycle. I'm not interested in owning a car. I've looked up cities that companies such as Postmates, Ubereats, etc. work out of and Vegas and Phoenix are two that are always on the list. Would Nevada's no income tax be a big check in its favor for a courier? I also have read that Vegas stays a little cooler than Phoenix during the summer which might be a benefit doing that type of work. Also, I've heard Phoenix is very spread out which might make deliveries slower which means less cash to be made. I have no firsthand knowledge on either city. Both are close enough to Utah that I could still visit family here.

A little about me... I'm a male in my mid twenties. An introvert over the party scene and much more of a homebody now. Politically I'm socially liberal and fiscally conservative. A live and let live type I guess. I don't have any expensive hobbies and can get by without a lot of money. A minimalist for sure. I really don't want to do the 9-5 job thing anymore. It's too draining being around bosses/co-workers just to make a buck...

Well thanks for taking the time to read and any insight is much appreciated.
Neither. Tuscon or Albuquerque are the two preferable desert destinations.
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