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Old 08-22-2010, 10:00 PM
Location: Tucson
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The only issue I see with retiring here is the access to quality healthcare. I don't know how it is on the geriatric side of it, but on the pediatric side, Vegas has very poor choices. Well, unless you are very healthy and all is normal. But if you have anything requiring a pediatric specialist, forget it.

In fact, I am considering traveling back to Tucson, Arizona to see a specialist for my daughter, either there or Denver. How sad is it that Tucson, Arizona has better access to quality health care than Vegas, a much larger metropolitan area. It isn't just one specialty or another either, there are therapies we don't have access to here either.

So, if I was thinking about retiring, and had diabetes, asthma, arthritis, etc.... Vegas would not be on my list.
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Old 08-22-2010, 10:28 PM
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I am in 89131 as well which is a good choice. Definately check out Sun City Aliante which is 55+ and they have a ton of homes for sale, I believe many will fit your budget.
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Old 08-23-2010, 12:05 AM
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I will be 'retiring' from the military in a few months. Was originally looking at San Diego, but after searching for about a month, saw an ad on the bottom of the web page advertising 3000 sq ft houses for 100k in Las Vegas (and I was looking at 1980 condos for 175K+. I figured it was just a marketing ploy, but needed a break from the disappointing search in San Diego, so figured why not.

So I did a search of the area... came up with about 8000 houses that were 2500+ sq ft, built in last 5 years, and HAD A YARD (very rare in San Diego). Yeah, pentiful, cheap housing was definately a selling point for me.
Being military, wasnt so worried about the medical aspects, since I have that whole VA thing going for me (plus full medical coverage for clinics and regular hospitals is like $300/yr for life).

My requirements for retirement were:
1) somewhere warm (originally from the midwest and did a tour at Great Lakes where it was -65 one year, plus wind chill)
2) Preferably somewhere near a decent sized city that doesnt have winter for 8 months and I wont get bored. That it happened to be Vegas is just another plus for 'bragging rights' back home (its nice to have a facebook/myspace page that says you live in Vegas right next to all your alumni in bfe midwest that have probly been out of the state maybe a handful of times..ha).

Bought my house last Aug and wife is living there now... will be back in Vegas hopefully around mid-Nov (late enough in the year to hopefully avoid any family asking to come for new yrs..ha).

Annywho, just my $.02... will see how it all turns out next year, but doubt I will have any regrets whatsoever.
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