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Old 01-10-2013, 11:23 AM
 
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I've been living in suburban Vegas for 8 years and my biggest frusteration is the LACK of all the things you are looking for...no sense of community, no gathering places, no downtown (I'm sorry but the Freemont freak show doesn't count, I have children.) The farmers markets sound great online, but very little is grown around here in comparison to other parts of the country. I visited the Ferry Building farmers market in San Fran and was blown away!!

Odd as it sounds, I agree with ScoopLV, that Salt Lake City has much more of the culture that you seek.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:34 AM
 
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Hippies in Salt Lake?? I didn't see any.


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Old 01-10-2013, 11:55 AM
 
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Hippies in Salt Lake?? I didn't see any.
I didn't either. However, if you go to one of the handful of brew pubs in Salt Lake, you will meet some very interesting people.

SLC would still be the last place I'd ever send a hippie. LV would be the second to last, and Phoenix after that.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:17 AM
 
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Don't think OP is as hippie as everyone is making them out to be. Differences exist between hippie, granola, and just indie. Sounds like OP enjoys the granola/indie type of people/community but it's not #1 on the list. Vegas will be a fine place. There are some likeminded people here, you just have to know where to look. They may not appear granola at first glance.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:38 AM
 
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The farmers markets sound great online, but very little is grown around here in comparison to other parts of the country.
Every time I see someone mention/complain that little is grown locally, it reminds me of the classic Sam Kinison bit about people living in a desert.



Sam Kinison on World Hunger - YouTube
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:45 AM
 
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Every time I see someone mention/complain that little is grown locally, it reminds me of the classic Sam Kinison bit about people living in a desert.



Sam Kinison on World Hunger - YouTube
Never seen that before. People just expect too much when moving out here.


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Old 01-11-2013, 06:16 PM
 
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Pass the grain of salt.

Much if not most of the west coast produce is grown in the Central Valley of California...

All desert. There are these places with little water and 1000 feet of top soil.

Add water and vegetable nirvana.

The soil in the LV valley is pretty alkaline...but they do not go together.

For one looking for granola rather than hippy - you can do fine in the RNPs. If you really want we can find you a mid 70s geodesic dome. Not a local community but a well distributed one. Goats and chickens work though.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:54 PM
 
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You can grow plenty of things out here. You have to amend the soil and it does take water.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:48 PM
 
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The plan is to find the area (virtually) that will best suit us, move to that area and rent for a year or so to get to know it. If it's a fit - then we buy. We're definitely not jumping in without a lot of thought and personal experience there.

Thanks for defining valley for me, too! It seems like a pretty vast area. I have definitely considered Henderson due to its proximity to the airport. Ideally, I'd like to be within 45 mins (with or without traffic) to LAS.
Isn't anywhere in the Valley 45 mins or less to the airport?

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If 45 minutes is your criteria, you could be in Mt. Charleston!

But really, if you don't mind that much of the commute, you might want to look at some of the newer, outlying communities like Aliante, Centennial Hills, Southern Highlands, etc. They are, on average, 5-7 year-old neighborhoods, very safe, and you will get a lot more bang for your buck than you will in an area like Green Valley, and the commute should be around 30 minutes (that's how long it takes me to get from Centennial Hills, which is at the far northwest corner of the Valley, to LAS)
lol...yes, that is what I was thinking.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:08 PM
 
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Did you decide on a place?

If not have you thought about Palm Springs? It has an airport. I'm considering relocating there (I live near where you are now).
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