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Old 08-05-2017, 07:30 PM
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1). Addiction is everywhere-gambling, drinking, smoking marijuana (legally), prostitution,
2). Vegas use to be a nice place to live, not anymore...why? Pure, unbridled greed.
3). Casinos are not entertainment anymore, they're there to take every last dollar from you. They charge you outrageous dollars to eat, stay, play, and now for parking. The value of your dollar is non-existent anymore, you can't even spend a decent night out without spending $300.
4). Salaries have decreased tremendously. After the economic crisis, the rate of pay for regular jobs has decreased and has never recovered plus unless you know someone you will not get a decent job.
5). It's boring...once you've hiked the same dusty, rocky trails, seen the same Lake once, visited the hotels on the strip, there's not much else to do.
6). Unless you drive to California, there's nowhere else to visit locally or within a three hour drive.
7). It's an artificial city-no substance, residents are extremely transient, no sense of community, no values.
8). Suicides and murder-suicides are all the rage. Why? Because people get in trouble. The media tries to cover up the majority of these but it's so prevalent now that they can't continue to mask it anymore.
9). The wind storms are terrible. Chicago??? It's nothing compared to Las Vegas...over here, there are 65mph storms regularly and the downpours create tremendous dangerous flooding scenarios all over the valley which causes rocks and debris to be scattered all over the roadways for weeks because the county will not sweep it up.
10). Homelessness is everywhere, prevalent and dangerous. If they don't attack you, they kill themselves, and they're all over the valley in intersections, stores and eateries.

These are just a few of the bullet points I want to stress after having lived here for the last 13 years and experiencing both the highs and lows of this city so I'm just being perfectly honest with you. I have no agenda nor personal vendetta against this city or anyone, just letting you know what to expect, Oh and one more thing...for the love of God, you seniors and retirees, please DO NOT retire here as you will definitely be throwing away your hard earned dollars and retirement income and receive nothing in return-just heartache, anxiety, pain, financial loss. I've seen it a million times, our poor senior citizens crushed in the casino because they've lost everything, ****ting their pants on the way to the restrooms, it's shameful.

I just want to be an advocate of reality because I too once was enamored with Las Vegas, but it's definitely lost its luster and is a city in big trouble. Leaving Las Vegas, for good...
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Old 08-05-2017, 07:32 PM
Location: Orange County
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Well you really wouldn't like living in Ca either.
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Old 08-05-2017, 07:48 PM
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Where do you plan on moving?
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Old 08-05-2017, 08:00 PM
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Well, you mentioned all the negatives. Isn't anything good about the city?

You really don't have to get caught up in all that if you don't want to. Cost of living is still reasonable, jobs mediocre, it's sunny and dry (some like it), infrastructure is new, geographic location is not bad as within a 300 mile radius you have some spectacular scenery and outdoor activities such as hiking, you have some of the best restaurants and shows in the world and again you don't have to gamble and there plenty of things to do. I remember someone posting last March that during a day they could have been up in snowy Mt. Charleston, at NASCAR, at a concert or down in the valley in warm weather and Lake Mead! You surely can't call Las Vegas boring! Try living in the middle of Nebraska.

Keep in mind America as a whole has changed allot economically and socially since 9/11 and then the financial crash it is not just Las Vegas.

Most cities in the size of Las Vegas with 2 million residents will have problems but again you don't have to get caught up in all of it and with time it will be more of a community and a better place for families.
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Old 08-05-2017, 09:20 PM
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The OP does list facts about LV.. I've heard a couple of people who has lived in LV in the 80's 90's say it has changed dramatically. More negative than Positive change.
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Old 08-05-2017, 10:02 PM
Location: Henderson, NV
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I can agree with you with the transient city with no sense of community point. That's what will drive me out of Vegas in a few years.

Everything other complaint, meh. I don't have sympathy for stupid people without self-control, which is featured in each of your criticisms.
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Old 08-05-2017, 10:02 PM
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see ya
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Old 08-06-2017, 01:17 AM
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Well frankly with your world view you're certainly not adding any joy to the city.

Love it here. You should move but don't discourage people with that dark-sided assessment.
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Old 08-06-2017, 03:17 AM
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I enjoyed hearing his thoughts, just saying...Plenty of threads forget to mention some of the problems we have here. I'm happy here though.
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Old 08-06-2017, 04:31 AM
Location: Southwestern, USA
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Thanks, tbarreto...I found it realistic. Sure, you can make a whole diff life away from
the pitfalls and there are good points, also.
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