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Old 10-24-2017, 07:16 AM
 
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Born in Dorchester, grew up in Lynn, Been out here 5+ years, I love it. Brighton doesn't really have a similar feel to anyplace out here that I've been, but thats good, since you are looking to start something new. If I were you, I'd take an extended trip out here, rent a car, check out a bunch of places before you decide to put in an offer.

Pros: no snow, places are open 24/7, cheaper cost of living, lots of entertainment options, lots of new sports events coming.

Cons: no snow, lots of homeless people, crime is about the same, Summerlin/Henderson is like Quincy/Braintree in relation to Boston, kinda quiet, but still close enough to be in town in a half hour, Vegas is very transient.

Depending on your needs Vegas could work.
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Old 12-20-2017, 08:41 PM
 
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I lived in Plainville for several years and I used to take the bus in to Boston or Providence quite often.

As someone else told you we don't really have a true downtown. There are lots of casinos outside the usual tourist areas that cater to people who live here, not just tourists. Right now is our festival time of year because the heat of summer is gone. The Greek Festival was a couple weeks ago and the Renaissance Festival was too. San Genarro is one of the bigger festivals. We have everything you would expect in a smallish city. Fewer cultural activities here than in Boston.

Las Vegas is built all around the car. There are very few areas you would consider walkable. The bus system is pretty good but if it's 110 degrees it's not pleasant to walk to the bus stop and wait 20 minutes for a bus. By the time you reach your destination you will need another shower. We don't have much along the line of farmer's markets because not much grows here. It's too hot!


Thatís whats up. I worked in plainville for about 10 years. Do you ever regret moving?
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Old 12-20-2017, 08:43 PM
 
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Born in Dorchester, grew up in Lynn, Been out here 5+ years, I love it. Brighton doesn't really have a similar feel to anyplace out here that I've been, but thats good, since you are looking to start something new. If I were you, I'd take an extended trip out here, rent a car, check out a bunch of places before you decide to put in an offer.

Pros: no snow, places are open 24/7, cheaper cost of living, lots of entertainment options, lots of new sports events coming.

Cons: no snow, lots of homeless people, crime is about the same, Summerlin/Henderson is like Quincy/Braintree in relation to Boston, kinda quiet, but still close enough to be in town in a half hour, Vegas is very transient.

Depending on your needs Vegas could work.
Thanks for your input. Do you ever regret the move?
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Old 12-20-2017, 11:21 PM
 
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How old are you? That will help advise where to look for like minded individuals.

WTH - There are farmers markets here every day in different parts of town. I go to them and have for years. The only time some are closed is during the Christmas season. Some of the stuff is local and some is from farm area in CA.
Those are nowhere near the farmerís markets on the east coast. Actually I wouldnít even call them farmers markets
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Old 12-20-2017, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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Thanks for your input. Do you ever regret the move?
Iím from Cleveland and itís been good here. Headed back east in the summer to Tampa. Going to make a great profit on my house and then have no mortgage there

I certainly wouldnít spend $375k on a small postage stamp house here compared to what you can get elsewhere

Compared to Cali, Ny, and other areas this is still a bargain but prices are skyrocketing
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