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Old 02-20-2019, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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My sister is considering moving to the Las Vegas area to be closer to me when I move back. She lives in a Chicago suburb and thinks she does not want to live in Las Vegas, it's "too close to the city".

I tried to explain to her that Las Vegas/Henderson is not a "big city" and there are no "suburbs".

Any input on what either of these what I would call "small towns" are like would be of interest to me and her. I was only in Pahrump once many, many years ago and don't remember much about it. We are both seniors and proximity to good health care (doctors, hospitals etc) is a concern.

The new "Ovation at Mountain Falls" 55+ community looks nice from the pictures of it on their website, but I'm currently on the east coast and won't be able to check it out until I move back west. House prices seem much lower than any comparable new construction I have seen in the Las Vegas area.

Thanks for the info and opinions.
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Old 02-20-2019, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Southern Nevada
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Look at Boulder City. Close to LV when you need it and not as far as Pahrump or Mesquite.
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Old 02-20-2019, 11:44 AM
 
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You should show your sister around Las Vegas. She will probably change her mind once she sees that most of the city is just a suburb.
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Old 02-20-2019, 02:25 PM
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Location: Pahrump, NV
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pahrump is not for everyone - show your sister around las vegas/boulder city, then mesquite & then pahrump. each location has a completely different feel to them.

pahrump has a hospital, dr's offices do exist here but i'm not a fan of the dr's in town. some people here love them, others choose to drive to vegas for dr appts.


if she doesn't need/want land:
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i will gladly answer any questions you have about pahrump
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Old 02-20-2019, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Boulder City real estate tends to be a bit pricey, because unlike other communities in the area, they have put a cap on growth.
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Old 02-21-2019, 12:12 AM
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Location: Somewhere.
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My sister is considering moving to the Las Vegas area to be closer to me when I move back. She lives in a Chicago suburb and thinks she does not want to live in Las Vegas, it's "too close to the city".

I tried to explain to her that Las Vegas/Henderson is not a "big city" and there are no "suburbs".

Any input on what either of these what I would call "small towns" are like would be of interest to me and her. I was only in Pahrump once many, many years ago and don't remember much about it. We are both seniors and proximity to good health care (doctors, hospitals etc) is a concern.

The new "Ovation at Mountain Falls" 55+ community looks nice from the pictures of it on their website, but I'm currently on the east coast and won't be able to check it out until I move back west. House prices seem much lower than any comparable new construction I have seen in the Las Vegas area.

Thanks for the info and opinions.

Actually, like someone else said, most of where everyone lives is the suburbs. Just think the perimeter of the valley. If you haven't been out here for awhile, this valley is very far and wide. The entire valley itself is huge.

I like Mesquite, but it's a very small town. Not for everyone. But it's close to St.George, Utah, and not that far from Las Vegas itself. Pahrump is OK, and about the same distance as Mesquite. I think it's less hot in the summer.

Why not do what a lot of seniors do, and live in senior area's. Plenty of 55+ communities around the valley. And Mesquite has a really nice Sun City too. Research the heck out of everything. Do not go for cheap and get stuck in Hell like others have done.
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Old 02-23-2019, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA
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I'm a Californian who became a NV resident because of taxes. I chose Pahrump and love it. I really do! The people are incredibly friendly, it's quirky but nice and Mountain Falls (where Ovation is) is beautiful. Once you drive in there, you'd never know you're in the desert. Mesquite is overpriced and I found the people there to be very controlling in Sun City.

Go for Pahrump!
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Old 02-25-2019, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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You don't consider Las Vegas a big city? The metro area is 2.3 million.
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Old 02-25-2019, 10:40 AM
 
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Not compared to Chicago metro population of 9.5 million.
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Old 02-28-2019, 04:11 PM
 
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I know Mesquite is a retirement community, is Pahrump too? Appears that housing is cheaper in Pahrump. Do most people work in Vegas and live in Pahrump? I need to take a trip out there.
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