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Old 08-22-2019, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Landrum,SC
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Who has moved here from the southeast? Which part and where are you now in the area? Advantages and dis-advantages from both ? Would you do it again? If not here then where?
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Old 08-23-2019, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I was born and raised in northeastern Florida. I miss the beach and the rain, don't miss the humidity, the bugs and mosquitoes big enough to be picked up on radar. I live in the northwest part of the city. One thing that a lot of people don't talk about is easy proximity to a number of national parks. Most of the major western NPs can be reached in a day's drive (a very long day if Yosemite or Yellowstone, but I digress). A lot of the scenery in the west just can't be matched back east.

Oh, and I miss Krystal. White Castle is close, but not quite there.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I lived in Naples, FL for almost 5 years. Every year the length of "summer" got longer to the point it where was hot, humid, and rained every day for 6 months of the year.

I much prefer Las Vegas. I lived in the Northwest area for a year and recently moved to Henderson, Seven Hills area.

Cost of living is similar (no state income tax, low property taxes, low utility bills). Housing and HOA's are cheaper here than Naples where it was more expensive than some other parts of Florida.

I much prefer the dry heat here, lots of entertainment, lots of restaurants. Not much about Naples I miss. It was kind of a boring retirement town, not much to do but play golf and go to the beach. Some good restaurants, but not a lot.

I like it here and can afford it. I like San Diego and LA but can't afford either.
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Old 08-23-2019, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Landrum,SC
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I was born and raised in northeastern Florida. I miss the beach and the rain, don't miss the humidity, the bugs and mosquitoes big enough to be picked up on radar. I live in the northwest part of the city. One thing that a lot of people don't talk about is easy proximity to a number of national parks. Most of the major western NPs can be reached in a day's drive (a very long day if Yosemite or Yellowstone, but I digress). A lot of the scenery in the west just can't be matched back east.

Oh, and I miss Krystal. White Castle is close, but not quite there.
Not many krystals left. I was not a beach person until last year I spent time in South florida. I actually thought about that area but not with all the e coli and such issues with the water/coasts these days.
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Old 08-23-2019, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Landrum,SC
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I lived in Naples, FL for almost 5 years. Every year the length of "summer" got longer to the point it where was hot, humid, and rained every day for 6 months of the year.

I much prefer Las Vegas. I lived in the Northwest area for a year and recently moved to Henderson, Seven Hills area.

Cost of living is similar (no state income tax, low property taxes, low utility bills). Housing and HOA's are cheaper here than Naples where it was more expensive than some other parts of Florida.

I much prefer the dry heat here, lots of entertainment, lots of restaurants. Not much about Naples I miss. It was kind of a boring retirement town, not much to do but play golf and go to the beach. Some good restaurants, but not a lot.

I like it here and can afford it. I like San Diego and LA but can't afford either.
Do you miss the greenery?
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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It's a completely different scene here. Weather and landscape. It is an adjustment to go from lush green to stark brown, but the landscape here is beautiful. I don't miss the love bugs splattered on my windshield or the thick layer of pine pollen on everything. The no-see-ums, chiggers and mosquitos. The humidity--I just tolerated bathing in insect repellent and sweat to have a beer on my deck on a summer night (VA, SC, MS, TX)--on the coastal plains. When I lived in the mountains, the summer nights were chilly and a screened in porch was a perfect setting to relax.

Good BBQ--SE wins easily. TX BBQ is also amazing--no comparison here. Otherwise, LV is an amazing place to dine.

Entertainment. Depends on what you like to do, but Las Vegas probably has some variant of your interest.

We've lived through tornados, severe thunderstorms, and a few hurricanes (we were inland). I don't worry about any of that here.
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:30 AM
 
Location: WA
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I lived in Naples, FL for almost 5 years. Every year the length of "summer" got longer to the point it where was hot, humid, and rained every day for 6 months of the year.

I much prefer Las Vegas. I lived in the Northwest area for a year and recently moved to Henderson, Seven Hills area.

Cost of living is similar (no state income tax, low property taxes, low utility bills). Housing and HOA's are cheaper here than Naples where it was more expensive than some other parts of Florida.

I much prefer the dry heat here, lots of entertainment, lots of restaurants. Not much about Naples I miss. It was kind of a boring retirement town, not much to do but play golf and go to the beach. Some good restaurants, but not a lot.

I like it here and can afford it. I like San Diego and LA but can't afford either.

How would you compare living in the NW vs LV? What made you decide to move to LV from PNW? Pros and Cons of LV vs PNW?



Have you noticed a large population of Mormons in Henderson? Nothing against the church as I'm an avid church member myself, but just curious to know if you noticed a prominent LDS presence?



Thanks.
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:52 AM
 
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I much prefer Las Vegas. I lived in the Northwest area for a year and recently moved to Henderson, Seven Hills area.
Welcome to the Seven Hills 'hood.
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Old 08-24-2019, 02:37 PM
 
Location: las vegas
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pittsburgh,pa. do not miss the snow and the minus degree weather. a lot flatter here in Vegas. places are close, like the 'burgh. and no rivers here in Vegas. we watch the pens and pirates on a pay network
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Old 08-25-2019, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Do you miss the greenery?
Naples is very Tropical, lush and green, really well landscaped (very high end town).

Vegas is different but I dig the desert landscape. I live in a beautiful area (Seven Hills/Anthem), not all areas of Vegas/Henderson etc are as nice but it doesn't bother me.
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