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Old 09-07-2008, 12:56 AM
 
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which town has a small town feel to it,meaning a nice downtown area to shop, go restaurants,entertaintment,and that have outdoor activities.boulder city or summerlin or any other town that has that feel to it.researching the possiblity of relocatining from the jersey shore.....tire of the cold winters!!!!!
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Old 09-07-2008, 01:16 AM
 
Location: South Strip, NV --> Philly (Fall 2009)
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summerlin isn't a town, if you are looking for something close to being like the jersey shore, (i'm originally from Bradley Beach, which is just south of Asbury Park), then I guess Boulder City would be close to that small town feel...
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Old 09-07-2008, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I agree with lvkewlkid. There ain't no towns here. Just big city life. And nothing like where your coming from which by the way...I am too.

I also agree with lvkewl that Boulder City will closely match what your wishing for. Small neighborhoods with all small cape cods on 50 X 100 lots. Almost no tract homes. Everyone in Boulder City knows eachother. Crime is almost non existant. Plenty of stores to get your necessities but almost no strip mall feel. They even have a down town walking street with some nice shops. My favorite is Milos Wine Cafe. They allow dogs to dine with their parents. My kind of place.

I dont think I would call Pahrump a small town. Not like some of us describe a town anyway. You would have to go visit for yourself there and see if its for you.

If you still work for a living you will be commuting to the big city.
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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There is really nothing like that in Nevada. Boulder City has maybe four or five restaurants that are any good, and that's a stretch; no real shopping except for a very few (10 maybe?) small stores. You'd still end up shopping in Henderson or Las Vegas for most things. But Boulder City does have a different small town atmosphere that is rare for this part of the country. In Northern Nevada there are a few small towns like Ely, Elko, Carson City, and Virginia City, but they are dry, dusty, unsophisticated towns, not too far removed from the old west, and are nothing like what you are used to. The nearest thing might be Lake Las Vegas which is pretty expensive, but it's more like a Hollywood set than a real town.
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Old 09-07-2008, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I know someone who has 2 acres in Pahrump in the outskirts of town. Has a few neighbors and no crime. Everyone leaves their door unlocked and even keys in the cars. I wouldn't live there myself because I like the city, but to each their own.
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:43 AM
 
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The only downtown we have is fremont street off LV Blvd and Henderson has a downtown (water street).

Even though you hear about different areas of las vegas ie: summerlin, green valley etc, they don't have a downtown area, shops/restaurants are spread out all over, there is no real distinction between them other than location (east side/west side).

Vegas and its surroundings are just one big sprawl with strip malls /restaurants scattered throughout. Most of these areas you hear about basically looks the same, of course there are sometimes subtle differences, like the older areas have more trees, maybe the streets wind a bit, maybe there is an incline/hill but no major differences.



This is one of the things I don't like about Las Vegas.
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:47 AM
 
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I agree. Vegas does not lend itself to a small town feel. It is an urban city with suburbs (such as Summerlin, which is a master planned community within Las Vegas). Boulder would be the closest I guess.

Other than that all the cities surrounding Las Vegas (NLV and Henderson) are so embedded they really just feel like another suburban area of Vegas.

Personally we are looking for the small town feel after retiring and are heading all the way north in Nevada to do it.
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