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Old 07-16-2009, 02:33 PM
 
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What are your thoughts on living in Las Vegas area in terms of:

Cost of living
Weather
Lisfestyle/Things to do


I am self employed and can work anywhere is the US so I'm thinking of moving to Las Vegas from Long Beach, just wanted to get some input on the impact on lifestyle from a Californian perspective
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Old 07-16-2009, 02:53 PM
 
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You cant run to the beach on an afternoon off
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:44 PM
 
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I just moved to Las Vegas July 1, 2009, from Long Beach, CA. That being said, I already knew before my move here to Summerlin that I wasn't going to have anymore frequent lazy afternoons at Shoreline Village beachfront sipping on a margarita at Tequila Jack's watching the sailboats go by. Or going to Manhatten Beach to have breakfast at Uncle Bills then strole the oceanfront beach walk. So the week before I left Long Beach I finished up the three sailing classes I had left at Pacific Sailing. Then my last weekend before relocating I went to my last Communion service at my church home (i'll really miss my church) then spent the remainder of the day at Shoreline Village. I did an evening cruise on the reggae boat and got blasted. Sipping on my pineapple and vodka drink as we left the Harbor I just absorbed all the beautiful beach scenery and said "goodbye LB and hello Hot Vegas."

I know my relocation to Vegas will be an exciting one because for one I am a mom who's children have just left the nest to go to college and the other to South Korea for a job promotion. Thereby, leaving this single mom free as a bird so I won't be crying about a beach because I can fly or drive back to California any ole day. I mean, come on...California is only 4 hours away...give me a break. I have a nice and reliable little sports car to zoom me there any ole time I wish.

Anyway, I love to jetski, kayak, fish, swim, sail, snowmobile, and lots of other stuff. I here Lake Mead is only 30 to 40 minutes away so I will be experiences the 5 marinas there and of course I here Laughlin has good jet skiing all day for a reasonable price. The casinos are cool, but I'm not a gambler. I may break out the penny jar once in awhile, but I can think of lots of other cool things to do. Yesterday I went to the MGM to check out the Lions. I've seen them before, but what the heck...it's free. I then went to the RainForest Cafe and had a burger/fries and drink and they sat me right by the waterfall at my request. It was very lovely and enchanting afternoon and I was by some water.

Also, I'm not sure how long it's going to last, but the Red Rock Casino which isn't even 5 minutes away from me has a FREE Jazz Pool Party on Fridays. I went and it was so much fun and so beautiful. They were playing a lot of old school R&B which was right up my alley. I had a great time. Yep...I was sippin on another pineapple and vodka drink too and I wasn't even missing the beach (maybe because they had that big ole beautiful blue/purplish pool all lit up and sparkling there with all these really nice cabanas and tons of palm trees surrounding the area). See still lots of water and palmtrees... so I'm good.

Oh! And I haven't even mentioned my Condo. Oh man! It's so beautiful! Yep. It's got a big ole resort style pool with lots of palm trees and since I leased my place site unseen through the internet I asked the leasing agent to please, please, make sure that my condo location is surrounded by trees (yeah...us Cali's have a thing for trees). Well, she did a great job! I have all these beautiful bay windows in my place with seating areas under most of them, a beautiful fireplace, and when I open up the shades all I see are beautiful trees and green grass. I also have several skylights so I get lots of natural light which is just great for this Cali girl. To top it off there is a ton of shopping, restaurants, markets...you name it...just less than a half block from me. Yeah...I'm in heaven over here in this hot place called Vegas. Did I mention my lease payment has been cut in half from what I was paying in Cali and since all the shopping is so close I save a lot on gasoline. Oh yeah! Gotta love Vegas.

I am totally lovin' Hot Vegas and I've only just begun. Can't wait 'til Winter too since I found out there is a ski resort only 30 minutes away so that will be fun too. Of course, I could take my trusty sportscar and hit up Park City Utah for some snowmobiling or maybe even Tahoe. Oh yeah! The party is on!

Vegas is what you make of it and I plan on making the most of it!

Peace Dueces, Diamond Girl :-)

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Old 07-16-2009, 08:41 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Default It has been a while.

We lived for some 15 years in Los Alamitos...a Tule of Long Beach in OC.

When we both retired in 1995 we elected to move to Las Vegas. We planned to be retirees and not work anymore.

For the first four years in Vegas we kept our boat in Long Beach. We in fact owned a half interest in an Avalom mooring and spent many long weekends in Avalon or Emerald bay. In some ways an idylic approach. Note that a reasonable size boat provides the equivalent of the ultimate beach condo at a relatively low cost. Even if you don't boat you can still live there.

The climate in Las Vegas is superior to the CA coastal plane much of the year. How much depends on your tolerance of heat and cold. We like heat so we get about 9 months equal or better in Las Vegas. If you don't like heat and don't like a little winter chill it breaks 6 and 6.

Housing and taxes are so much lower that you basically move up a class or two when you move to Las Vegas. CA has a much better opportunity to make a good living...but it costs.

I got all my sailing certificates 30 years ago..but I do miss the ocean. Unfortunately my physical condition is not suitable for open ocean boating at the moment...though we still have hopes of fixing that.

To a very large degree Las Vegas is, at this point, the eastern Los Angeles suburb. Anlyone coming from that environment will feel right at home. It is a nicer version of Palm Springs a little further away .

Anyway most Californians will like it here. The good is far greater than the bad.
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:55 PM
 
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I just moved to Las Vegas July 1, 2009, from Long Beach, CA. That being said, I already knew before my move here to Summerlin that I wasn't going to have anymore frequent lazy afternoons at Shoreline Village beachfront sipping on a margarita at Tequila Jack's watching the sailboats go by. Or going to Manhatten Beach to have breakfast at Uncle Bills then strole the oceanfront beach walk. So the week before I left Long Beach I finished up the three sailing classes I had left at Pacific Sailing. Then my last weekend before relocating I went to my last Communion service at my church home (i'll really miss my church) then spent the remainder of the day at Shoreline Village. I did an evening cruise on the reggae boat and got blasted. Sipping on my pineapple and vodka drink as we left the Harbor I just absorbed all the beautiful beach scenery and said "goodbye LB and hello Hot Vegas."

I know my relocation to Vegas will be an exciting one because for one I am a mom who's children have just left the nest to go to college and the other to South Korea for a job promotion. Thereby, leaving this single mom free as a bird so I won't be crying about a beach because I can fly or drive back to California any ole day. I mean, come on...California is only 4 hours away...give me a break. I have a nice and reliable little sports car to zoom me there any ole time I wish.

Anyway, I love to jetski, kayak, fish, swim, sail, snowmobile, and lots of other stuff. I here Lake Mead is only 30 to 40 minutes away so I will be experiences the 5 marinas there and of course I here Laughlin has good jet skiing all day for a reasonable price. The casinos are cool, but I'm not a gambler. I may break out the penny jar once in awhile, but I can think of lots of other cool things to do. Yesterday I went to the MGM to check out the Lions. I've seen them before, but what the heck...it's free. I then went to the RainForest Cafe and had a burger/fries and drink and they sat me right by the waterfall at my request. It was very lovely and enchanting afternoon and I was by some water.

Also, I'm not sure how long it's going to last, but the Red Rock Casino which isn't even 5 minutes away from me has a FREE Jazz Pool Party on Fridays. I went and it was so much fun and so beautiful. They were playing a lot of old school R&B which was right up my alley. I had a great time. Yep...I was sippin on another pineapple and vodka drink too and I wasn't even missing the beach (maybe because they had that big ole beautiful blue/purplish pool all lit up and sparkling there with all these really nice cabanas and tons of palm trees surrounding the area). See still lots of water and palmtrees... so I'm good.

Oh! And I haven't even mentioned my Condo. Oh man! It's so beautiful! Yep. It's got a big ole resort style pool with lots of palm trees and since I leased my place site unseen through the internet I asked the leasing agent to please, please, make sure that my condo location is surrounded by trees (yeah...us Cali's have a thing for trees). Well, she did a great job! I have all these beautiful bay windows in my place with seating areas under most of them, a beautiful fireplace, and when I open up the shades all I see are beautiful trees and green grass. I also have several skylights so I get lots of natural light which is just great for this Cali girl. To top it off there is a ton of shopping, restaurants, markets...you name it...just less than a half block from me. Yeah...I'm in heaven over here in this hot place called Vegas. Did I mention my lease payment has been cut in half from what I was paying in Cali and since all the shopping is so close I save a lot on gasoline. Oh yeah! Gotta love Vegas.

I am totally lovin' Hot Vegas and I've only just begun. Can't wait 'til Winter too since I found out there is a ski resort only 30 minutes away so that will be fun too. Of course, I could take my trusty sportscar and hit up Park City Utah for some snowmobiling or maybe even Tahoe. Oh yeah! The party is on!

Vegas is what you make of it and I plan on making the most of it!

Peace Dueces, Diamond Girl :-)
What a fun and postive post! Thank you.
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:24 PM
 
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Been here 2.5 years now... Grew up around Los Angeles, and was living in Ventura County for about 6 years before getting the he11 out of that state.

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What are your thoughts on living in Las Vegas area in terms of:

Cost of living - Cheaper. Some things are higher, but overall it's significantly cheaper to live here. When I moved, I rented a three bedroom house on the northern outskirts of the valley for less than I was paying for a one bedroom apartment in VC.

Weather - More extreme. Adjusting to the summer heat might be difficult, and the winters are noticeably colder. The unrelenting summer heat can really wear on you, so be prepared.

Lisfestyle/Things to do - Never was much for going out and doing much, other than hanging out with friends. There's certainly a lot to do and see here, though. It's different, but unless you're the type that goes out every night, you should manage ok.


I am self employed and can work anywhere is the US so I'm thinking of moving to Las Vegas from Long Beach, just wanted to get some input on the impact on lifestyle from a Californian perspective
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