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Old 01-15-2010, 04:52 AM
 
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I'm new to Vegas and it's a fun town, but I see no reason to be here unless you're into the desert, gambling, drinking, entertainment and are saving enough money on taxes to make it worthwhile.
Check, check, check, check, and check! (But, not necessarily in that order.)

Looks like I made the right choice for my upcoming move!
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Old 01-15-2010, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Where I lay my hats my home
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The LV climate is superior to SD at least as much as it is inferior. Of the two I prefer LV. You can prefer whatever you like. I am aware of no standard for climate.
Sorry, this is what I mean to quote in my last post...so again, genuine question: why do you think San Diego doesnt get the nod for weather?
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:12 AM
 
Location: ɐpɐʌǝu 'sɐƃǝʌ sɐl
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I moved from California three years ago, and I've never regretted it. I lived 36 years in/around the Los Angeles area, and lived in southern Ventura County prior to my move to LV.

I say go for it. You've apparently given it more thought than most that move here, and you haven't been dissuaded, so you should be content.

If you're renting, you'll find that the rents are MUCH cheaper here. I was renting a one bedroom apartment in CA for more than I'm paying for a three bedroom house here.

Electricity gets expensive in the summer - be prepared for that. A summer electricity bill in a larger house WILL be over $300 and probably over $400, depending on how cool you keep the house, how well insulated it is, etc. You were pretty close with the other utilities.

We also run our business from home. We started our current business after we moved. The process is pretty painless and not very expensive, as long as it's a sole proprietor or general partnership. Where you live matters, too, as not all of "Las Vegas" is actually part of the city of Las Vegas (map).

Don't let the naysayers change your mind. I don't "love" this city or anything, but it beats the hell out of any large city in California in a lot of ways, most notably in the cost of living. As long as you can tolerate the summer heat, you'll do fine. The heat does wear on you, so be prepared. It's not like a heatwave that only lasts a week, and it doesn't cool down at night - it's HOT 24/7 for 3-4 months straight.

Welcome!
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:58 AM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Sorry, this is what I mean to quote in my last post...so again, genuine question: why do you think San Diego doesnt get the nod for weather?
SD gets 68% of the avaiable sunshine. LV gets 85%. In SD the mornings are often cool and clammy outside of the high summer.

LV is clearly inferior in the high heat - so inferior in the afternoons of the summer. And a little inferior in the cold of the winter. The other 6 months Las Vegas is to our tastes better.

We prefer LV at 95 to SD at 72. As do many older people. We also prefer the sunny mornings of Las Vegas to the fog and haze of coastal CA.

Make no mistake. We like the climate of coastal CA as well. And the climate of either place is vastly superior to most of the US.
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:28 PM
 
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I want to see the two of you in a cage match!!

pinksquid, you're going to move to vegas to save $800 in franchise tax?? are you nuts?

it's not about how much money you save - - it's about how much you can make NET. If you think you would be more motivated, and in a more prosperous mindset in vegas, netting more money then go for it. But to save a few $k?

Do you realize that if CA dropped their stupid taxes, ad redtape, that EVERYONE would move there? In fact, the entire state would crumble into the ocean from the weight of millions of extra people.

Always remember, if you don't fly first class now........you heirs, and the taxman will, later (with your $$ :-)





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Any reason to believe they have not?Again, you know they have limited experience how?

I've lived my entire life in two states. Nevada and California. I believe you arrived in Vegas in '96? You still haven't lived in Vegas as long as I did. You also didn't live in California for as long as I have, which would include stints in San Diego, Santa Cruz and San Luis Obispo.
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:33 PM
 
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I moved from California three years ago, and I've never regretted it. I lived 36 years in/around the Los Angeles area, and lived in southern Ventura County prior to my move to LV.

I say go for it. You've apparently given it more thought than most that move here, and you haven't been dissuaded, so you should be content.

If you're renting, you'll find that the rents are MUCH cheaper here. I was renting a one bedroom apartment in CA for more than I'm paying for a three bedroom house here.

Electricity gets expensive in the summer - be prepared for that. A summer electricity bill in a larger house WILL be over $300 and probably over $400, depending on how cool you keep the house, how well insulated it is, etc. You were pretty close with the other utilities.

We also run our business from home. We started our current business after we moved. The process is pretty painless and not very expensive, as long as it's a sole proprietor or general partnership. Where you live matters, too, as not all of "Las Vegas" is actually part of the city of Las Vegas (map).

Don't let the naysayers change your mind. I don't "love" this city or anything, but it beats the hell out of any large city in California in a lot of ways, most notably in the cost of living. As long as you can tolerate the summer heat, you'll do fine. The heat does wear on you, so be prepared. It's not like a heatwave that only lasts a week, and it doesn't cool down at night - it's HOT 24/7 for 3-4 months straight.

Welcome!
I can not believe you are giving this girl such bad advice. Las Vegas is ugly, and is nowhere comparable to San Diego in any way. I only like Las Vegas because of the fact that alcohol is available for 24 hours, and for the strip. Otherwise, this city sucks. This girl does not drink or gamble, and she and her husband can comfortably afford living in San Diego. The ONLY advantage to moving here will be that it is cheaper. What you are doing is no different than me trying to convince a rich person to trade in their Mercedes and buy an old Ford Escort like mine because it is "cheaper" to run. Give me a break.
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:43 PM
 
Location: ɐpɐʌǝu 'sɐƃǝʌ sɐl
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I can not believe you are giving this girl such bad advice. Las Vegas is ugly, and is nowhere comparable to San Diego in any way. I only like Las Vegas because of the fact that alcohol is available for 24 hours, and for the strip. Otherwise, this city sucks. This girl does not drink or gamble, and she and her husband can comfortably afford living in San Diego. The ONLY advantage to moving here will be that it is cheaper. What you are doing is no different than me trying to convince a rich person to trade in their Mercedes and buy an old Ford Escort like mine because it is "cheaper" to run. Give me a break.
Perhaps you can point out the "bad advice" in my post.

I stated facts. You stated (very clearly emotionally charged) opinions.

If you hate Las Vegas so much, LEAVE. I'll even buy your bus ticket - one way, of course.

I realize that it's hard to see through the haze of your alcohol induced fog, but the reality is that not everybody is just like you, LVD. There are people that LOVE living in Las Vegas. People are actually all different, and some people LIKE the heat. Others don't. If you don't like it, leave. The nonsense about "I only like Las Vegas because of the fact that alcohol is available for 24 hours, and for the strip" is bullcrap. The most basic of planning can ensure that you have enough alcohol to make it until the stores open in the morning, and "the strip" is not a reason to live here unless you're a professional gambler, which you most certainly are not.

Rather than trying to throw your wet blanket over every thread in which people are asking questions about living here, why not either offer genuine and constructive answers/advice, or keep your trap shut? Your dislike of yourself and your choices in life isn't sufficient reason to declare that a city of millions is unlivable.
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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I can not believe you are giving this girl such bad advice. Las Vegas is ugly, and is nowhere comparable to San Diego in any way. I only like Las Vegas because of the fact that alcohol is available for 24 hours, and for the strip. Otherwise, this city sucks. This girl does not drink or gamble, and she and her husband can comfortably afford living in San Diego. The ONLY advantage to moving here will be that it is cheaper. What you are doing is no different than me trying to convince a rich person to trade in their Mercedes and buy an old Ford Escort like mine because it is "cheaper" to run. Give me a break.
Maybe it's time to leave......
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:46 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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I can not believe you are giving this girl such bad advice. Las Vegas is ugly, and is nowhere comparable to San Diego in any way. I only like Las Vegas because of the fact that alcohol is available for 24 hours, and for the strip. Otherwise, this city sucks. This girl does not drink or gamble, and she and her husband can comfortably afford living in San Diego. The ONLY advantage to moving here will be that it is cheaper. What you are doing is no different than me trying to convince a rich person to trade in their Mercedes and buy an old Ford Escort like mine because it is "cheaper" to run. Give me a break.
Sorry LVD...LV is a number of things but it is in no way "ugly".

There are ugly parts but it is a reasonably nice setting. San Diego has some really neat views but it also has some pretty ugly places.

The LV Valley at night surpasses SD by a long way. And the mountains surround do better than those of SD. The harbor and some views of SD are striking...but so are some views of LV.

I will agree that SD is more picturesque...but that in no way makes LV ugly...
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:48 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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I want to see the two of you in a cage match!!

pinksquid, you're going to move to vegas to save $800 in franchise tax?? are you nuts?

it's not about how much money you save - - it's about how much you can make NET. If you think you would be more motivated, and in a more prosperous mindset in vegas, netting more money then go for it. But to save a few $k?

Do you realize that if CA dropped their stupid taxes, ad redtape, that EVERYONE would move there? In fact, the entire state would crumble into the ocean from the weight of millions of extra people.

Always remember, if you don't fly first class now........you heirs, and the taxman will, later (with your $$ :-)
The savings for LV are vastly greater than an $800 franchise tax.

Figure half on housing and 5 to 10% of income.
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