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Old 06-04-2010, 01:09 AM
 
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We have been planning to move to the Gulf Coast of Florida, but don't intend to spend our retirement waiting for the oil slicks to disappear from the beaches.

So, we are re-assessing our plan. Looking for a viable backup. We don't want snow anymore. Or even extended cold.

We had considered Las Vegas area a few years back, but ruled it out for some reason. I can't remember.

We don't require a large house, but we want bells & whistles. Condo does not provide privacy and has economic considerations. We are looking for 400k or less. (preferably less) Pool or room for a pool is a must.

Any help out there?

Which area of Las Vegas would be good for a quiet couple that does not need to be real close to the "action"

Thanks
I have to say this seems awfully short-sighted. Oil slicks won't last forever unless you really think they will never solve the problem. This sort of strikes me like someone hearing road construction will be bad in a city for six months so they are deciding to live elsewhere because they don't want to wait for the traffic jams to go away.
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:02 AM
 
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Curious about that...high humidity is bad for the aches and pains of old age? I'm not quite there yet....but I always thought it was cold weather?
Thanks for the old age reference Tiger Beer I am actually in my early 50s and like most folks my age, I have difficulty saying that is old.

In New England, we were fine in the cold. No problems as the winter cold air had very little humidity. However, our summers, or vacationing in Florida in the winter, really aggravated old ski injuries etc.

I know this may seem a little off topic, but this is one reason why this east coaster chose to live in Nevada over Florida.
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:29 AM
 
Location: Macao
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I have to say this seems awfully short-sighted. Oil slicks won't last forever unless you really think they will never solve the problem. This sort of strikes me like someone hearing road construction will be bad in a city for six months so they are deciding to live elsewhere because they don't want to wait for the traffic jams to go away.
This is much more than an oil slick though. Solving the problem, means stopping the 70,000 barrels a day from leaking everyday. The fact that it is still leaking, and has been leaking at such a large rate...to me, it basically means that we're looking at an EXXON VALDEZ of monstrous proportions.

Unless they stopped it today, or tomorrow, or next week...and it doesn't seem likely. I really think this particular problem has only just begun.
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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Thanks for the old age reference Tiger Beer I am actually in my early 50s and like most folks my age, I have difficulty saying that is old.

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Old is anyone that is one year older then me....always
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Old 06-04-2010, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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We have been planning to move to the Gulf Coast of Florida, but don't intend to spend our retirement waiting for the oil slicks to disappear from the beaches.

So, we are re-assessing our plan. Looking for a viable backup. We don't want snow anymore. Or even extended cold.

We had considered Las Vegas area a few years back, but ruled it out for some reason. I can't remember.

We don't require a large house, but we want bells & whistles. Condo does not provide privacy and has economic considerations. We are looking for 400k or less. (preferably less) Pool or room for a pool is a must.

Any help out there?

Which area of Las Vegas would be good for a quiet couple that does not need to be real close to the "action"

Thanks
Really and honestly you should check out Summerlin. It looks like a fantastic place to retire. You get up every morning and the mountains are right there outside and most, if not every community has a pool so you don't have to spend time, effort and money taking care of one. I would LOVE to retire there.
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Old 06-04-2010, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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I have to say this seems awfully short-sighted. Oil slicks won't last forever unless you really think they will never solve the problem. This sort of strikes me like someone hearing road construction will be bad in a city for six months so they are deciding to live elsewhere because they don't want to wait for the traffic jams to go away.
Even without the oil, Florida has too many hurricanes. Nobody wants to spend their golden years running from hurricanes all the time.
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Old 06-04-2010, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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And you get to watch the ladies at the supermarket play the slot machines at the exits ,while their cart of food sits,the ice cream melts,the milk gets warm,but hey they might hit the big one !!! What other place gives you that type of entertainment ????
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Old 06-04-2010, 05:51 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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And you get to watch the ladies at the supermarket play the slot machines at the exits ,while their cart of food sits,the ice cream melts,the milk gets warm,but hey they might hit the big one !!! What other place gives you that type of entertainment ????
YOu are reaching. Mostly there are one to three players. Most are waiting for someone. It is rare anyone lasts more than a few minutes.

Now we do have regular gamblers. I have clients who play bingo every day and lose about $500 a week. They budget for it and can afford it. I would find that much bingo mind numbing...but it is a well established part of their social life.

I am sure there are abusers, who reallly should not live here. But they are pretty rare.

And I have never seen the ice cream melt
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Old 06-04-2010, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Princeton, NJ
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Florida's where people go to die; Las Vegas is where people go to live.
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Old 06-04-2010, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Default Its Real

I saw her playing as I walked in....she was at the same machine 25 min later as I left...there was ice cream in her cart...yes,I am assuming it was starting to melt,but I feel safe considering it is 100 degrees and the hot air blows in every time the door opens.There was also milk in the cart,I assume it was starting to get warmer....Still say I am reaching ? Please !
They are so addicted that they can't even go shopping without getting a "fix"
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