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Old 08-06-2010, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Hello, I currently live in Las Vegas... However, I love the rural, desert landscape of Nevada. I was wondering if there is any city/town that has the same atmosphere and look (Except, more vegetation) of Rachel... However, more populated?
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Old 08-06-2010, 11:57 AM
 
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What is it you like about Rachel? I don't remember much atmosphere and not alot to look at last time I was thru there. As for the vegitation, thats pretty typical of a Great Basin Desert, which emcompases most of Nevada. Also, how big a town are you looking for? What kind of services do you need close by? there's plenty of small picturesque towns thought the state but if you're expecting big city services 24 hours a day, rural Nevada isnt the place for you.
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Old 08-06-2010, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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What I meant by the atmosphere, is the way Rachel is. I like how it is to the side of the road, with nothing in sight but desert and highway. I love the desert that is located in (I guess it's typical by what you said). I also like the small feel of it, where you have a central place (Like the Little A'le'Inn). But I also like something a little bigger (Just a few thousand). As for services, just a couple restaurants and a grocery store... Nothing big. I'm not really a social person as it is.

This picture here, shows the kind of look that I like... Which I guess you could say is typical Nevada.



Only, I'd like a town in that picture
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Old 08-06-2010, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Try northern Nevada - places like Lovelock, Winnemucca, Battle Mountain, etc. These towns have a couple of restaurants and a grocery store, Winnemucca even has a Walmart .

Since these towns are along the Humboldt River there is some vegetation in the area. Hay and alfalfa are grown and there are cattle ranches. Cottonwood and poplar trees are common and at higher elevation, there are aspens in some places.
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Old 08-06-2010, 09:10 PM
 
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If you can stand a bit of winter Eureka and Austin would be worth considering. Both are larger than Rachel (though that wouldn't take much). They have a small town feel yet at least a few amenities. Residents are friendly but still respect a persons desire for solitude.

Both towns are surrounded by miles of nothing. There's ample and spectacular desert scenery contrasted with local mountains. If you love the looks of roads heading off into nowhere it's hard to improve on US-50.
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Old 08-07-2010, 08:22 AM
 
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Try northern Nevada - places like Lovelock, Winnemucca, Battle Mountain, etc. These towns have a couple of restaurants and a grocery store, Winnemucca even has a Walmart .

Since these towns are along the Humboldt River there is some vegetation in the area. Hay and alfalfa are grown and there are cattle ranches. Cottonwood and poplar trees are common and at higher elevation, there are aspens in some places.

I doubt Winnemucca is what he is looking for...Winnemucca is a VERY busy area, With a Thriving Trucker, gambeling, biker, Crystal Meth, atmosphere and strip of brothels..........Not your tipical small town vegitation
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Old 08-07-2010, 08:39 AM
 
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If you can stand a bit of winter Eureka and Austin would be worth considering. Both are larger than Rachel (though that wouldn't take much). They have a small town feel yet at least a few amenities. Residents are friendly but still respect a persons desire for solitude.

Both towns are surrounded by miles of nothing. There's ample and spectacular desert scenery contrasted with local mountains. If you love the looks of roads heading off into nowhere it's hard to improve on US-50.
I was gonna say Eureka. Also, I'd consiter pretty much any of the other towns in Lincoln County (Alamo, Caliente, Panaca, and Pioche). Caliente and Panaca seem to be the most like what you are looking for. McGill and Ruth you could also consiter.
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Thank you all for the recommendations. I was checking out some videos of Eureka ans it's a nice place. I also found Pioche to be very nice, as in the video it had snow... which I like and miss
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Old 08-07-2010, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Northern California
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I doubt Winnemucca is what he is looking for...Winnemucca is a VERY busy area, With a Thriving Trucker, gambeling, biker, Crystal Meth, atmosphere and strip of brothels..........Not your tipical small town vegitation
Oh, puleeeze! Winnemucca isn't anything like that. It's not VERY busy, gambling amounts to 3 small casinos, there are 2 brothels hidden from view and hard to find. The truckers use the truck stops along the interstate and not that many of them come into town. As for bikers and crystal meth, I've never noticed. Have you ever been to Winnemucca?

There's plenty of vegetation in the area. About 5 miles out of town is Water Canyon which is full of aspens trees.
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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soooo you want EXACTLY like RACHEL but differant.
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