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Old 03-05-2006, 07:57 AM
 
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Default Nevada living

We are interested in moving to Nevada, we now live in hurricane Rita ravaged Lake Charles, Louisiana. Are there retirement areas in Nevada, but not in Las Vegas? We would like a smaller city. Thanks
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Old 03-09-2006, 07:28 PM
 
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Check out Moapa valley- Overton / Logandale
It is just outside of Vegas (60 miles) and 30 miles south of Mesquite.
www.overton-nv.com might give you some more info.
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Old 03-13-2006, 11:54 PM
 
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I am currently living in Fallon. It is about an hour away from Reno and Carson City. We moved here a few years ago, but my folks retired here. They like it. There is just enough, but not the bustle and rush of a big city.
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Old 03-16-2006, 08:39 AM
 
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Default Look into Elko

I moved to the Elko area after having lived in San Francisco and Salt Lake City. Thought it would be too slow, but loved it immediately. Small town atmosphere but with enough retail to keep you going. A bit harsh in the winter, but the Ruby Mountain views make it worth it. We actually live in a "suburb" called Spring Creek. Check it out.
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Old 03-27-2006, 07:27 AM
 
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I am also in a Rita ravaged area. We are in Iowa, LA. We plan to move to the Elko area in the next year or two. As soon as my husband finishes school. I'n not used to all that snow but I'm sure I'll like it. How's the gardening over in Elko??
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Old 03-27-2006, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Mesquite NV
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Originally Posted by WendyW.
How's the gardening over in Elko??
5,000' + elevation . . around 100 day frost free growing period.

Growing Tomatoes Above 6000 Foot Elevations
ag.arizona.edu/pubs/garden/az1282/

Elko County Rose Garden
elkorose.com
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Old 05-01-2006, 09:34 PM
 
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your husband can go to great basin college.Elko's growing faster than ever.
predictions say elko county(not the city) will be bigger than carson city county in a year.Our traffic is good and steady.we got 1-80 close 3 exits
but 3 more will be built.
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Old 05-10-2006, 12:02 AM
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Location: NEFL/Chi, IL
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Elko was the last place in the US where you could still buy cheap land with a view.
It still is pretty inexpensive for the most part, but it isn't nearly as cheap as it once was. I remember when you could get 2.27 acre ranchettes near town, all day for under $1000.
That same plot today is $6500-$9000 in many cases.
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Old 05-18-2006, 09:35 AM
 
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Check out Boulder City or Mesquite. Both are nice smaller towns but still within driving distance for you to be able to do things.
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Old 06-14-2006, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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Default Moapa Valley

I recommend Moapa Valley, in Overton or Logandale. I grew up there and to this day Overton will always be "home" to me. My 83 yr old dad still lives there. It does get hot there in the summer, but that's what air condioning is for. Plus it is "dry" heat, not a whole lot of humidity there. Fall, Winter and Spring is just near perfect. It is off the beaten path so it is relatively quiet. People move there from Vegas and commute, just to get thier children and themselves out of Vegas. It is near the Valley of Fire ( a State park) and Lake Mead.
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