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Old 08-20-2013, 10:50 AM
 
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Hi there, I've been doing some research and looking into moving all over the country. My newest interest has been in Nevada, I took some quiz to find my "perfect place" and it came up with Henderson, Las Vegas and Reno. I know NOTHING about any of these area except of course that Las Vegas is where the strip is. I have always lived on the east coast, Florida and now North Carolina (which I absolutely hate) so I'm used to the hot weather, but it's different than the dry heat I hear. Since I know nothing about living there, what can I expect if I do end up heading that way? Are there jobs available in those cities (or any others, I'm not too set on an area just want to be out of NC)? Right now I live in a very small, very close minded area that has more churches than gas stations or anything else for that matter, so my only requirements are that there is some sort of civilization and that one can find a job fairly easily since where I a now you've got to wait until someone dies or retires to find any work at the 10 places around.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Cold Springs, NV
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There's a huge difference between Las Vegas, and Reno. Reno rarely goes above 100 in the summer, and can got to 0 in the Winter with days that may never get above freezing. I let other speak of Vegas, but in my visits is nice in the Winter, but very hot in the Summer. A dry climate is nice. 2/3 of Nevada's population is in Las Vegas, so I would think job prospects would be better there. Bottomline: we get snow in Reno, and they can see snow on mountains in Vegas.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Reno
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I moved from Ohio where the humidity was terrible, dry heat (90 degrees and 15% humidity) for me is much easier to deal with.

You're going to want to do some more research on your own, some site with a quiz to find your 'perfect place' will be hugely biased to factors that are of concern to whoever created the quiz. You need to figure out what your priorities are and then do a lot of research.
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Pahrump, NV
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not to mention, what kinda job are you looking for? what's your skill set?
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Stay where you are or move somewhere else. Nevada has a huge unemployment problem, and people moving here to compete for jobs isn't what we need. It's different if you have something lined up already, or if you're bringing jobs (e.g. your business) with you.

Look into the Los Angeles area. More jobs and better weather. Unless you're going to be providing jobs. In that case, welcome to Nevada!
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:44 PM
 
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There's a huge difference between Las Vegas, and Reno. Reno rarely goes above 100 in the summer, and can got to 0 in the Winter with days that may never get above freezing. I let other speak of Vegas, but in my visits is nice in the Winter, but very hot in the Summer. A dry climate is nice. 2/3 of Nevada's population is in Las Vegas, so I would think job prospects would be better there. Bottomline: we get snow in Reno, and they can see snow on mountains in Vegas.
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:48 PM
 
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not to mention, what kinda job are you looking for? what's your skill set?

Currently an office manager at an animal hospital, ideally something in the veterinary field but I worked at a bank for many years prior to that so either. Mainly, I want the option if I'm miserable to be able to go elsewhere.... Here there is nothing but corn fields.
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:52 PM
 
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Stay where you are or move somewhere else. Nevada has a huge unemployment problem, and people moving here to compete for jobs isn't what we need. It's different if you have something lined up already, or if you're bringing jobs (e.g. your business) with you.

Look into the Los Angeles area. More jobs and better weather. Unless you're going to be providing jobs. In that case, welcome to Nevada!

Thank you for your opinion, but I'm not interested in living in LA. I understand Nevada has an unemployment problem and that's terrible, but regardless there would still be more than where I'm currently living.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:46 PM
 
Location: So Florida
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Hi, I have been looking a longtime at States and Cities and have opinions and will try to make them brief for you. I will let you DM me for out of Nevada Cities,States information. Anyway as far as Nevada, my favorite is Reno due to more Seasonal weather other than just cold and hot as Vegas is. Reno has less people and traffic,not as many jobs but if you live in the NE it is very dog friendly-see San Rafael park which is a very nice park with a dog area unfenced, but very large and should not be a problem for even a large dog that likes to run like a Labrador and such. It has Casinos' if your into that but not even close to the amount Vegas has. If you drive up from Vegas to Reno via the western route you will be absolutely amazed at the sights of the Mountains and the small towns you will encounter,not to mention the light traffic your driving in. I am not Vegas bashing here I just like a lower pop,better weather,less crime,traffic, more pet friendly,and friendlier people(less transient-more family oriented) in my opinion. PS Vegas does have alot more jobs vs Reno. Jim
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:24 AM
 
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Hi, I have been looking a longtime at States and Cities and have opinions and will try to make them brief for you. I will let you DM me for out of Nevada Cities,States information. Anyway as far as Nevada, my favorite is Reno due to more Seasonal weather other than just cold and hot as Vegas is. Reno has less people and traffic,not as many jobs but if you live in the NE it is very dog friendly-see San Rafael park which is a very nice park with a dog area unfenced, but very large and should not be a problem for even a large dog that likes to run like a Labrador and such. It has Casinos' if your into that but not even close to the amount Vegas has. If you drive up from Vegas to Reno via the western route you will be absolutely amazed at the sights of the Mountains and the small towns you will encounter,not to mention the light traffic your driving in. I am not Vegas bashing here I just like a lower pop,better weather,less crime,traffic, more pet friendly,and friendlier people(less transient-more family oriented) in my opinion. PS Vegas does have alot more jobs vs Reno. Jim
Thank you!
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