Job in Yerington, NV (Las Vegas, Reno: for sale, hair salon, real estate)
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I was recently fortunate to be granted an opportunity(in the field of Communication Sciences & Disorders) for an interview with the Lyon County School District in Yerington, NV. It would be appreciated if anyone on this listserv can enlighten me on area. My current residence is in the Northeast.
I live in Yerington. I moved to here from Reno back in September. I have a son who attends the jr. high here. Last night he placed 2nd in the geography bee! Anyway, I have visited here for the past 16 yrs, as my parents moved to here back then from Sacramento, CA. It is a rural community. The scent of onions often perfumes the air. I dont know exactly what you are wanting to know...
There is one grocery store, Scolaries. There are two small casinos in town. There are several mexican food restaurants. There is an american food restaurant but I have never been inside. We have a McDonalds, Subway, Roundtable, Pizza Factory and I hear that Taco Bell maybe comming. There are three gas stations. Napa Auto, a new True Value store, Radio Shack. There is a new commercial building going in. I have heard rumors that Walgreens is coming. There are probably at least 100 developed lots that I am sure will sit empty for many years to come. The internet is not the greatest. There is no dsl. Your choices are dail-up, satellite, or wireless. I have wireless and it doesnt come close to dsl. The satellite companies told me it would be faster than what they had to offer.
This is a great community to raise kids in. Lots of baseball and soccer fields. Community pool, Boy's and Girl's club. There is a local hospital here and clinics, a couple of dentists. A Curves, a gym that is only open certain hours and it is up for sale. Nice library but no wireless inet there. Off the top of my head I can think of 5 hair salons and 2 barber shops...3 florists. There were 2 dress shops in town but one closed. I think ppl thought that the housing boom was going to continue...hmmmm.
I may sound down on Yerington. I have lived in much smaller towns than this one and was much happier, I will say that. There is about an hour 15 min drive to Reno..bout 50 to Fallon where there is a Walmart and even a Starbucks! (I have never been to one but I hear that some ppl like it, lol) and 50 to Carson City where there is a Walmart, Costco, Mervyn's, Penny's, Home Depot..u get the picture.
What I do like about Yerington is that there is plenty of natural beauty just a short drive out of the town. People are generally nice. My son likes school here and is doing very well. We miss Reno but if we were to move back he said he would prefer to be home-schooled. With the price of gas (I paid 3.15 last night and had seen 2.99 in Reno less than a week ago) and the distance to get to Carson, Reno or Fallon we pretty much stay home.
I hope that this has helped you.
Last edited by verynicebecky; 01-17-2008 at 10:37 AM..
I think that the populating is over 4,000 now. A lot of ppl moved to here..bought property and put a manufactured house on it during the boom. As I said, there are probably at least 100 vacant lots. More I am sure. I have a neighborhood behind me. Three streets of lots and less than 10 homes on it. The golf course built a new neighborhood. Built 5 (I think) model homes...a few of them are up for sale. I think there are a few homes out there...There is a new 55+ community park where 4 homes are on lots but not put together. In my opinion they really overestimated the amount of ppl they thought were going to be moving here. My hairdresser moved to here from Sparks three yrs ago. She said that the town is very clickish. I dont know since I dont work and pretty much stay to myself, but small towns tend to be that way. She also thinks that the town board is very hesitant to allow new industry in. She feels that this town is good for those who want to live the "country life" and commute to jobs elsewhere...but Carson, Fallon, Reno are a pretty far commute, IMO.
I found other things to mention while I was out and about yesterday. There are at least 3 hispanic grocery stores in town, a dollar store, a few thrift stores, a gun shop, a jeweler, at least 3 bars, other than the ones in the 2 small casinos, several motels, a chinese food store, a smoke shop (piaute indians were here before white man came and there is an indian coloney in town and outside of town). The town is bordered by the walker river. It flooded about 10 yrs ago due to warm temps melting snow upstream to quickly. They pumped water into the nearby Anaconda mine. There are now some EPA concerns with this mine. I think Mobile owns it. It is no longer a working mine and has the most beautiful shade of blue water within it. The small commmunity of Weed Heights is there. I lived there for a few months. It is just a mile or two up a hill. It is owned by a county commishoner. The homes once housed the workers of the mine and now they are rentals. There is a putt-putt golf course and a driving range. Very little used. There is a little restaurant but only open certain days during the warmer months. There is also a community pool but in all the years my mom has lived here (16 or 17) she has never known it to be filled. The school bus comes from town comes and picks up the kids. There is also the neighboring community of Mason. Lots of interesting history around these parts.
I paid $4.59 before Christmas for a gallon of 2% milk up at the store. I notice the other day it was now $4.39. I paid $2.79 for a dozen of large brown organic eggs yesterday. The white ones were $2.99. Banana's were 2lbs for $1 but that was with a club card. It really pays to wait and do all your your shopping out of town.
Last edited by verynicebecky; 01-19-2008 at 12:47 PM..
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There is snow on the ground in Yerington, right now at this day in time. I worked heavy equipment there. . US 95 runs the distance of it. Its growing like a weed..lol Only one supermarket, Scolaris, and they are highway robbery. Better to go to Reno, or Fallons for all your shopping. Land is cheap, hotter than hell in the summer, and I told you already about today. My ex- girl friend lives and was born there. I was born in Las Vegas. Enjoy..
Land is cheap? Well I would say that depends on where you are coming from. They are asking way too much for a town so far away from amenities. Yes, there is still snow in the shaded parts, although we did get a dusting about 3 hours ago. The guy who installed my wireless inet said that the phone co. wont bring a dsl line to here until there is a population of 15k or they get some big money. I bought Cingular cell phone service while living in Reno. I dont have any service here. Verizon is the carrier here. I really dont know who the commishioners think is going to buy up the lots and build homes on them with the way things are out here. BTW, my landlady moved here in the boom from southern calif. She calls the local grocery store (Scolari's) "Scaries."
Last edited by verynicebecky; 01-20-2008 at 11:19 PM..
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My husband and I are relocating to Yerington in 3 weeks (yikes!), and we have already visited twice, and love the area and the people we have met could not have been more welcoming.
As a high school teacher by trade, I am wondering about the work/volunteer opportunities in the area. Luckily, my husband is self-employed so he does not need to find a job. I, on the other hand, would LOVE a reason to get out of the house - any suggestions from the locals?
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