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Old 07-27-2011, 04:43 PM
 
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Geez, another Vegas bashing article where the author didn't do their homework.

He obviously didn't come to town to see that the casino is open and that the hotels are doing fine. South Shore charges for their "social" membership $600/year; however, he failed to mention that one must pay additional for golf and cart along with the fact that on top of that you must spend $600/year minimum in food and beverage.

The Young Executive Membership gives people from 21-39 golfing privileges for anywhere for $250-400/month with no initiation fee but there is also a $900/annual F&B minimum.

Premier membership at SS is $640/month and $1200/annual F&B, do the math at it comes to nearly $9K for anyone over 39. If this was a private club, it would be a fantastic deal but I can have a full membership with cart and no f&b minimum at Paiute with it's 3 courses for less than half of what SS charges.

Obviously there are no issues with Henderson that is different from the rest of the area so I find his conclusions are highly biased without logic.

 
Old 07-27-2011, 05:08 PM
 
Location: In the Silver State of Nevada in Las Vegas NV
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The article author must think people retiring have no brains. Here are my reasons on why I will be moving to Las Vegas next year when I retire vs where I live now upstate nys
1. 330 days of sunshine vs 8 months of winter 2 monthes of summer and we do not know what to call the other 2 months.
2. Low property taxes and school 35% tax and a 3% cap vs 100% no cap out of sight assesments.
3. Housing prices retirees can afford vs. living in the boonies because it is all we can afford.
4. Restaurants galore within a safe driving distance vs going to a major city hours away to do so.
5. Location close to other areas to visit vs having to take weeks off to have a vacation
6. Entertainment in vegas it comes to us vs. not having to going to it.
7. Being able to work part time and retiring vs having to stay in a full time job just to survive.
8. Being able to play golf almost year around vs a 4 month season.
9. no bugs or humidity vs black fly season and 90 degrees and 70 % humidity.
10. Gambling if desired but great people watching areas.
Retiring to the south to humid buggy snakes and laid back northerners go south to retire and die vs going west to retire to live. That is the difference.
 
Old 07-27-2011, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Vegas, baby, Vegas!
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10. Gambling if desired but great people watching areas.

Retiring to the south to humid buggy snakes and laid back
northerners go south to retire and die vs going west to retire to live.
That is the difference.
here here!!

Jonathan
 
Old 07-27-2011, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Originally Posted by irishspy View Post
The article author must think people retiring have no brains. Here are my reasons on why I will be moving to Las Vegas next year when I retire vs where I live now upstate nys
1. 330 days of sunshine vs 8 months of winter 2 monthes of summer and we do not know what to call the other 2 months.
2. Low property taxes and school 35% tax and a 3% cap vs 100% no cap out of sight assesments.
3. Housing prices retirees can afford vs. living in the boonies because it is all we can afford.
4. Restaurants galore within a safe driving distance vs going to a major city hours away to do so.
5. Location close to other areas to visit vs having to take weeks off to have a vacation
6. Entertainment in vegas it comes to us vs. not having to going to it.
7. Being able to work part time and retiring vs having to stay in a full time job just to survive.
8. Being able to play golf almost year around vs a 4 month season.
9. no bugs or humidity vs black fly season and 90 degrees and 70 % humidity.
10. Gambling if desired but great people watching areas.
Retiring to the south to humid buggy snakes and laid back northerners go south to retire and die vs going west to retire to live. That is the difference.
Wow, you said a mouthful about beautiful upstate NY irishspy,

Quite frankly I don't blame you for wanting to get out and live a little and a bit comfortably at that.

Much good luck in advance, with your relo and future retirement to beautiful Las Vegas!
 
Old 07-27-2011, 05:47 PM
 
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I really don't understand that..

CAR INSURANCE: HALF WHAT IT IS IN NYC
HOME INSURANCE: HALF WHAT IT IS IN NYC
PROPERTY TAX: 1/10TH OF WHAT IT IS IN NYC
HOME COST: 1/10TH OF WHAT IT IS IN NYC

Maybe the author lives in a cave, and rent and crime are low in his man cave.

Jonathan
Hey clueless las Vegas and the state of Nevada rank higher in the cost of living then a majority of states. Youíre just comparing New York. Itís like comparing one dump to the other.
 
Old 07-27-2011, 05:50 PM
 
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Hey clueless las Vegas and the state of Nevada rank higher in the cost of living then a majority of states. Youíre just comparing New York. Itís like comparing one dump to the other.
Once again, not even close. COL is much higher in San Francisco, Hawaii, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland. Should I continue????
 
Old 07-27-2011, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Vegas, baby, Vegas!
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Hey clueless las Vegas and the state of Nevada rank higher in the cost of living then a majority of states. Youíre just comparing New York. Itís like comparing one dump to the other.
Do you live here??
I pay my bills, I KNOW what I pay...

If I am clueless, then I guess, I have a evil twin paying the higher cost of living and passing the savings to me.

Jonathan
 
Old 07-27-2011, 05:55 PM
 
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Do you live here??
No he doesn't, he used to but he has a bias against the city. Probably contributed to the article
 
Old 07-27-2011, 06:23 PM
 
Location: H-Town... "A place to call home"
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Hey, is the author of the article the ex-lead singer of Van Halen?

...Oooh, ooh, ooh Jamie's cryin' <chicka-bow-wow>
 
Old 07-27-2011, 06:33 PM
 
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Good catch event

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