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Old 11-28-2018, 11:59 AM
 
Location: New Mexico via Ohio via Indiana
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Pahrump polarizes people. People are going to make assumptions esp. if you're griping about California's politics and taxes and looking at Pahrump, of all places, as your option. That said......why move there? What are you going to do in Pahrump Nevada on, say, a Tuesday in March?
There's isolated, and there's remote. I get going somewhere less crowded, or with lower taxes for retirement (Nevada's a good state for that) but day-to-day life.....and a whole bunch of people moving there to "get away from somewhere else." (Red flag, no?) And leaving any state due to "politics"......really?
I couldn't do it....so many other options in this great country of ours. To each their own though.

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Old 11-28-2018, 12:32 PM
 
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I would love to but wife needs to have a stick house...
You will be selling a home in California? I suggest you rent in your new town at first. Make certain it is a place you want to live long-term before buying.
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Old 11-28-2018, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Boy, sure glad I have a wonderful 700 s f apt near the Pacific in santa monica...lived here and retired here and will go over the pacific from the urn.

The deserts for sure are worse for allergies..

If I had to go to a desert town, I'd probably look close into Tucson. If I had to go is what it's about.

Or maybe the higher elevations in AZ.
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Old 11-28-2018, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Montana
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We are 60, and live about 10 hours from all four of our kids. I would like to be closer - say 3-4 hours away, but there is nowhere we would want to live within that distance. At some point, we may be forced to move closer to the kids as we age, but barring a major illness soon, I would expect that to be 20-25 years from now, and that is a long time to live somewhere you don't want to live! If Parhump floats your boat, and 8 hours is an acceptable distance from kids/family, then you have found what works for you, and that is all that really matters...
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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We live in Central Valley of California and are tired of all the Political B.S. and Taxes. We want to move but not to far. When we first retired 11 years ago we retired to Tennessee and LOVED it. However it was 21/2 hard days drive to come back for visits. So we came back and regret it. We are looking at Nevada (Pahrump) because it is only 8 hours drive back for visits..... Yes we know Pahrump is HOT and there are water concerns. But we have the same thing here in the Central Valley of California.....


Question/Concerns are mainly about Health (we have Kaiser) and property/vehicle taxes.

We could keep our Kaiser plan and just return for Doctor Appointments, we do ALL our Meds via U.S. so that's not really a problem. Yes it would be nice to switch to local Doctors..

Right now we pay close to $2000.00 a year in Vehicle registrations alone.

Thanks LeeB
If DMV fees are a big concern you might want to consider a state other than Nevada. 2017 BMW Purchase price $70,000 California (Fresno County) $756 Nevada (Nye County) $965. You can estimate fees online for Nevada, California or pretty much any other state, just go to their DMV website.

Politics are another matter but if you're talking about statewide politics keep in mind that a Democrat just unseated Dean Heller in Nevada, there is a Democrat majority in state government and they just elected a Democrat Governor. I can't see much difference between living in Pahrump or Arvin to tell you the truth.

I guess if you can keep Kaiser (questionable unless you maintain a California address) you'll be ok but if you ever have to depend on Nye County health care you might want to read this:
https://pvtimes.com/news/health-rank...ast-in-nevada/
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Old 11-29-2018, 09:23 AM
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Location: North Monterey County
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Pahrump polarizes people. People are going to make assumptions esp. if you're griping about California's politics and taxes and looking at Pahrump, of all places, as your option. That said......why move there? What are you going to do in Pahrump Nevada on, say, a Tuesday in March?
There's isolated, and there's remote. I get going somewhere less crowded, or with lower taxes for retirement (Nevada's a good state for that) but day-to-day life.....and a whole bunch of people moving there to "get away from somewhere else." (Red flag, no?) And leaving any state due to "politics"......really?
I couldn't do it....so many other options in this great country of ours. To each their own though.
This. Seriously.

We're moving back to California from Utah - to be closer to family... and to retire.

I remember 28 years ago all our friends were shocked to hear we were moving to Utah.. But we actually bought and completely paid for a home in that time. They are still renting. They wondered if we were nuts.

Clearly - we were ahead of the game....

And just yesterday at the Post office here in Utah I asked for the Moving Form to forward our mail and the mailclerk asked where we were going.....

Everyone is a critic. His response was along the lines of "the whole state is burning up".

NO, IT IS NOT.

We're apparently crazy for moving back too.

I say - we're ahead of the game - both ways.
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