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Old 11-27-2018, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Northern California
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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
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Old 11-27-2018, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Maybe post this in the Nevada forum?
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Old 11-27-2018, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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After Newsom (incoming governor) gets in California will be impossible to live in. Vegas was hit hard in the 2008 crash, you could buy a new or near new nice house for a couple of hundred thousand in a nice neighborhood. I'm wishing I had.
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Old 11-27-2018, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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I moved to Henderson, NV just outside LV 10 years ago and love it. I moved from Wisconsin and find the cost of living much lower. Have only driven through Pahrump a couple of times on my way to visit Death Valley so no opinions there. Henderson is a 4 hour drive from LA and about 4 1/2 to San Diego. I find it an easy drive. As far as healthcare is concerned, I've been pleased with my primary care so far and have needed a few specialists who have been good. No complaints about Nevada -- it has been a great move for me.
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Old 11-27-2018, 09:46 AM
 
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If you loved it in Tennessee and regret leaving, why not go back to Tennessee?

ETA: I spent 30+ years in the Central Valley; just moved away last year (not far). I like Nevada, seriously considered moving to Reno.
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Old 11-27-2018, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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OP, I don't understand your reasoning. Why would anyone live in Pahrump if they could go further east and live in a nice place like Henderson?

If you're worried about visiting family, once they hear you're in Las Vegas they'll come visit YOU.
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Old 11-27-2018, 10:39 AM
 
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Ex moved to Sparks Nevada which I believe is the armpit of Nevada and then moved to Fernley. Will definitely be staying away from Nevada.
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Old 11-27-2018, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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Wondering why you didn't fly home to CA from TN? Compared to gas and driving, flying isn't that much more expensive than driving, and you get there in less than a day.
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Old 11-27-2018, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I guess one question is how much longer can you drive the required distance? As life goes on you may have to revert to flying and then your distance to an airport will be more important than being in NV.
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Old 11-27-2018, 10:53 AM
 
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Ex moved to Sparks Nevada which I believe is the armpit of Nevada and then moved to Fernley. Will definitely be staying away from Nevada.
Oh, I like Sparks/Reno. Big enough that you can buy any product or service you might want, small enough that you can get out of town into the beautiful mountains (west) or desert (east) quickly.
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