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Old 01-28-2010, 09:00 AM
 
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mlb, I would agree that Carson City is too cold for my taste; however, northern Utah is much more severe. The temps are lower and the snowfall is much, much greater. CC gets about 20" and SLC is over 60" of snow/year. I would agree about Vegas. I really don't care for the "culture", but I could live with the climate. The mid summer highs in Vegas are usually just a bit over 100 with low humidity. The COL is also very attractive. I just don't care for the size and the sleaze and my wife does not want more desert living.

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Old 01-28-2010, 12:10 PM
 
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You got a beautiful house MMofB. I like all the green plants and trees you have, looks more like Hawaii than Vegas. As a single guy 2300'sq. ft. is way to much space for me, my present home is just over 1500'sq.ft.and it seems big to me. I hate coming home to a big empty house.

Once I retire I'm seriously considering moving to Las Vegas. I'm born,raised and lived in California my whole life. I love where I live right now on the Central Coast, but I got to face up to the fact that California is a high tax state. High taxes aren't such big problem if you got a good high paying job, but once I retire and have more of a fixed income the taxes become more of a problem.

I picture Vegas as big tax free off shore island to California. It's just surrounded by sand instead of water.
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Spoke living
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:36 PM
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mlb, I would agree that Carson City is too cold for my taste; however, northern Utah is much more severe. The temps are lower and the snowfall is much, much greater. CC gets about 20" and SLC is over 60" of snow/year. I would agree about Vegas. I really don't care for the "culture", but I could live with the climate. The mid summer highs in Vegas are usually just a bit over 100 with low humidity. The COL is also very attractive. I just don't care for the size and the sleaze and my wife does not want more desert living.
I live in the Salt Lake Valley - there's no way we get 60 inches of snow each year. Maybe up in the mountains. Here in the valley maybe 1 or 2 big snowfalls... then small ones that retreat on their own.

And I'm originally from the Midwest where the winters were nightmare compared to here. DRY air. Powdery snow.

But Yes, we do have a week of single digits in Dec/Jan - but again - it's not the bone-chilling feel of a midwestern winter.

I actually like the Carson Valley (Minden, Gardnerville) - the other side of Tahoe..... but I hear prices are rising in that area as well.
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:54 PM
 
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Climate Information for Salt Lake City*-*Utah*-*Rocky Mountains*-*United States*-*Climate Zone (http://www.climate-zone.com/climate/united-states/utah/salt-lake-city/ - broken link) sorry for the exaggeration - only 58.6" on this table.
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:35 PM
 
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You got a beautiful house MMofB. I like all the green plants and trees you have, looks more like Hawaii than Vegas....

I picture Vegas as big tax free off shore island to California. It's just surrounded by sand instead of water.
Thanks for the compliment on the house.

And here's an article you might enjoy about living in Las Vegas. (Not to mention the fact that it might prove enlightening to other commenters on this thread who apparently think that all there is to Vegas is the Strip.)

Las Vegas - National Geographic Adventure Magazine
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:04 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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sorry for the exaggeration - only 58.6" on this table.

Ah ha... relying on tables again... That will get you into trouble on this forum as we've noticed the oft posted stats on 'retirement living' (from various sources) are about as relevant as the Farmer's Almanac. (tho Farmer's is certainly much closer).

It's like comparing Loveland and Boulder CO (much different climates tho only 40 miles apart, as one locale is in a storm shelter, and one right against a cliff at an intense convergence of two storm fronts)

There are 4 distinct climate zones between town and my home (and it is only 6 miles). We get 100 " of rain per year, and often 80+ mph winds. The nearest published county data is 1/2 that amount on each, and recording site is less than 10 miles away from me.

Data will do that stuff to the best laid plans and predictions.

Maybe SL Valley gets some of those 60F Chinook winds, that makes pretty short order of any snow accumulations, tho aggregate totals may indeed add up a bit, 1-4 inches at a time, but often gone by noon.
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Old 01-29-2010, 04:19 AM
 
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After a couple winters in Boulder, I am familiar with the Chinooks. They occur on the eastern slopes and not on the western slopes at SLC. A lot of the disagreements about climate come down to individual preferences. I am just not interested in months of cold and snow - or 100 inches of rain. I am looking for a moderate climate with a bias towards hot and dry.
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:39 AM
 
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What the list lacked - a home ON ONE LEVEL - NO STAIRS.

The knees are the first to give out.
Yes, I CERTAINLY agree with this. Last week I took a tumble off the landing and fell down only 2 steps, but popped a ligament in my foot and other more minor injuries. Hospital visit, limping around with air cast. Thankfully, I did not break a hip. Yes, no steps sounds great!
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:06 AM
 
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Thanks for the compliment on the house.

And here's an article you might enjoy about living in Las Vegas. (Not to mention the fact that it might prove enlightening to other commenters on this thread who apparently think that all there is to Vegas is the Strip.)

Las Vegas - National Geographic Adventure Magazine
This is something we have discovered also. As we get older we find that the walking required to get around in Vegas is no longer acceptable. We went with all day bus passes for a couple of trips, then tried the monorail, but we finally decided to rent SUV's while there.

Smart move.

This allows a number of advantages. First, much less walking. Second, we get to casinos we never went to before. Third, we always take at least one day to get away from the casinos and travel out to the surrounding areas.

Our first outing was to Valley of Fire. This was as a result of one of my clients showing me pictures of his Las Vegas trip and they went there. What a beautiful place! We are already planning on a return visit because we didn't have time to see everything we wanted to. We never made it all the way down Mouse's Tank and had to cut the end of our visit short because it was getting dark.

For you Trekkies Silica Dome is where Kirk dropped off the intergalactic perch. Film locations for Star Trek: Generations

On another trip we visited Red Rock, which is closer to Vegas and to the west. Another beautiful place albeit smaller.

We will visit Mount Charleston sometime. We were going to once, but it was below freezing and snowing so we passed. We could have stayed home for that!
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