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Old 04-10-2009, 03:29 AM
 
Location: Kingman, AZ
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WOW all you people are scaring me, I am trying to talk my husband into buying a little home out there but after reading this I am not sure...
Lolo, we're on our way out. Wife has COPD and th doc syas it's time to go....forcing mortgage company to take house back, painful on my credit, but the missus' health is more important...too bad, nice place. My neighbor to the east lost his home, the one on the west has been vandalized. Damn tweekers and their dope habits...If you decide on GV, that's fine, just look for a place that has a road that's maintained by the County (gestapo). 17 homes in my area and peeps are bolting- I can't keep the grading up enough to keep my 2008 Sonata from getting beat to death and those who don't live in the area use Shipp as a thoroughfare at 45-55MPH because they're either drunk or moving dope...
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:45 PM
 
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Default Mean GV residents

I must say that in my opinion the locals are normal here in the valley. I think that you've only been here for two years and are blind to the beauty we have here. My husband and I bought our house after having twins and moving from my parents home when they were 8 mo. We searched in BHC and just driving thru the 130 degree heat of Mohave Valley was enough, and lord knows we couldn't afford to live in Laughlin on a simple tipping job at the casino. Unless you liked low income housing and the wanna be hi-society people there. We aready knew BHC was going to hell fast; well with the wanna be gang members and meth freaks. So; it didn't take long before deciding to buy in GV for $50,000 for property and all. So to all of you Cal. that decided to move to our beautiful land and cut people off ,snub the neighbor invade our privacy ( thats why WE came ) by parking your house or garage 3 ft away from ours that you bought for a humble $100,000 of the 2 million you made off the Cali. property and then come here and treat us like we are yesterdays trash; sorry we might be a little bitter
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Golden Valley
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I have lived in towns/cities from Maine (Kittery) to Southern Calif (El Cajon)......From Washington (Tacoma) to Florida (Key West) and lots of in betweens. In my 75 years I have never experienced a more peaceful place than GV. I walk into the desert every afternoon (late) to burn off exccess carbs (non medicated diebetic) and after that, set out front for hours and enjoy the little animals (doves, quail [and all the local birds], cotton tails and occasional jack rabbit) in total peace and quiet. I'm just about the last house on a dirt road (well mostly sand) and do get a few off roaders racing by) but I cannot get over the peace and quiet.

My only complaint is that others don't seem to appreciate the beauty of the desert and there is far too much littering. I personally love the natuaral beauty and have never been around so many birds.

I have made a habit of cruising the many roads and neiborhoods in my Jeep YJ and really enjoy the 'bare beauty landscaping of so many yards and the friendly people........ As you probably noticed, I love this place. I keep my house cool with a swamp cooler 'till near monsoon weather then run a roof mounted heat pump that keeps a 79 deg very easily wich is fine with the low humidity......much, much lower utilities than Idaho was (Boise area) which was my last residence.

The city water is excellent, weather super and a wonderful place to grow old in!. Chuck
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