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Old 02-07-2012, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Sunrise
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Mad Max, Beyond Thunderdome sounds like a great theme for a hotel/casino.
But that might mean a visit from Mel Gibson. And hasn't Las Vegas suffered enough already?
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Hey All,

My husband works in the Banking industry. Specifically the stock market. His company is hiring for a position such as his in Las Vegas. We would live in Henderson, Nevada. We have two little girls - and 8-year old and a 4 (soon to be 5)-year old.

I guess I have this idea that Las Vegas would be the LAST place anyone would want to work given its overall economy. My husband certainly doesn't want to transfer to LV and then lose his job because the economy in this city is so bad.

Listen, I live in GA. I have NO idea whether what I read and hear about is true or whether it is totally off base. Can anyone shed a little light on what may be totally untrue?

Thanks All,

Elizabeth
Why would you want to leave Georgia? If you're happy there and successful, stay there.

There are far more people gainfully employed here in the Las Vegas valley than those NOT employed, and we have grown in population over the years because many that moved here like it and didn't want to leave.

You probably have better schools in Georgia, the school district here doesn't rate well at all by any of the comparison tests out there. Your kids would get a standard U.S. education here and nothing more, no bells, no whistles.

I wouldn't want to live anywhere else but Las Vegas, and I've put many a kid through our school system with no problem. Everyone I know is gainfully employed and happy but I'm also quite well established and not a newbie like a lot of others on here.

I'd stay put if I were you. If the hubs doesn't have any job instability where he is currently, why upset your apple cart by uprooting?

Unless you can't get Las Vegas out of your mind, then take a fact finding trip here and see the lay of the land, the traffic, the neighborhoods, the stores..basically the lay of the land. Then at least, you'll satify your curiousity and know in your heart which direction you and the family want to go in.

Best of luck to you in whatever you decide to do!
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:42 PM
 
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Originally Posted by gengegals3 View Post
Hey All,

My husband works in the Banking industry. Specifically the stock market. His company is hiring for a position such as his in Las Vegas. We would live in Henderson, Nevada. We have two little girls - and 8-year old and a 4 (soon to be 5)-year old.

I guess I have this idea that Las Vegas would be the LAST place anyone would want to work given its overall economy. My husband certainly doesn't want to transfer to LV and then lose his job because the economy in this city is so bad.

Listen, I live in GA. I have NO idea whether what I read and hear about is true or whether it is totally off base. Can anyone shed a little light on what may be totally untrue?

Thanks All,

Elizabeth
After a 7 month layoff, my DH accepted a job in the healthcare industry based in Las Vegas. We moved from the upper midwest. We've been in Henderson for 7 months now. While we don't have little kids at home we really like our neighborhood in Green Valley Ranch, shopping is all close by, many lovely parks, the Henderson Multigenerational Center has nice pools, classes and rec facilities, the libraries are great, it feels safe here and we are very satisfied. We moved in July, the heat took a little getting used to (and we were told this was a mild summer - oh goody) but the fall and winter have been FABULOUS (no snow!).

I know this doesn't happen all the time, but I found a job right away (Administrative Assistant). Actually the 2nd job I applied for.

We came here because it was the first job offer after many moons of unemployment and he took it. Happy to be here!
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Paradise
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I have a good job. I want to leave where I am. Having a good job isn't everything or a reason to stay somewhere. Just sayin'
I just wanted more context (just sayin').
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:07 PM
 
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The old saying "if it aint broke don't fix it" comes to mind. It really depends on where your husbands clients are. If your husband has an established client base and wont have to depend on tapping into local clients then go for it if you want to live here.

Vegas wouldn't be on the list of places I'd want to be if I was trying to build a book.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:23 PM
 
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Well, what insidious things have you "heard" that we can address?
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:16 PM
 
Location: The Brightest City On Earth
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The economy here is bad. If he has a job though I'd rather be here than anywhere in the south any day of the week. But if it is a risk at all, I would not make that move. But if the risk here= the risk in Georgia, I'd move in a second. I guess Atlanta is nice but I would never ever wish living anywhere else in Georgia on my worst enemy!
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:27 PM
 
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Are you in Atlanta? I'm pretty sure the economy in Atlanta is even worse than it is here. While unemployment is a bit higher here, Georgia has many other issues including a collapsing housing market that does not seem to be able to find a bottom. The actual city of ATL and Clayton County's economy is about equal to Las Vegas metro if that gives you any idea. But, the economy in Cobb County GA is probably comparable to how things are in Henderson. That is because the people living in the higher end houses are less likely to be in industries affected by the recession.

Keep in mind that Henderson is rated the second safest city in the country. It is very family friendly as many outskirt parts of the valley are. The schools in Henderson, Summerlin, and other outlying areas are going to be comparable to suburban schools in Atlanta. The closer in schools are going to be comparable to the Atlanta Public Schools. The reason Las Vegas schools get such a bad grade is because the entire city is one school district, unlike Atlanta where every county and many cities have their own. This makes the bad schools, which there are more of, pull down the overall graded performance.

I grew up in Atlanta and never want to live there again. That place is so backwards that you could only in the last 3 months be able to buy a 6 pack of beer on a Sunday. If you are in the outlying, kid friendly areas, you will hardly know that you are in Las Vegas. Don't buy blindly though, and if you or your husband have gambling issues you may want to rethink it. Going from zero gambling to hundreds of places to gamble could turn out badly if you don't have self control.
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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you could only in the last 3 months be able to buy a 6 pack of beer on a Sunday.
You can buy beer on Sundays now?!? I grew up in Marietta and people thought I was crazy when I told them no alcohol sales on Sundays.

The South is finally catching on to the rest of the country.
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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Are you a native Georgian, or is most of your family elsewhere? To me, that's a BIG factor. I'd love to live in LV full time, but I've got kids, grandkids and an 84 year old mother in law in Missouri I need to consider.
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