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Posted: 7/20/2013 3:52:22 PM EST
So the wife and I spent this week in LV, and we both find things to attract us:

- No income tax
- In the general vicinity of a lot of places I'd kill to live near (national parks, etc.)
- She'd be able to find a job selling jewelry in a heartbeat.
- The warm, dry climate is better for her health than where we are now.

The biggest challenge would be for me to find a job. After almost 20 years doing QA for medical devices, I would obviously have to shift careers, but I'm looking at that separately.

So, assuming I were able to find good work, what sayeth the Nevada hive?

We'd probably want to live out west from the city.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 7/20/2013 7:21:38 PM EST
Moved here from NY, best thing the wife and I ever did. However we did not come expecting to work here. That appears to be a challenge for locals. Well paying jobs are scare, but intelligent talented people are also in demand... so find the answer to the job thing first.

Link Posted: 7/20/2013 8:57:12 PM EST
Born and Raised in Vegas, said see ya 5 years ago. It was the right move. Vegas isn't what it used to be unfortunately, but I guess if you didn't have any idea of how great a place it used to be then it may seem great now

Good paying jobs were never an issue, you just need to stand out above the unwashed masses.
Link Posted: 7/20/2013 9:36:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By Zaphod:
So the wife and I spent this week in LV, and we both find things to attract us:

- No income tax
- In the general vicinity of a lot of places I'd kill to live near (national parks, etc.)
- She'd be able to find a job selling jewelry in a heartbeat.
- The warm, dry climate is better for her health than where we are now.

The biggest challenge would be for me to find a job. After almost 20 years doing QA for medical devices, I would obviously have to shift careers, but I'm looking at that separately.

So, assuming I were able to find good work, what sayeth the Nevada hive?

We'd probably want to live out west from the city.

Thanks!
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You might try looking at Varian Medical Systems for job opportunities. They may have something that suits your experience.
Link Posted: 7/21/2013 5:12:50 AM EST
Come on out! As long as you are OK with the 2 or so months of brutally hot weather, it's otherwise quite temperate.


Stay for awhile and scope out the city before you settle on a location, as each section has it's pros and cons. There is an old thread in here somewhere where we all discussed the merits of each.



Vegas is about 5 hours away from all kinds of beautiful nature, whether it be in CA, UT, or the surrounding National Parks.
Link Posted: 7/21/2013 11:07:35 AM EST
I'd think there would be something here in your field if you bug enough people, not sure where to point you though.

There is plenty of nice nature closer than 5 hours, just gotta be able to appreciate rocks, cactus and sunsets.

As a bonus you get to register your pistols
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 7:36:46 PM EST
Wife and I are 'reformed' New Yorkers as well, been here since '04 and love it. We are in Southern Highlands and its beautiful, quiet, and clean. Not a lot of riffraff, and no public transportation which really helps keep the area nice. I work for the county and I'm likely gonna be a lifer. Leaving NY changed me for the better, I actually feel like an American living in NV.
Link Posted: 7/23/2013 8:26:41 PM EST
I came from the Midwest and have lived here 17 years. One thing I guess I will never get used to is this brown and dusty desert. To me this place is just not pretty and that gets old.

People also mention that the lack of a sense of community is pretty poor and I agree.

With that Vegas has been good to me, I'm happy, and I've met some great people here.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:49:49 AM EST
WEST of the city? Pa-dump?

Clark county requires you to register your handguns but that's the only county. You get a TON of houses to choose from because they have lots of forclosures. It was 110 there in June and I think 120. I can't even stand 100 in Elko or Reno and I'm not sure Minnesota gets that hot but if you were there you were there.

Finding a job out of State SUCKS but it's possible. Save up 6 months of living expenses and then consider the move. I wouldn't do it any other way.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 2:26:38 PM EST
Born and raises here, seen it change massively, but I still like it here. One plus is you can find nice homes dirt cheap right now.
Id definitely have a nice backup fund saved up, finding work may be easy or may take a very long time, it all depends on your career choice.
Vegas has adopted all the shitty drivers from surrounding states though, I miss when we didnt have enough people for traffic.
We have legal open carry, having weapons in glovebox/hidden in car is not concealed, but as stated you do have to register pistols.
Ignore all that in North Las Vegas though, pistols are pretty much illegal to carry at all there haha.
If you decide to make the plunge, welcome!
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:13:10 PM EST
I was borned and raised here. My wife and I are moving to Reno area in a few months. The town isn't what it use to be. This town was awesome when i was a kid and teenager. People were friendly. But now a lot of CA assholes have moved here. They are passing laws and shit that make no sense. Education is terrible, if you are going to raise a family. If you have a family there arnt alot of parks, and its usually to hot 4 months of the year to go to parks, even at night. With the cheap housing prices, alot of the shit heads have moved to nice neighboorhoods and taken over them, turning them to shitty neihgboorhoods.

But on the side note, you are 4 hours from So-Cal. No state tax(yet). Jobs are everywhere in the casino industry. You can make good money in the casino industry. Valet, dealer, bartender, bellman. Stuff like that. Security and surveillance are fun jobs, but you won't make alot. Unless you work in a club. Everything is open 24hours. Theres a grocery store every 2 miles pretty much. They are turning around on parks though, and a lot more parks are poping up. Housing is cheap, but you have to get lucky to actually buy a house. I loved this city for what is was. I don't like it anymore. But the one thing that will never be taken away from Las Vegas, is the fact that you can find something to do, every night of the week.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 3:50:33 PM EST
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I was borned and raised here.
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And that statement is proof you have a NV education

Plenty of good schools, although most are private.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 4:33:44 PM EST
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Originally Posted By VegasEgo:
I was borned and raised here. My wife and I are moving to Reno area in a few months. The town isn't what it use to be. This town was awesome when i was a kid and teenager. People were friendly. But now a lot of CA assholes have moved here. They are passing laws and shit that make no sense. Education is terrible, if you are going to raise a family. If you have a family there arnt alot of parks, and its usually to hot 4 months of the year to go to parks, even at night. With the cheap housing prices, alot of the shit heads have moved to nice neighboorhoods and taken over them, turning them to shitty neihgboorhoods.

But on the side note, you are 4 hours from So-Cal. No state tax(yet). Jobs are everywhere in the casino industry. You can make good money in the casino industry. Valet, dealer, bartender, bellman. Stuff like that. Security and surveillance are fun jobs, but you won't make alot. Unless you work in a club. Everything is open 24hours. Theres a grocery store every 2 miles pretty much. They are turning around on parks though, and a lot more parks are poping up. Housing is cheap, but you have to get lucky to actually buy a house. I loved this city for what is was. I don't like it anymore. But the one thing that will never be taken away from Las Vegas, is the fact that you can find something to do, every night of the week.
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This is true. Ive seen a lot of good neighborhoods turn into not so good neighborhoods because of the cheap housing now, and they are section 8'ing a lot of nice houses too. I used to live in Rhodes Ranch, which is a higher end golf course community in South West Las Vegas, for some reason they made one of the communities that were previously $500k+ homes into a Section 8 area, within a couple months there was trash all over the sidewalks and golf course and a number of break ins, so if you do move here do some research on where you are going to live.
Las Vegas can be a great place to live if you like 24 hour life. Living here all my life im not sure id be able to live anywhere else places arent open all the time. When I go out of town I still go crazy when I cant go to the store at 3am lol.

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