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Old 05-17-2010, 08:26 PM   #21
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I think you mean St, George, UT. You also forgot Mt. Charleston .
Oh, um... I simply combined Mt. Charleston with St. George and came up with St. Charles. Yeah -- that's the ticket.

But I agree that there is a lot there once you get past the neon and brothel coupons (for facilities outside of Clark County only). It's gonna be a fun place to visit.
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:11 PM   #23
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Rich, rent, or RV, but don't buy in LV.....

The 13 Housing Markets That Will Never Recover
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Interesting list, Meadbh. You never know, but my gut tells me Orlando will be back. LV may be questionable. Toledo? Hard to see a bright side...
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.............Toledo? Hard to see a bright side...

Toledo is where Detroiters go to party.
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I wouldn't drive an RV to the Bay Area unless I arrived about 10 PM when the traffic abated.
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Rich, rent, or RV, but don't buy in LV.....

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Home prices in Las Vegas are down by 60 percent from 2006 in one of the steepest descents in modern times. There are 9,517 spanking new houses sitting empty. An additional 5,600 homes were repossessed by lenders in the first three months of this year and could soon be for sale.

Yet builders here are putting up 1,100 homes, and they are frantically buying lots for even more.
After Housing Bust, Builders Dust Off the Boom Machine - NYTimes.com
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My parents have a Del Webb home in Vegas (Dad works 20 weeks a year there) and they love it. They don't ever gamble, go to shows, or do any of the other things people on vacation go there for, but they enjoy the clean suburbs, access to services, proximity to outdoor activities. Spring and Fall weather is great in Vegas. Your next trip there in July will be pretty hot, though. Do outdoor stuff before 7am!
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I love sports betting, both downtown and on the strip.

But I don't think I would like living there. It is about one thing and one thing only, getting people's money as quickly as possible.

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Last year when we were in LV for a week, we stayed at a nice suite by exchanging our timeshare, and it was about 4 mi south of the strip. Because we have been to LV a few times already, we went to the strip only about 3 times, and spent time going to the outdoor places that R-i-T mentioned, and also visited the Lake Las Vegas area out of curiosity.

I came away knowing a bit more about the surrounding area of LV than on earlier visits. Nevada's rainfall must be even lower than AZ, and the landscape reflects that. Vegetation on Mt. Charleston is so sparse, compared to the high country of AZ. No, if I leave AZ, it is to move to the NW, just like my screen name pronounces.
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Never is a looooong time, so here is another statistical slant to think about maybe. Where the jobs and growth will be by 2030:

Job Growth by City and State - Cities with the Most Job Growth | MintLife Blog | Personal Finance News & Advice
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We had a weather man tell us the the most unstable air in the country was over Vegas and if it ever got enough moisture there would be h&ll to pay.

Also in the early 70's the construction of homes was so shoddy that a friend of ours awoke in the morning and saw the grass growing from his bedroom at the base of his bedroom wall. The wall was not connected to the foundation!
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I read your post about the problems of living in Las Vegas. But your negative statements don't seem to jibe with what several of my friends who have lived there many years have to say. They love living in Las Vegas. They never go to the Strip. They feel safe and secure in their middle-class suburbs, where they feel that crime is almost nonexistant.

On average, LV might be a poor place to live, I don't know. So if you retire there and can only afford to live at an average location, you probably should go elsewhere. If you have enough money to live a middle-class lifestyle, then LV would probably be a great place for you.
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Oh, um... I simply combined Mt. Charleston with St. George and came up with St. Charles. Yeah -- that's the ticket.

But I agree that there is a lot there once you get past the neon and brothel coupons (for facilities outside of Clark County only). It's gonna be a fun place to visit.
I was sitting here in my St. George (UT) home, reading this thread and wondering where St. Charles was. I had never heard of it. A quick Google search showed me that indeed there is a St. Charles, Utah. I learned something.

But I'm glad to find out that you meant St. George, a absolutely marvelous place to live and play, near gorgeous state and national parks, many golf course, amazing jogging and biking paths, and other amenities for retirees who want to stay active. I love St. George.
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But I'm glad to find out that you meant St. George, a absolutely marvelous place to live and play, near gorgeous state and national parks, many golf course, amazing jogging and biking paths, and other amenities for retirees who want to stay active. I love St. George.
There was a former board member (and erstwhile moderator) named SteveR who kept a beautiful luxury RV in your area and raved about it. I don't think he is active here any more. Anyone heard from him?

Sounded like the proverbial God's Country.
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There was a former board member (and erstwhile moderator) named SteveR who kept a beautiful luxury RV in your area and raved about it. I don't think he is active here any more. Anyone heard from him?
I haven't heard from him, but I believe he still visits the board now and then.
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I miss SteveR.

Now listen up Rich...don't be gettin' any ideas and disappear from this forum. I do not look my best with a frown on my face.

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