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    Question Is Nevada a nice place to live?

    I've been all over the world and all over the U.S except for nevada and a few other places but I'm trying to find out what the best state to live in is because I haven't found it yet. All I know about nevada is that Las Vegas is there and so is the "Bunny Ranch". Saw that one on the Howard Stern show

    So other than all the prostitutes running loose in that state is nevada nice place to live?

    I live in florida now and hate it because it's flat (no maintains) and is EXTREMELY humid. I can't handle the humidity. What I want is california weather but NO earthquakes. I don't want to go up further north than that because I can't handle extreme cold weather, I don't find it pleasant.

    Las vegas is way too hot... but are there any nice cities further up north/west in nevada next to california... anyone live around those areas? I bet you that further up north/west in nevada I could have california weather but NO earthquakes do you think?


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    Re: Is Nevada a nice place to live?

    Originally posted by Frosty
    What I want is California weather but NO earthquakes.
    As I am from Cali, I will agree that it has the greatest weather in the US.
    California does have earthquakes, but the chance of you actually being hurt by one is slim. It's no where near the risk of being injured by a hurricane in Florida.
    Also, the cost of moving to California is enormous, the people who live there can only afford it because they were born there. Anybody coming in is extremely wealthy.

    Nevada has decent weather, but there isn't much to do there other than go to Las Vegas, which gets old after a minute.
    Haven't been on WHT for 6 years!

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    I would assume crime is around the casinos, so beware.
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    Yes I know about the quakes. I lived in LA in california for 3 years :)

    I am not afraid of getting hurt in an earthquake whatsoever. That's not my hold up. I just don't want my house to be damaged by one. I heard of someone who built their dream home there and their house literally shifted and moved 3 feet off it's foundation from the earthquake. I want to eventually settle in my favorite state in my dream home (probably never happen with my luck) and don't want to worry when my house is going to be damaged in a quake at all. California is also too crowded and full of smog.

    But I love the weather in california and the beautiful mountains. So I fiqured if I just live in nevada right next to califonia I could have it all :)

    NOT near las vegas, noway. I don't want that extreme arizona type heat and I'm not interested in that area. I thought maybe up further north/west in nevada... I wonder what it's like there. Need to visit it someday...
    Last edited by Frosty; 05-08-2005 at 11:52 PM.

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    I hear Nevada is the second closest place to heaven on earth.

    Amsterdam is number one

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    Originally posted by mikeylove
    I hear Nevada is the second closest place to heaven on earth.

    Amsterdam is number one
    Montana I think is the closest place to heaven . Yes it can get cold, but the view is great. As well the people are so friendly! Though I wouldn't mind it if Montana had California weather .

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    I used to live in Reno. I moved to Idaho about 9 years ago because I had stepped on too many toes in the workplace.
    Anyway, Las Vegas is getting very crowded. There is high crime and a lot of illegal prostitution. The rate of HIV is high, probably because many prostitutes are literally brothel rejects who failed the blood test. The nearest legal brothel to Las Vegas is in Nye County, over 90 miles away. Prostitution is illegal in Clark, Washoe, Carson City, and Douglas Counties.

    Reno is kind of nice, but it is getting more crowded and sprawling. Summers are pretty hot, but not as hot as Las Vegas. Winters can get cold, and icy roads can be trecherous in morning traffic. Snow level is greatly affected by elevation, and there are many ski resorts in the nearby mountains, especially around Lake Tahoe. With Reno getting so crowded, the Carson City area may be a nicer place to live.
    The good, old days of the casinos supporting everyone at a comfortable wage level and low taxes are fading. The economy is heavily dependent on the casinos, but it is now a crowded, competitive field that imports minimum wage labor, much of which places demands on social services that consumes the gaming taxes that were supposed to hold down all the other taxes. I think there is still no state income tax, but sales taxes are high, and fees for things like automobile registration are high.

    Moonlight Bunny Ranch is fairly close to Carson City, in nearby Lyons County.

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    Amsterdam in New York you mean? I don't want to live there. I don't want Montana either. I don't like cold weather.

    I want california weather and mountainss but no quakes. Simple as that :)

    I give up... someday I will visit nevada and check it out. That's the best way to find out. Anything is better than this flat, sticky humid swampland called florida where I live right now. Only a crocodile could love it.

    EDIT: So that Bunny Ranch is in carson city? That looks like an area in nevada that would have the perfect weather. Great, but it's full of prostitutes running free. I think I changed my mind.
    Last edited by Frosty; 05-09-2005 at 12:07 AM.

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    The legal brothels are not in Carson City. Prostitution is illegal in Carson City County. They are a few miles east of town, technically in the town of Moundhouse in Lyons County. I don't think Carson City has much illegal prostitution, at least none flaunted like in Las Vegas. Carson City has more of a family values ambiance.

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    The legal brothels are remarkably low key. Advertising is very limited. In the Yellow Pages they may appear under "Massage" with nothing but "Licensed and legal in Nevada" to suggest that it is a brothel. They are often in rural locations or sort of isolated side streets. There are several on Baud Street in Winnemucca, but many people pass within two blocks of them downtown and never see them. Just studying the lay of the land, of course, no pun intended.

    I don't know if it has changed, but there used to be a lot of restrictions on TV advertising for gambling. So there might be TV ads for casinos, "blah, blah, blah, great food!" and euphemisms like "Nevada style fun", but no "Gamble your rent money into a fortune!" ads. Since Nevada doesn't have a lottery, that meant that I saw less TV ads telling me to gamble on Nevada stations than in California or Idaho.

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