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Old 07-28-2015, 07:11 PM
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I've decided to move to Vegas within the next 6 to 10 months. We could actually move sooner, but my wife and I both have some things we want to finish here first (work related). It will also give us time to sock away some more funds for the moving expenses (not exactly cheap moving across the country).

I'm just trying to get some input on what to expect. I've tried finding a website with useful info, but seems I only get info regarding entertainment.

I've had a CCW license in both Florida and Alabama. Any problem getting one in Nevada? Do Vegas gun laws differ from the rest of the state?

Housing looks to be decently priced...is that indeed the case?

What do you all do about water? Suck it up and pay out the booty for it? Rainfall is less than 1 inch per month, so it's not as though it can be collected.

Appears crime is like any other major city, and from what I can find, it's best to live in the southern area of the city. Although the Strip is in the southern area, and I'd guess that's where quite a few problems would be, or do the police keep that area in check so as not to scare away the tourists?

I checked on Indeed for jobs and there seems to be quite a few available. Is the job market pretty competitive, or is it more like if you want a job you can have a job? My background is prior military (Army MP), prior deputy sheriff (gang unit investigator), prior government contractor (international police advisor in Iraq and counterintelligence in Afghanistan), and currently working in education (non-teaching position). Don't really want to go back to law enforcement, but would work security, loss prevention, corporate investigations, etc, if need be because I have a wife and son, so unemployment is not an option. Oh, and I worked as a private investigator for a while, but stopped because that job sucked bad.

Any info that would help would be appreciated.
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are you not concerned about Lake Mead?!?
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Like others places housing crashed which is why it is reasonable now.

Extremely hot during the summer outside.
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I can deal with the few months of heat...it's the humidity that I'm tired of.

Does it look as though the housing market will recover anytime soon?

Lord...from what I've read, people there complain about the water cost. Guess they've not noticed the big lake either.

I'm more curious about a grass lawn and fruit/vegetable plants my wife and I like. It's not as though I can go fill up a water tanker at the lake, then go park it at my place for use.
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are you not concerned about Lake Mead?!?
I was thinking the same thing. OP, Lake Mead is rapidly draining. It is where Vegas gets all of its water from. You might buy a house only to have it become totally worthless as a there will not be any water to support the city in the desert. Good luck with that.
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Titanium, I have only been to Vegas once, last summer (August) I noticed that there pretty much is NO grass lawns, all rocks and cactus. Other than cactus, I saw palm trees and that was about it. The heat wasn't bad at all with the low humidity. It is definitely the place to be if you want to be off grid and on solar!

Water in a SHTF scenario would be the biggest concern. There just isn't much of it at all. I stayed with family friends in the North east area and it was really nice.
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We left Vegas four years ago. The definition of happiness is the Las Vegas valley in your rear view mirror for the last time. Let's talk shtf. 48 hour power outage. How many dead?

Shtf event. Where are you going? How are you getting out of the valley? You have the 15 east west and he 93 north and south. How many people will you be sharing those two roads with?
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Los Vegas is like Los Angeles.. a man made city where there is supposed to be desert...

Unless you are buying a property with a good well... I'd strongly suggest rethinking moving there..
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They are running out of water...u sure u want to move to a place in a desert supplied by a dry(ing) lake?
A childhood friend is one of their SWAT team leaders...says he isnt staying 1 minute longer than he needs for his pension...Good Luck
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I like how op thanked one post in this thread and ignored the others dealing with reality.

My guess is that OP already decided and wanted people to support his decision.

Sheep be sheepin'.
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About the only thing I found potable in LV was the booze, and lots of it. Water, not so much. I visited Boulder Damn (aka Hoover Damn) and its down right scary how low Lake Meade has become. Park attendant there said it would take 8-years for the lake to be at 'sustaining levels' assuming more than average rainfall in the Rockies...Not gonna happen. They may run out of water before the 4th inlet is completed...No, for me LV is only a place for bachelor parties and vacationing. Despite the shows on TV, don't kid yourself with a move you may most likely regret.

But like one post said, seems like the OP is wanting more of support and holding a blanket over their eyes than listening to reason...

Some people in life never seem to make it that far because they are too busy learning things the hard way...

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Why on earth would you want to move there?! We just happened to spend 1 night there last week, just traveling through. This was the second time I have been there. I hate that place, nasty, hot, dirty, scary people, dry, the whole gambling thing doesn't appeal to me either. Vegas attracts a lot of the kind of people I wouldn't want to live around. And your FL CC permit is no good there. As a survivalist, Vegas is one of the last places I would ever pick to live in either. It's in the middle of the desert.
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