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Old 11-30-2016, 12:57 AM
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Default Nevada or Utah?

Anyone homesteading in Nevada or Utah?
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Old 01-13-2017, 11:45 PM
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I haven't been to either in about 5 years but we looked into relocating to Utah last year and quickly rejected the idea.

A few years ago, the SLC area would have been ideal for us. Now? The schools are crap and crime is rampant. Apparently the big change is a huge influx of refugees who were placed in the downtown core. We considered outlying suburbs but they were no better. I hear southern Utah is still lovely but it is sparsely populated and job opportunities are very rare.

As for NV, some outer areas for the gambling cities (Las Vegas particularly) aren't bad. But it is a boom and bust economy which makes for bad policies getting formed. The rest of the state (80%?) is owned by the federal givernment which also makes for some bad policies. If you're a government employee who could retire in NV, though, it might be a consideration.
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Old 01-14-2017, 06:51 AM
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A couple of years ago, we drove across Nevada for approximately forever. It was the first time I've ever seen cows eating cactus. That's about all I have to say about that.

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Old 01-14-2017, 09:15 PM
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government "owns" too much of the land in those two states, and seems to be constantly adding more. Aside from that, rain is rather scarce, although I do remember some nice orchard country in southern utah while on a trip many years ago

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