Nevada February 27, 2017
9 Things Everyone Who’s Moved Away From Nevada Has Thought At Least Once
Moving is a regular part of life. Whether due to job transfers, family emergencies, or the desire for a change of scenery, it is uncommon for people to live in one place their entire lives. Whereas Nevada, like every other state, has its fair share of good and bad, after having lived here, one is truly never the same. So, what do those who have left the Silver State thought of at least one time after they have moved away?
1. "I sure don't miss paying state income taxes!"
Nevada is one of seven states that currently do not have a personal income tax. To make up for lost revenues, Nevada relies on a higher sales tax in addition to taxes on gambling profits. Nevertheless, those who have moved away from Nevada do not miss the extra work come tax time.
2. "I sure miss the weather."
Northern Nevada has nearly 250 days of sun each year, while southern Nevada including Las Vegas has nearly 300 such days. Granted, although southern Nevada boasts summer temperatures as high as 120 degrees, rest assured that it's a dry heat (and every place is air conditioned.) Having moved away from this glorious weather is high atop the regret list for many.
3. "I wish there was more to do."
Las Vegas is known as "the city that never sleeps" because of its round-the-clock activities: from shows to 24-hour gambling to dining to shopping. Reno, as well, boasts many options for 24-hour entertainment. Nevada certainly is the place for insomniacs and those who are easily bored - and something those who have moved away often regret.
4. "I sure miss the great food."
The majority of hotel-casinos in both Las Vegas and Reno boast impressive buffets, enormous breakfasts, and unbelievable prices. Larger cities such as Las Vegas are also home to amazing fine dining restaurants and hot spots including many celebrity-owned ones such as "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro's Carlo's Bakery, Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill, Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar, Wolfgang Puck's Spago, Emeril Lagasse's New Orleans Fish House, Mario Batali's Carnevino, and Gordon Ramsay's Steak. True foodies do miss the variety after they've moved away.
5. "I miss those gorgeous Nevada sunsets."
Throughout the state, Nevada boasts some of the most beautiful sunsets in the United States.
6. "No place has entertainment like Vegas."
Both Reno and Las Vegas certainly are at no loss for amazing entertainment. From hotel headliners to variety shows to hilarious comedy clubs to the Fremont Street Experience to numerous museums and other activities for the whole family, locals and visitors alike have many choices to fill their entertainment needs.
7. "I haven't found any place with better hiking and rock climbing."
Nevada is home to several breathtaking hiking trails and rock climbing areas. From Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas to the scenic mountains of Lake Tahoe and Reno, outdoor enthusiasts have plenty to keep them busy and in shape.
8. "I really miss gambling."
Even if one isn't a heavy gambler, the fact that in addition to numerous casinos throughout the state, seemingly everywhere one goes there are slot machines: in the grocery store, in gas stations, at the airport...everywhere! Dropping a few bucks into a one-armed bandit or video poker machine almost becomes second nature when one lives in Nevada.
9. "I am glad to be away from the horrible drivers."
Especially in the Las Vegas metropolitan area, car accidents are an almost daily sighting. Rubber-necking tourists, in-a-hurry locals, and a lot of traffic is not a good combination, and when it rains and the roads become slick, driving is even more precarious.
As mentioned, people move for various reasons. Once gone, however, invariably there are some pangs of regret. If you or a loved one has left Nevada for whatever reason, what are some of your/their regrets? Please share your comments below.