Who's Your City?, by Richard Florida
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What To Do? What To Do?

Hi! I live in Henderson NV -the suburbs 10 min south of Las Vegas. I moved here 5 years ago and sell/lease commercial real estate. I really love local music/hiking/farmers’ markets/snowboarding/things like that and have found that this town is just not really offering too much of the things I love. Hiking-yes we have that but there is just no sense of community. I don’t have kids and living in the suburbs sucks if you don’t need to raise a family. I also don’t dig gambling or clubbing which makes Vegas the city pretty unappealing. I want to live in a city that is thriving. I’m also tired of hearing about how this economy sucks so bad! I think the economy is OK and my business is going well – however, I really miss the sense of locality that I felt in small-town Kentucky (minus the dreary gray weather). We are in a little bind right now with the housing situation which may prevent us from making a move anytime soon. Anyone have any advice on either how to make this town better OR where to move to once we get out of the bind?

Sent by Amy from Henderson, NV

One Response to “What To Do? What To Do?”

  1. Libby Says:

    Well, Vegas is definitely a far cry from Kentucky. I don’t know enough about Vegas to advise how to make city life work there, but it sounds like, at heart, you’re a midwestern/southern girl. I’d suggest getting closer to your roots when you finally can move again – maybe check out nearby cities in Tennessee, Indiana, etc.

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