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Sparks, NV Living Posted On: 9/8/2006 10:08:14 AM
My husband and I moved from Louisiana, and although the weather is a lot better here in Nevada, the cost of living is outrageous. I am sure it is comparable or even cheaper than living on the East coast; however, we were shocked upon being transferred here from the South.
The housing market has gone down since we first arrived, but it is still pricey. The cost to live in a new 1800 square foot house is around $365,000.
The schools are also extremely over crowded. Our daughter is in the 5th grade and she is one of 37 kids in her class. The standardized testing scores for this area are also pretty low.
On a good note, you will thouroughly enjoy the great weather here. The summers can be hot during the day, but the nights are always wonderful. The scenery is like none I have ever seen. You are only 40 minutes from Tahoe, which is probably one of the most beautiful places in the U.S.