Review of Henderson, Nevada


LIFE IN HENDERSON FOR RETIREES
Star Rating - 11/18/2017
WE RELOCATED FROM BOSTON, MA TO HENDERSON, NV ONLY TWO YEARS AGO IN 2015. BOTH OF US HAVE BEEN RETIRED FOR 10 YEARS AND ARE IN ARE EARLY 70'S AND IS REASONABLY GOOD HEALTH. COMPARING THE COST OF LIVING IN BOSTON COMPARED TO HENDERSON IS VERY SIGNIFICANT...MUCH LOWER IN NEVADA. HOUSING IS SOME 60% LOWER...BOSTON WAS $4200 PER MONTH VS. $1700 PER MONTH IN HENDERSON. MASSACHUSETTS HAS A 5% INCOME TAX VS. NO STATE INCOME TAX IN NEVADA..FOOD IS ABOUT THE SAME. UTILITIES ARE LOWER FOR HEATING AND ELECTRICAL..AUTO INSURANCE ABOUT THE SAME AS BOSTON AND HOUSE INSURANCE COST DROPPED SOME 80% FROM $2800 PER YEAR IN BOSTON TO $350 PER YEAR IN NEVADA...WE MOVED FROM OCEAN VIEW 3200 SF HOUSE IN BOSTON TO A 1600 SF IN HENDERSON 55+ COMMUNITY WITH MONTHLY FEES OF $60.00 PER MONTH WHICH PROVIDES A VERY NICE IN-DOOR HEATED POOL, GYM FITNESS CENTER AND A VERY LOW CRIME RATE AND CLEAN, WELL-GROOMED LANDSCAPES LOCATED IN "ANTHEM" OR SOLERA...THESE ARE DELL WEBB COMMUNITIES WHERE MOST OF THE HOUSES ARE LESS THAN 20 YEARS OLD AND REQUIRE MODERATE UPKEEP.
WE ADJUSTED TO THE "VERY WARM" SUMMERS BY SPENDING A LOT OF TIME IN-DOORS THE FIRST YEAR BUT DID ADJUST...EVERY PLACE IS AIR CONDITIONED AND WE SPEND ABOUT HALF OF THE SUMMER TRAVELING AND THE CHANGE HAS REDUCED OUR LIVING COSTS SO THAT WE CAN AFFORD TO ENJOY LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES.

WE ARE NOT GOING TO LEAD ANYONE ON, WE HAVE A VERY NICE INCOME LEVEL, NOT RICH BUT COMFORTABLE AND THE MOVE RELEASED APPROXIMATELY $45,000.00 PER YEAR FOR DISCRETIONARY SPENDING.
WE HAVE FOUND MEDICAL SERVICES ARE GOOD...BUT WE ARE HEALTHY AND DO NOT REQUIRE VERY MUCH BUT WE DO TAKE PREVENTATIVE MEASURES AND GET AN ANNUAL CHECK-UP AND REGULAR DENTAL.

WE HAVE FOUND THE PEOPLE TO BE FRIENDLY AND COURTEOUS...THESE 55+ COMMUNITIES SEEM TO BE CONDUCIVE TO PERSONS WHO HAVE RETIRED ALTHOUGH SOME STILL HAVE PART TIME AND FULL TIME JOBS.

A KIND WORD OF ADVICE, MAKE MULTIPLE VISITS TO PLACES THAT YOU YOU MAY CONSIDER FOR YOUR NEXT HOME...WE MADE SEVERAL TRIPS HERE BEFORE MOVING.
WE HAD RESIDED IN BOSTON FOR 50 YEARS AND OUR FAMILY IS ALL GROWN UP ONE IN CALIFORNIA AND THREE IN MASSACHUSETTS WHO WE VISIT SEVERAL TIMES EACH YEAR... WE BOUGHT A HOUSE AFTER LEASING FOR THE FIRST YEAR...IT GIVES YOU MORE FLEXIBILITY IN CASE YOU WANT TO CHANGE.

ONE LAST NOTE...THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE WHO HAVE RELOCATED FROM THE NORTHEAST AND MID-ATLANTIC AND MIDWEST TO ESCAPE COLD WEATHER AND THE HIGHER COST OF LIVING WHICH SEEMS TO BE A COMMON THREAD. I CANNOT COMMENT ABOUT YOUNG FAMILIES MOVING HERE AND, IF THIS IS YOUR SITUATION, I WOULD MAKE SURE THE SCHOOLS AND GENERAL ASSOCIATED SERVICES THAT YOUR FAMILY REQUIRES ARE SATISFACTORY FIRST. WHERE EVER YOU DECIDE TO MOVE, THE BEST OF LUCK TO YOU. WE USED SPERLING'S .COM
FOR TWO YEARS AND FOUND IT TO BE THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE ONE...AND WE USE OTHERS BUT THIS WAS OUR BEST ONE,
EDWARD H | Henderson, NV
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Very comprehensive comment. Did you look at St George in Utah?
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