Just say no!!!
I've lived here almost 4 years and I can't wait to get out!!!! If you were raised in the desert, then it might be pretty or decent for you, but as someone from the east coast....I say that the ramshackle properties RUIN the landscape. The mountains are beautiful yes....but there are only a few tolerable weeks a year when its not too hot or too cold to go outside and enjoy the weather.
There is very LITTLE to do here culturally. If you're a church goer, then you're one of the lucky ones. All you can do is hide in your house/apt, go to the movies, gambling in Laughlin (which is BORING) or go out to eat.
I am starving for theatre and ballet and a good orchestra and I can't drive to Vegas for it either....too morally bankrupt. The only culture I see here is at the local library which I have made extensive use of.
There is alot of crime related to Meth, which seems to be the drug of choice for these bored desert rats. And real estate is WAAAAAY overpriced for what you get here. And the apartment where I rent is a DUMP. Huge scorpions and centipedes and spiders invade my home on almost a daily basis...not to mention that there are alot of ant problems around town.
Go ahead and move here if you want, but my advice is to visit first!
Abhd | Kingman, AZ