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What is your neighborhood like? I came from Southern California, in my neighborhood in the SCV, we knew everone on the block, all great people. Spent most weekends having dinner and hanging out with them all. That's what I miss the most from Cali.

Where I live now, (Town Center & DI), nice homes, but been there 10 years and don't really know anyone. I'm as about outgoing as a person can be, but no luck. Most people drive up, barely wave open their garage doors from there cars, drive in and close the door. Seems as everone works the type of job with an off schedule, work evenings and weekends, never around. Rarely anyone outside, basically, I hate it.

Whats it like where you live? Same thing? Good area? How are the people, any frendlier or the same?

I really miss the old block party days we used to have. Did I just pick a shit neighborhood when I moved here, or is all Vegas like this?
 

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What is your neighborhood like? I came from Southern California, in my neighborhood in the SCV, we knew everone on the block, all great people. Spent most weekends having dinner and hanging out with them all. That's what I miss the most from Cali.

Where I live now, (Town Center & DI), nice homes, but been there 10 years and don't really know anyone. I'm as about outgoing as a person can be, but no luck. Most people drive up, barely wave open their garage doors from there cars, drive in and close the door. Seems as everone works the type of job with an off schedule, work evenings and weekends, never around. Rarely anyone outside, basically, I hate it.

Whats it like where you live? Same thing? Good area? How are the people, any frendlier or the same?

I really miss the old block party days we used to have. Did I just pick a shit neighborhood when I moved here, or is all Vegas like this?
thought you lived in bolulder city??
 

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I live in Phoenix, but pretty much the same here. I do a lot of work (architect) in Vegas though and know the Town Center area well so I know what you are experiencing. I grew up in Fountain Valley in the 70's and remember the same thing...block pool parties, playing football in the street and everyone's garage door open...you couldn't walk past a house without getting invited at least to the garage to share a cold one (pepsi for us kids of course). Nowadays, HOAs, media exploited safety concerns and just the general "indoor" lifestyle of video games, internet and home theaters have us all guessing WHO lives next door, let alone if they are home or, god forbid enjoy wrenching or bbqs.

It took me awhile, but I kept my eyes peeled and hounded local car shows like goodguys, and races and such. Whenever I met anyone REMOTELY close to where I lived, I'd comment on their car/boat and how cool it would be to just sit around the thing and bs every once in awhile and made a few friends as a result. You'd be surprised how many of us are sitting behind that closed garage door just down the street wishing there was a reason to open it...
 

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What is your neighborhood like? I came from Southern California, in my neighborhood in the SCV, we knew everone on the block, all great people. Spent most weekends having dinner and hanging out with them all. That's what I miss the most from Cali.

Where I live now, (Town Center & DI), nice homes, but been there 10 years and don't really know anyone. I'm as about outgoing as a person can be, but no luck. Most people drive up, barely wave open their garage doors from there cars, drive in and close the door. Seems as everone works the type of job with an off schedule, work evenings and weekends, never around. Rarely anyone outside, basically, I hate it.

Whats it like where you live? Same thing? Good area? How are the people, any frendlier or the same?

I really miss the old block party days we used to have. Did I just pick a shit neighborhood when I moved here, or is all Vegas like this?
I live in a suburb of phoenix and it is pretty much the same here too. I spend a lot of time in my garage working on the boat or a motorcycle or a car or truck. Just about any spring thru fall evening you will find me either in the garage toolin' around or sitting in the boat drinking a beer. Every car that passes by I wave to and people look away. Sometimes I think it is me and I am the weird redneck on the corner that has some disease. But I have come to my senses and realized that there are way too many people out there that just don't like to socialize. either because they don't know how or they need to keep something hidden. I have lived across the street from a guy and his wife for three years and he or she have never even waved to me let alone come over and introduced themselves or said hi. I see these people everyday. WTF!!! I have seen a woman across the street get out of her car and hold the papers in her hand over her face and run to her front door. How is someone supposed to feel when they have just waved and smiled at her??? I don't get it but I am still out there every night drinkin a beer, listening to music, farting around and if someone wants to stop by and shoot the shit then great if not then screw them.

It is getting this way just about everywhere. Not just where you live. I miss the old days too! I am from So Cal as well. Maybe it is a So Cal thing. I blame Myspace and Xbox.:D
 

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I have a hanger at our local airport, and on weekends and holidays the place is very social....kinda like Havasu and Glamis. The waiting list for a hanger is over 3 years so we don't have too much in transient hanger turn over. It is almost mandatory when you finally get a hanger that your neighbor will introduce you to the rest of your neighbors.

My neighborhood, is a bit older and established. Half of the neighbors are original owners. Half of us do are own yardwork, so there is some what of a bond/pride that keeps the neighborhood social. It is kinda of easy to see who in the neighborhood will be gone in 5 years. They are the ones who come home and lock themselves in their house, and have a gardener take care of the yard.
 

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I live in a suburb of phoenix and it is pretty much the same here too. I spend a lot of time in my garage working on the boat or a motorcycle or a car or truck. Just about any spring thru fall evening you will find me either in the garage toolin' around or sitting in the boat drinking a beer. Every car that passes by I wave to and people look away. Sometimes I think it is me and I am the weird redneck on the corner that has some disease. But I have come to my senses and realized that there are way too many people out there that just don't like to socialize. either because they don't know how or they need to keep something hidden. I have lived across the street from a guy and his wife for three years and he or she have never even waved to me let alone come over and introduced themselves or said hi. I see these people everyday. WTF!!! I have seen a woman across the street get out of her car and hold the papers in her hand over her face and run to her front door. How is someone supposed to feel when they have just waved and smiled at her??? I don't get it but I am still out there every night drinkin a beer, listening to music, farting around and if someone wants to stop by and shoot the shit then great if not then screw them.

It is getting this way just about everywhere. Not just where you live. I miss the old days too! I am from So Cal as well. Maybe it is a So Cal thing. I blame Myspace and Xbox.:D
Pm me sometime! Maybe I can bring by a 6 pack and we can stare at the boat and both wave at your neighbors!
 

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i hear what yur sayin bro, i hang out in the drive way fartin around in the boat, sippin cool ones, and i always wave at the neighbours and people passin by, not too often people wave back, guess the good old days are gone,, but if im ever down in yur part of the world,, ill stop by and chin flap with ya, nice to see some of the good old boys are still around,,,, guess were just spread out a little more now,, merry xmas,,mike:)hand
 

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Half of my neighbors are part timers here in Arrowhead - I know them but we don't do much together. We have about 5 full-time neighbors that we occasionally get together with for dinners and party's.
 

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Thanks for the responses. I know I'm not alone, I guess I was kinda hoping that someone from the Vegas area would post talking about their development being a little bit of an utopia, great neighbors, large parcels, rv access, nice houses, huge garages, etc.... I'd move tomorrow if that was the case.
 

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Thanks for the responses. I know I'm not alone, I guess I was kinda hoping that someone from the Vegas area would post talking about their development being a little bit of an utopia, great neighbors, large parcels, rv access, nice houses, huge garages, etc.... I'd move tomorrow if that was the case.
Next time I plan to be in Vegas I'll look you up....
Merry xmas!
 

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Sucks to live like that. My neighbors are great. We used to have a block party every year on the 4th of July. Cops shut it down because of the crowds. To large of an event they said. The Lead Singer from a local country band, Mogeon lives around the corner. Once they started playing its was killer but also over.:mad:

My Neighbors watch out for my home. I'm not home every weekend. Love that aspect of good neighbors.

Neighbor across the street Often brings me Tamales. Next door neighbor does RE from home. Watches out for my Ma that I take care of. More than once I've received a phone call that said Hey Ambulance is at your pad for Ma , everything is OK now. All because She could knock on the door and someone answered. That's some good friendly neighbors!..

OutCole'd I would suggest you knock on their doors and just say "Hey I'm your Neighbor. Just thought I'd say Hello". They just might think the same as you. All it takes is one Hello to get a feeling. You know what I mean? Either its going to be Hey I felt the same way or Uh Yea And,,,,???? What cha selling. :D
 

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I live in a suburb of phoenix and it is pretty much the same here too. I spend a lot of time in my garage working on the boat or a motorcycle or a car or truck. Just about any spring thru fall evening you will find me either in the garage toolin' around or sitting in the boat drinking a beer. Every car that passes by I wave to and people look away. Sometimes I think it is me and I am the weird redneck on the corner that has some disease. But I have come to my senses and realized that there are way too many people out there that just don't like to socialize. either because they don't know how or they need to keep something hidden. I have lived across the street from a guy and his wife for three years and he or she have never even waved to me let alone come over and introduced themselves or said hi. I see these people everyday. WTF!!! I have seen a woman across the street get out of her car and hold the papers in her hand over her face and run to her front door. How is someone supposed to feel when they have just waved and smiled at her??? I don't get it but I am still out there every night drinkin a beer, listening to music, farting around and if someone wants to stop by and shoot the shit then great if not then screw them.

It is getting this way just about everywhere. Not just where you live. I miss the old days too! I am from So Cal as well. Maybe it is a So Cal thing. I blame Myspace and Xbox.:D
LOL......I'm from Utah........sippin a beer.....neighbors run the other way? must be Mormons.....i hear they are everywhere!
 

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LOL......I'm from Utah........sippin a beer.....neighbors run the other way? must be Mormons.....i hear they are everywhere!
Ya that is a good point. They are all over the place here. There is a mormon church every 2 sq miles or so. Even so I know many Mo's and there are usually nice social people who don't judge so I will never figure it out. I stopped trying a long time ago.
 

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LOL......I'm from Utah........sippin a beer.....neighbors run the other way? must be Mormons.....i hear they are everywhere!

Isn't that the truth... I used to live in Touqerville and the way them bastages treat a non is damn near criminal. I'm happy as hell to be gone from there.
 

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Ya that is a good point. They are all over the place here. There is a mormon church every 2 sq miles or so. Even so I know many Mo's and there are usually nice social people who don't judge so I will never figure it out. I stopped trying a long time ago.
I lived in ca. for about 25 years and then 25 in utah..and i have been in havasu about a year. And for about the last year i have been posting on several 'discussion groups' concerning Mormons....

And though there is no way to really prove it there seems to be a difference between Utah Mormons and 'rest of the world' mormons. The 'rest of the world' mormons seem to be able to function better with the rest of society while those in Utah seem to treat non mormons as outsiders..I have worked with many mormons over the years and they rarely associate with non mo's unless it is necessary except for 2 that were raised in other states and had moved to Utah and it didn't seem to matter to them what church anybody attended.

And that 'hanging out in the front yard, drinkin a beer and polishin the scoot with a couple of the bros.....and watch all the neighbors drive by
and pay absolutely no attention to us...(except for some youngster in the back seat waving at us) is exactly what happens when several ca. transplants with motorcycles move into a utah neighborhood that was 90% mo mo....
 
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