Well, lately I have been thinking more and more about moving to Tahoe. I already knew a few years ago I would be ending up there and a few months ago made the decision. I still have five more years of college ahead of me. At first I was going to move to Alaska for a few years and save up some money to move to Tahoe, but I decided that would be kinda pointless. Now I want to move there right after I get my masters.
What I am wondering is what it is like for my market out there. I planned on living as close to the California border as possible in Nevada without actually being in the state. I have heard how California is. It is often compared to New York as far as taxes, government, and laws. I also heard Nevada is a pretty loose state. So I was thinking moving to somewhere in Reno or Carson city to start. I was thinking it would also be a lot easier to find a job in a bigger city.
I was wondering if anyone here lives near here. I wanna know exactly how big these cities are and if there are more than one school districts for the cities. Also wondering if there were any school districts closer to Northstar area without being in Cali. The last question I have is how the market is. Does anyone know what the demand for teachers is there.
I know it's a long ways off and I am just getting started with the info, but I wanna get a head start and make sure this is what I want.
Reno and Carson are about it. You do have the the East shore areas which for the most part are in the state of Nevada. I believe Incline is part of that. In reality, there are not very many good jobs around the lake. The good ones that are there open for about 2 seconds before the next person fills it for the next 30 years.
Reno gives you better access to North Shore areas. Squaw, Alpine, Sugar Bowl, Northstar, Donner. I'd even throw Homewood in there.
Carson City puts Heavenly, Sierra, and Kirkwood within reach. Though Kirkwood is a decent drive from Carson City.
Ya, I was actually thinking of transferring but I'd get no financial aid. It's worth staying here for therest anyway. I don't think I'd be able to teach at Seirra Nevada until I got a few years of high school teaching under my belt. But hey idk.
Why Northstar anyway? Out of all the world class resorts in Tahoe, Northstar is not one of them. Seriously, it's pretty dumpy. Well in a ritzy way. Really nice base area and all, but the terrain is less than exciting. Squaw, Kirkwood, Sugar Bowl, Alpine, beat it all to shit. If you are going for park, then you should seriously consider moving to Summit County Colorado, or Park City in Utah, or Mammoth. Much better park action at those spots.
Yes, the Union of Soviet Socialist Californians make it a bit expensive to live here, but honestly, it isn't that bad. Yes the state tax is about 8% give or take, compared to Nevada's 0% income tax. And sales tax. But Sacramento is about the largest city near Tahoe, and you don't have to live in Sacramento. I'd have to imagine there would be more teaching opportunities there.
Northstar. Meh. I agree with killz, they probably have the better park in the area, but as for the rest of the mountain, we rode it all by Noon with the large crowds.
We have a trip up there in two weeks, 2.5 days at alpine and squaw. Let's see what all this fuss is about.
Depending on how the economy is in five years reno is horrible. It took my cousin about 6-8 months to find a teaching job in Reno, granted it was elementy school, i dont know about high school. But i beleive Nevada has the worst unempolyment in the country as of right now. Thers lots of places to live outside of Sacramento and still commute to sac for a job. Like folsom or farhter north placerville, Sac is about 30-45 min form these places, and SLT is about an hour from there. On the northern side there are 3 or 4 smaller cities all within 30 min from sac and about an hour to an hour and a half to tahoe.I think you would have a better chance finding a job in CA its just a lot more expensive. But as far as anything close to tahoe it will be very hard to find steady employment, but like everybody said why are you set on Northstar? I rode Northstar for years and this year got a Alpine/Squaw pass and it really openned my eyes, Northstar doesnt have shit comapred to others places terrain wise, now park they are one of the best. But Heavenly and sierra both have great parks too and much better terrain, same with squaw on the northshore.