Why I Love Moapa Valley

My husband and I moved to Overton Beach Marina from Las Vegas in 1996. In 2000, we, along with our 1 1⁄2 year old daughter, moved from Overton Beach Marina to the town of Overton. The very second we arrived at our new home, a neighbor came over, introduced himself, and brought us a few cases of bottled water. The neighbor also proceeded to help us carry several boxes into our home.


That was the beginning of my love affair with Moapa Valley. A perfect stranger helping us unpack, and giving us bottled water. I love Moapa Valley because that neighbor was a perfect example of what you experience when you move to this community –  people helping people, just because. Sixteen years of living in Moapa Valley has only reinforced my first impression.


Our daughter has attended the schools in this valley since preschool, she is now a senior in high school, and I can’t say enough good things about the teachers in this valley. They are dedicated and caring professionals and I thank them for what they do each and every day for our students.


The dedicated volunteer fire department and first responders in this valley demonstrate constantly what it means to be a volunteer, and provide services above and beyond what I would have thought a rural volunteer fire department meant before I moved here.for-view-on-article


I love pretty much everything about living in Moapa Valley –  no traffic lights, very little crime, neighbors helping neighbors, and small downtown stores that sell such a variety of products that I seldom have to venture out to the “big city.”


But for me, definitely the best thing about living is Moapa Valley is what I discovered on moving day –  people reaching out and helping other people, for no other reason except to say “Welcome to Moapa Valley.”


~Christine Ward

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