Caliente & Winnemuca


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Hello all, Just wanted to hear what I could about the two mentioned towns. Whats the hunting like?, schools,cost of living, housing, weather, amenities or lack of, distance to other towns, ...whatever you know. I live in a hell hole rat race place and looking to get out!!!!


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Never been to Caliente but winnemucca is live able if you can be a few hours removed. They have pretty much everything you need Walmart bigR and my favorite Basque restaurant The Martin House. They have a dodge and ford dealer to but not GM if I recall


Did the GM go out of business there as there use to be one in Winnemucca?



Both have great deer hunting nearby. Winnemucca is much larger and is only 160 miles from Reno, while Caliente is tiny, but it's only about 120 miles from St. George, UT. Both about the same elevation 4,500', but Caliente is going to be much hotter.

Caliente does have elk nearby, though, while Winnemucca does not (unless you drive the 4 hours to the Jarbidge). They both have their charm and their drawbacks.


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You would be lucky to find a place to live in Winnemucca right now the the gold mines going crazy. There are always houses to buy...but very expensive. And you dont have to drive clear to the Jarbidge to find elk, there are some alot closer then that. Ive only been to Calentie once, small, hot,i would pick Winnemucca over Calentie. But if i were looking to move it would be to Elko.

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