Boulder City is a small town with a lot of travelers who wonder in on their trip to the Hoover dam. It's a very close knit community. If I go to the one of three stores in the area, it's extremely likely that I will run into someone I know. The community is definitely supportive but there also is a general feel of conservativeness that isn't really my cup of tea. I'm planning on leaving as soon as possible, but it was a great place to live for a while.