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Message Board > Miscellaneous > Good Neighbourhoods in Las Vegas? ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

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DH's company may be moving
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Date: 5/25/12 0:47 AM

DH's company may possibly be opening an office in Las Vegas.

The company may look to buy a condo or small house, but we have no idea what so ever of the areas to look at and which ones to avoid.

The office if they move will be near to South Decatur or Warm Springs.

The group in Vegas that is encouraging the move has said either Henderson or the South West are places to look. I am not sure if it is so they can avoid traffic on their way to work or because they are nice areas.

No need to worry about schools, at this time, the kids and I would be staying home.

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Date: 5/25/12 0:51 AM

City Data has good info. We were seriously considering moving there a few years ago.

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Date: 5/25/12 1:26 AM

I live in Las Vegas and was a teacher in Henderson and Las Vegas for several years. In general the schools in Henderson seem to be safer and academically superior. However the property taxes in Henderson are higher. There are also more parks, libraries, and recreational facilities there, too. I would avoid N. Las Vegas. I live near Warm Springs and worked near there also.
Some folks prefer Summerlain which is in the northwest part of Las Vegas but using the highway system in that area is more difficult and they are also far from the airport.
In the southeast corner of Las Vegas where I live I am very close to the airport, the Strip and many medical facilities. Feel free to contact me if you have more questions.
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Date: 5/25/12 11:09 AM

Thank you Kathy, I appreciate your offer and information.

The kids will be staying in Canada with me at least during the school year, but it is good to know about schools for staff we may be hiring.

There is so much more involved with looking at opening a business in another country than in another province in the same country.

I am sure I will have lots of questions for you down the road.

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Date: 5/25/12 11:52 AM

I also live in Las Vegas (for 50 years now!) and I concur with Kathy's analysis.

I live in the far northeast corner, near Nellis AFB, and I enjoy our area, but for major shopping - malls, JoAnn's etc. - I have to drive a ways. Traffic is pretty bad all around the valley, so the southwest area near the projected office might be a good first choice to explore.

I live approximately 12 miles from work, but it takes about 35 minutes in the morning, and 35-40 in the evening.

Despite its reputation, Vegas is a good place to raise a family. Once you get beyond the neon it's like any other growing city.

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Date: 5/25/12 12:32 PM

I am in Vegas too, also for 50 years. Definately look for housing nearby the office location, it will make life so much easier! Traffic here can be a real pain at times.

I live in the older area of Vegas just east of downtown. I love the older Mid-mod style houses (my house is 60 yrs old which is old for Vegas) here, and my neighbors are great. I must admit tho that not too far from my own neighborhood there are some not so good neighborhoods. There are bad areas everywhere, all scattered amongst the good areas. I do wish tho that there were fabric stores closer to me, I have to drive quite a ways to get to one.

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Date: 5/25/12 4:47 PM

If you are a Canadian and have not spent time in Las Vegas or any other fairly extreme desert area, you may be a little startled by the place. There should be good aerial videos on the internet that would enable you to take a virtual tour--for geographical/orientation purposes, of course, rather than sociological ones.

Such a strange city it is. I was born there, by the way, before there really was much of a town, only dinosaurs walking the earth.

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Date: 5/26/12 9:19 PM

Feel free to ask any questions at any time. I have been here about 14 years and have lived in many other parts of the US. Each has its strengths and drawbacks.
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Date: 5/27/12 2:20 PM

I can't speak as a resident of Las Vegas, but husband and I frequent the place often. We stay in the Sunset Station out in Henderson and really like that area. Not far up the street from the Sunset is what I call the "burbs" There is a Joanns and Hobby Lobby right across the street from the Sunset. All the other stores you could want on a daily basis are in the Henderson area too. The area is always clean. We've never had a problem with traffic. The interstates are very close at hand. We have been to Summerlin, very pretty, but it might be too far for the work commute. Nellis is at the other end of where you will be setting up shop.

Elona is right. If you are coming from a green, colorful area, grassy lawns, shade trees, Las Vegas can be a real jolt to the senses. Brown, dry. Although in the Spring and early summer, things bloom very nicely and color is a pleasant treat for the short time it's there.

Henderson covers a large area and there are lots of nice housing and condo developments all over.

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Date: 5/27/12 3:11 PM

Lots of great feedback.

I have been to Vegas a few times in the past 15 years, including May 14-17 this month for our 20th anniversary.

I am very used to green year round, mountains, rivers, lakes and ocean. Plus lots and lots of rain during the winter. We usually have dry summers, but are damp the rest of the year. Our weather is very similar to Seattle's.

I will be staying in Canada for at least 2 years. In two years ds will have graduated and DD will be entering grade 11. At that point I hopefully could afford to have DD board at school. We have pets and I cannot see moving them at this time either.

I have a great job and do not think I would be able to work down there. The unemployment rate is high and I should not be taking a job away from an American.

But I can see heading down for regular visits, shopping trips and the opportunity to warm up in the sunshine.

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