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Old 09-03-2010, 11:45 AM
 
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How do they compare? They seem similar in many ways except I read some posts saying Aliante is too far east and it's better to be further west.

I'm going to look at condos at Sky Pointe and Terrasini and they seem alike except being in different neighborhoods.

I have a car, but would love to be able to one day get rid of it and maybe just rent a car a couple days per month for errands not practical without a car and use public transportation and a taxi otherwise.
I tried finding routes to some places like libraries and despite only being a few miles to the east or west, it was a very long bus ride going far out of the way and involving transfers because the bus routes mostly only go north and south. Looks hard to go east and west without a car.
As far as walkability, it looks like Aliante has more going on within walking distance of the condos, but Centennial hills has the SilverStar ride program to get around the neighborhood a couple days per week without driving.

Is there a stigma of having a North Las Vegas vs Las Vegas mailing address due to the whole "Northtown" image?

the cost of renting a car, even if it were just "a few days a month", once you factor in the various fees that are added when renting a car, it'd make more sense just to keep your car in the first place.
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:13 PM
 
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the cost of renting a car, even if it were just "a few days a month", once you factor in the various fees that are added when renting a car, it'd make more sense just to keep your car in the first place.

I would only rent a car for 1 or 2 days in a month if I lived somewhere where the basic places I needed regularly were either within walking distance or an easy bus ride with no transferring to multiple buses. Maybe some months I wouldn't need to rent a car at all especially if I used Von's grocery delivery.

I am renting a car for my trip to Vegas later this month. It was surprisingly cheap. $16 per day for a full size car. Even after taxes, 2 days was about $53 plus gas renting from an airport rental company.
If I was renting from a car rental office near where I would live, there would be no airport surcharges. Even allowing a few dollars per day for gas for the rental car used for driving locally it doesn't look like much money.
I don't think $30 a day goes very far in a taxi. Insuring, maintaining and registering a car should not be comparable cost.
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:01 PM
 
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I would only rent a car for 1 or 2 days in a month if I lived somewhere where the basic places I needed regularly were either within walking distance or an easy bus ride with no transferring to multiple buses. Maybe some months I wouldn't need to rent a car at all especially if I used Von's grocery delivery.

I am renting a car for my trip to Vegas later this month. It was surprisingly cheap. $16 per day for a full size car. Even after taxes, 2 days was about $53 plus gas renting from an airport rental company.
If I was renting from a car rental office near where I would live, there would be no airport surcharges. Even allowing a few dollars per day for gas for the rental car used for driving locally it doesn't look like much money.
I don't think $30 a day goes very far in a taxi. Insuring, maintaining and registering a car should not be comparable cost.
rental would be more at the local places.. figure 40 a day for the compact plus tax..
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:47 PM
 
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rental would be more at the local places.. figure 40 a day for the compact plus tax..
Still, if I was situated in a walkable area were I only needed to rent a car 10 to 20 days a year and used public transportation otherwise, it should be a big savings. On top of that it would make condos without garages a better option than if I had a car and had to worry about it being outside exposed to theft, burglary and vandals.
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:54 PM
 
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So, are there any significant differences between living in Aliante vs Centennial Hills or are they about the same other than being in different physical locations?
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:55 PM
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Not much different really. They are both about the same in newness. Some of Centennial hills is newer, like some of the shopping. Centennial hills can be slightly cooler in the summer, since it's closer to Summerlin.
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Old 09-03-2010, 10:23 PM
 
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So, are there any significant differences between living in Aliante vs Centennial Hills or are they about the same other than being in different physical locations?
When are you coming here? Are you going to get a place without looking around? All three areas are nice so really you just need to come here and see what you like best.

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Old 09-03-2010, 10:28 PM
 
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I'm coming later this month and will drive around each area over a couple days, but I want to see what people who have seen the areas for years know about them.
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:03 PM
 
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I'm coming later this month and will drive around each area over a couple days, but I want to see what people who have seen the areas for years know about them.
I lived in both areas. I think it comes down to personal preference really. The shuttle in Centennial Hills you said was available to you would be nice option. Centennial Hills has a library, YMCA, Target, several grocery stores, restaurants, bars, Lowes, and a hospital, medical tower (doctors), future community college, shuttle bus that runs straight to the Strip, all within a 2 mile radius. We do not have a big casino though. But...you could drive 10 minutes to Aliante for that.



Here are some Centennial Hills links:

LVCCLD-Centennial Hills Library

Centennial Hills Community Center

Las Vegas Hospital, Hospitals in Las Vegas - Centennial Hills Hospital
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:08 PM
 
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I see that Aliante is further from the freeway. Aliante public library appears to not be served by any form of public transportation so you need to drive or take a taxi if to reach it unless you live right by it.
Aliante does have more shopping within walking distance of the condos though (Best Buy, Costco) and Vons and Fresh and Easy are a short bus ride away.
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