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Old 09-11-2010, 02:19 PM
 
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Hi,
My husband has just gotten a job out there in Vegas. I've only been once, on vacation...and I'm wondering what area should we look for houses as a young family with two small boys? What areas should we stay away from? and also, what are the best school districts? Thanks so much!
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Old 09-11-2010, 04:39 PM
 
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Depends on his job location. Which quadrant of town will he be working in? There are several areas to suggest but that would help narrow down options for you.
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Old 09-11-2010, 06:50 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Go to the crime maps.

Crime in Las Vegas

Then pick any green or yellow zips near where your husband is working.

Strangely enough good schools and low crime go together.
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:39 PM
 
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Strangely enough good schools and low crime go together.
That's not strange, it's the case everywhere. The connection between the two is $$$$.
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:56 PM
 
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Go to the crime maps.

Crime in Las Vegas

Then pick any green or yellow zips near where your husband is working.

Strangely enough good schools and low crime go together.
How frequently do you update the data used to make your personal map there? It is copyrighted, by you I assume, 2007.
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:10 PM
 
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Hi,
My husband has just gotten a job out there in Vegas. I've only been once, on vacation...and I'm wondering what area should we look for houses as a young family with two small boys? What areas should we stay away from? and also, what are the best school districts? Thanks so much!
The same answer always from me...Summerlin, Centennial Hills, the Northwest area above the 2-15 between Centennial Hills and Aliante.
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:34 AM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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How frequently do you update the data used to make your personal map there? It is copyrighted, by you I assume, 2007.
Actually not very often...and it does not change a whole lot. I am going to do a full update this year when the new census numbers are avaiable...and then probably ride with that for three or four years. So likely I will use the 2010 census and the 2009 FBI Crime data.

I will also probably throw in a couple of economic charts. I think they will show the strong correlation between income and crime.

I am also thinking about putting the strip and downtown in a separate class as they have huge impact on the data but probably mean little on crime for locals.
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Old 09-17-2010, 04:55 PM
 
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That's not strange, it's the case everywhere. The connection between the two is $$$$.
Pretty sure Olecapt was being sarcastic.... :-)
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Old 09-18-2010, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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There is only one school district, and it's broke.
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Old 09-18-2010, 01:29 PM
 
Location: North Las Vegas
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Hi,
My husband has just gotten a job out there in Vegas. I've only been once, on vacation...and I'm wondering what area should we look for houses as a young family with two small boys? What areas should we stay away from? and also, what are the best school districts? Thanks so much!

Here is a link that you can look up schools to find out how they rate amongst other questions you may have about the schools.

School Information - Public School Reports - School Ratings - School Rankings - National
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