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Old 02-29-2012, 05:03 PM
 
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I have been using google maps to check out how far it takes by bus service to get to certain places. For example, I would want to go to aria/bellagio daily.

I wanted to rent close to the strip because then I wouldn't be too far from Bellagio/Aria/Venetian. However, I see many people mention to me that if you live between 1-4 miles of the strip, then its going to be in a very bad area which is certainly something I don't want.

I was on craiglist looking for a room to rent with a month to month and no lease committment and many people replied back to me. And i listed $550 as how much i want to pay a month. The thing is every single location is obviously far from the strip, but I didn't mind as it is definitely more safer than on the strip. Well i then use their address and put it on google maps to see how long would the commute be by bus to say bellagio and aria. The thing is in certain places like Summerlin, it is just way too far. I think bus service is like 1 hour 40 minutes just to get there which would be 3 hours 20 minutes a day of commute which i would get tired of easily. There were some people who had closer locations where a bus takes just 1 hour which is perfectly fine for me. I had spoke to someone whose home was probably 1 hour 25 minutes away from Bellagio but they told me if i took the express bus service the CAT??? then it would be a lot faster.

Does anyone tell me more about this CAT express service? Like which bus stop they are at? I read that a monthly bus pass is $65 which is very good price. How much does the express bus service cost? And if a bus takes about 1 hour 20 minutes to get to bellagio... how long would the express bus service take? I see according to google maps, you take a bus and it takes like 27 stops in 31 minutes. But would these express bus service stop at like at least 1 location in every place such as south point, summerlin, spring mountain etc?
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:34 PM
 
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Can you not drive? Living in Las Vegas without a car is going to be a miserable life, especially in the summer. It sounds like you are a poker player. Is riding around on the bus for hours a day +EV? The metro area is not walkable at all and the mass transit options are not workable. There are some decent apartments slightly off strip to the east by the airport and some areas in the Arts District that might work for you too. If you are going to be miles off the strip without a car, that will get old fast.

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Old 02-29-2012, 06:19 PM
 
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I have been using google maps to check out how far it takes by bus service to get to certain places. For example, I would want to go to aria/bellagio daily.

I wanted to rent close to the strip because then I wouldn't be too far from Bellagio/Aria/Venetian. However, I see many people mention to me that if you live between 1-4 miles of the strip, then its going to be in a very bad area which is certainly something I don't want.

I was on craiglist looking for a room to rent with a month to month and no lease committment and many people replied back to me. And i listed $550 as how much i want to pay a month. The thing is every single location is obviously far from the strip, but I didn't mind as it is definitely more safer than on the strip. Well i then use their address and put it on google maps to see how long would the commute be by bus to say bellagio and aria. The thing is in certain places like Summerlin, it is just way too far. I think bus service is like 1 hour 40 minutes just to get there which would be 3 hours 20 minutes a day of commute which i would get tired of easily. There were some people who had closer locations where a bus takes just 1 hour which is perfectly fine for me. I had spoke to someone whose home was probably 1 hour 25 minutes away from Bellagio but they told me if i took the express bus service the CAT??? then it would be a lot faster.

Does anyone tell me more about this CAT express service? Like which bus stop they are at? I read that a monthly bus pass is $65 which is very good price. How much does the express bus service cost? And if a bus takes about 1 hour 20 minutes to get to bellagio... how long would the express bus service take? I see according to google maps, you take a bus and it takes like 27 stops in 31 minutes. But would these express bus service stop at like at least 1 location in every place such as south point, summerlin, spring mountain etc?
My advice would be to move to the Flamingo and Maryland Pkwy area. I have lived there for years, and never had any problem with crime either at my apartment or walking back and forth to the strip at all hours of the night. The rent is cheap too. There is 24 hour bus service from there in which you would only have to take one bus (10 minute ride) to get to the casinos you quoted. Also, it only takes 40 minutes to walk to the strip from there. You also have every store you can imagine in walking distance including Albertsons, Target, Best Buy, and even a mall. Whatever you do, forget about renting a room. It is absolute hell as I did it multiple times here before finally getting an apartment. You need your own place.


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Can you not drive? Living in Las Vegas without a car is going to be a miserable life, especially in the summer. It sounds like you are a poker player. Is riding around on the bus for hours a day +EV? The metro area is not walkable at all and the mass transit options are not workable. There are some decent apartments slightly off strip to the east by the airport and some areas in the Arts District that might work for you too. If you are going to be miles off the strip without a car, that will get old fast.
I cannot disagree here, but Maryland and Flamingo would have to be the best place to do it if necessary as it has all essentials close by.
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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Actually its not CAT anymore, Its the RTCSNV. I personally liked the cat on the sides of the buses but couldn't stand the colors (teal & pink on white) but the new buses are even uglier (blue on beige). Some routes run 24/7 including all the major roads crossing the Strip. The new SDX (Strip Downtown Express) would save you time over the regular route, but with an express route, it has limited pickups & limited drops, so if the SDX is the must do option you must plan carefully where you get on and off to see if stops are available. The normal Deuce bus (the regular route) stops like every block and the buses get packed like sardines often. A $65 monthly pass is good on all routes, including the Deuce and the SDX.

For valley transit information: Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) | Transit Routes & Schedules

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Old 02-29-2012, 09:20 PM
 
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Can you not drive? Living in Las Vegas without a car is going to be a miserable life, especially in the summer. It sounds like you are a poker player. Is riding around on the bus for hours a day +EV? The metro area is not walkable at all and the mass transit options are not workable. There are some decent apartments slightly off strip to the east by the airport and some areas in the Arts District that might work for you too. If you are going to be miles off the strip without a car, that will get old fast.
I cannot drive. Yes i play poker. I don't mind riding a bus hours a day. However, is there is a bus that is express, i definitely want it. Heres the thing, most people who play poker live off the strip so even when you drive, they take 20 minutes usually. Yes 1 hour would be long taking the bus but I don't mind it.

Can you tell me more about those apartments on the east?
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:22 PM
 
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My advice would be to move to the Flamingo and Maryland Pkwy area. I have lived there for years, and never had any problem with crime either at my apartment or walking back and forth to the strip at all hours of the night. The rent is cheap too. There is 24 hour bus service from there in which you would only have to take one bus (10 minute ride) to get to the casinos you quoted. Also, it only takes 40 minutes to walk to the strip from there. You also have every store you can imagine in walking distance including Albertsons, Target, Best Buy, and even a mall. Whatever you do, forget about renting a room. It is absolute hell as I did it multiple times here before finally getting an apartment. You need your own place.




I cannot disagree here, but Maryland and Flamingo would have to be the best place to do it if necessary as it has all essentials close by.


Can you tell me the specific place around this area? Are you talking about Homestead Suites or an apartment? Is there a reason i can't send you a message? Based on what you are saying, that sounds like the perfect location for me. How much does rent cost there? You mention its cheap there.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:11 PM
 
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Can you tell me the specific place around this area? Are you talking about Homestead Suites or an apartment? Is there a reason i can't send you a message? Based on what you are saying, that sounds like the perfect location for me. How much does rent cost there? You mention its cheap there.
You can now send me a DM if you want. There are many apartments in that area. Here is where I just left. I do not recommend them though unless you can get an apartment on the top floor, do not accept anything on floors 1-3:

EXPIRES TODAY!!! TEXT ME AT 702-703-4364 (http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/apa/2850032452.html - broken link)

Here is another example:

Cottage Grove Apartments For Rent in Las Vegas, Nevada - Apartment Rental and Community Details - ForRent.com
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:19 PM
 
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Can someone clarify something for me? I see there is a monthly bus pass for $65. But does this bus pass work for everything including 108 buses, 202 buses and those deuce buses? Someone mentioned to me a monthly bus pass would cost at least $130? Im confused ... but is that monthly bus pass i see online for $65 only for on the strip and i cant use that card for going off the strip?
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:54 PM
 
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Did you notice the bright red asterisk?

* Includes access to all RTC Residential Routes, Strip & Downtown Express and Deuce on the Strip
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:11 AM
 
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Is there a reason other ppl told me the price is a lot more than $65 though? Note, that was at another messageboard.
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