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Old 03-09-2012, 06:55 AM
 
Location: middle TN
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Default good/bad neighborhoods in Las Vegas area

What are the good/bad neighborhoods in the Las Vegas region? Outer limits would be Pahrump or even Kingman, but there's bound to be some good property at reasonable prices no further than Henderson, right?

Wife and I will visit for 8 days in May with an eye toward relocating within the next couple years. Roughly 10 years from retirement and have worked in higher education our entire lives, although we have had past success in a home-based business as well, so college jobs are not necessarily required.

Sick of TN's rain, perpetual clouds, and humidity. Very outdoors-minded and active folks in good health for now. We've seen and love much of the western US and have been wanting to relocate for years.
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:53 AM
 
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What are the good/bad neighborhoods in the Las Vegas region?
Good neighborhood: The Tomayasu Lane area, 89120. Houses there go for seven and eight figures.

Bad neighborhood: The Vista Knolls area, 89120. Condos there go for $20,000.

THESE TWO NEIGHBORHOODS ARE WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF EACH OTHER.


I'm trying to illustrate that it makes no sense whatsoever to ask where the good and bad neighborhoods are. Every zip code in the valley has good and bad neighborhoods. We don't have a "right side of the tracks/wrong side of the tracks" division here.

If you spend a lot of money on your house, you'll more than likely end up in a good neighborhood. If you don't, you more than likely won't. Make sense?
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:20 AM
 
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Skooter, please do a search on your topic because this question gets answered here again and again every week. You could make a book of all the pages here dedicated to this topic.
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:57 AM
 
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Skooter, please do a search on your topic because this question gets answered here again and again every week. You could make a book of all the pages here dedicated to this topic.
Yep. And before posting again, make sure to watch this video first. It is a must for all new posters:

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Old 03-12-2012, 10:08 PM
 
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Hi scooter,

We bought a property in Las Vegas last year. I recommend zip code 89178, 89141. If you need a real estate agent you can trust I can recommend you the agent we had. Just let me know if you want to get her contact details.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:37 PM
 
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As a buyer that has invested more than once in Las Vegas and has researched and toured most areas of Las Vegas area over 2+ years, I would suggest the Southwest 215 beltway and Northwest off the 95. I didn't like the East or North or the middle of the west ( Desert Shores area.) In my opinion, I think Southwest seems the best. I used the crime map and picked the green areas. That seemed to be very helpful in our search. I have heard great things about Henderson, but next toured it. Best of luck!
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:18 PM
 
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You didn't like the Henderson area? Especially around Seven Hills / GVR? Why?
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:14 AM
 
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You didn't like the Henderson area? Especially around Seven Hills / GVR? Why?
We have never looked there in person. I've heard great things about Henderson. If we invest in another property again, that would be an option, too.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:18 PM
 
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Before someone trashes all of North Las Vegas, the area north of Ann Road and Aliante are generally pretty nice and safe. There are some great bargains in these area too.
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:39 AM
 
Location: In my house
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Before someone trashes all of North Las Vegas, the area north of Ann Road and Aliante are generally pretty nice and safe. There are some great bargains in these area too.
We are supposed to tell them the area is terrible. That way we get less traffic and get in and out of the stores easier with shorter lines. Tell them all to go to Henderson.
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