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Old 11-22-2012, 11:27 PM
 
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Hi...Does anyone have new information about the state of Desert Shores Villas? I have read some old posts that say its basically a bad complex and not a good place to live. But have also read two reviews on another site, from this year, that say it is fine. Thank you...any information would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:01 PM
 
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At apartmentratings.com it seems that the older posts from 2010 and several years before that, it was bad. New management and security have taken over it. I seem to recall these being apartments in years past. That's when they had so many problems and with Section 8.
If you go and look at all the positive reviews from 2011 until now, you can see how everyone seems to love it now. Good management makes all the difference. Your best bet is to go and talk to people that live there. Get their honest reviews. Also don't go just during the day, go in the evening and on weekends to see how it really is.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:18 PM
 
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Crime View indicates it is still pretty raucous in there. It is better but it is still pretty bad.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:42 PM
 
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I live in Northshores. It's still somewhat bad in that section. Very entertaining folks around there. Behind the Albertsons is an apartment complex with more of the same.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:00 PM
 
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Crime View indicates it is still pretty raucous in there. It is better but it is still pretty bad.

What types of crimes are you seeing?
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:21 PM
 
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What types of crimes are you seeing?
It appears to be mostly "other disturbances" with an occasional burglary, narcotics and stolen car.

I actually suggest going by the total...which is three or four times higher than a normal condo development.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:42 AM
 
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That is just too bad. Desert Shores is a very nice area and for it to end up like that is pathetic. Doesn't anyone care about being a good neighbor anymore? Maybe if they locked up the perpetrators for good instead of letting them out all the time, then crime would actually go down in that area and all over the place.
OP, it's best to look elsewhere. There are many great area's all over Las Vegas to choose from. Good luck.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:43 PM
 
Location: OC, Big Bear Lake, Las Vegas NV, Laughlin NV, Palm Desert CA
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I remember looking at that condo complex with our agent and following a police unit into the community. There was also a lot of security, too. We took that as a sign. We walked the complex and it just felt like the projects. The condo we toured was trashed and we talked with a guy that lived there with his family. He said he paid close to $200K at the peak of the market and was visibly mad when he learned we were looking at a unit just like his for less than $40K. I felt sorry for him on his investment and also having to live there with his family. We witnessed a lot of proverty just walking through the community. I wouldn't consider that place at all. Not even as an investment. It was shocking to see a condo community in that condition. If a condo was only $20,000 I'd still pass on it.

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Old 11-27-2012, 02:49 PM
 
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Oldwestgambler: which side you looking at? My understanding is that the east side (off N Soft Breezes Dr) is much better than the other condos off Soaring Gulls Dr.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:59 PM
 
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Oldwestgambler: which side you looking at? My understanding is that the east side (off N Soft Breezes Dr) is much better than the other condos off Soaring Gulls Dr.
That is Mar-a-lago An entirely different story and a pretty good place for a second home condo. Those however can no longer be rentals. Which is good for a owner occupied or second home. They are also often a best buy as they have no appeal to the investor.
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