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Old 11-25-2012, 11:00 AM
 
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Warzone?......lol....okay! Exaggerate much or maybe you just need to take refuge in a local church for your remaining years!
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:06 AM
 
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Impossible to enter many neigborhoods after dusk, it would be hard to come out alive.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:12 AM
 
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Impossible to enter many neigborhoods after dusk, it would be hard to come out alive.
Maybe with all the DRUNK DRIVERS around.

There are many fine neighborhoods in the valley besides those you mentioned.

Scotch Eighties, parts of Huntridge, Alta, Oakey, The Lakes, Aliante and the area surrounding it, Eldorado, Centennial Hills, Rancho Circle, Lake Las Vegas, Desert Shores, etc.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:16 AM
 
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Impossible to enter many neigborhoods after dusk, it would be hard to come out alive.
Utter nonsense. And the places that are actually the most dangerous do not look remotely bad.

There are places where I would recommend not staggering around drunk showing a big roll...but it actually pretty hard to find a neighborhood that is actually dangerous at night.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Giethoorn, Netherlands
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Been coming to LV since I was 10, and now I live here.

If anything it's tamer than when I was a kid - there were a lot more topless revues then

And the Disneyland phase seems to be over, when places like MGM were building family theme parks

I still enjoy a night out on the strip with my wife - we will enjoy some youth outings here before we move on to an old person place in the countryside
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:50 AM
 
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Only three places to live in entire city now.

Summerlin
GreenValley
South(southern highlands)

The remainder of the city is complete war zone

Chinatown on Spring mountain has 83 massage parlors

There are so many nice places that are not on your list; for instance:

Spanish Hills
Spanish Trail
Nevada Trails
Coronado Ranch
Mountain's Edge
Centenniel Hills
Scotch 80s and surrounding neighborhoods like Alta/Rancho
Buffalo/Oakey (many custom homes on nice lots)
Seven Hills/Anthem

These areas are all generally safe and well maintained--- although crime can and does happen everywhere, there are plenty of nice neighborhoods to be found here
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:54 AM
 
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Yes, Vegas has gone to a hen in a hell basket.

The Strip is scum from one end to the other.
Because, of course, there is nothing more to Las Vegas than a 4 mile stretch of road in Paradise, NV. There is just nothing else there at all, right?
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:27 PM
 
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Yes, Vegas has gone to a hen in a hell basket.

The Strip is scum from one end to the other.
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Because, of course, there is nothing more to Las Vegas than a 4 mile stretch of road in Paradise, NV. There is just nothing else there at all, right?
Some call it tunnel vision....

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Old 11-25-2012, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Minnesota/ Las Vegas
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I seem to be drawn to this type of thread. People complaining about Las Vegas. I have been coming here since the early 70s. I am now in my 60s.

Some folks on these threads have valid points, certainly. After reading many of these on this forum and other forums, it seems to me that the posts say more about the poster and less about the actual subject at hand. As we all know, Las Vegas or anywhere else is, as the cliche goes, what you make of it. And most would agree that Las Vegas is not for everyone.

The wife and I will be coming out for a few days in January to get out of the snow and cold. You can pick us out when we are walking around the strip. We'll be the two old folks looking midwestern and smiling and having a good time. I don't smoke, drink or gamble. And I love the strip. Go figure.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:03 PM
 
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Thanks for the nice things you wrote, BRDD. I too was from the midwest and began coming out often in the 70's. So many places on the Strip were quite elegant and classy then. I just loved to people watch those coming out in the evening for a nice meal and a show.

Three years ago, I relocated out here. I love it. NLVgal is right; there are many great neighborhoods. And there is so much to do if one gets off the Strip and learns where us locals go and what we do. That being said, after begging my sig. other for months to take me down to the Strip for an evening and play like a tourist again, I was terribly disappointed. It was overrun by drunk teenagers drinking out of their disposable 64 oz. twisted plastic glasses, beggers and hawkers. The economic strata totally changed once one walked south of the Mirage. Quite nice still between Encore and the Venetian but not like it was in the 70's. What we can't understand is, do these teenagers and young people partying really put in the kind of money the casino owners need with their gourmet rooms, high ticket shows and expensive shops?
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