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Old 11-30-2012, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I was up, early morning hours, walking my ferret, up around the Mormon Temple @Bonanza/Los Feliz, and there's one road that juts north from there, with some big houses, I parked the car and was completely swept away with the view of twinkling lights for miles and miles! How can you not envy those people with those big houses and balconies drinking in that view everyday!!!

How about you? Where have you been in the valley, at night, for some spectacular views, from a more residential area of the valley? And where is the best of the best view of the city at night? Is there one? If so, tell me, and I'll drive over there one night!!!
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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I was up, early morning hours, walking my ferret, up around the Mormon Temple @Bonanza/Los Feliz, and there's one road that juts north from there, with some big houses, I parked the car and was completely swept away with the view of twinkling lights for miles and miles! How can you not envy those people with those big houses and balconies drinking in that view everyday!!!
That's basically where I live. Yeah, it's really nice. I have an unobstructed view of the Strip from both the first and second floors, and a balcony that looks out on the strip. The fireworks are amazing twice a year.

And people think I'm crazy for living up here on the East Side. I figure if I have to live in Las Vegas, I may as well enjoy the view.

EDIT -- Although, I think you're referring to the houses at the extreme end of Owens, that are a couple hundred feet above where I am. Those are even nicer -- but they rarely go up for sale.

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Old 12-01-2012, 02:01 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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From the corner of Los Feliz/Bonanza I took a right turn, went south a ways, and there was a street headed up the mountain with just a few big houses to my right. All the way to the top, dead end, I turned around, and it took my breath away!!!

How lucky, to be living over there!!!

It would be nice to hear from others, who have been to all points of the valley, and have good basis' for comparison. It's a shame the tourists who come here can't see this dynamic aspect of Las Vegas!

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Old 12-01-2012, 02:03 AM
 
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That's basically where I live. Yeah, it's really nice. I have an unobstructed view of the Strip from both the first and second floors, and a balcony that looks out on the strip. The fireworks are amazing twice a year.

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Sounds like the New years Eve party is at Scoop's place this year.
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:08 AM
 
Location: Sunrise
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You went up to the Copper Road area. There's a gigantic house up there that you can see from most of the valley. I can see it from my front door, and it's around the corner from my mother in law.

As for the usual posters, they hate this area of town. They're going to tell you that the entire East side of town is a ****hole. And that you'd be crazy for wanting to live up here. And that a pack of psychotic illegal aliens are going to shoot you dead on the way home. And that you'd be better off living in Summerlin.

I've been dealing with this sort of mentality for five years now.
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:56 AM
 
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You went up to the Copper Road area. There's a gigantic house up there that you can see from most of the valley. I can see it from my front door, and it's around the corner from my mother in law.

As for the usual posters, they hate this area of town. They're going to tell you that the entire East side of town is a ****hole. And that you'd be crazy for wanting to live up here. And that a pack of psychotic illegal aliens are going to shoot you dead on the way home. And that you'd be better off living in Summerlin.

I've been dealing with this sort of mentality for five years now.
Those of us who live in North Las Vegas get the same thing.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:43 AM
 
Location: Somewhere.
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I think besides where Scoop lives with spectacular views of the valley, Henderson has some really nice views. Of course Summerlin does too in spots. Walking down Ferrell from Centennial Parkway has some really nice views at night. Aviary Way on the overpass has some nice views.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Henderson
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The lights at night are a delight but the air pollution hazy during the day isn't something I would care to look at every day.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:34 AM
 
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From a greater distance, but for those that can get on base, Area 2 up by the speedway has great unobstructed views.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:50 AM
 
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There are many that have a similar view though the east side above Hollywood is quite nice.

Sun City Summerlin has a number of such views. The best are not accessible by the public though one can get a pretty good idea by visiting the recreation center at Thomas Ryan near Lake Mead. The ultimate Sun City View is from Vista Butte where the second phase models were located. It is on a butte overlooking acres of golf course and lake with the strip fully disclosed.

Chardonnay in Summerlin has some top views. Basically the other side of Scoop's but a little further away.

There are some excellent views in Section 10 and along Grand Canyon in the NW. The Section 10 views are much closer and tend to stress the magnitude of the strip.

The views from Henderson are also nice though they generally take the strip at a lesser angle.
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