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Old 01-02-2013, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Stevenson Ranch, CA
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Good luck on your move and relocation. What I take from reading your long last post is, you knew what you were getting into when you leased the property and the locals who have so kindly replied to you, confirmed to your suspicions. I guess I'm rather confused as to the point of this. Yes, there is crime everywhere and in all big cities. I'm adverse to being in that type of situation so I chose to settle in the zip code that has the least incidences of crime. I have, in the past, been robbed at gun point in another city. In spite of that, I do not hesitate to go to the Strip and I leave the safety and security of my neighborhood to drive there and always use valet parking. To me, it's the best of both worlds.
It does seem confusing for sure for me to ask AFTER the fact, except this has really helped because it has confirmed that yes, although areas we have seen while driving or walking around appear to be safe, they are not. We were thinking "we should be ok" using our car to go in and out and around but now we know it is strongly advised to travel via car and not just a suggestion or an option - that Turnberry seems solid as long as we are inside the property and aware of what is going on outside but there is a risk for sure and there are definite areas to avoid - and also to acquire some specific area information about these areas like in this post:

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Under no circumstances should you walk on a nearby street called Sierra Vista. You are not in any danger driving your car over to the strip and you'll be fine on the Turnberry property. The area gets safer the further south you go from where you will be located.

Just drive to the strip . . .
After your experience having been robbed at gunpoint in your life, jjameson, I wouldn't even consider living anywhere like this if I were you - and it has been eye-opening to read everyone's thoughts. I do realize that what seems nice on the surface right now could eventually seem like a really confining situation for us - it already is confining in my mind if I focus on what we cannot do from that location and not what we will be gaining. I think there will be a decent car insurance hit and that is another reason this might be a one-year shot for us. . . crazy to do it long-term for so many reasons but fun for a year - and possibly less expensive than paying for gas and a hotel as often as we have been coming up there from where we live now. We will be extremely careful as we always are, be street-smart and protective and not be cruising around in places that we previously might've thought were fine - watchful of the hours we are out and the people around us and if we have a sense that something's not good, to listen to it. Here's hoping it will be a decent experience for us.

It is amazing to think that the whole city (residents not visitors) could be walking around in fear - I don't think they are, yet I think they are aware like we are trying to be. If we are not respectful of what can happen and didn't scope things out before moving to almost any area, we knew we could really get into trouble. We are still trying to sort out where to do the routine life stuff like shopping for food without having to go all the way to Henderson (joking a bit, but we would do that if we needed to) - surely there is somewhere safe (relatively) within a decent drive - maybe Decatur north of Sahara?, can anyone comment on that area in the middle of the day if we were watchful and aware of everything happening around us?

THANK YOU so much (and HAPPY NEW YEAR) to everyone who has posted so far...

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Old 01-02-2013, 06:38 PM
 
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Obviously the point is moot, but if you have a car you could have lived anywhere in the valley and slightly beyond. Las Vegas differs from other major metro areas wherein the living areas adjacent to the "financial district" arent particularly desirable. There are some annoying pockets of traffic, but we all live no more than 30 minutes from the strip, but rarely is it a parking lot like Dallas/Ft. Worth, Chicago, or LA metro area.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Stevenson Ranch, CA
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Trying for the "feels sort of like a weekend trip even though we live there, living close to the lights of the strip" experience right now, that is why we ended up in that location. The car will be our passport to the safer areas for sure. We imagine the traffic on the strip is going to be gnarly much of the time, also on the freeways at certain times - still probably nothing compared to LA. We were really surprised how fast it was to get to Henderson and then back up to downtown using the 15, 215, 515 freeways even on weekend nights.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I can't imagine even enjoying the view unless you enjoy the sight of homeless people and muggings?
For those who have never lived on a high floor of a high rise building, feeling like they're on top of the world, they'd never realize how much you'll overlook to gaze out at the lights of the city every night, and enjoy the daytime views as well. How on earth can you put a price on that!!!

I once lived on the 38th floor of a high rise in Minneapolis, and I could see for up to 35 miles away, and with the windows closed I couldn't even hear any sirens/freeway traffic, a few mornings I'd wake up and the clouds would be below me and it was totally surreal and oh so peaceful!

A friend called me one day to tell me a storm was coming in from the west. Well, I already knew that, as I looked out the window to the west and saw the dark clouds approaching the city!

Up that high, you feel like you're King of the World!

If I have to step over drunks/homeless people in the morning, it's worth it, it's worth every minute of it!
Eat your hearts out, those living on the ground!
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:24 PM
 
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If I have to step over drunks/homeless people in the morning, it's worth it, it's worth every minute of it!
Eat your hearts out, those living on the ground!
Oh yeah...






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Old 01-02-2013, 09:44 PM
 
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I previously lived in the East tower at Turnberry towers for about a year. You have nothing to worry about inside the complex. It is as secure as you can get. It is a real nice place to live. Most of the amenities are hardly used as a majority of people who own there are only there for vacation/weekends etc.
The surrounding area is not great. I never had any problems with the exception of panhandlers. My preference was to do most of my shopping in the Summerlin/Henderson area. Lots of food places deliver to Turnberry towers as well.
It is a great place if you want to spend time on the strip, we would usually have the folks at the desk arrange us a cab, drive or sometimes even take the monorail.
Good luck, I really did enjoy living there. Had to move because we had a baby. But I have very fond memories!
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:21 PM
 
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For those who have never lived on a high floor of a high rise building, feeling like they're on top of the world, they'd never realize how much you'll overlook to gaze out at the lights of the city every night, and enjoy the daytime views as well. How on earth can you put a price on that!!!

I once lived on the 38th floor of a high rise in Minneapolis, and I could see for up to 35 miles away, and with the windows closed I couldn't even hear any sirens/freeway traffic, a few mornings I'd wake up and the clouds would be below me and it was totally surreal and oh so peaceful!

A friend called me one day to tell me a storm was coming in from the west. Well, I already knew that, as I looked out the window to the west and saw the dark clouds approaching the city!

Up that high, you feel like you're King of the World!

If I have to step over drunks/homeless people in the morning, it's worth it, it's worth every minute of it!
Eat your hearts out, those living on the ground!
I agree! Like the OP I wanted the vacation experience when I moved to Las Vegas 4 years ago. I moved to the 33rd floor of Sky, facing The Strip, committing for just 6 months. I lived there for 30 months & loved every minute of it!
Because Sky is located right on The Strip, I felt safe walking at any time of day. I'd go weeks without using my car. OP, I don't know what you've heard about Sky, but it's great in every way as a renter. I think it would've been a better fit for you. I only moved out of there because I wanted to buy a place & doubted Sky would be a good investment. (I purchased at Manhattan on the South Strip & love it here.)
Good luck at Turnberry.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:58 PM
 
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I live in the Allure. Considered Turnberry Towers and very easily could have ended up there as well. Both are very nice properties w/ tight security. You don't have to worry about security on the property. Living in Turnberry or Allure is quite different than living in a $400 studio one street over. If you're primary goal is easy access to the strip casinos then you made a good choice. Some of the responses you received seem a bit alarmist. But you opened the door to those responses through your detailed questions about safety, OP. You can probably walk to the casinos and back, night or day, together. I say probably because I don't walk on Paradise. Try it and see. Or drive it at night to get a feel first. Like many urban areas, late at night your risk level grows exponentially. For example, on LVBD there are stretches that many people would feel fine walking during the day but become desolate at night. Consider a cab in those situations. Public transportation is fine, but consider not using it alone at night if you have to walk a couple empty blocks to your high rise. Stay away from streets, apartment complexes, and budget suites nearby (Siegel comes to mind) that you have no business walking around. You can drive to most areas just fine. I have little doubt the majority of residents in Turnberry Towers and Turnberry Place do very little walking in the local area. They leave their luxury high rise, hop in the car, and drive a few blocks to wherever they're going. Traffic is not a concern most of the time. If you've ever lived in LA or NYC, you'll ask what traffic? The strip does get traffic, and it can be heavy(esp. on weekends). But the nice thing about living right near the strip is you don't have to drive that extra 20 minutes from Summerlin and then sit in traffic. You're already there. Also, access to the 15 is a breeze from Allure or Turnberry. Finally, the McDonalds on Sahara is safe enough to walk to together. But it's dirty and, well, it's a McDonalds. Drive to Lotus of Siam a few blocks east and thank me later. Listen, you're moving to a very, very nice high rise in a not so nice area. Be safe, be sensible, but try to enjoy it.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:09 PM
 
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Re: groceries/shopping

I recommend:

Trader Joe's near Decatur and Sahara. About 15 mins.
Whole Foods. Off Charleston and S Rampart. Bit further, 20-25 minutes away.

There's a Target not far from you off Flamingo. The one in Summerlin is nicer.

Basically, access to good eats, groceries, and shopping is all 10-25 minutes away. If you like Thai Food, def. try Lotus as I suggested. For Indian, I like Mt Everest off Sahara. For pizza, Broadway pizza should deliver to you. Enjoy.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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How you carry yourself, how you present yourself while walking around in marginal areas of the city makes a big difference! Walking with surefire confidence and fearlessness can be a great help!

If I can survive 70 trips to Tijuana, walking around that city day or late night, I can survive any neighborhood! All the potentially-dangerous 3rd word cities I've traversed in around the world! How you present yourself, that's oftentimes the key!

Would-be muggers have an uncanny sixth or seventh sense, and their radar systems are alert to fearful people, easy targets!

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