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Old 12-04-2016, 05:32 AM
 
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Hello, could someone tell me the differences between North Las Vegas & Las Vegas, based on his/her personal experience?

How about crimes, specially violent ones, for instance?

Hmmm, is it true that North Las Vegas is noticeably cooler in summer, comparing to Las Vegas?

Oh! and where are the walkable areas and/or areas where public transport is nearby, in North Las Vegas & Las Vegas (I won't be owning a car)?

Thank you so very much for your willingness to share !!!
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Old 12-04-2016, 09:11 AM
 
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If you're looking at specific areas it would be better to narrow it down.

There are bad parts of Las Vegas, and bad parts of NLV, and both have violent crime. I will say that NLV probably has the worse reputation, although its difficult to say if its still deserved. Both cities have low crime areas.

The extreme west side of the valley, at higher elevations, is cooler generally. The extreme north end of NLV has some elevation gain, but you probably wouldn't notice the difference.

Living anywhere in the valley without a car will be hard.
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Old 12-04-2016, 10:06 AM
 
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I agree with everything above with this addition, I would not even THINK of trying to live anywhere in the valley without a car except downtown.
That is the only place where you find an "urban feel" that I have found.

You could walk to Bars, drugstores, casinos but I do not think they have a grocery store.
Maybe a food delivery service for that would be an option. We tried one of those back in MN for a while.
Not bad if you are able to plan ahead and know exactly what you want. Running out for a stick of butter of gallon of milk may not be an option, or will come at a premium at a Walgreens type store.

Of course there is always delivery from Amazon. I am not sure if they are running the 2-hour delivery service here or not at this time.
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Old 12-04-2016, 01:45 PM
 
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Hello, thank you for the inputs !!!

So, that means I won't be able to survive in North Las Vegas, without a car ...

I have found a few supermarkets that are next to downtown Las Vegas; they are:

1. Save-A-Lot - 1110 E Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104

2. Vons - 161-179 N Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101

3. Albertsons - 1760 E Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104

4. El Super - 1255 S Lamb Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104

Do those areas have easy access to public transport? What streets in Las Vegas and/or North Las Vegas have bus stops?

Thank you!
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Old 12-04-2016, 04:55 PM
 
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It is not easy to be without a car here. Imagine 110 degrees and waiting at the bus stop for 20 minutes. In the sun. The bus system here is really not bad. It's the heat!

You need to come here, stay for a while, and actually USE the bus to get around. Stay in the general area you want to live in and go from there. And there are bus stops almost everywhere in the area you would consider to be 'city'.
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Old 12-04-2016, 06:12 PM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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agree to above posts. NLV gets the bad reputation because until rather recently it consisted of an older and runned down part but in the last couple of decades it has had the urban sprawl with newer nicer and safer areas, schools e.t.c. I wouldn't say that NLV is cooler.

Las Vegas is bigger and also has its good and bad parts.
An area which you could probably do without a car is near the university area (UNLV). There are always people walking around it seems aside from the students. It has the stores and plenty of bus routes. That area can also have its bad parts depending on the city block. Major cross streets would be Flamingo and Maryland Pkwy, Tropicana and Maryland Pkwy
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Old 12-05-2016, 09:38 AM
 
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I am sure you could "survive" but I would not want to....
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Old 12-05-2016, 01:42 PM
 
Location: North Las Vegas NV
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I would have to say that Las Vegas has more and larger pockets of bad areas than North Las Vegas.
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Old 12-05-2016, 04:56 PM
 
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I've lived here for 4 years without a car. Now with uber/lyft, it's even easier, also I've only taken the bus maybe 4 or 5 times over 4 years. Here are things I do...

Work: Work from home
Grocery Delivery: vons
Entertainment (Strip), Doctors, misc stuff (once or twice a week): $20 round trip cab/uber/lyft ride
Anything that I need at walmart type stores: Amazon prime
Gym is 5 min walk
CVS is 5 min walk
Not a great area but for me it works well...In 4 years have never been witness or victim of any crime...knock on wood.


not that hard depending on your lifestyle. In Boston I loved having a car, but out here I love not having one.
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Old 12-05-2016, 06:16 PM
 
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Each to their own

You could live in the drainage tunnels like a lot of people do but I would not want to
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