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Old 08-08-2017, 11:03 AM
 
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One more complaint I would have added to the OP's list is living in a Walled City. Walls, walls, walls everywhere, hundreds of miles of them! And Sheriff's departments have stated that burglars love walls!

It wouldn't be so bad if they'd allow street artists to add some much-needed color to them, but gray, tan, brown, brown, brown! Oh please! I'll be the happiest Las Vegas resident when our potential 6.8 quake strikes here, and the walls come tumbling down! And won't that give Las Vegans a big scare, being able to see their neighbors for the first time!
I love walls.
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Old 08-08-2017, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Speaking of downtown, what is the neighborhood with old houses, but beautiful very green, lots of old trees, long driveways If I'm remembering correctly. It almost doesn't look like it belongs in Las Vegas? Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
It could be Scotch 80's to the west of the Freeway and Rancho Drive. Lots of older, large ranch style homes of the 50's/60's, which is where our Mayor Goodman resides. Pretty dark over there at night with few street lights and many streets, with no sidewalks. But those homes have gotten very pricey, some nearing $1 million.

Otherwise, to the east is Huntridge bordered by Charleston, LV Blvd, Sahara and Eastern. To the east is an historical district with narrow streets, some streets without sidewalks.

I've walked that entire area at night, with walks with my ferret.
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:36 AM
 
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I have to totally disagree with "no sense of community", and I feel really sorry for someone who lived there for 13 years and made no friends.
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Old 08-09-2017, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Once he said there is nothing to do within a few hour drive unless you go to California I stopped reading. That's patently false and anyone who believes that is just a negative person and there is no point in engaging them in a debate.
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain for good
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I have to totally disagree with "no sense of community", and I feel really sorry for someone who lived there for 13 years and made no friends.
In the year I'm living in Vegas I know all my surrounding neighbors well. We take in each other garbage pails if someone isnt home, sat out on the street together for the 4th of july, and we're planning a block party next spring. We're 5 households. It's really been great. I don't worry about someone taking my packages on at home deliveries. We compare notes when strangers ring doorbells. A great sense of community. Not at all what I expected, but serendipitous to find.
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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In the year I'm living in Vegas I know all my surrounding neighbors well. We take in each other garbage pails if someone isnt home, sat out on the street together for the 4th of july, and we're planning a block party next spring. We're 5 households. It's really been great. I don't worry about someone taking my packages on at home deliveries. We compare notes when strangers ring doorbells. A great sense of community. Not at all what I expected, but serendipitous to find.
That's awesome. I must have bad luck, since I've had new neighbors to my left, right, across the street, and behind me in the last 2 years.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Lone Mountain for good
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That's awesome. I must have bad luck, since I've had new neighbors to my left, right, across the street, and behind me in the last 2 years.
Maybe good neighboring starts with you. It's got to start somewhere.
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:55 PM
 
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Wind? Hah! Try Iowa in a blizzard at 10 degrees.
BEEN there done that.

When I was in college, 1981. I remember 70 degrees below zero.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:18 PM
 
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I went out to Barnes and Noble 2 weeks ago, trying to hunt down some Surrealist Painters, like Max Ernst, and there were only 4 small shelves of Art books. The clerk apologized for the scanty Art book selection, but he told me they were scaling down the Art book selections. Not surprising at all for this city! But I did get a hold of Taschen's Kahlo and Bosch books.
There is this new company on line called Amazon. www.Amazon.com Most of us buy lots of stuff from them.
If it's a book they have it.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:23 PM
 
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Note that the suicide rate in NV outside of Las Vegas is higher than in Clark County. So Vegas is not even the suicide capital of Nevada. Nevada is about 8th on the suicide rate trailing WY, AK, MN, NM, UT, CO, ID. The pasttern is pretty clear...don't live in the low population density regions.
Why do we care about the suicide rate? AS long as they aren't taking anyone else with them.
In the US we have freedom to make choices.
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