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Old 08-11-2017, 07:25 PM
 
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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.
I want to see a ferret on a leash.
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I want to see a ferret on a leash.
That's a song that glam rock band Korn sing about isn't it?
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:50 PM
 
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I love walls.
Me too. I love being able to sit in my backyard and watch my dog run around with having to worry about him taking off or a stray wandering in. I grew up in a suburb of Boston, where the neighborhood layouts are more open, and it's nice to have some privacy.

As far as the homeless, Vegas has nothing on San Francisco. Even the last time I was at Venice Beach in LA there were homeless people everywhere. Unfortunately, it's just a part of life.

There's always going to be pros and cons no matter where you live.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:42 PM
 
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I want to see a ferret on a leash.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9ASNTut_Pw
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Old 08-16-2017, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Yakima WA
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The OP does list facts about LV.. I've heard a couple of people who has lived in LV in the 80's 90's say it has changed dramatically. More negative than Positive change.
I loved Las Vegas from the 70s-90s....absolutely loved it. I didn't much care for it the last 10 years I lived there. I moved out in 2012. I left once before, in 1990, but I terribly missed it and was so overjoyed when I moved back 6 months later. This time I left, haven't missed it once and have not even back to visit. That is pretty unusual, living in a city for 35 years, moving away and not even visiting once. That's how much I didn't care for the more current version of Las Vegas.

That being said many of the complaints the OP has can be said about a lot of other places. Even when I liked living in Las Vegas I had this feeling that so much of the dysfunction I saw around me was exclusive to Las Vegas. No, no, no! There is pain, sadness, and deviancy everywhere. I remember the rather aggressive, drug addicted homeless I encountered in Las Vegas and I thought they were such Vegas people and the rest of the country was too innocent and wholesome to have anyone like them. I was so wrong. Even the smaller town I am in now is filled with them.
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Old 08-17-2017, 10:45 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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many of the complaints the OP has can be said about a lot of other places..

No kidding!
(Especially South Florida)
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Old 08-17-2017, 09:27 PM
 
Location: The World
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I loved Las Vegas from the 70s-90s....absolutely loved it. I didn't much care for it the last 10 years I lived there. I moved out in 2012. I left once before, in 1990, but I terribly missed it and was so overjoyed when I moved back 6 months later. This time I left, haven't missed it once and have not even back to visit. That is pretty unusual, living in a city for 35 years, moving away and not even visiting once. That's how much I didn't care for the more current version of Las Vegas.

That being said many of the complaints the OP has can be said about a lot of other places. Even when I liked living in Las Vegas I had this feeling that so much of the dysfunction I saw around me was exclusive to Las Vegas. No, no, no! There is pain, sadness, and deviancy everywhere. I remember the rather aggressive, drug addicted homeless I encountered in Las Vegas and I thought they were such Vegas people and the rest of the country was too innocent and wholesome to have anyone like them. I was so wrong. Even the smaller town I am in now is filled with them.
Yes...my hometown of 30,000 people is now swarming with aggressive homeless people. It's everywhere.
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Old 08-18-2017, 05:43 AM
 
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OP lost me at "boring." Literally there isn't a city in the entire world with more to do than Vegas. Especially for someone who isn't a morning person, Vegas is ideal. There is ALWAYS something to do!

This post was trash in general though as it's largely irrelevant. So what if some people gamble too much? Nobody is forcing you to do so. I don't drink or gamble or smoke weed and I still love Vegas.

I don't need a job in Vegas. I run my own company, so who cares what the job market is like. Weaker job market means I can hire a personal assistant for cheaper so yay!

Sense of "community"?! I don't even know what that means. Everyone I've met in Vegas among the locals were great but I tend to avoid other people for the most part so I really don't get what this means. You want a church group or something?! The sense of community I get up in Portland is a bunch of socialist liberals and I'm an outsider to their cult so I'll say no thanks to a sense of THAT community.
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:13 AM
 
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OP lost me at "boring." Literally there isn't a city in the entire world with more to do than Vegas. Especially for someone who isn't a morning person, Vegas is ideal. There is ALWAYS something to do!

This post was trash in general though as it's largely irrelevant. So what if some people gamble too much? Nobody is forcing you to do so. I don't drink or gamble or smoke weed and I still love Vegas.

I don't need a job in Vegas. I run my own company, so who cares what the job market is like. Weaker job market means I can hire a personal assistant for cheaper so yay!

Sense of "community"?! I don't even know what that means. Everyone I've met in Vegas among the locals were great but I tend to avoid other people for the most part so I really don't get what this means. You want a church group or something?! The sense of community I get up in Portland is a bunch of socialist liberals and I'm an outsider to their cult so I'll say no thanks to a sense of THAT community.
1) There is tons to do in Las Vegas quantitatively speaking, but to which standard does it play? Vegas is "ideal" to whom? It is a personal preference that is not accurately debatable. People are different and their interests meander and deviate wide as the horizon can stretch.

2) If the post was mostly trash then why feel compelled to waste your time formulating a response to it? Just because you don't gamble and drink or drug does not by any sway eliminate its very presence from your everyday life. You are going to be impacted by those things either directly or indirectly on a daily basis. The betting and booze is what keeps the local economy afloat. Remove those two aspects and the town will shrivel up like a cirrhotic liver.

3) Sense of community does not necessarily have to define as a church group or cult type mentality. Regarding the OP in this case, it is inferred that there is low stability in neighborhoods coupled with the fact that people tend to clam up and have zero interaction with each other. For example, a neighbor passing by you on the street and just turning their head to see what you're up to, not waving or presenting any interest in being cordial or polite to even acknowledge you, their neighbor. There seems to be a sweep spot, though, maybe in the ~250k price range around certain parts of Henderson. Although from personal experience that spans a decade of moving all around the city, I have found that the more money you have to spend there the worse your neighbors will be in terms of having any trace amounts of tact and/or class. You get into Summerlin and people over there think they are the lifeblood of our civilization... and I'm not being facetious either. Over at Tivoli Village it is quite humorous to watch all those people pull up in their Bentley or RR truly believing that they are attending the be-all/end-all of farmers markets and restaurants.
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Old 08-18-2017, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Montco PA
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I don't need a job in Vegas. I run my own company, so who cares what the job market is like. Weaker job market means I can hire a personal assistant for cheaper so yay!
A big (and sometimes the biggest) reason why people move is for the job market and whether or not it's competitive to the point jobs are scarce.

Aside from the murder/crime rate, homelessness, wages(depends on your field and the company) and scorpions, coyotes and other critters everything else the OP said is questionable or something that can't be controlled(the wind, and I guess the wildlife, scorpions, etc. It IS a desert).
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