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Old 09-02-2017, 10:21 PM
 
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Summerlin will always be the crown jewel of Vegas. When the Summit is done, nowhere can compete.
Tell me why? Anything in 89139 or 89148 is infinitely better situated than Summerlin. Location, location, location is right. I can be ANYWHERE in Las Vegas in 20 mins. I can be to the strip in 8 mins, I can be to the airport in 10... even when there is traffic. The best hospital in LV is located here, and every major chain store has a presence here.

Summerlin was good access when 215 didn't exist. Times have changed. Far NW is a 40 min + drive in rush hour to work downtown and that is why development has been slower. That said, its not a bad area.

Summerlin is aging. Outdated strip-malls, outdated housing. No energy efficient features. Dying golf courses.


hmmmmmmmm
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Old 09-02-2017, 10:22 PM
 
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I think you are mistaken about Aliante. It's definitely built up over the last several years and it certainly does appreciate. Summerlin..no thanks. Snob city
Aliante is not bad but not an easy drive
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Old 09-03-2017, 11:54 PM
 
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+1 for Summerlin and NW
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Old 09-04-2017, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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The best hospital in LV is located here
Which hospital do you consider to be the best in LV out of curiosity? And by what measure?
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Old 09-04-2017, 01:51 AM
 
Location: Lone Mountain, Las Vegas, NV
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Coming from NorCal, my husband and I retired and bought a home in Lone Mountain neighborhood (Craig x Durango vicinity) in 2011. I love living here; we are on a 4-house cul-de-sac in an area that is Clark County, but not technically City of Las Vegas. We found a lovely home with no HOA fees and only a 6-page CC&R among the 4 property owners. Before moving here, we checked out flood zones, schools, crime reports, costs of utilities, local transportation options, shopping options, libraries, etc. We purchased a 4BR, 4BA bungalow (no stairs), and a 2 car garage with 3rd bay for storage; also a medium sized pool/spa on a 1/2-acre lot. It was built in the early '90s, so we've done some updating, but nothing unexpected. I find life here to be just what we were looking for: a home so comfortable and appealing that we never feel a need to get away on a vacation -- we have a vacation every day right here!

Luckily, our neighbors are very nice and are part of a larger Neighborhood Watch group. The only downsides I've found since moving here are the long distance to the nearest bus stop, and cell reception doesn't work well with certain carriers. (My carrier uses the Verizon backbone and I have no trouble.) We selected property not too near the equestrian-zoned properties because we didn't want to deal with flies and dust, etc. Also, we did not want to live adjacent to open lots due to potential construction and, while vacant, concern about security. I have been unable to detect any pattern to the building of new homes. These open lots do get built into groups of single family homes, mainly, but the ones I've seen built were by the name-brand builders like Pulte, not by individual home owners.

Lone Mountain homes range in price from $149k to $11MM. There are some one-off (aka "custom") swanky homes and compounds further west towards the 215 Beltway, and cheaper, older homes closer to Hwy 95, but the majority seem to be mid-range. There is some crime in the area -- where isn't there? -- mostly car break-ins, occasional property break-ins, domestic squabbles, and occasional car/pedestrian accidents. We have had little or no home break-ins since forming our Neighborhood Watch, however that's probably coincidental.
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Old 09-04-2017, 02:04 AM
 
Location: Vienna
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Coming from NorCal, my husband and I retired and bought a home in Lone Mountain neighborhood (Craig x Durango vicinity) in 2011. I love living here; we are on a 4-house cul-de-sac in an area that is Clark County, but not technically City of Las Vegas. We found a lovely home with no HOA fees and only a 6-page CC&R among the 4 property owners. Before moving here, we checked out flood zones, schools, crime reports, costs of utilities, local transportation options, shopping options, libraries, etc. We purchased a 4BR, 4BA bungalow (no stairs), and a 2 car garage with 3rd bay for storage; also a medium sized pool/spa on a 1/2-acre lot. It was built in the early '90s, so we've done some updating, but nothing unexpected. I find life here to be just what we were looking for: a home so comfortable and appealing that we never feel a need to get away on a vacation -- we have a vacation every day right here!

Luckily, our neighbors are very nice and are part of a larger Neighborhood Watch group. The only downsides I've found since moving here are the long distance to the nearest bus stop, and cell reception doesn't work well with certain carriers. (My carrier uses the Verizon backbone and I have no trouble.) We selected property not too near the equestrian-zoned properties because we didn't want to deal with flies and dust, etc. Also, we did not want to live adjacent to open lots due to potential construction and, while vacant, concern about security. I have been unable to detect any pattern to the building of new homes. These open lots do get built into groups of single family homes, mainly, but the ones I've seen built were by the name-brand builders like Pulte, not by individual home owners.

Lone Mountain homes range in price from $149k to $11MM. There are some one-off (aka "custom") swanky homes and compounds further west towards the 215 Beltway, and cheaper, older homes closer to Hwy 95, but the majority seem to be mid-range. There is some crime in the area -- where isn't there? -- mostly car break-ins, occasional property break-ins, domestic squabbles, and occasional car/pedestrian accidents. We have had little or no home break-ins since forming our Neighborhood Watch, however that's probably coincidental.
Wow that is informative! So would you say for someone wanting a large yard this area is one of the best in Vegas?
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Old 09-04-2017, 02:50 AM
 
Location: Lone Mountain, Las Vegas, NV
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I'm sure there are many higher-end properties on very large lots, but I'll tell you that for me a 3500 sqft home on a half-acre is perfect. Bear in mind, though, that some properties like mine are on septic systems which means that I have a side yard where the septic field is embedded which cannot be built upon with any permanent structures such as a casita. Many former septic system homes are converting to sewer service so check that out if it's a consideration for you. The 1/2 acre sized lots give you plenty of room for yards for the kids, a pool, patio / deck. One neighbor recently added on a sun-room, which added another 400 sq ft of usable living space. Another neighbor installed a lift in his garage because he's a hot-rod enthusiast, which is a lot of fun for the neighbors, seeing his and his friends classic cars drive up occasionally. There's a family near us on the next street who hosts an annual free Christmas lighting show at his house. You just drive over and back up and park against the facing wall and tune your radio to hear music and watch the light show. It's spectacular! And free! That's just a couple of examples of how fun-loving and neighborly people are here.

You mentioned seeking a 1/2 acre property in Summerlin. The senior members will know this for sure, but I don't think they exist there. The density is a lot greater there than in Lone Mountain from what I've seen.

One more plus, speaking of "location location location." Lone Mountain is near both the 215 and the 95, with fast and easy access to most of Las Vegas. Getting to University Medical Center (UMC), the primary ER facility in Las Vegas, takes about 15 minutes. 5-10 minutes to MountainView Hp, 20 min to Summerlin Hp, 8 min to Centennial Hp. To the Government Center, Springs Preserve and Smith Center for the Performing Arts, it's 15-20 minutes. If you don't want to drive to the civic center, you can park and ride very conveniently and take an express bus from any of three or four locations on the west side. The Strip and the airport are a mere 25-30 minutes away. Worst of all, though, it takes maybe 45 min to get to Cashman Field and probably will take that much time to get to the new arenas and stadiums being planned in the SE valley, I believe. But c'mon, 30-45 min to get to a world class entertainment or sporting event? That's nothing compared to getting around Greater Los Angeles or San Francisco Bay areas, for example.
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Old 09-04-2017, 03:30 AM
 
Location: Vienna
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So great information again! I can see some great properties especially next to the parks in this area. E.g. Mountain Crest park. The area around Tucson Ridge looks almost like Beverly Hills

Are there any guard gated communities with the half acre yard around Lone Mountain?
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Old 09-04-2017, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Tell me why? Anything in 89139 or 89148 is infinitely better situated than Summerlin. Location, location, location is right. I can be ANYWHERE in Las Vegas in 20 mins. I can be to the strip in 8 mins, I can be to the airport in 10... even when there is traffic. The best hospital in LV is located here, and every major chain store has a presence here.

Summerlin was good access when 215 didn't exist. Times have changed. Far NW is a 40 min + drive in rush hour to work downtown and that is why development has been slower. That said, its not a bad area.

Summerlin is aging. Outdated strip-malls, outdated housing. No energy efficient features. Dying golf courses.


hmmmmmmmm
I was with you until you started criticizing Summerlin's amenities.

Summerlin has a Costco, Lifetime Athletic, the new Golden Knights hockey rink, and the newest Stations Casino right next to each other. Downtown Summerlin is far from aging, they just opened a few years ago. The 51s will eventually move there when they build a new minor league stadium next to Red Rock.

They have a half dozen golf courses, several recreation centers and pools, the best access to Red Rock, miles of walking trails and acres of parks, and the highest rated schools. It's 15 minutes to downtown and they have a direct highway as opposed to stop-and-go surface streets.

If you want to criticize their housing, I'll join. It's all cookie cutter 2 story homes with no privacy on postage stamp lots. But even so, I'd rather be in Summerlin with trees that are 20 years old than the new construction going up in the SW on even smaller lots with less privacy than Summerlin. There's far too many apartments going up in the SW for my liking.
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Old 09-05-2017, 01:27 AM
 
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Which hospital do you consider to be the best in LV out of curiosity? And by what measure?
St. Rose Dominican San Martin campus is considered the best location by the medical professionals I have spoken to in the area.
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