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Old 11-28-2018, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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That is really strange. Scratch the surface and the bigotry is right there, eh?

Wow. I can't even fathom that.
Hi Kttam, thanks for responding!
The racism issue towards us really is a helpless feeling. My partner and I are not judged based on our character, but instead on our ethnic background that we had/have zero control over. Hopefully one day the world will change but until then, we both feel that being minorities in America is very unsafe, considering the individual in the white house encourages bigotry and acts of violence against other non-whites to the highest degree. We have a neighbor with bumper stickers that say Obama sucks, Trump for President 2020, Trump won, get over it. Thankfully we have not run into said individual, but that is the current state of our world. Potentially, very dangerous. Just for trying to live our lives. Just for being born a minority. I am a model minority and I have been told with "model looks" (I am not bragging) and even for me, if a place is "too white" I will leave because I do not know if I will get stares, passive aggressive comments, etc. It really does feel very unfair, but there are a lot of unfair and unfortunate things that occur in life. My partner and I cannot feel sorry for ourselves. We really just need to move to a place where we actually do feel safe, knowing that there will be other ethnic people like us.

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Las Vegas will definitely be better for you!
Thank you. I really hope we can make the move happen. Thanks again for responding!
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Old 11-28-2018, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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In your opinion, which area of Las Vegas (or slightly outside) would you personally recommend? Thanks again!

There are a number of areas around the valley that have their own different feel. The best thing would be to rent until you decide where you want to settle.


I live in the Centennial Hills area on the northwest side. Summerlin is nice, but all of those parks and other amenities come at a price. I decided that I didn't want an HOA payment that was more than my car payment. I can be in Summerlin in 10-15 minutes if I have a reason to go. There are some nice areas in the Henderson area as well, depends upon what you are looking for, and where you will be commuting for work. There are some nicer homes available in older areas as well, and you usually get bigger yards than you do with the newer homes. For example, my home is about 20 years old, and my back yard is less than 13 feet from the back of the house to the block wall.
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Old 11-28-2018, 08:15 PM
 
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Zippys is coming to Vegas soon. Now all we need is a Leonard's malasadas.
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Old 11-29-2018, 12:21 AM
 
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Where are the gossipy, lazy and druggie Hawaiians who love to smoke pot, they are at my work. Don't they know you can smell them a mile away when they smoke marijuana or are their brains too fried to know that. Just my experience, you don't have to agree with me and by the way my mother's relatives relocated to Kaneohe from New York. They are retirees.
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Old 11-29-2018, 12:28 AM
 
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...oh and I'm not White!
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Old 11-29-2018, 04:48 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Hi oeccscclhjhn! Thank you for your response! These links will most definitely help me in my search. If you don't mind, can you tell me how far asian markets are? I am Japanese but I need my pho, a good sushi place, and great thai food. Any in the Henderson area? Also, how far from the LV strip is Henderson? We would like to be close but not too close, if you know what I mean. Thanks again!
The strip is about half an hour or more depending on traffic, route - via 215, 95, or surface streets, or a combination. Just pick an address near where you are thinking of moving and use bing ( or g o o g l e ) and destination address / location and at various times of day, or days of the week, you can compute commute times and pick your best route and save a ton on gas and time.

e.g. fiesta casino to flamingo casino

Lots of Asian restaurants on Spring Mountain just off the strip. About 45 minutes maybe to get you in the restaurant neighborhood. You'll find something good.

las vegas restaurants < search results

I've gone low carb high fat so except for the local casino buffet, and the Filipino restaurant on Russell, I've not gone out to eat in a while.
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Old Yesterday, 05:43 PM
 
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Just for being born a minority. I am a model minority and I have been told with "model looks" (I am not bragging) and even for me, if a place is "too white" I will leave because I do not know if I will get stares, passive aggressive comments, etc.
It sounds like the problem is you.
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Old Yesterday, 11:59 PM
 
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Hehe well one thing first, when you say cities, there aren't really many "cities" in the Las Vegas area, and just as Hawaii has its local customs, Vegas has a rather unique way of looking at things that is actually much more like you'd find in New York than it is anywhere else in the country that comes to mind immediately (though it's not like I've been everywhere or lived everywhere, just know enough). In places like Los Angeles, you just say what city you call home, so it's all Los Angeles, no matter where it is, but it's Pasadena or Burbank or Studio City or you might say Hollywood even though Hollywood isn't an incorporated city, but North Hollywood is, so is West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, etc. In Las Vegas, there are only a few cities: Henderson, Las Vegas, and North Las Vegas unless you get a little bit further out then you can put Boulder City in there, may as well, but that's it.

As such, people in Vegas basically never talk about where they're living by city, because it's not very descriptive. Even my aunts and uncles never say they live in Henderson, for instance, one set says they live in Green Valley, the other in Sun City Anthem, even though both of those places are within Henderson. Summerlin isn't a city, it's a master planned community that's part of Las Vegas, and the Strip isn't technically in Las Vegas but it's just like Hollywood, it's in unincorporated Paradise so it doesn't really exist in any meaningful sense (just like Hollywood = Los Angeles, Paradise = Las Vegas for all real purposes that matter). When people talk about areas of Vegas, there are many dozens and dozens of them, just like in NYC you might say you live in the Lower East Side or Upper West Side or something like that, or SoHo, etc. It does make things challenging for a newcomer in Vegas because you have to remember all of these neighborhoods, but at the same time it makes things much more descriptive, because it's just not helpful to say you live in Las Vegas if that could mean you live in Spring Valley or it could mean you live in NW Las Vegas, two very different places, or saying you live in Henderson when there's a huge difference between Old Henderson or Downtown Henderson and, say, MacDonald Highlands or MacDonald Ranch or something like that.

You can also find quite a bit of diversity in the types of living you see in Vegas, surprisingly, given that it is after all a desert. But I've seen neighborhoods like one of my friends' houses is in where it's extremely green, it's just as green as rainy Pacific Northwest neighborhoods, there are trees lining every single part of the sidewalks and medians and the pictures he posts, it's so weird to me, it looks like Portland. For me, personally, that's too much, because I grew up with that and I like a little bit of greenery but would prefer palm trees and desert scapes and just more of a desert feel with sprinkles of green than I would PNW style trees everywhere, it reminds me of Portland, and I don't want to be reminded of that at all. If you like high rises, there is the Strip for that, amazing condos with great views, but what you don't really have that much is any urban feel in Vegas, outside of The Strip. It's not like there is a very well developed downtown for living, though it's certainly on the rise, and maybe in 10-15 years you'll see that change substantially.
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Old Today, 01:21 AM
 
Location: Studio City, CA 91604
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Hehe well one thing first, when you say cities, there aren't really many "cities" in the Las Vegas area, and just as Hawaii has its local customs, Vegas has a rather unique way of looking at things that is actually much more like you'd find in New York than it is anywhere else in the country that comes to mind immediately (though it's not like I've been everywhere or lived everywhere, just know enough). In places like Los Angeles, you just say what city you call home, so it's all Los Angeles, no matter where it is, but it's Pasadena or Burbank or Studio City or you might say Hollywood even though Hollywood isn't an incorporated city, but North Hollywood is, so is West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, etc. In Las Vegas, there are only a few cities: Henderson, Las Vegas, and North Las Vegas unless you get a little bit further out then you can put Boulder City in there, may as well, but that's it.
North Hollywood is part of the City of Los Angeles. I live a mile from the North Hollywood/Valley Village border.

Hollywood is in the City of Los Angeles also.

You're right that Beverly Hills and WeHo are both incorporated as their own cities.
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