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Old 07-23-2019, 09:04 PM
 
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Before the state government went completely Democrat, I would have agreed with that. Now, all bets are off. To many people out there who vote Democrat want their free $hit, and the only way to pay for that would be an income tax.

To the original topic, the Vegas metro area is one of the most car-centric areas in the country. If you don't have a car, you're putting yourself at a huge disadvantage. If you want to live carless, there are vastly better cities to move to. The introduction of the ride share services has made living without a car more possible than it used to be, but you'd then be dependent on them.
And with the touch of a few buttons on your phone, they are there in a few minutes at all hours.
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Old 07-24-2019, 12:34 AM
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Location: Somewhere.
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Thanks for all the great suggestions. I'll look into them. Definitely more interested in a detached house or single story condo and the closer to grocery shopping the better. Also how is medical care there? Thanks so much!!
You should check out Buffalo Highlands apts. They feel like small homes. All are one story, if you get an end unit, you only share one wall. They are really popular. And on a bus line. Three different locations. Buffalo, Rainbow and Spring Valley highlands. home - The Highlands Las Vegas
Also, if you were not averse* to the upper North Valley near where I live, you could check out Terrasini condo's on N.Decatur/215 beltway. The Decatur bus will get you to and fro. Nearby you have a Super Walmart, a Winco, Sprouts, Costco, and too much shopping all crammed in that general area. where I am, in Aliante, we have a Smiths grocery store and a Natural Grocers. Plus lots of other things and a casino nearby.

Medical care: If you ask me, it is not so great. I have yet to have a really good doctor here. Most just want to stick you on a ton of medication and do a bunch of uncomfortable tests and procedures on you. And make you wait way too long in their waiting rooms. I avoid most everything. They hate when I say no most of the time. Your mileage will vary. Right now, I am at the almost all the way fed up point once again with the medical establishment. Especially with my no good doctor I was assigned to.


*a lot of very un-informed people think this area is not good. I have been here 15 years and I disagree with that. I would never live in a scary and dangerous place. If it ever turns into that, then I will leave. This is the North Valley, not affiliated with the old North Las Vegas which is miles away.
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Old 07-25-2019, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Wouldn't recommend moving to Vegas. Ever since the raider move was announced the town has gone down hill.
V2 is right. The whole thing has gone to Hell in a hand basket in the past two years after being perfectly fine up until then. Jobs, housing, infrastructure, all of it shot since the Raiders' move was announced.

Must be one of those people who believe that all of Oakland is moving here because the Raiders are coming.
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Old 07-25-2019, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
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V2 is right. The whole thing has gone to Hell in a hand basket in the past two years after being perfectly fine up until then. Jobs, housing, infrastructure, all of it shot since the Raiders' move was announced.

Must be one of those people who believe that all of Oakland is moving here because the Raiders are coming.
Come on. Utter silliness. The Sheriff just got on the media saying crime has dropped significantly. So we are being inundated in bad dudes but crime is going down? Exactly how does that work?
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Old 07-25-2019, 11:31 PM
 
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I'd be careful about putting yourself in a position to be dependent on these services. They're still new. They're losing money. There drivers seem to be making very little. They're still in a startup mode that really isn't financially sustainable. At some point they're either going to get much more expensive, or they're going to collapse.

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And with the touch of a few buttons on your phone, they are there in a few minutes at all hours.
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Old 07-26-2019, 06:15 AM
 
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Right now the taxi companies have lowered their prices to be competitive with uber/lyft but eventually those companies will have to raise their prices because the drivers are not making a sustainable wage and the taxi companies will raise their prices again.
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Old 07-26-2019, 10:46 AM
 
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I'd be careful about putting yourself in a position to be dependent on these services. They're still new. They're losing money. There drivers seem to be making very little. They're still in a startup mode that really isn't financially sustainable. At some point they're either going to get much more expensive, or they're going to collapse.
I agree Uber and Lyft won't be in Las Vegas much longer. drivers are losing money doing it, taxies will be back with higher rates.
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Old 07-26-2019, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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I'd be careful about putting yourself in a position to be dependent on these services. They're still new. They're losing money. There drivers seem to be making very little. They're still in a startup mode that really isn't financially sustainable. At some point they're either going to get much more expensive, or they're going to collapse.
I was making $600 a week only doing 3 days.(20-25 hours). so I would not say the drivers aren't making money.
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Old Yesterday, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Maryland & Flamingo. You'd be next to UNLV. Clark County is planning to put BRT along Maryland.

Downtown is another option.
Both possibilities but the areas others have mentioned are overall better areas by just about any measure.
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Old Yesterday, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Right now the taxi companies have lowered their prices to be competitive with uber/lyft but eventually those companies will have to raise their prices because the drivers are not making a sustainable wage and the taxi companies will raise their prices again.
Thatís assuming that most drivers only drive. I havenít met many like that. Iíve met many filling gaps in employments or who do other, higher paid freelance work or part time work and just do this to supplement.

Everyone knows the long term plan of Uber, are they not aware here?! There is ZERO plan to have the drivers be part of any sort of future, you guys know that right? Once self-driving cars are approved everywhere, drivers are gone, and theyíve paved the way for everyone already using the app and ecosystem and having fleets of cars in every city. Is it a long term, crazy plan? Sure, but most of these enormous companies seem to do that now days - take absolutely forever to turn a profit but then they dominate the space.
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