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Old 08-31-2019, 01:52 PM
 
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Are there any nice walkable areas like Soho, East Village, West Village (NYC) in the Las Vegas area? Like a good vibrant mix of residential, retail, restaurants, bars all within walking distance of each other? One of my fav things about NYC was the walkability factor and was wondering if there was any of that here (besides the strip)
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Old 08-31-2019, 03:35 PM
 
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kinda depends on what you consider walkable when it's a hundred and ten plus out

That said I there is no area I would consider walkable but YMMV
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Old 08-31-2019, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Besides the Strip, not really too many places like that. Maybe around some of the mixed-use areas like Tivoli Village and Downtown Summerlin, but that's about it.


For what it's worth, I'm an NYC transplant who's never owned a car in my life, but I live on the Strip.
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Old 08-31-2019, 08:12 PM
 
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No
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Old 09-01-2019, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Funny that, since I've only been here a year and a half myself, the first areas that popped to mind were exactly what 44inarow said. I didn't post because I figured locals would have a better handle on things.
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Old 09-01-2019, 09:51 AM
 
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I lived at Buffalo and lake meade for 9 months, without a car. Great grocery shopping is very close, Rampart Casino is a big farther, as is the Summerlin Library, but ok bus service to the airport, and everywhere else. Salesforce in the low 70s. Not like NYC, but doable, and quite possibly better than the Strip and its idiosyncrasies. Not sure I would want to pay rent around there, but buying for 35k in 2009 was a winner.
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Old 09-01-2019, 12:08 PM
 
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Those are generally shopping centers you drive to, park, and then walk. I think the OP is looking for organically walking neighborhoods with closely integrated housing, shopping, dining, etc.. There's very little of that in metro-Vegas. And what there is has not been very successful. The one I can think of off the bat is The District at Green Valley range. It's essentially an outdoor mall with condos upstairs of the stores. I don't think it's worked out particularly well.

Other than that housing and retail is pretty well segregated in Vegas. There are housing developments, and there are separate shopping centers (surrounded by the necessarily huge parking lots.) If you happen to live at the periphery of the two, you can walk from one to another, but that's a fairly rare setup.

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Besides the Strip, not really too many places like that. Maybe around some of the mixed-use areas like Tivoli Village and Downtown Summerlin, but that's about it.


For what it's worth, I'm an NYC transplant who's never owned a car in my life, but I live on the Strip.
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Old 09-02-2019, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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The grocery issue is also highly mitigated by the fact that there are now things like Amazon Fresh, Instacart, etc. The convenience is somewhat offset by the fact that shoppers have a tendency to randomly substitute items (dried basil is not the same as fresh, guys!), but for me it's not much more expensive than taking a cab to a grocery store, and far easier.
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Old Today, 12:45 PM
 
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No.

I spent 2 months in LV deciding if I wanted to live there and decided against it mostly for this reason.

I like to walk around a lot and explore.

Street after street is just strip malls and gated communities. Las Vegas Blvd gets old real fast.
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Old Today, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Tampa & Las Vegas
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No, this is the DESERT, not Manhattan.

The lifestyles are pretty much diametrically opposed.

I love walking around Manhattan, even parts of Brooklyn. NYC in general is one of our favorite places - to visit.

But don't want to live there.

Me likes me some Vegas.

OP, if you want somewhere like NYC, stay in NYC.

-von
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