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Old 01-30-2007, 01:38 PM
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so hi to everyone that read this. im living in florida right now and am considering moving to henderson this summer. i have a 4 year old daughter and a new puppy. in the town i live in now, there are a ton of things to do with both of them. like great parks, recreational facillities, dog parks, ect. are there alot of places to go with them and plenty of family oriented activities throughout the town. and how about extracurricular activities? also im looking at a school called foothills montessori, does anyone know anything about it? thanks for listening, id appreciate any advice people offer!
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Old 01-30-2007, 01:51 PM
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Hi kkelley...

Welcome! I lived in Las Vegas for almost 10 years and moved to Florida 4 months ago. There are some decent things to do in Vegas for families but much of it you will find in casinos. The hiking at Red Rock is great, so is going to the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, etc.

I don't think you will find as many family oriented things to do in Vegas as in Florida. Vegas is really an adult playground with some family things thrown in. Florida is filled with great things you can do with your family.

There are some nice parks but you won't get much use out of them in the summer because it's way too hot to be outdoors using them. Not too long ago they started putting canopies over the children's pay areas to try to keep the sun off of them. So if you get there early in the morning it's not too bad but later on it's too hot for the kids to play outside on the playground.

Send me a private message if you have any questions.... I'd love to know your thoughts on why you are leaving Florida.

I'm not familiar with that montessori. You might want to go to yahoo groups and join some Las Vegas mother's groups. You can ask around for that kind of information there.
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:36 PM
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yeah thats about what i was thinking. is there a better town thats still close to vegas to live in with a family than another? what part of fl did you move to? its hot here too but nothing compares to the desert heat! thanks for the tips, let me know if you have any questions about fl!
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:55 PM
Location: South Strip, NV --> Philly (Fall 2009)
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what exactly are you looking to be near? if you don't want casinos, then you might want Boulder City, but BC lacks in a lot of shopping. Everywhere else has gaming. It just depends what you want in a town.
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:23 AM
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Kelley, if you want a truly good area that's family oriented, check out nearby St.George, Utah. That's as family oriented as you can get. And not everyone is mormon. It's about a 50-50 deal there now. Cost of living is comparative to Las Vegas, and it's grown quite a bit in the last 5 years.

If you still want to live in Vegas, check out some of the master planned communities on the edges of town. Like Green Valley, Mountains Edge, Aliante, etc.
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Old 10-27-2007, 08:33 AM
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Hi Kelley, I moved to las vegas from South Florida two years ago, and I love Las Vegas, yes we do have hot summers, but how many rainy days did we not have in Florida where the children cannot go out days at a time because of the weather, I feel everywhere you go we deal with different situations, as far as children acitvities they have as many as anywhere esle, you just have to get in touch with a good group of friends with children similar in age to your child. As far as Im concern South Florida has gotten really crazy in the last few years, dont know if your in South Florida, but to raise a child there, I dont know. Schools here are real good, and like right around this time of the year, the weather is Wonderful...Good Luck & Best Wishes. ps: Also the surrounding towns of Henderson and Boulder City are great....
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Old 10-27-2007, 09:27 AM
Location: Hooterville, NV
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Hi -

I live in Henderson and, IMO, it's a great place to live. I think there's enough to do,and probably more to come. Not familiar with that school, but was under the impression that the Montessori schools in general are highly regarded (I could be wrong, as I don't have small children so am not speaking from personal experience).

The heat in July & August can be tough, but you get used to it. I'd rather have a couple of months of high heat than half a year of rain and grey skies
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Old 11-08-2009, 10:54 AM
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hi kelly,
i am curious to hear whether you ended up at foothills montessori, as we have a 4 year old ans are planning to move to Vegas /Henderson next year. if you are at foothills montessori could you give me some feedback about it. it's my no. 1 school of choice for our little one. the website looks great and the people seem very knowledgable , warm and professional on the phone. only thing i don't like is that you cannot pull them out at noon when they are in kindergarden..they have to be in until 3 pm.
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Old 09-26-2010, 07:11 PM
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Red face Making a decision

I can empathize with Kelly. My wife and I are retired and in our 60's.
All my life, I have planned on retiring to the Gulf Coast of Florida, probably Venice.

But lately an inner ear problem has sent me looking at less humid areas.
We just returned from house hunting in Henderson, NV and we liked the Sun City area very much.

But it all seemed so busy there. Maybe it's because I am more familiar with Florida, but I am struggling with the final decision. To suffer with familiar humidity or be adventurous and live in a desert.

The wife wants to go to Henderson, sooooo, I guess the decision has already been made, but I could use some validation.

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Old 09-26-2010, 07:54 PM
Location: Henderson, NV
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Love Sun City Anthem, Henderson and the low humidity. Can recommend it highly.
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