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Old 09-24-2008, 02:55 AM
 
Location: South Strip, NV --> Philly (Fall 2009)
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ok, i have heard many horror stories about Desert Shores as well...there are also lots of drugs in upper-rent districts as well...
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:30 AM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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ok, i have heard many horror stories about Desert Shores as well...there are also lots of drugs in upper-rent districts as well...
20 to 1 difference in crime rates.
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:09 PM
 
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I go to UNLV right now; I commute from a good part of town, but I often stroll Maryland Parkway on food hunts and such. It's definitely not as bad as your described experiences in DC. I lived in Brooklyn NY as a youth and it was a lot scarier going to high school there, too. I guess one thing to worry about if you live nearby are carjackings - I hear a lot about those. But if you won't have a car . . .

The actual Vegas 'ghetto' is actually located in North Las Vegas, right around where the streets take on alphabetical names (near the Fremont area). So there.

Also, not to call you out on anything, but I noticed how you insist that you aren't prejudiced against black people and that you only speak from your nasty experiences in DC, but in your closing line you mention how "there almost aren't even any black people there" as a sign of a safer neighborhood. Wouldn't you call it prejudice, in a quite negative form, to think that black people are unsafe?

I was from a heavily Carribean/African-American populated part of Brooklyn too, although I wouldn't say my neighborhood back then (Canarsie area of Brooklyn, fyi) was as bad as how you describe your section of DC. Anyway, just saying.

Also, there is a large Mexican presence here, so if it's being discriminated by the majority you're worried about . . . don't
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:59 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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I go to UNLV right now; I commute from a good part of town, but I often stroll Maryland Parkway on food hunts and such. It's definitely not as bad as your described experiences in DC. I lived in Brooklyn NY as a youth and it was a lot scarier going to high school there, too. I guess one thing to worry about if you live nearby are carjackings - I hear a lot about those. But if you won't have a car . . .

The actual Vegas 'ghetto' is actually located in North Las Vegas, right around where the streets take on alphabetical names (near the Fremont area). So there.

Also, not to call you out on anything, but I noticed how you insist that you aren't prejudiced against black people and that you only speak from your nasty experiences in DC, but in your closing line you mention how "there almost aren't even any black people there" as a sign of a safer neighborhood. Wouldn't you call it prejudice, in a quite negative form, to think that black people are unsafe?

I was from a heavily Carribean/African-American populated part of Brooklyn too, although I wouldn't say my neighborhood back then (Canarsie area of Brooklyn, fyi) was as bad as how you describe your section of DC. Anyway, just saying.

Also, there is a large Mexican presence here, so if it's being discriminated by the majority you're worried about . . . don't
Worse sections of town are not black. More mixed with a substantial white population. Try E. Fremnot or the naked city.

The alphabet streets are pretty much in the City of Las Vegas. Or at least the famous ones are...
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:34 PM
 
Location: South Strip, NV --> Philly (Fall 2009)
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I go to UNLV right now; I commute from a good part of town, but I often stroll Maryland Parkway on food hunts and such. It's definitely not as bad as your described experiences in DC. I lived in Brooklyn NY as a youth and it was a lot scarier going to high school there, too. I guess one thing to worry about if you live nearby are carjackings - I hear a lot about those. But if you won't have a car . . .

The actual Vegas 'ghetto' is actually located in North Las Vegas, right around where the streets take on alphabetical names (near the Fremont area). So there.

Also, not to call you out on anything, but I noticed how you insist that you aren't prejudiced against black people and that you only speak from your nasty experiences in DC, but in your closing line you mention how "there almost aren't even any black people there" as a sign of a safer neighborhood. Wouldn't you call it prejudice, in a quite negative form, to think that black people are unsafe?

I was from a heavily Carribean/African-American populated part of Brooklyn too, although I wouldn't say my neighborhood back then (Canarsie area of Brooklyn, fyi) was as bad as how you describe your section of DC. Anyway, just saying.

Also, there is a large Mexican presence here, so if it's being discriminated by the majority you're worried about . . . don't
alphabet streets aren't near fremont and are part of the city of las vegas, not north las vegas
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:48 PM
 
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A bit off-topic, but...

Everyone says that Trop. is seedy, but I come from NY, and it was cake. Specifically, Trop.&Arville/Valleyview/etc.

I walked around as a female at odd hours of the night/morning and no one bothered me, or solicited me for anything. I smelled marijuana once (big deal) and saw a Surrenos 13 tag on a banister, but that was the extent of the "drugs" and "gangs".

If I were you, OP, I'd try to make a visit and check it out yourself. It's hard for others to share similar opinions on what 'dangerous' is...
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Old 10-30-2008, 12:50 AM
 
Location: South Strip, NV --> Philly (Fall 2009)
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its hard for some to say what dangerous is, especially when they usually have spent very little experience in that area, or just think of one visit to skew their view of an area, or have racist thoughts about an area
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:06 AM
 
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Coming from DC, I can say that it's not SE DC where I have worked during the time that DC was the murder capital of the nation in the late 80's. However, I have a client at the intersection the OP mentioned. A lot of prostitutes use the hotels for their transactions, I have never seen any gang activity. There is some graffiti, and the apartments behind the Rebel are run down.

There are nicer areas to live, but it's definately not the worst in the city.
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Old 10-31-2008, 11:07 AM
 
Location: SW Las Vegas
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A bit off-topic, but...

Everyone says that Trop. is seedy, but I come from NY, and it was cake. Specifically, Trop.&Arville/Valleyview/etc.

I walked around as a female at odd hours of the night/morning and no one bothered me, or solicited me for anything. I smelled marijuana once (big deal) and saw a Surrenos 13 tag on a banister, but that was the extent of the "drugs" and "gangs".

If I were you, OP, I'd try to make a visit and check it out yourself. It's hard for others to share similar opinions on what 'dangerous' is...
I totally agreee. The last placed I lived was Flatbush brooklyn, Tropicana is like disneyland.
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Old 11-05-2008, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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WOW....it amazes me how people view this area...Vegas is, in my opinion, a very sterile environment, and most people are very comfortable living in their gated communities with cinder block wells. I am in Real Estate, been in it for years, and have lived all over this Valley. I keep returning and call my permanent residence near UNLV. I would not change it for anything.

Crime? Prostitutes? Drugs? People....check the news...Henderson, Summerlin, Mountains Edge...its everywhere. So to the guy who says watch your back???? I think thats a good rule of thumb everywhere....and do not buy into the false sense of security that the Summerlins and Green Valley Provide.

Use good judgement everywhere...for me..I love the diversity....love the options, the shops, the choice of food....I would not live anywhere else!
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