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Old 01-03-2009, 12:44 AM
 
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Default Best areas to buy a house in Vegas?

I have heard a lot about Las Vegas being hit hard by the economy but I still believe in due time the whole of the USA will recover and be stronger than ever. You can't keep America down in the long run.

Anyway I was wondering where the best areas to purchase property are in Las Vegas as my family is planning to move there later in the year?
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:55 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Centennial Hills
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Depends on what your priorities, wants, and needs are. Where will you be working? What is your tolerance for commuting? What is your price point? Elementary school age children, middle school, high school? Prefer a quiet neighborhood or one with more amenities such as shopping and dining?
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Old 01-03-2009, 02:31 AM
 
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Well I'm studying full time and My wife is a registered nurse so near hospitals would be a better option for us. We are looking for a good area to start a family and that is close to schools and shopping areas. Dining areas are a bonus but not a priority. As long as the area is safe and reasonably priced we would be interested.

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Old 01-03-2009, 10:15 AM
 
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Most of us live in the NW which includes myself and my family. A lot of homes are available here because of the foreclosure situation, in fact the house next to mine was foreclosed after the buyers decided to back out. So I have a brand new unoccupied house next to me.

Plenty of good schools, good proximity to hospitals (Centennial Hills, MountainView), excellent parks, good places to eat. Only real negative (if you call it that) is the commute down to UNLV (if that's where you're going to school).
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:51 AM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Well I'm studying full time and My wife is a registered nurse so near hospitals would be a better option for us. We are looking for a good area to start a family and that is close to schools and shopping areas. Dining areas are a bonus but not a priority. As long as the area is safe and reasonably priced we would be interested.

Thanks
The NW works particularly if you want newer neighborhoods with youngish folks starting families.

I would also think about Silverado and Green Valley north of 215. Both are older and more established neighborhoods with good schools and ready access to UNLV. They will not however have the younger demographic of the NW.
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I personally think that Centennial Hills in the NW is the best area to live. Good schools, shopping and convenient to all highways. There are a lot of nice parks and seems to be a very family oriented area.
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:16 PM
 
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Default Best beer prices in LV????

Brand, size, and price. Grocery store or bar. Good Happy Hours are cool, but would also like good deals on 30 packs. Thanks to everyone. Cheers!
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:11 PM
 
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Thanks a lot for the info guys... It sounds like the NW is the way to go. I might start looking at realtor.com for some houses in that area. Thanks again for the info and happy new year to all.
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:32 PM
 
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I bought a house in Centennial Hills a few months ago and I really love it here. I live just Northeast of the 95/215 intersection in the 89131 zip. It's close to good schools, parks, shopping and the beltway. The neighborhood is quiet and the house was a great buy. Let me know if you have any questions about my neighborhood specifically.
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:40 PM
 
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Thanks a lot chop79 for the info. I'm looking at realtor.com right now to check out some places... Tell me, is the employment getting any better in Vegas? Is their any silver lining that you know of?
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