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Old 03-04-2009, 07:22 AM
 
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Hello All,
I was hoping to get a little information from you on moving to Las Vegas. My husband has been offered a position in North Las Vegas. I don't know anything about the area at all, so I was hoping for a little direction. We have a small daughter who is about 18 months, so we would like to live in a family-friendly area where neighbors also have young families. Safe, of course. Parks nearby would be nice. We are looking at buying a home rather than rent an apartment or condo.
Again, I know virtually nothing about the area (other than the Strip, which I hope to avoid!
In reading some of the threads, I've heard names like Summerlin, Mt Edge and Henderson. Are these areas okay for living with a family? Are they safe and do they have a low crime-rate? Any other suggestions?
Thanks so much for your time and for your suggestions! We look forward to seeing what Vegas has to offer!
---Kay
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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It all depends what your budget it is... Mt. Edge is foreclosure ridden.. Henderson has great areas as well as troubled areas... Summerlin is nice but very pricey.. Alot of us on this board live in the North West.. a bit out of the way.. but you get the most bang for the buck.. hands down!
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:44 AM
 
Location: central, between Pepe's Tacos and Roberto's
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It all depends what your budget it is... Mt. Edge is foreclosure ridden.. Henderson has great areas as well as troubled areas... Summerlin is nice but very pricey.. Alot of us on this board live in the North West.. a bit out of the way.. but you get the most bang for the buck.. hands down!
Agreed, although if the commute is to North Las Vegas it's not really out of the way at all. The commute from Henderson to North Las Vegas would not be very pleasant at all.
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:10 AM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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You are an obvious candidate for Aliante which is in the western part of NLV. And you can continue west from there into the NW...Centennial Town.

Lots of buys and rentals in that area. Nice, young family oriented and an easy commute.
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:39 AM
 
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I personally would stick with North Las Vegas, or the North West. I have lived in this area for about 7 to 8 years, and love it. I have a 4 year old, and there are about 6 parks with in a couple miles of me, that I take my daughter to. They all have different little things about them, so we just pick one for that day.

For homes there are some really good deals out there, you just have to look. We had specific things we wanted, and I looked through about 200 properties online, and narrowed it down, and was able to find the one we are buying with in a week.
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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If you can be very very specific about price range, # of bedrooms, # of baths, etc and other needs/desires, the folks on this forum will be very very helpful and very specific with their responses. They are a terrific group.

As noted, unless you have big bucks or hubby wants a bad commute, stick with Aliante and look directly west and northwest of there. The local realtor association's website allows guests to look at their listings which helps to narrow things down. If someone here strikes your fancy, as in they speak your language, you could direct message them to learn more about a realtor, a mortgage broker, etc. As long as you become prequalified, you are right on target for making a great buy.

Good Luck and Welcome.
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:57 PM
 
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There are plenty of nice areas in North Las Vegas, prices a way down and now is a good time to buy.
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:12 PM
 
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Watch out for HOA fees. Try to get close to Aliante without the high masterplan fees and HOA fees.
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:19 PM
 
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May I piggy back on this thread and ask what the HOA fees usually run?

Say the cheapest vs the most expensive? Average cost?
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:28 PM
 
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I have lived in two communities with fees. I had one that was gated, and the gate was always breaking. On that one we paid about $80.00 a month. We are moving into a home that is not gated, but really does not have any common areas and we are going to be paying $14.00.

There are some out there that are expensive, but they also take care of the front yard. Like pulling weeds and stuff like that.
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