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Old 03-16-2009, 02:01 AM
 
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What's the reputation of living in the Chinatown area of LV?

Last time in LV, I saw quite a few condos/housing right on the same block (basically behind) all the restaurants and shops.

As a person who loves Asian cuisine and access to foods, culture, etc. How is that neighborhood/area for potential living?
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:36 AM
 
Location: South Strip, NV --> Philly (Fall 2009)
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there's not much besides Asian cuisine and strip clubs/adult stores, i don't know the crime, but i have heard that the area directly north and directly south aren't favorable (from others, i'm entirely unsure), like off of Twain or off of Spring Mountain, I have no idea really since I have never lived in that area, most people live further west and then drive into Chinatown if they want to live in a better location, but also near Chinatown...

it would be nice to walk to Chinatown, but there's no other walkability factors, no other convenient shopping (Fashion Show Mall, stores on Sahara/Charleston, or Boulevard Mall would require a car or bus), but it is in a good location, considering it is sort of central or at least west central...

Funny this was asked, I was in Chinatown today with some friends, it is very safe during the day, I have no clue late at night, but there are a lot of places in the area open at night, so I'm sure something is ok, maybe someone else can add to this...
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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The area around Chinatown, further to the west is ok, you got some real beautiful homes in this area, and some run-downish types of neighborhoods. It's an older area, but it seems OK for the most part.

You got plenty of shopping, Chinatown is extended all the way up to Tenaya from Spring Mountain. You got Sams Club, SuperWalmart, a huge Korean market being built, plenty of stores, restaurants all along the Spring Mountain corridor, all part or mostly Asian.

Look for neighborhoods in the Rainbow/Spring Mountain/Spring Valley/Twain/Desert Inn area, there's a large Asian influence in there.

Good luck in your search!
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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It seems like Decatur is the dividing line between the "good" and "bad" parts of the area. I've spent plenty of time in the main Chinatown area as well as further west closer to Jones, at night and during the day, and have never felt any unease. I've looked into the condos around that area and they're ok, but still somewhat overpriced compared to nearby homes and condos a little north and west of the area (talking 89146 zip).
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:22 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Comeon Tiger...you are an urban type. It is a piece of cake by that standard.

I don't think you will find anyone living there who is asian to speak of...maybe a nice little hispanic enclave.

But hell you get to eat good....
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:34 PM
 
Location: South Strip, NV --> Philly (Fall 2009)
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The immediate area, is yes, Hispanic, but once you go West on Spring Mountain like around Decatur and south and surrounding areas, it becomes very Asian...
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:40 PM
 
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I wish that there was a Japantown in Las Vegas. Sigh...I miss San Francisco and San Jose's Japantowns.
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:42 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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I wish that there was a Japantown in Las Vegas. Sigh...I miss San Francisco and San Jose's Japantowns.
Would not work. The Las Vegas one would be filled with Koreans from Santa Monica.
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:45 PM
 
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There were a couple in the SF one, but that's ok, their food's good too. I just wish that there was more than one ramen-ya. I love Togoshi's, but I'd love a bit of variety. I also miss Kinokuniya bookstore.
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Old 03-22-2009, 01:07 AM
 
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What's the reputation of living in the Chinatown area of LV?

Last time in LV, I saw quite a few condos/housing right on the same block (basically behind) all the restaurants and shops.

As a person who loves Asian cuisine and access to foods, culture, etc. How is that neighborhood/area for potential living?
My son goes to Hyde Park Academy and many of the kids that he associates with live in China town. When I went to pick up my son after school, where he was working on a project with some kids from school, I was impressed with the neighborhood that I picked him up in. Since we live in the far Northwest it was very different driving in a neighborhood with large homes on large lots. This neighborhood was just off of Rainbow/Desert Inn and it felt near the strip. I noticed a lot of police cars while I was driving in that area. The parents of the boy my son goes to school with speak little English but I sense a strong sense of community within their community and they support education. So I think their neighborhoods/community might reflect these values. Personally, I would not want to live that close to the Strip, and it was apparent that they have issues with crime there.

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