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Old 01-29-2010, 03:15 PM
 
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We're considering a move to the Henderson area, and having visited recently, noticed that nearly every single home is in a gated / planned community. We're used to living in funkier neighborhoods: independent coffee shops and cafes, varied architecture, less chain stores/fast food places, university students, young families, diversity. Does such a neighborhood exist in Las Vegas or Henderson that isn't behind a gate and doesn't have cookie cutter homes?
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Old 01-29-2010, 04:05 PM
 
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We're used to living in funkier neighborhoods: independent coffee shops and cafes, varied architecture, less chain stores/fast food places, university students, young families, diversity. Does such a neighborhood exist in Las Vegas?
Not quite yet.
Las Vegas' Downtown/Arts District is attempting to develop into such a location.
The area is in between UNLV (to its southeast) and the Medical District (to its west), so I'm hoping, over time, graduate/professional students, young families, etc move in and turn the Arts District into more of a neighborhood.

Important question: Do the cafes, bistros and funkier shops need to open for people to start moving into the area, or do people need to move into the area for the cafes, bistros and shops to start opening?

This type of neighborhood in Las Vegas is something I'm crossing my fingers for.

A couple links to the type of events/shops that already exist in the Arts District (but it still has a long way to go) ...
(1) First Friday in Arts District/Downtown: www.firstfriday-lasvegas.org
(2) Vegas Valley Book Festival in Arts District/Downtown: www.vegasvalleybookfestival.org

Additional links related to the area you may find worth checking out ...
(1) Las Vegas Review Journal article regarding the continued development of Downtown: Las Vegas officials hope nightspots heat up
(2) Juhl Lofts: www.juhl-lv.com

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Old 01-29-2010, 05:47 PM
 
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We're considering a move to the Henderson area, and having visited recently, noticed that nearly every single home is in a gated / planned community. We're used to living in funkier neighborhoods: independent coffee shops and cafes, varied architecture, less chain stores/fast food places, university students, young families, diversity. Does such a neighborhood exist in Las Vegas or Henderson that isn't behind a gate and doesn't have cookie cutter homes?
I havent found any yet. It seems like everything is in a strip mall or a casino. It would be cool to have an area with a lot of outdoor seating coffee/pubs, etc. Pretty standard in CA and it would certainly be a nice addition here.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:13 PM
 
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builders were trying to bring about that concept but when the economy hit the skids the developments did along with the economy.

Tivoli Village comes the closet to what your looking for it is currently being built.Tivoli Village at Queensridge is at Rampart Boulevard and Alta Drive.

It is suppose to be a live work and play experience,similar to the district in Green Valley where there are condo's above the shops so you can come from your apartment to the street and go shopping have coffee, dinner lunch. Here's a link for you to check out what is going on there.

[SIZE=4]Tivoli Village at Queensridge Resumes Construction for 2010 ...[/SIZE]
Nov 4, 2009 ... Tivoli Village at Queensridge, a mixed-use urban lifestyle development on the bustling corner of Rampart and Alta, has resumed construction ...
www.vegasnews.com/.../tivoli-village-at-queensridge-resumes-construction-for-2010-opening.html

There are nice communities that aren't gated , in fact most locals will tell you gated communities are a joke and can lull a person into a false sense of security. All you have to do is follow the car infront of you in. If you go gated make it Guard gated.
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:39 PM
 
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I would consider pretty much all of las vegas pretty nice and safe,except for areas such as freemont street and north of freemont.Rancho east to las vegas blvd are the worst areas of the city and from charleston north to cheyenne.
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:34 PM
 
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:24 PM
 
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Yes there are some ungated neighborhoods in Henderson that are quite nice. Probably not with the exact atmosphere that you are looking for, but you never know what you may find! Good luck to you!!

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Old 04-30-2010, 05:39 PM
 
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Unfortunately, no. That is one of the reasons why I am considering a move. The real estate in Henderson is very cookie-cutter-ish. I live in a gated community across from a Panera Bread, and I really don't like it. Vegas is a great place to visit...but I've been here for 3 years and I'm ready to move on. Good luck!
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Old 04-30-2010, 05:46 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Unfortunately, no. That is one of the reasons why I am considering a move. The real estate in Henderson is very cookie-cutter-ish. I live in a gated community across from a Panera Bread, and I really don't like it. Vegas is a great place to visit...but I've been here for 3 years and I'm ready to move on. Good luck!
You should try South strip and Silverado. Gets pretty neat. And you can kind of pick the sort of neighborhood you want.

Sanhill and DI and such also can work.
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:24 AM
 
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I am thinking of moving to Las Vegas/Henderson. Is a gated community necessary to stay away from as many hassles as possible ?
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