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Old 02-16-2010, 01:18 PM
 
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Hello,
I know that the answers to some of these questions can be found by using the search button, and I have searched quite a bit both here and around the web, but I am hoping for some additional assistance from the people here that know the Las Vegas area very well.
Ok, I am a single father in my early 30s, with two daughters ages 7 and 9. They live with me full time permanently. I like to have a bit of a social life, so somewhere that I can get out and meet people of the opposite sex here and there would be outstanding.
Most importantly, I would like to be in a relatively safe and quality school district. I know there is a lot of discussion regarding the quality of schools, but it is what it is, I just want to be sure they are safe and getting as good an education as possible, given all circumstances.
My children and I speak English and Spanish fluently, so we can get by in Hispanic areas, but prefer to live in a more balanced area if possible. We are actually moving back to the USA after living out of the country for a couple of years, in South America. They have always gone to International schools taught in English, so there shouldn't be too much difficulty in cirriculum adjustment.
Now for the touchy parts... I do not have a car right now, and I probably won't have one for the first few months, so I would like to be in an area where we can get around by walking to local stores etc, taking a bus when possible, and of course calling a cab whenever it is needed.
I work online, and have for a number of years, so I have a steady clientelle and steady work without needing to look for a job there, I only need a strong internet connection and my trusty computers, which I will be bringing with me.
I am hoping to find a 2BR, 1-2BA apartment in a complex with some amenities, like pool, gym, playground, etc. I am also hoping to get the best deal possible, and would like to be spending in the neighborhood of $1k per month, but I realize that I might need to spend more, which is fine, up to $1500 if necessary.
So basically I would like suggestions on which areas to look at, or even specific apartment communities if you have any to name off, and any additional info you would be kind enough to provide would be greatly appreciated.
I would also like to know about Internet connections, if anyone can tell me... are Embarq and Cox the only two providers? Also, what kind of bandwidth do you get from these two, and how's the service, etc?
As a sidenote, any suggestions on where to stay for a week or two while I'm finding the right apartment?
Thanks a million in advance, to anyone who is kind enough to help out on this! I will owe you a brew, to be redeemed at any point after I'm settled in :-P
Have a great day, everyone!
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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If I was you I would look into the Alta Montecito apartments near the corner of Durango Dr. and Elkhorn. You can get a two bed/two bath for around $1100-1200, and they are new apartments.

http://altamontecito.com/home.asp

It's right behind the large Montecito Shopping Center with a large Smith's Grocery store and pretty much every other store you would need. There is also a large park less than a mile from the apartments that have baseball fields, a skate park and playground.

There is a new transit station opening up soon right across the street from the apartments. You would also be right next to the Centennial Hills Hospital in case of any medical emergencies. This area is also considered to be one of the better areas for schools as well.

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Old 02-16-2010, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Clark County is all one very large disfuctional school district - so it's all about the individual schools themselves. I would check out the Green Valley Pkwy - I-215 area in Henderson and the Warm Springs Arroyo Grande area of Henderson.

Good Luck!
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