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Old 03-25-2016, 01:43 PM
 
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I'm in my 20s, self-employed, looking for nice sunny weather, and a friendly community with nice libraries. I see there are plenty of activities and people in the Vegas area, and was wondering whether anyone thinks living in Summerlin would be a good fit for me? I'm looking at the following apartments Ovation Property Management - and the price seems reasonable for all the amenities.

Are there any better apartments than those in the area? Are these in a safe spot? I was initially considering moving to Phoenix, but feel as if I would be voluntarily killing myself (and my brain) via exposure to their horrendous air quality. It seems as if the air quality in Vegas is much better than Phoenix. For locals... is the drive to Vegas from Summerlin pretty reasonable? Or is it a longer commute than you'd like?

Thanks for any input. (I should also note that I do not gambling and the strip doesn't really appeal to me). I would, however, probably end up driving to Vegas for some Meetups and/or recreation (as they have a daily table tennis club that I'd like to play at).
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Old 03-26-2016, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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I'm in my 20s, self-employed, looking for nice sunny weather, and a friendly community with nice libraries. I see there are plenty of activities and people in the Vegas area, and was wondering whether anyone thinks living in Summerlin would be a good fit for me? I'm looking at the following apartments Ovation Property Management - and the price seems reasonable for all the amenities.

Are there any better apartments than those in the area? Are these in a safe spot? I was initially considering moving to Phoenix, but feel as if I would be voluntarily killing myself (and my brain) via exposure to their horrendous air quality. It seems as if the air quality in Vegas is much better than Phoenix. For locals... is the drive to Vegas from Summerlin pretty reasonable? Or is it a longer commute than you'd like?

Thanks for any input. (I should also note that I do not gambling and the strip doesn't really appeal to me). I would, however, probably end up driving to Vegas for some Meetups and/or recreation (as they have a daily table tennis club that I'd like to play at).



Just an FYI, Summerlin is a neighborhood in Las Vegas, not a city, so your drive to Las Vegas is a moot point.
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Old 03-30-2016, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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You should post this in the Las Vegas forum. Summerlin could arguably considered be the best part of town in Las Vegas.

FYI: Las Vegas is the metro area of North Las Vegas, Henderson, and of course, Las Vegas. It also includes certain unincorporated areas of Clark County. Not all of course because Clark County is the size of a couple of eastern states. The part of the entertainment corridor know as The Strip is in the county. None of this matters because it's really all one large city. It's just that there are political divisions if not territorial divisions. But you can't tell which division you're standing in unless you have some local knowledge. As Raiderman said, Summerlin is really large development which is mostly in Las Vegas, and laps over into the county. The whole place is made up of such developments, subdivided by developers into named neighborhoods. But Summerlin, named for Howard Hughes' mother, is the largest. I don't know where it stands now, but it was owned by Hughes who bought a whole bunch of then "useless" Las Vegas/Clark County land for peanuts back in the 70s.

Anyway, come to Las Vegas, rent a place for a while until you get to know what is the best place for you permanently. But, if you're like everyone else here, you'll move several times before you decide that.

BTW: Phoenix air is really bad, but ours isn't what you'd call good. Several years ago I read where Phoenix and Las Vegas had the highest amounts of respiratory problems in the U.S. But, I never did figure out if that was because dumb doctors sent people here for those problems, or if they occurred after they got here. I do know that I and many others have said we never had allergies until we came here.
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