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Old 04-20-2010, 10:27 AM
 
Location: South Tempe, AZ
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I don't know what field you are in, but do not assume the job market here is significantly better than CA or NV right now.

I've never been to Summerlin, but if what attracts you is that it's all new and no run down areas, etc., as noted upthread in a couple of places, there are some planned communities here that meet that description.

As far as "corruption in government", and "police state", if you obey the law (and that INCLUDES traffic laws) there's no problem. State government "corruption" allegations are not limited to AZ. I'm sure where you live now has had some, along with CA, NV, and any number of other states.
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Old 04-20-2010, 10:40 AM
 
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From what I've seen, Vistancia and Verrado look extremely comparable to Summerlin, if not slightly better. I do like the Vegas entertainment atmosphere, but that could wear off after being there for a month or so...not really sure.
I made sure not to sugar cote anything. Phoenix metro has even nicer areas than Vegas, although not by much. As far as the "live and let live" and entertainment aspect of Vegas, it has not worn off for me. I was born in and lived in Phoenix for 30 years, and now 4 years in Vegas.
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Old 04-20-2010, 10:46 AM
 
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As far as "corruption in government", and "police state", if you obey the law (and that INCLUDES traffic laws) there's no problem. State government "corruption" allegations are not limited to AZ. I'm sure where you live now has had some, along with CA, NV, and any number of other states.
Some of us like our freedoms and are opposed to photo radar and oppressive tax increases all the time.
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Old 04-20-2010, 10:58 AM
 
Location: DFW, Texas
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Are the taxes really that bad? I don't mind the radar/camera traffic stuff.
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:10 AM
 
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Are the taxes really that bad? I don't mind the radar/camera traffic stuff.
They are now voting on raising the sales tax to 9.3% The property taxes are low, BUT they charge 2% on food AND charge a tax on your income. Nevada does neither of these.
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:11 AM
 
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Summerlin is a very special place. It is named for Howard Hughes' grandmother. It is built on his 25,000 acres, that he bought for 6250.00. 2500 acres is the Red Rock Preserve. I bought a condo there last year for 35,000. It had sold less than three years earlier for 135,000, and they were still going up.

Summerlin is one of the nicest planned communities in the World. I like the vibe of Phoenix, better, though, and there are more divers opportunities in employment. For 18 out of the last 20 years; a reasonable person could move to LV, get a job, and live well. That has all ended, and I don't think construction will ever be half of what it was. LV was facing lots of increased pressure on it's revenue from Maccau and the Indian Casinos, let alone internet gambling. Now, the real estate crash, and coming soon: the commercial crash.
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:22 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Summerlin is one of the nicest planned communities in the World.
Man, I need to get back to Summerlin and take another look to see what all the hoopla is about. I took some photography courses there, and saw absolutely nothing special about the area at all. I must have missed the good parts or something.
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:25 AM
 
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here is a sidewalk along Rampart Dr..
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Area in Phoenix most like Summerlin, NV? (suburb of Las Vegas)-rampartsw.jpg  
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:26 AM
 
Location: DFW, Texas
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Summerlin is one of the nicest planned communities in the World. I like the vibe of Phoenix, better, though, and there are more divers opportunities in employment. For 18 out of the last 20 years; a reasonable person could move to LV, get a job, and live well. That has all ended, and I don't think construction will ever be half of what it was. LV was facing lots of increased pressure on it's revenue from Maccau and the Indian Casinos, let alone internet gambling. Now, the real estate crash, and coming soon: the commercial crash.
I agree with everything you said. I'm glad someone besides myself sees how Summerlin is [at least somewhat] separated from other planned communities. The market problems are the reasons I'm afraid to move to NV, but it looks like Arizona is the closest I'll be able to get environment-wise (not considering CA).
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:33 AM
 
Location: DFW, Texas
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Man, I need to get back to Summerlin and take another look to see what all the hoopla is about. I took some photography courses there, and saw absolutely nothing special about the area at all. I must have missed the good parts or something.
Took this picture on Alta Dr. when I was there last Spring, I have yet to really see anything else quite like it. I know it looks like other planned neighborhoods, but it's just not...can't really explain it I guess.

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