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Old 03-24-2011, 03:26 AM
 
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My family and I are looking to buy a winter home in Las Vegas. We have looked at several communities and like Rhodes Ranch and Southern Highlands. We would like to get any feedback on which area is better or other alternate locations to search for a home as well. Thanks for your input.
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:35 AM
 
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My family and I are looking to buy a winter home in Las Vegas. We have looked at several communities and like Rhodes Ranch and Southern Highlands. We would like to get any feedback on which area is better or other alternate locations to search for a home as well. Thanks for your input.
Southern Highlands by a long shot.
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas and Toronto
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From a fellow Canadian,

Southern Highlands, Green Valley or Summerlin.

Can't go wrong with any of these.

Translation: It's like the Mississauga, North York, and Etobicoke of Toronto

But BEWARE - Before moving, realize that there are no Tim Hortons here

Good luck with your search
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Old 03-24-2011, 11:01 AM
 
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You're still looking at a higher price point home. Don't buy yet. Take this realtors advice. Prices are going to come down further!
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:01 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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You're still looking at a higher price point home. Don't buy yet. Take this realtors advice. Prices are going to come down further!
Where are you getting that?

So far this year...approaching the end of the first quarter... homes greater than 200K are up a bit in price and growing in volume.

Homes above 200K are about the upper 20% of the market.
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:10 PM
 
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Really?

A while back (towards the beginning of the collapse), I heard Southern Highlands was in full implosion (more then the Vegas norm).

I think I'd prefer GVR/Seven Hills more.

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Southern Highlands by a long shot.
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:12 PM
 
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I'm in NYC, we have Tim Hortons. I'm not impressed. What we had, and lost , was Krispy Creme. I think Vegas may still have them. World's best donut.

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From a fellow Canadian,

Southern Highlands, Green Valley or Summerlin.

Can't go wrong with any of these.

Translation: It's like the Mississauga, North York, and Etobicoke of Toronto

But BEWARE - Before moving, realize that there are no Tim Hortons here

Good luck with your search
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:16 PM
 
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Both are very nice - Rhodes ranch is gated entirely, shopping center (vons) etc is outside the community - you can't walk or drive to the supermarket without leaving the community gates. Higher HOA's but extremely nice recreation center - lots there and is a big plus to the community if you think you'll use it.

Southern highlands has gated communities within, but the whole community is not gated. Shopping center etc is within the community and is an easy drive or walk depending. Many restaurants, hardware, etc easily accessible right there. The community has beautiful tree lined landscaped streets. It is also a bit more centrally located (east to west), easier to get to other attractions (lake mead, the strip, etc.) for a winter home you may want to be closer to attractions and a quicker trip to the airport to pick up friends/family etc. There are many parks throughout the community, a beautiful rose garden, walking path called the greenbelt etc.

You can't go wrong with either one. Feel free to PM if you have any specific questions.

Best of luck, you've chosen two very nice communities to look within!
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas and Toronto
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I'm in NYC, we have Tim Hortons. I'm not impressed. What we had, and lost , was Krispy Creme. I think Vegas may still have them. World's best donut.
Tim hortons... It's all about the coffee and iced caps BBMW. Donuts are 'ok', but all about the coffee. Nothing like it anywhere else, especially once you're used to it every morning for years.

I totally agree with you on KK for the donuts though.
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Old 03-25-2011, 12:32 AM
 
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i would say go for GVR / Seven Hills, if you are planning to spend descend money...
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