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Old 01-26-2012, 11:13 PM
 
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Hi,
May I know friends that which thing you love or like most in Las Vegas?
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:42 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Cost of living is probably one of the best thing about Vegas. I lived there for 3 years and my favorite part of the city was the buffets. Also, believe it or not I also enjoyed the four seasons there. Not a fan of the summer heat, but it does snow occasionally in Vegas so it's a welcoming site during the holidays.
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:18 AM
 
Location: In bed with Madonna
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Good: Casinos, alcohol 24/7, disco clubs never close.
Bad: The people that live there, the redneck tourists, the weather.
I used to love Vegas but when you go 3-4 times in a year after a while it becomes boring. I havent been there since last year and im not planning to go anytime soon.
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:23 AM
 
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Good: Weather, opportunities, people
Bad: Weather, opportunities, people
Ugly: Weather, opportunities, people
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Vegas, baby, Vegas!
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Blue skies, sun, warmth
oh and there's gambling

Jonathan
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:24 AM
 
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Driving around town in a convertible with the top down on January 26th.
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:51 AM
 
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I like meeting people from all over the world.
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Hi,
May I know friends that which thing you love or like most in Las Vegas?
Everything... people, mountains, weather, conveniences, choices, different cultures, hotels/casinos, nature and sunsets like the one I posted on the Pictures thread...the desert is a beautiful thing!
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:12 AM
 
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good... only 3.5 hours from good parts of california
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Sunrise
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The good:

  • Cost of living. Houses are inexpensive. Groceries are inexpensive. Utilities, while not a cheap as, say, Idaho, are one-third what they are in New England.
  • Traffic. There isn't much of it. And it's completely avoidable. I don't know why people start "I hate Las Vegas traffic" threads here. Compared to other large cities, Las Vegas traffic is nothing.
  • Concerts. We see between 50 and 100 concerts each year. Tickets are inexpensive, and the venues are among the best in the world. The Pearl Theater at the Palms is my absolute world-favorite place to see a show. And we've seen Steely Dan play there four times. From Aerosmith to ZZ Top, we've seen them all. And usually about 10 feet from the stage.
  • National Parks. Granted, they're in other states. But Bryce, Zion, Grand Canyon, Death Valley are all short drives from here. Our backyard is Southern Utah, which is one of the prettiest places in the US.
  • Variety. You can go boating on Lake Mead and skiing on Mt Charleston in a single afternoon if you want. There's hiking, climbing, hot springs, ghost towns, stargazing (even with our light pollution, it's still pretty good). You name it, you can do it here.
  • Restaurants. Las Vegas has more Michelin-starred restaurants crammed in a two square mile area than anywhere else. We have more master sommeliers here than anywhere else. And you can pick up the phone, call any of these high-end restaurants and GET A TABLE. Try doing that in New York. There are people who have been trying, unsuccessfully, to eat at Rao's for their entire lives. I can go to the Rao's in NYNY and have dinner tonight.
  • Crime. We don't have much crime for a city our size. And our "bad part of town" is NOTHING compared to Liberty City, Oakland or Compton.


The Bad


  • I've lived here for five years and I've met exactly six of my neighbors. Most of the people on my street act like there's a zombie invasion going on outside. I have some neighbors who I've only seen driving in or out of their garage. Never a wave. Never a smile. This is easily the most aloof place I've ever been.
  • July and August. For eight weeks, it's always above 100f, and often tops 115f. Couple that with the wind, and it's like living in a convection oven for two months.
  • There is only one thing that people in Las Vegas care about. And that thing is taxes. The city can crumble around them, so long as property taxes stay low. And if Nevada ever instituted an income tax, the state would be devoid of human life in a matter of minutes. Because of this, we have the worst schools in the nation. A few bright kids will break through the mediocrity. But for the most part, we produce a bunch of mouth-breathers. That means Las Vegas will always be a one-industry town. And we'll never get the kind of cultural amenities that other cities enjoy.
  • The dust. Nobody ever talks about what a dusty, dirty town this is. I clean house more often here than anyplace else I've ever lived. Clean, and the next day there's a fine layer of grit all over everything.
  • The air. We're OK up here against the side of Frenchman's Mountain, but some days I look over the valley, and I'm glad I'm not breathing that pollution. A thick yellow-orange haze, hanging over everything.
  • For some reason, we attract more than our fair share of baked-in-the-sun whack jobs. You know, the tinfoil-hat-wearing, moon-landing-was-a-hoax, Area-51-is-spying-on-you-through-your-electric-meter type of people. We also have more than our fair share of baked-in-the-sun religious whack jobs. I see them more than I see my neighbors. They invariably knock on my door after I've come home from a graveyard shift. On the rare occasions I open my door (thinking it's a package delivery), I'm treated to, "Blessed morning! The Lord led me to your house just now to tell you the good news about...."
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