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Old 09-25-2007, 08:14 PM
 
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I currently live in an apartment in a very nice part of Manhattan. I have been offered a job in Vegas in the gaming industry but I'm having trouble with the decision. I'm 28 years old. The salary of job offer is $75k. I'm coming into Vegas this weekend to look at some apartments. My question is where should I be looking? Where do well-off the young professional types live? Where can I find a more urban lifestyle that I'm used to with getting into any of the seedier parts of town? I would like to live within a reasonable cab ride to the Strip because I do enjoy nightlife and I would expect to have many friends from NY coming to visit me. Thoughts?
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Issaquah, WA
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The whole "urban living" experiment in Las Vegas is really just beginning, so your options are:
1)live near a fabricated urban environment in the suburbs like Green Valley's "The District" or Summerlin's "Boca Park." These are beautiful replicas of what you're looking for, but don't have the flavor of real city life. Much cleaner and safer, but in my opinion a little cheesy.
2)Live downtown or near the strip. There are some really nice highrises such as Soho Lofts, Newport Lofts, Juhl and Streamline which are all downtown and Turnberry or Panorama, which are right off the strip. These are close to the best nightlife and restaurants, but also come with the seedy part of urban living such as hobos and hookers that you mentioned not wanting to be around.

Urban living really hasn't caught on yet in Las Vegas, so you might also consider living like most people do, in a single family home in a housing tract. Even the newest neighborhoods out in the sticks are only a $25 cab ride to the strip maximum.

If I were you, I'd stay in Manhattan.
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Old 09-25-2007, 11:07 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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I currently live in an apartment in a very nice part of Manhattan. I have been offered a job in Vegas in the gaming industry but I'm having trouble with the decision. I'm 28 years old. The salary of job offer is $75k. I'm coming into Vegas this weekend to look at some apartments. My question is where should I be looking? Where do well-off the young professional types live? Where can I find a more urban lifestyle that I'm used to with getting into any of the seedier parts of town? I would like to live within a reasonable cab ride to the Strip because I do enjoy nightlife and I would expect to have many friends from NY coming to visit me. Thoughts?
YOu can easily do Soho Lofts as Chest suggests. You can also consider the South Strip...say Manhattan Condos...which is loaded with younger folk working the Casino industry. Both are within a cab ride of the strip. You will however likely find that cabs are expensive and seldom as practical as in NYC. I don't think you actually make enough to do the District...and you would likely not be happy there. The urban core such as Hunt Ridge works only if you are a true urban explorer.
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Old 09-26-2007, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Somewhere.
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I currently live in an apartment in a very nice part of Manhattan. I have been offered a job in Vegas in the gaming industry but I'm having trouble with the decision. I'm 28 years old. The salary of job offer is $75k. I'm coming into Vegas this weekend to look at some apartments. My question is where should I be looking? Where do well-off the young professional types live? Where can I find a more urban lifestyle that I'm used to with getting into any of the seedier parts of town? I would like to live within a reasonable cab ride to the Strip because I do enjoy nightlife and I would expect to have many friends from NY coming to visit me. Thoughts?
Stay in Manhattan. And if you still want to leave, then I would suggest any of the highrise condos on the Strip and downtown. You can still get a really teensy tiny small condo for about a half million down in that area. Not sure what it is rent-wise.
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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If you love NYC, chances are that LV will be too much of a change for you to like it. Sounds like you'd have a decent job making decent money there, but if your outside-of-work environment is what you really like about NYC, then stay there. If you desire to find a duplicate urban lifestyle in LV, I think you would disappointed.

If you do move there, you'll probably have many friends from NYC coming to visit. Of course, they'll want to do the touristy-things...which will kind of lose their appeal to you once you become a resident there.
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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If you love NYC, chances are that LV will be too much of a change for you to like it. Sounds like you'd have a decent job making decent money there, but if your outside-of-work environment is what you really like about NYC, then stay there. If you desire to find a duplicate urban lifestyle in LV, I think you would disappointed.

If you do move there, you'll probably have many friends from NYC coming to visit. Of course, they'll want to do the touristy-things...which will kind of lose their appeal to you once you become a resident there.
I do sooo hate it when I have to agree with jfk but if you like Manhattan and that's your idea of a perfect living environment....ya ain't gonna like it here...... [I LOVE Manhattan but wouldn't want to live there.....I LOVE Las Vegas....but wouldn't want to VISIT here lol ]
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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That's twice in 2 days! Are you softening up (or am I???)

I LOVE to visit both...Manhattan & Las Vegas!
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:08 AM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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I was born in Manhattan...graduated from Manhattan College.

Would not live east of of Mississippi. That includes NYC and LI. Don't even really like to visit though I do so for family reasons.

Went west in my 30s. Never tempted to go back.
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Issaquah, WA
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Went west in my 30s.
How long did it take to get to Vegas in a covered wagon? Did you take the Oregon trail?

I know, another cheap shot. I couldn't resist! You owe me two now.
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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I was born in Manhattan...graduated from Manhattan College.

Would not live east of of Mississippi. That includes NYC and LI. Don't even really like to visit though I do so for family reasons.

Went west in my 30s. Never tempted to go back.
I was born in Queens, grew up on LI. It was a magical place to grow up (just like the show, 'The Wonder Years'), but I left there disgusted with it in 1988. Don't like to visit it either. My dad just sold his house there, so treks there will thankfully be less!

Olecapt...did you live in Rochester for a period of time? Not sure, but I thought I remember a post where you said that.
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