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Old 01-13-2013, 11:13 AM
 
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This may be a cliche: You get what you give.

I'm looking forward to bringing a little good will and friendliness from Los Angeles when I move. If I can learn a sense of community living on the Death Star, Los Angeles, I can enjoy it anywhere.
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:14 PM
 
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The kids do the initiating in my neighborhood. Nothing but cul-de-sacs around and the kids have taken them over. Everyone's kid plays with each other regardless if us parents take the time to say hi to each other.

Since Christmas, cul-de-sacs have been busier than ever. New power wheel toys, basketball rim sets, scooters, bikes, soccer balls, remote controlled helicopters, easy bake ovens.

Kinda forces us parents to exchange numbers. Ever since Dec 25th, I have added a couple neighbor's number to my cell.


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Old 01-13-2013, 01:29 PM
 
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if i were trying to foster a sense of community i would stay away from politics.
You are right about that. I have a great neighbor with terrible opinions on taxes. He is a much older disabled vet with strong opinions on a lot of subjects. We meet in the middle the street for sometimes up to 30 minutes discussing sports and politics. Sometimes other neighbors join us. We once drew a crowd of about 8 others for over 2 hours discussing property taxes and welfare fraud.

Won't ever do that again.

My last trip to the community mailbox went...

Neighbor- "Did you see on the news that they are trying to take our guns away"? "WTF"!?!?!?

Me- "I didn't watch the news today...Oh, I think I left the oven on...gotta go...catch you later"

I'm sticking to sports topics only.


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Old 01-23-2013, 11:37 PM
 
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We live in Desert Shores right now, we rent and enjoy living here alot - we know all of our nearby neighbors by name and many others throughout our community - we are homebodies and we do not socialize with neighbors at their or our home, although we do feel a true sense of community, just knowing people, and their kids, and their dogs...

I think having and walking a dog helps - we walk our dog daily and we meet people in the neighborhood this way.

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Old 01-24-2013, 01:32 PM
 
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I have lived here for over 2 decades and what I love about Clark County is its compactness, you will eventually see someone you know in a store, restaurant, casino, grocery store............ outside of your neighborhood. Away from the Strip, I still think Clark County still has the "small town" atmosphere to it and I prefer it this way.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:42 PM
 
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I concur with OP, I personally know both neighbors on my sides and across the street from me. We regularly talk, look out for each other etc. There are a few people that stay inside and not really talk, but those are few compared to my other neighbors.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:38 AM
 
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I have lived here for over 2 decades and what I love about Clark County is its compactness, you will eventually see someone you know in a store, restaurant, casino, grocery store............ outside of your neighborhood. Away from the Strip, I still think Clark County still has the "small town" atmosphere to it and I prefer it this way.
Yeah, that's good and bad. Why is it that you always run into someone you know when you dashed out to the store after gardening and look like a homeless person?

Vegas neighborhoods are hit and miss with friendliness in my experience. I know the names of two of my neighbors. I have lived in this house for twelve years. When the neighborhood was new, it was kind of a different vibe. So many people have moved away that I don't bother trying to get to know the new neighbors. I'm polite, I wave, and if I saw something suspicious or it looked like someone needed help, I'd be there. That's about it.

I know other people who know their neighbors well and socialize with them. It's too bad that when you are looking at homes, you can see who keeps up a lawn, and see whether the house has the features you are looking for, but you can't see if you'll like the neighbors.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:46 AM
 
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Anytime I walk in Lowes, Hone Depot or Star Nursery, I look like I don't have a pot to **** in. I wear the same pair of jeans when working around the house.(especially painting)


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Old 01-26-2013, 03:49 PM
 
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Yeah, that's good and bad. Why is it that you always run into someone you know when you dashed out to the store after gardening and look like a homeless person?

Vegas neighborhoods are hit and miss with friendliness in my experience. I know the names of two of my neighbors. I have lived in this house for twelve years. When the neighborhood was new, it was kind of a different vibe. So many people have moved away that I don't bother trying to get to know the new neighbors. I'm polite, I wave, and if I saw something suspicious or it looked like someone needed help, I'd be there. That's about it.

I know other people who know their neighbors well and socialize with them. It's too bad that when you are looking at homes, you can see who keeps up a lawn, and see whether the house has the features you are looking for, but you can't see if you'll like the neighbors.
My family reside in the Northwest part of Clark County and I still visit on a regular basis and I still have my bedroom there, haha. The nature of Clark County being a transient place makes it hard to really get to know neighbors although one neighbor of ours still reside across the street, others are recent transplants from somewhere else.

Regarding seeing someone when you least expect it, everytime I leave home, I make sure I'm presentable. You never know who you will meet, hehehe! As far as neighbors not keeping up their property it is unfortunate you will see the same situation in many areas because of the nature of Clark County being transient with people coming and going. Pretty much half of the city have a mortgage and half are renting a place.
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Old 01-19-2021, 11:00 AM
 
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I moved here from CT almost 4 years ago and was ready to move out after 8 months. Community my ass! I live on a cul de sac
and my neighbors have been there and everyone else for over 15-17 years. When we moved in I personally invited everyone with written invitations to our house warming and wedding anniversary. They showed up and never invited us to anything they should have being never. I have lived in NYC, Upstate NY, CT, FL, WA and TX and it wasn't till here that I have seen such a hot place with cold people. I'd rather be back in Iraq fighting a war then trying to make peace with THESE people who are only looking to see what they can get from you. Praying to GOD to move out here within 2 years.
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