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Old 12-05-2006, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque NM
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I am a single mother wanting to relocate to las vegas.How are the schools,and jobs?I work in the hospitality Industry also I can also do clerical,customer service.are the cost of apartments high,if so is there any kind of resources there?
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Old 12-05-2006, 04:03 PM
 
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You might want to reconsider. The cost of living has really skyrocketed in Las Vegas in recent years. And the schools are ranked 48 out of 50 states for almost the worst schools in the nation (Morgan Quinto Press). I have experience with them and can assure you that they are horrible. There is a lot of crime, lots of gangs, drugs, etc. It's sin city, a place built on a dream of fast money, gambling, stripping, prostitut ion, etc. It's not a place to raise kids, not by a long shot. I left there after living there over 9 years. Why? While living there single it was fine. I didn't think it was a place to raise kids so I left.
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Old 12-05-2006, 05:23 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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I am a single mother wanting to relocate to las vegas.How are the schools,and jobs?I work in the hospitality Industry also I can also do clerical,customer service.are the cost of apartments high,if so is there any kind of resources there?
Excuse Redwingfan...she is our chief doomsayer.

That said Vegas is not always a friendly place. It is a hard driving town and can easily eat you up and spit you out.

Jobs are good in hospitallty and general clerical. Pay iis reasonably good after a while. It takes time to penetrate the areas with the better jobs. Apartments are relatively inexpensive - two bedrooms start at around $600. Get a pretty nice condo rental at around 800. Cost of living is moderate by a west coast standard. May be expensive if coming from a small midwestern town.

Before you come here you need some reasonable resources...enough money to live 90 days and a car. If you can't meet that think three times before you come.

The streets here are not paved with gold and a lot of folk end up in the gutter. Great town but tough with a kid if you hit here without resources. It is not a nice place that way.
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Old 12-09-2006, 01:17 AM
 
Location: I live in New York
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Iam from New York .and I relocated to las vegas last March,I stayed for 3 months,I did not give it time I could not take the heat.I regret coming back to N.Y There seems to be nice areas in Las vegas.but you have to look in to it carefully.I like the fact at times there was a curfew for the kids, i have two teenagers.I paid only half the the rent I pay in N.Y. and I dont Live in a GREAT AREA HERE.I lived in central Las Vegas ,But frm living there for a few months I say North Las Vegas was not the place to live.
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Old 12-09-2006, 11:20 PM
 
Location: South Strip, NV --> Philly (Fall 2009)
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Yeh, theres one piece of advice. Don't live anywhere with blue street signs (NLV)
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