U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Nevada > Las Vegas
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-05-2017, 03:30 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
4,077 posts, read 2,824,217 times
Reputation: 12575

Advertisements

So, I'm a couple years from retiring and my sister, who lives in Henderson, has always been after me to move to Las Vegas from L.A.. I've started looking at the MLS and I really like The Lakes. There's a beautiful home listed there right now for $ 599,000 which is just what my current paid-off condo in L.A. is worth. It has a big pool and is also right on the water. Can anyone tell me any pluses or minuses about this area? Thanks in advance.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-05-2017, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Orange County/Las Vegas
1,864 posts, read 2,112,394 times
Reputation: 1716
I like it. It is a good area. Everything is convenient to get to as far as restaurants, stores etc.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2017, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
2,862 posts, read 2,119,243 times
Reputation: 2417
Only been there on a few occasions. People seemed a lot nicer, they said hello when walking by. Walking trails where very nice too.

If I could afford it, and had to live in Las Vegas, that location would probably be my number one choice.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2017, 10:13 AM
 
2,952 posts, read 1,948,556 times
Reputation: 5292
Lovely area. Seems isolated and safe.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2017, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
16,943 posts, read 6,997,364 times
Reputation: 7917
Quote:
Originally Posted by foundapeanut View Post
Lovely area. Seems isolated and safe.
It is a flip. They bought it last November for $400,000. Looks nice though and the price is not out of line.

The Lakes is also nice and a convenient location.

Also look at Desert Shores. For waterfront I think it is better. Same price class generally.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2017, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
4,077 posts, read 2,824,217 times
Reputation: 12575
Thank you all.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2017, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Moved to Vegas from Vienna
294 posts, read 179,531 times
Reputation: 202
The problem with both desert shores and the lakes is, that

a) there are limited numbers of houses with pool
b) your yard will be tiny
c) many houses there are outdated
d) you pay a hefty premium for lake view

Everyone has his own opinion about what matters and what not, but I wanted to buy in desert shores, but the little yards, and often no pools did finally turn me away. Both desert shores and lakes are great neighborhoods. No question about that.

Last edited by Michael2016; 10-05-2017 at 09:49 PM..
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2017, 09:27 PM
 
585 posts, read 240,926 times
Reputation: 488
its ok , its an older neighborhood
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2017, 10:06 PM
 
1,397 posts, read 2,989,078 times
Reputation: 916
The most difficult thing about both of those waterside neighborhoods is not only the smaller lot size but the fact that they are older homes with old fashioned floor plans. Front door opens into a long entrance hall, living room off to the left or right, dining room behind, small closed up kitchen with walls on all four sides and then a small family room. Today's trend is big open great room with a open kitchen overlooking it and a dining room in full view. Wonderful for stretching space. If you are fortunate enough to find one of these older houses that have had a wall or two removed to open it up, you have to hope they have modernized the amenties. I.E., removed square tile countertops and added granite or concrete. Torn up dirt attracting carpet and added tile or wood, removed ancient brass light fixtures, removed ceramic tile counters in bathrooms, replaced old white kitchen appliances with stainless steel and replaced old furnaces with more energy efficient ones.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2017, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
16,943 posts, read 6,997,364 times
Reputation: 7917
Quote:
Originally Posted by jjameson922 View Post
The most difficult thing about both of those waterside neighborhoods is not only the smaller lot size but the fact that they are older homes with old fashioned floor plans. Front door opens into a long entrance hall, living room off to the left or right, dining room behind, small closed up kitchen with walls on all four sides and then a small family room. Today's trend is big open great room with a open kitchen overlooking it and a dining room in full view. Wonderful for stretching space. If you are fortunate enough to find one of these older houses that have had a wall or two removed to open it up, you have to hope they have modernized the amenties. I.E., removed square tile countertops and added granite or concrete. Torn up dirt attracting carpet and added tile or wood, removed ancient brass light fixtures, removed ceramic tile counters in bathrooms, replaced old white kitchen appliances with stainless steel and replaced old furnaces with more energy efficient ones.
Disagree a bit JJ. While there are lots of dated late 80s homes in both there are a lot of very nice open ones as you get up to around 600K and above. Particularly lake side. Diamond Bay has some places that are exquisite...though many are close or over a million. But Harbor Cove has a couple of very modern floorplans. Actually single stories with a second story hung on. And there are some neat customs in Spinnaker Cove.

The present example in the Lakes has obviously been extensively reworked and would appear quite modern.

There are of course some both on and off the water that have not been touched in thirty years...and on those you are right. But there are lots of others.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Nevada > Las Vegas
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top