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Old 05-02-2006, 11:34 AM
 
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I am doing a summer internship in Las Vegas this summer on the strip at one of the best hotels! I am very excited. I've been hearing a lot of good & bad things about the area. I am living there either way b/c the opportunity is amazing. Can anyone give me some feedback on short-term rentals I am thinking about living at one of the Camden Apartments. Maybe Oasis Ridge?? They gave me a quote of $556 is this good for the area?? Is this a good area they say it is close to UNLV & there is a lot of college students in the area. Any advice or recommendations would be great! Thanks
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Old 05-14-2006, 11:55 PM
 
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Default UNLV area not very safe

Collegegirl:
The area in & around UNLV is not very safe. You'd be better off & safer in an apt/rental house further away from the Strip - possibly in Henderson or the NW area of LV. There are LOTS of rentals available here - the investors who were buying property like crazy the past couple of years are now begging for tenants. I'd suggest you contact HR at the Strip property where you'll be interning, and even some Realtors in the area, to get their input re safe areas.

Good luck, and remember 2 things while you're here: (1) Stay alert - there's a lot to Vegas that doesn't make it into the national media; and, (2) the casinos weren't built by giving money away to their customers.
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Old 05-29-2006, 02:37 AM
 
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you better off looking for an apt after you move here, because around unlv, there are lot of apts, bad and not bad at all. i've lived in 2 apts around the area, and didnt have a problem. from first glance, the area is kinda bad/old, but dont worry theres thousands students living in that area without a problem. for $550, you'd probably find a studio, one bedrooms starts around 625+. good luck.
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Old 06-24-2006, 07:02 AM
 
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The best advice about Las Vegas - nice place to visit but ya wouldn't want to live there
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Old 12-11-2006, 11:06 AM
 
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the apt you are talking about i think is on Charleston st its full of Mexicans and gangs . you have to realize that the average rent in las Vegas is 900.00 per month so this is where you can Gage on what to expect to pay for a one bedroom . you might want to rent a room from a house owner with a nice house if your on a budget that way you don't have to put your safety at risk living in a bad neighborhood.
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:33 PM
 
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I graduated from UNLV and I would agree that the area is not the best. I'd look west of the strip if I were you and go out a bit further. It's worth the drive because it will be much safer.

And, I agree with the poster above, Vegas is a great place to visit but not live.
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Old 12-11-2006, 10:13 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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I graduated from UNLV and I would agree that the area is not the best. I'd look west of the strip if I were you and go out a bit further. It's worth the drive because it will be much safer.

And, I agree with the poster above, Vegas is a great place to visit but not live.
And that is because you unfortunately could not cut it in Las Vegas so you went off to see if you can find a place less demanding. In the meantime you dump you irrational hate on Las Vegas.

Too Bad...it is a lovely town...
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Old 12-12-2006, 04:36 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Enjoy it and have a ball in Vegas. You only get to be young once.

Be alert and careful. Vegas is a big city. As long as you are reasonable, there's nothing to be scared of. That rent is too low! You might want to check some of the rental sites and RE agents. There is a lot available to rent right now. If you really luck out, you may find someone renting a casita. That's like a small guest house in someone's back yard. Maybe you could negotiate pool access too. You might be able to get a casita for @ $600 per month. Good luck!
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Old 12-12-2006, 11:27 PM
 
Location: South Strip, NV --> Philly (Fall 2009)
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any apartment in las vegas is unsafe, but the UNLV area depends on which complex you stay at, also, what is wrong with stayin at a complex with lots of mexicans? its the white trash you need to look out for
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Old 01-02-2007, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Why does this have to get racial?

I would advise staying away from the UNLV area. It is not a very safe area. If you are looking to rent, you might want to consider renting a condo from a private owner or property management company. Many times when you live in a condo development, it is much quieter and safer than an apartment complex because most of the residents own their property. Therefore, they tend to take care of the community much more. I have noticed that with many apartments, you will see some sort of trouble happening. Let me know if you are considering renting a condo or even a house. I am a real estate agent in Vegas and I would be more than happy to help you find the best ones for free. Good luck.
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