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Old 11-10-2018, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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i also like to arrive early at some of these theaters to see a movie and take a walk around after getting my ticket, and time my seating to miss most of the soft drink ads and psa's - even the trailers are skippable.

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Old 11-10-2018, 12:35 PM
 
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I think The District at GVR was an attempt at this. There are actually condos above the stores, in an attempt to make it an actual neighborhood, not just an outdoor mall. I don't know how that worked out.
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Old 11-10-2018, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
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It is a matter of definition. I was born at the area of Dyckman Street and Broadway in NYC. There are no places in LV that can meet that standard of walk ability. However if you wanted a decent supermarket or hardware store in that area you were out of luck.

There are places where you can walk to most stuff. The area around Lake Mead and Buffalo for instance, or Smoke Ranch and Rainbow. Actually virtually anywhere near Buffalo from Lake Mead to Summerlin Parkway. And there are numerous similar commercial arterials that have that property.

I would think that WisconsinVegasHeights has well demonstrated it can be done using Craig Road.
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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I live a block off Stephanie south of 215. Urban seems to be a sliding scale. I think of the heart of Pittsburgh when I think of urban--starting at Point State Park....Heinz Field and PNC Park just across the bridge(s), multiple skyscrapers if you walk N on Liberty Ave. Station Square and Market Square all within a short walk. Plenty of restaurants, parks and museums. A completely different "urban" than out here in the WWWest. Also found downtown San Antonio one of those walkable urban centers, even off the Riverwalk--but at night--nope.

As far as walkable in a "built-up" area, where we live is one of many walkable areas in the valley--not just trails and designed shopping areas. My research was built on concentric circles and I picked a place that met my criteria almost perfectly. We are less than a mile to 2 supermarkets, 2 coffee shops, dozens of restaurants, Mr. Lee, Walgreens, dentist, hardware store, and parks. We are 3 miles from The District and GVR, primary care doc, and most of the retail zoning along Stephanie and Marks. Just outside the 3 mile radius is Henderson Hospital, which is convenient (recent ER visit).

2 weeks ago, my car battery died. I ordered a new battery online, removed the dead battery, loaded it in my little pull cart, and walked 2 blocks to the Pep Boys and done. I didn't think of the convenience factor for the car, but just another reason to appreciate our little corner of the valley.

I still stand by my opinion that there are many places just as convenient and safe all over the valley.
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Old 11-11-2018, 08:38 AM
 
Location: California
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I live a block off Stephanie south of 215. Urban seems to be a sliding scale. I think of the heart of Pittsburgh when I think of urban--starting at Point State Park....Heinz Field and PNC Park just across the bridge(s), multiple skyscrapers if you walk N on Liberty Ave. Station Square and Market Square all within a short walk. Plenty of restaurants, parks and museums. A completely different "urban" than out here in the WWWest. Also found downtown San Antonio one of those walkable urban centers, even off the Riverwalk--but at night--nope.

As far as walkable in a "built-up" area, where we live is one of many walkable areas in the valley--not just trails and designed shopping areas. My research was built on concentric circles and I picked a place that met my criteria almost perfectly. We are less than a mile to 2 supermarkets, 2 coffee shops, dozens of restaurants, Mr. Lee, Walgreens, dentist, hardware store, and parks. We are 3 miles from The District and GVR, primary care doc, and most of the retail zoning along Stephanie and Marks. Just outside the 3 mile radius is Henderson Hospital, which is convenient (recent ER visit).

2 weeks ago, my car battery died. I ordered a new battery online, removed the dead battery, loaded it in my little pull cart, and walked 2 blocks to the Pep Boys and done. I didn't think of the convenience factor for the car, but just another reason to appreciate our little corner of the valley.

I still stand by my opinion that there are many places just as convenient and safe all over the valley.
I like your area as it’s convenient to most of the cool areas in Henderson. You got Paseo Verde to get you to The District, the 215 to get you to Lake Las Vegas and Lake Mead, you’re 5 mins from the Galleria, 15 mins from Cowabunga Bay, and 20 mins from the Strip! Oh and you can’t beat breakfast there at Sunset Station Feast Buffet...I love how they prepare 5 different types of potatoes on any given day: hash browns, diced potatoes, scalloped potatoes, french fries, and baked potato!
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Old 11-11-2018, 08:57 AM
 
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It is a matter of definition. I was born at the area of Dyckman Street and Broadway in NYC. There are no places in LV that can meet that standard of walk ability. However if you wanted a decent supermarket or hardware store in that area you were out of luck.

There are places where you can walk to most stuff. The area around Lake Mead and Buffalo for instance, or Smoke Ranch and Rainbow. Actually virtually anywhere near Buffalo from Lake Mead to Summerlin Parkway. And there are numerous similar commercial arterials that have that property.

I would think that WisconsinVegasHeights has well demonstrated it can be done using Craig Road.
Yep, lived on LM, just west of Buffalo...9 months, no car. Walkscore gives it about a 73...Grocery shopping, too easy...also very nice walks to the Summerlin Library and Rampart Casino. I miss those nice sidewalks. That was 89128 in the Eastern panhandle of Summerlin. Yellow area on the crime map, but closer to green than red....my old 560 SF condo is now rented for 750, but I used all that walkscore stuff, and satellite photos before buying it for 35,000 from Credit Suisse.
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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No, there truly is NOT a walkable urban area here. I miss that, too.
Every city — affordable city, that is —- is a trade off. Lots of good things about the LV Valley. But if having a walkable area with any character is important, this is not the place to live.
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Old 11-15-2018, 06:39 PM
 
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However a recommendation I have is to check out Stephanie St. in Henderson. On Stephanie and Sunset there’s the Galleria Mall and tons of activity two blocks south. You have Sunset Station across the street, Miller’s Ale House, and tons of other stuff. It’s very clean, very walkable, and nice but it doesn’t have that dense urban feel I think you’re looking for.
I have been to the Galleria Mall and it is just a generic mall. I don't know what you mean by the two blocks of Stephanie St. just south of Sunset. It is just more strip malls - at least it has a Barnes & Noble and a Sprouts.

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And if you like green grass in your strolls, grassy Hughes Corporate Center can't be beat.
I took a stroll over there. It is a corporate office building complex with some nice restaurant options for the people who work there. Never noticed it before and it is right next to the Tuscany and Silver Sevens casinos. They must have a vigilant security team that chases riff-raff off the property. It is strange that the Starbucks there charges higher prices than a normal Starbucks.

I will have to check out the UNLV campus.

I also recently went to the MonteLago outdoor mall (?) over in Lake Las Vegas. Interesting concept, but pretty small. There is a pretty nice paved biking/walking/running trail near there. I don't know how long it is.

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Old 11-16-2018, 07:19 AM
 
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[Note: I am not counting the Strip or the Fremont Street Experience - although both areas are almost completely filled with riff-raff garbage human beings.]

I have been in LV for about a month. The LV area has some good things and bad things.

The biggest knock I have about the area is that I can't find any urban areas that are walkable for a good stroll. The area is just strip mall after strip mall and gated community after gated community. You need to get in your car and drive all of the time.

I have been to The District in GVR, the Town Square Mall, Downtown Summerlin, and Tivoli Village - but those are just shopping centers. I went to the Downtown Henderson Water District but that was depressing.

The only area that would qualify that I have encountered is the couple of blocks between the Fremont Street Experience and Container Park. However, that is tiny and filled with riff-raff.

So, are there any urban "walkable" areas that I can take a look at?

Thanks for any advice.
NONE! Clark County was planned not the same way as any older more urban areas like Boston where people work, live and play without having the need for a pvt vehicle and where people have access to great public transportation. Downtown Las Vegas and the Arts District does not offer the same thing and full of riff raffs. Perhaps in couple more decades or longer. It is trying but still a long ways to go.
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Old 11-16-2018, 07:26 AM
 
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Now if the city of Las Vegas get rid of all those Bail Bonds and Law offices in Downtown Vegas perhaps it may have a greater potential but I don't see that happening.

Downtown Vegas could have been like Hillcrest in San Diego, similar architecture and layout but.........Hillcrest is beautiful, good mix of business and walkable.
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