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Old 01-11-2007, 11:13 PM
 
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ey everybody... I'm a 24 y/o college grad living in New York City right now and I'm interested in spending May-August (or June-August... not positive yet) in Las Vegas. I'm keeping my apartment in NYC, but I had some general questions regarding vegas life, etc:

*First, I've been talking to an apartment complex - http://www.haydenpropertieslasvegas.com/thefalls/default.asp (broken link) - regarding short term furnished rentals and it looks like it's going to work out. Is anyone familiar with this area... the address is 3825 S Cambridge. How far exactly is it from the strip? Is it safe? From the map I can VAGUELY remember the area around Hard Rock from my last visit...

*Living at that address, would a car be necessary? There's a 99% chance I'm going to be working at one of the major casinos on the strip. Being a New Yorker, I don't have a car. I mean, I could buy a cheap used one if I HAD too, but if it's not necessary I'd rather not - especially just for 3 or 4 months.

*Anyone familiar with the job market for bartenders and waiters? The bar I work at in NYC has a restaurant in the MGM Grand I could work for... but I wouldn't mind seeing if I could play the field a little bit. Anyone have experience in that industry?

Thanks... and if you have any other info that could perhaps be useful to me and my short term Vegas move, I'd appreciate it!

Charles
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Old 01-12-2007, 01:47 AM
 
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I also just moved to Vegas from NY,, that area is probably not the greatest of areas, but it is ok, it is probably about 2 miles from the strip and about a mile from Hard Rock,, you can survive without a car but you probably have to take a bus which might delay your trip to the strip but it shouldnt be that bad, stores and everything are probably within walking distance
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Old 01-12-2007, 10:39 AM
 
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*First, I've been talking to an apartment complex - http://www.haydenpropertieslasvegas.com/thefalls/default.asp (broken link) - regarding short term furnished rentals and it looks like it's going to work out. Is anyone familiar with this area... the address is 3825 S Cambridge. How far exactly is it from the strip? Is it safe? From the map I can VAGUELY remember the area around Hard Rock from my last visit...
Personally I wouldn't move in that area. It's not very good at all. I'm sure you could find something in a nicer area that isn't any further.

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**Living at that address, would a car be necessary? There's a 99% chance I'm going to be working at one of the major casinos on the strip. Being a New Yorker, I don't have a car. I mean, I could buy a cheap used one if I HAD too, but if it's not necessary I'd rather not - especially just for 3 or 4 months....
Well, it depends on how you plan to get around the city. It's not like being in NY where public transportation is everywhere and isn't nasty. In that area you are not necessarily in walking distance to the strip, especially in 100 degree temperatures - unless you want to arrive to work needing to take a shower from sweating. If you plan to take a bus, keep in mind that you will be waiting in the sun in 100 degree temperatures for the bus (their "shelters" are pathetic, dirty, vandalized most of the time). Also, the bus isn't so safe - it's mostly poor people that take it. I've seen the people boarding the bus and I wouldn't ride anywhere with them.
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Old 01-12-2007, 10:06 PM
 
Location: South Strip, NV --> Philly (Fall 2009)
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I take the bus in the wee hours in the morning and take it in the afternoon for an hour each way to get to and from school. The bus is ok and I feel plenty safe. The drivers will usually help you out too, if you cant find something. Over there the bus comes very often, so you dont have to wait too long.
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