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Old 09-21-2008, 03:44 PM
 
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PEACE,

Okay so in a couple of weeks I am moving to Vegas with my family(wife and son). I am looking for an entertainment/media job. I need to know what are the closest areas to the "strip" and what area is the "strip" in? I want to live off the "strip" of course, but not too far...I feel I could make alot of business conections in my line of work on the "strip". I also want a place that is safe. Now let me say here in Chicago I have lived in high gang areas, that does not make me nervious. How is the public transportation? or do you really need a car?

Thank You in advance
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:27 PM
 
Location: South Strip, NV --> Philly (Fall 2009)
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yes, you really need a car, it is not a walkable city...

the strip is in the center of town...

you may want to check out the south strip/silverado ranch area...
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:24 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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It doesn't matter where you live as the four mile long Strip (Las Vegas Boulevard South) is as easy to get to from one part of town as the other. The "media" contacts that you are talking about probably won't be on the Strip anyway. Las Vegas has no resemblance whatsoever with Chicago, or any other mid-west or eastern city, especially in public transportation. Yes you need a car. In my opinion of 4 decades in Las Vegas, the best part of town to live is Summerlin. Some of it, but not all, may be out of the financial reach of a cameraman, at least a local television cameraman. They don't make much money. If you can get into the Stage Hands Union, and can hold out long enough to move up the list of on call for convention work, you will eventually make pretty good money. You have at least two threads going on this subject so I don't know if this is the right one for this, but you didn't say if you actually had any experience. If you worked video for conventions in Chicago, chances are you are in the Stage Hands Union. Some of our people here go to other convention cities to work things like the NATPE convention, and Olympics, etc. I've seen them in New Orleans, but don't remember if I saw any of them in Chicago.
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Old 09-25-2008, 01:14 AM
 
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I take the bus cause I don't want high costs of car upkeep, gas and payments. It's not bad because every main street has a bus every 30 minutes. You can get across town in about in 1-1/2 hours. It's in the summer and right now, so a car would be better. The overall travel is not that bad.

Everything around the strip = drugs, hookers, nasty area. The East part of town is old, drug infested and full of gangs. So you want to go North, Northwest, West. Anything West of the strip is better than anything East. Henderson (nice areas), Green Valley. West/Northwest = Summerlin, Centennial Hills, everything between. If you look for homes, look for anything West Flamingo, West Tropicana, W. Desert Inn, Summerlin Pkwy, North Rainbow, etc.
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Old 09-25-2008, 01:22 AM
 
Location: South Strip, NV --> Philly (Fall 2009)
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o yah because there's no hookers at Decatur/Tropicana...

you say that everything west is better than the east, but then you go on to say that Henderson is great?

you must think that West Las Vegas is the jewel of the desert too...

there are so many great parts of the east part of town, its not all old, drug infested, and full of gangs...isn't Charleston Heights just as old as Paradise Palms? you have nothing to back yourself up and all you do is stereotype...
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Old 09-25-2008, 01:34 AM
 
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Default You need a life

WEST OF THE STRIP...Not what they call north-town or West Las Vegas. That's not near the strip, neither is Boulder Highway or Nellis AFB so since the TOPIC OF THE THREAD happened to be - WHAT'S CLOSE TO THE STRIP IN A GOOD NEIGBHORHOOD. I have had no problems on Decatur/Tropicana. I am sorry you were there buying sex so you knew first hand about hookers. In case you haven't figured it out, I do believe since there is over 100 pages of hookers/escorts in the phone book, like bars, they will be everywhere to some degree.

I didn't say Henderson was west...I said Henderson AND THEN WEST OF THE STRIP BECAUSE EAST IS BAD. I like the Henderson area. What happened? You go to jail there so you hate it? Or do you just hate everyone and everything so every place is evil, every word you type is bad. You are the most hateful, belligerent person I have ever encountered online. Go pick yourself up a hooker and make yourself happy since you aren't worthy of a person with common decency, morals and values.
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Old 09-25-2008, 01:38 AM
 
Location: South Strip, NV --> Philly (Fall 2009)
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you said that the east is bad...henderson is part of the east, do you need a geography lesson?
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