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Old 04-02-2007, 02:19 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA.
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Hello,

I could really use some help. This is my first time posting and it looks like a great place to get some feed back.

I am getting ready to move to Las Vegas from the San Fran Bay Area, CA. Doing this for work. I have traveled to Vegas many times for fun but never left the strip area.

Looking for some opinions on where I should live. Not sure if I will rent or buy, condo or house, however, the following are my ideal desires:

-price range ($1500-$2000/mo rent) or ($250,000-$600,000 buy)
-2 bedroom
-reasonable commute to the airport for work and travel
-pool/hot tub on site, shared or private
-view of something, prefer strip, lake, or something to appear special
-safe area - low population of gang bangers and crime
-looking to be near young professionals (late 20's, early 30's)
-I am single so a social area near by would be nice but not covered in tourists

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks everyone!
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:54 AM
 
Location: South Strip, NV --> Philly (Fall 2009)
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sounds like the South Strip is good for you, we don't really have a young professional area here. Your price range is also more than good for the area.
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Old 04-02-2007, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Well, you've got enough money so you will be fine. I would suggest a short term rental for 6 months or so. It would give you a chance to see and get to know LV. You can live just about anywhere you want so come check out all the choices. By the time you've been through a summer and lived here for 6 months, you will know where you want to live.
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Old 04-29-2007, 01:03 AM
 
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Summerlin is a great area to live and there are several young professionals in the area. You can also joing the Vegas Young Professionals Network - it's a great way to meet new people.
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Old 04-29-2007, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Easy! Summerlin or Green Valley (south of the strip).

The only thing that all the places here that won't meet your standards is:

"reasonable commute to the airport for work and travel"


Everywhere in Las Vegas you will run into traffic. You may get lucky with pockets of emptiness, but as the population with cars grow so does the congestion.

Remember years ago when I can drive one end of town to the other end in less than 15 minutes. Those days are well LONG gone!
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Old 04-29-2007, 07:52 AM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Easy! Summerlin or Green Valley (south of the strip).

The only thing that all the places here that won't meet your standards is:

"reasonable commute to the airport for work and travel"


Everywhere in Las Vegas you will run into traffic. You may get lucky with pockets of emptiness, but as the population with cars grow so does the congestion.

Remember years ago when I can drive one end of town to the other end in less than 15 minutes. Those days are well LONG gone!
Uhhh compared to where?. Of the major cities of the US Las Vegas is just fine. Generally twenty five minutes from Summerlin unless in the middle of the rush hour. Years ago it was a city of 250,000.
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Old 04-29-2007, 01:35 PM
 
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there are several young professionals in the area
There are several young professionals in the area.

Lol, this just seemed very funny to me.
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Your price ranges put you in the driver seat for almost anywhere out here. As far as location I think the SW is the most convienient & easiest to get to places. The farther west you go the better the views and the lower the traffic. Check out Green Valley, 7 Hills, Southern Highlands area's. I agree with a short term rental as well. Tons of gated complexes here with all the goodies. Pool, hot tub etc.
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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From the Green Valley area you will get to the airport in about 10-15 minutes in almost any traffic unless there's an accident restricting the flow.
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Old 05-03-2007, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Young professionals and more "urban dwellers" are moving into the South Strip. Newer to Vegas are our Mid Rise projects such as Manhattan, Park Avenue and the new Boca Raton and Loft 5. The South Strip is about 3 miles South of Mandalay Bay. These communities are a mix of "mostly single" 30 somethings....affordability and convenience are the key to these communities catering to the mid career professional. You can find quite a few choices in your price range for purchase. Rentals can be had in these communites as well. Guard gated, state of the are fitness facility, business center, media rooms...spa treatment facilities, pools ...spas...too much to list...but it is a great place to begin your home search....GOOD LUCK!
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