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Moving to Henderson, NV

Anyone know much about the suburban cities in Nevada? Looking at Henderson, Summerlin types of communities.

I know a little bit, having lived near Las Vegas for 7 years. What do you want to know?

Myabe this thread isn’t about you, but if it is; I’m just curious, why leave Hawaii?

Several of my friends from college moved to Vegas. One is a teacher in Summerlin and Two do real-estate in Henderson. Summerlin is more established, infrastructure ect. But, Henderson is growing at a faster rate.

They both have large neighborhood casinos and lots of golf. I think Summerlin is more convenient to Las Vegas proper.

I have family there. It is very close to Vegas, so to me it just like Vegas more or less.

I was born and raised in Vegas, and currently live in Summerlin. Fire away if you have any questions.

Although I’ll give you fair warning - its pretty damn tough meeting people and making friends in this town. You’re also coming in at the worst time in terms of the housing market - everything is way overpriced.

[quote]Weapon X991 wrote:
I was born and raised in Vegas, and currently live in Summerlin. Fire away if you have any questions.

Although I’ll give you fair warning - its pretty damn tough meeting people and making friends in this town. You’re also coming in at the worst time in terms of the housing market - everything is way overpriced.[/quote]

Very true about the making friends thing. People in Vegas are very hesitant about making friends as the population is very transitory as a lot of people have not established roots here. Hopefully you will have your man with you or other family coming along too. The real estate prices while high have come down a bit in the last 6 months and are still cheaper than Hawaii.

[quote]chinadoll wrote:
Anyone know much about the suburban cities in Nevada? Looking at Henderson, Summerlin types of communities. [/quote]

CD,

I have a long-time bud that lives in Henderson. He bartends at the largest(I think) brewpub there. I can check on giving you his contact information if you like. The guy is funny as hell should be able to answer any questions.

I don’t know anything about the place, but I’d be happy to go there and help you get settled in! :stuck_out_tongue:

Do nekkid pineapples grow in the desert?

tooo hot!!! i hate nevada, because it’s hot all the time. unless it’s snowing, it’s hot. even at one in the morning it’s like 90 degrees. forget it, stay in hawaii. besides the buds are way better there. :wink:

I used to live near there. I graduated high school and went to undergrad in LV. But i havnt lived there since 1993. It has really grown alot. The traffic and congestion sucks. But if you can stay away from the casinos and bars, there is alot of cool things to do there. Red Rock Canyon is a great place to rock climb. Great skiing is somewhat close is utah

Dammit Vroom, you’re way too quick with the keys man!

When I lived there it was in Summerlin-same as Charles and in my opinion it was great!! Before I moved there though I lived about 5 minutes away from all the action.I had a great condo but got robbed and such.If you move there before October you could come to the Training Summit in October-Jules

I’ve lived in Summerlin the past 2 years. Lots of construction still going on in the Vegas area – real estate is pretty much priced up, but there are still some decently priced areas. I hear Henderson is still an OK value, and some parts just outside of Summerlin aren’t too pricey.

Summerlin is a great area though – about 20-30 minutes from strip, elevated area so you get great mountain and strip views, close to Red Rock Canyon, lots of shopping and good restaurants, good parks and sport facilities, and it’s the most well-known master-planned community in Vegas. HOA fees aren’t too bad, and the landscaping is always well-taken care of.

Let me know if you have any specific questions. There’s also a pretty decent 24 Hour Fitness close to Summerlin – they have DB’s up to 150 lbs. and there are a couple of Strongmen competitors that work out there. I’ve seen them squat 800+ lbs. for 2 reps. Also, a couple of MMA guys work out at the gym, too (Forrest Griffin is one of them).

[quote]teamstaley wrote:
When I lived there it was in Summerlin-same as Charles and in my opinion it was great!! Before I moved there though I lived about 5 minutes away from all the action.I had a great condo but got robbed and such.If you move there before October you could come to the Training Summit in October-Jules[/quote]

OOOhh…Jules that sounds like a plan!

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR SUCH GREAT INPUT!!! I would love both positive and negative aspects. I’m not much of a drinker/partyer, but am looking for an area with decent hospitals and my guy being a policeman, a decent police force with decent jobs.

-Why am i considering leaving home? Financial is the main reason. First of all the expense here in Hawaii is crazy. I make enough that would afford a nice lifestyle in the mainland but here it’s like I’m 18-19 again, the price of housing mostly is so crazy, and then everything else is inflated. I hate to leave home, but also I don’t want to end up working until I croak and have nothing to show for it, no home, no savings, nothing.

-Second, I’d like to experience more. Of course you know I love to hike, bike, exercise. I’d love to go to where there’s new places where I can be active. I would love that.

Any other info on great places in Nevada as well as the west coast please feel free to offer it!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Some more info to help you out:

  • Not being much of a drinker/partyer: I personally chose Summerlin b/c it’s pretty far from the strip, so it almost feels more like California (lots of stores, parks, restaurants, etc.). There are a couple of new casinos out in Summerlin, but it hasn’t changed much of the community too much (there was some opposition initially to the building of the casinos, but the casinos eventually won). Anyways, the casinos have a different feel then the strip – more geared for locals, and of course, you don’t have to go them anyways. Personally, I don’t really notice them too much. Summerlin area feels more like CA then Vegas, which is a good thing.

  • decent hospitals: Summerlin area has at least 2 hospitals close by that I know of, and there are several others not too far away.

  • police force: recently, i’ve been seeing lots of ads (billboards, commercials) for hiring for the Las Vegas Police – guess they have a shortage right now, so they are advertising a lot recently. Also, for something less dangerous, there is always hotel security.

  • hiking, biking, exercise: there is lots of that out in Summerlin area. Red Rock is just a few miles away (lots of hiking trails there, even rock climbing). Lots of bike trails in Summerlin, parks, and sporting facilities (there are large basketball parks, soccer parks, etc.). Several schools in Summerlin with pretty nice tracks, too.

  • negatives: the people. large transient population. lots of people with “problems”. I tell my friends all the time, that the problem with living in Las Vegas, is that everyone you meet, is someone from Las Vegas. Seems like majority of people here are out to hustle you for money, cheat you in some way, or just have some major problems (alcohol, drugs, gambling). Hard to find good friends, or just people you can trust. Simple things as finding someone honest to fix stuff in your house can be difficult out here.

I’ll add more stuff later, let me know if you have any other questions.

[quote]Beefcake wrote:
Some more info to help you out:

  • Not being much of a drinker/partyer: I personally chose Summerlin b/c it’s pretty far from the strip, so it almost feels more like California (lots of stores, parks, restaurants, etc.). There are a couple of new casinos out in Summerlin, but it hasn’t changed much of the community too much (there was some opposition initially to the building of the casinos, but the casinos eventually won). Anyways, the casinos have a different feel then the strip – more geared for locals, and of course, you don’t have to go them anyways. Personally, I don’t really notice them too much. Summerlin area feels more like CA then Vegas, which is a good thing.

  • decent hospitals: Summerlin area has at least 2 hospitals close by that I know of, and there are several others not too far away.

  • police force: recently, i’ve been seeing lots of ads (billboards, commercials) for hiring for the Las Vegas Police – guess they have a shortage right now, so they are advertising a lot recently. Also, for something less dangerous, there is always hotel security.

  • hiking, biking, exercise: there is lots of that out in Summerlin area. Red Rock is just a few miles away (lots of hiking trails there, even rock climbing). Lots of bike trails in Summerlin, parks, and sporting facilities (there are large basketball parks, soccer parks, etc.). Several schools in Summerlin with pretty nice tracks, too.

  • negatives: the people. large transient population. lots of people with “problems”. I tell my friends all the time, that the problem with living in Las Vegas, is that everyone you meet, is someone from Las Vegas. Seems like majority of people here are out to hustle you for money, cheat you in some way, or just have some major problems (alcohol, drugs, gambling). Hard to find good friends, or just people you can trust. Simple things as finding someone honest to fix stuff in your house can be difficult out here.

I’ll add more stuff later, let me know if you have any other questions.[/quote]

woohoo CALIFORNIA. you know it! toetally broooo

Oh, chinadoll, I am so sorry to hear of your impending departre! And I was really looking forward to meeting you and your guy when I go to the islands for a cousins wedding next year.

Oh well. The desert is truly spectacular. If you go with a positive attitude, you’ll really get the most out of it. The sunsets and sunrises are like nowhere else in the USA. So pink and blue. But then again, I am a glass full type of guy…

I wish you fun and adventure. Most of all, happiness.