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Austin to Vegas Spring 2019

Discussion in 'Living in Sin (City that is)' started by forchette49, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. forchette49

    forchette49 Newbie

    Aug 24, 2018
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    Hey everyone,

    Looking to move from Austin to Vegas in the Spring of next year. Hoping to find the right area of town to call home, looking for any and all advice.

    I'm male, straight, 30 years old, single, and I'll be working on the strip. Looking for a balance between strip work/life and an accessible and affordable low key bar/pool scene that locals love (Fremont, Container?), plus outdoor activities like biking or hiking.

    I've already done the groundwork regarding the local pockets of living such as Summerlin, Green Valley, Spring Valley, and Henderson. I believe that most of these pockets are too far from the action and would also add to my commute. What is an affordable, semi-safe, balanced, and active scene that a local would recommend to someone coming from a progressive, green, art-forward city like Austin?

    Even actual recommended apartment complexes would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. DiamondD

    DiamondD High Roller in Training

    May 7, 2018
    Republic of Texas
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Most people on here are tourists to the area and know the casinos, entertainment venues, strip, off-strip fun spots, etc....

    But every dealer I've talked with that works on the strip usually says they never go to the strip off hours. So, I think you haven't gotten answers because your question is posed to the wrong readers. People who work/live in Vegas would probably provide better insight to your questions than the tourists that frequent this board. Good luck with the move.
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  3. TomTWI

    TomTWI I need a new avatar, kids are growing too fast

    Jan 28, 2012
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Hi Pete looks like a moderator moved you post over here I hope you find it. I'm more than twice your age so this is just an attempt based on what I know of the valley and comments by my nieces and nephews. I know the Southwest area best so I'll concentrate on that.

    First of all for a low key pool scene I would recommend Orleans, Palms and Rio this is mostly based on comments from this board. Even lower key will be your apartment complex pool.

    For bar scene most locals I know go to local bars and they are located in every corner of LV. There are bars and bar chains to meet every taste. Then when you want a crazy night or two book a room at El Cortez and get blind drunk. But most of the time you will want to avoid downtown and the strip because you get enough of tourists when working.

    As far as location I would recommend Spring Valley something around Hacienda and Jones. This will give you easy access to the strip >10 min and local amenities. Something else to think about when choosing a location is how close it is to Hwy 215 and 15.

    Example Borgata

    Good luck on the search.

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  4. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

    Sep 18, 2003
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    I have to disagree. I think we -- and that includes a lot of folks here -- know Vegas better than many residents.

    If we'd ever have moved to Vegas it would've been to Summerlin or the Henderson foothills up by the courses. Summerlin's a big animal and it has continued to leapfrog but we keyed on the area westerly of the JW Marriott.
  5. h0llywood

    h0llywood High-Roller

    Sep 1, 2015
    Pasadena, CA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    If Fremont or container park is what you want, you will not find semi safe.

    You will have to sacrifice that "scene" as most communities are family oriented. However, you're young and single whereas most of these communities are married and have kids.

    Summerlin might be that balance of outdoor activities, safe but still only 15 minutes from the strip.

    As mentioned above, if you live there, you wont be going there, let alone if you're working there.
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  6. agirl

    agirl Low-Roller

    Jun 10, 2010
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    I live in Houston and visit Vegas often. Have family in Austin and been there many times. When they redeveloped East Fremont the first thing we thought of was it seemed like Austin, so you would feel comfortable there. Not many houses there but maybe check out something like Ogden? There are pools at Plaza, Grand and Golden Nugget, and probably more to come. Good luck in your search! As for biking and hiking check out the River Mpuntains Loop Trail and Red Rock park