Moving to Las Vegas

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  1. Rhandhali

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    There's a decent chance that I'm going to be living in Las Vegas and taking classes at UNLV next fall. Any suggestions on where (or where not to) live? I understand that the area around the university is a little on the shady side but I don't know the town well at all.
     
  2. Raoul Duke

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    Never lived in Vegas, but I've been there a few times and my understanding is that North Las Vegas is "da hood" and probably best avoided.
     

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    That's correct. The closer to the strip the rougher it can be, too. I used to work downtown and that was no picnic. West side of town (Summerlin area) and Henderson (Green Valley) are your well-to-do areas (= most expensive). East side of town is older (mostly) and hence a little more economically depressed. Northwest and Southwest are pretty good and growing. Enjoy LV!
     
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    I used to live In the University Park Apartments, located directly beside the campus. I had two break ins in less than one year. Lots of riff raff outside. I also recommend Henderson or Summerlin. Both have nice areas. I live in East Henderson now, no problems in ten+ years.:banana: :supergrin: :) :thumbsup: :) :thumbsup: :supergrin: :banana:
     
  5. Rhandhali

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    How far is that from the university? My girlfriend is going to be a grad student there and that's the place where I desperately want to find work, free tuition and all that.

    I also understand that I'd have to register my handguns in Clark Co..
     
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    Las Vegas is very easy to commute if you are driving. That includes Henderson and Summerlin, which are both suburbs of Las Vegas. If I were to choose which area is easier to commute to UNLV, I would say Henderson is quicker with less traffic. I live in the farther end of Henderson, I commute to the Strip for work everyday and my ride takes about half an hour by car. To go to UNLV would take less than that by about ten minutes depending on traffic. Wherever you stay I'm sure it will go fine!! Vegas is a very nice place to live for the most part!! As far as the guns go, I'm not sure..:banana: :supergrin: :thumbsup: :) :thumbsup: :supergrin: :banana: These smilies are addictive!!
     
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    If you live in Clark Co you have to register your handuns.

    Paulie
     
  8. Law Talkin' Guy

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    Yep. Within 24 hours. However, I hear that may be changing soon (no registration!).
     
  9. Law Talkin' Guy

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    I agree. Henderson would probably be a much easier commute. I used to work at a downtown firm and the commute from the west end of town was murder. :shocked: Now I work 3 miles up the street. Changed from a 45+ min. commute to a 10 min. commute. :banana:

    Of course, if I have to drive to court it sucks. But that isn't very often.
     
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    I appreciate all the help. I've never had to do an apartment search from 3000 miles away in a town that I've only visited.
     
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    I live in Henderson. The apartment complex I live in is pretty decent. What's your price range. These apartments are about $800 for a 1 bedroom. Don't know about the 2 or 3 bedroom apts. You could also try apartments.com for your search.
     
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    If you plan to be attending classes at UNLV, a nice area to live, where you will have quick access to the university, as well as be in a nice area with other students/20-30 something adults, is the Silverado Ranch area. Look at apartments in the Silverado ranch/Las Vegas Blvd area. The South Point Casino is in that area now, and good cross streets to look at around there are Eastern and Silverado Ranch, Maryland Parkway and Silverado Ranch, etc. You can map the area and search that way, but it is a very nice area, which with using the backside access/bypass through the airport, you can be to campus in about 10-15 minutes.
     
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    I moved from Pasadena, CA and I'm living in Summerlin since September 2006 at the Red Rocks (west side). The daughter goes to UNLV and sleeps at her dorm. It takes her about 30 - 40 minutes depending on day of time to come and visit us. Summerlin is really nice but very residential. Especially west of the 215. Beautiful area. Just bought a gun last week and the store registered the gun and gave me my blue card instantly after the Brady check. Going for CCW in 3 weeks. Most gun stores and shooting ranges are close to the 15 and the strip. Good luck on your eventual move.

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    Wow. Another local. I grew up right by you in La Canada Flintridge. And now I'm also close by near Summerlin. Where are you getting your CCW? I just picked up a year membership at American Shooters Supply. It was really steep ($350 a year :shocked: ) but they don't require "clean" ammo or you purchase their ammo.
     
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    Vegas Rocks! :banana: Yeah, I loved La Canada. Had some friends who lived in the area. I definitely don't miss the LA traffic! I bought my gun and CCW at Masters Shooter's Supply store on Sahara. A very small store but very friendly once you know the owner.

    I hope the $350.00 a year you paid, is for a year membership unlimited access at their shooting range and the CCW course. Don't forget that once you pass the CCW you'll receive a Certificate of Completion for the course and you'll need to pay a fee of $105.00 at the LVMPD Fingerprint Bureau. You will also be photographed and fingerprinted. Expect 3 to 4 months until the Sheriff approves and issues your permit.

    If you don't feel like going solo to the range I'm always in if I'm not stuck with work. You can always PM me if you like.

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    I don't miss that traffic either. Going back down there this weekend to visit the folks (dad still works at JPL).

    The membership is for unlimited range time (and free auto rentals, but gotta pay for the ammo!). I don't think it included the CCW class, but I'll ask. I might have to take you up on your offer to shoot sometime! I don't have a shooting buddy yet.
     
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    It will probably only be for the range membership. Be safe driving to Cali and ping me anytime for a shoot. I'm not going anywhere :). I love it to much over here.

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    I also am moving to vegas this month. I already have a ccw for florida, is the process going to be even harder when i get into LV? And i am new to registering firearms, how long do i have to register when i move into the state?
     
  19. Law Talkin' Guy

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    Clark County (Las Vegas) requires you to register yoru pistols within 24 hours of entering the county. I hear that they aren't too tough about this, but I wouldn't chance it. The registration process is fairly straightforward. You simply bring in your guns to the nearest station and you fill out a form and they take down the serial numbers. You get a "blue card" for each pistol. It doesn't cost anything except your time. My gun dealer did it for me when I purchased my two SIGs. I think that is pretty standard here.

    Nevada doesn't have reciprocity so you have to take another CCW class ($60-$100 depending on where you go) plus the $105 fee. I think it takes a couple of months to get the permit after you submit everything. We do have open carry, but you'd probably get hassled by the police at every turn (show me your "blue card" etc.).

    Check out more here:

    http://www.lvmpd.com/permits/firearms_registration.html

    http://www.lvmpd.com/permits/firearms_concealed.html

    And a good source for ALL Nevadans:

    http://art1sec11.blogspot.com/
     
  20. turbodude26

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    thanks, i will be living in Summerlin area, is that Clark County?