Moving to Henderson, Nevada

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Posted: 2/20/2013 12:31:35 AM
Hey guys. I am most likely moving to Henderson (right outside of Vegas) at the end of March, and I'm looking for anybody that has lived there or still does to give me some input on the vibe of the area. It's me, the Mrs., and 2 daughters under 2, and so I guess what I'm looking to see is if there's any strong experiences from you guys to convince me to stay away because I can imagine it's not the best place to raise kids. Thanks guys.
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Posted: 2/20/2013 4:41:08 AM

As to the family/children issue, it all depends on where in Henderson that you will be living. As in most communities, your income level will determine the quality of education and amenities available to your children...and that includes the public school system as well as the private schools.

I would, generally speaking, prefer Henderson over Las Vegas; but where in Henderson would be the #1 concern.

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Posted: 2/20/2013 7:18:58 AM
According to my girl's aunt, it's the "upper class" of Henderson. About the N. Stephanie/American Pacific Drive area. Nearest to Sunset Station. Thanks for your reply Vegas.
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Posted: 2/20/2013 10:10:39 AM
Hi Animal,  I used to live in Whitney Ranch right in the area your talking about, it's okay but not great.  My in-laws and sister-n law live by Southern Highlands which are really nice.  I don't know about the education situation.  Trust Vegas Gourmet's input,  he is the most knowlegable person regarding Vegas on Covers.  Good Luck
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Posted: 2/20/2013 2:24:05 PM

Thx Conrad

Animals.....The area is good for shopping, chain restaurants for eating out cheaply, and lots of garden apartments...convenient to the 215 to get to the Strip for workers. It is much more middle than upper...I'd give it a 6 on a 1 to 10 scale for Henderson...if I compared it to areas in Las Vegas, I'd give it a 10....but there are many parts of Henderson that have million-dollar homes.....this area is not one of those areas.

Still, it is far better than a number of areas/neighberhoods in Henderson.....and does offer excellent value for living well without spending a lot.

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Posted: 2/20/2013 8:39:49 PM

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Posted: 2/21/2013 4:10:05 AM
Vegas and conrad, thank you all so much for your input. I have noticed from minimal experience in the area and checking out prices that it seems to be a great value, and still out of any "ghetto." Going out there mid March to check out condos/apts that I'm lining up appointments for, and then couple weeks later, starting a new life just me and my family I've created. I'm so excited, and seriously, thank you again to you both for your input! Very much appreciated!   
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Posted: 2/21/2013 4:50:13 PM

VegasGourmet where is the place to move in the Las Vegas area.  Me and my future wife are discussing moving there and just wanna get some ideas.  Safe is probably the #1 priorty for her.

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Posted: 2/21/2013 11:37:07 PM

quija:  If you deal well with traffic congestion, then Summerlin is fine. It was well developed and expanded to anticipate the Las Vegas growth 20+ years ago...........However, I would still recommend Henderson/Seven Hills as preferable.

If you are buying a house, you can still find excellent value at 50 cents on the dollar based upon the market pre-2007.

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Posted: 2/22/2013 12:08:12 AM
Vote for Summerlin here
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Posted: 2/22/2013 4:13:45 PM
Thanks for the info.  If you dont mind could you explain a little about what summerlin is fine means?  And you recommend henderson/seven hills as for what reasons.  Thanks for your time.  much apprieceated.
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Posted: 2/23/2013 2:41:14 AM

If you do some real estate research on Henderson, you will come up with Seven Hills, MacDonald Ranch, Anthem as 3 areas....all within a few minutes (or overlapping) of each other that are the most expensive areas in Henderson.

However, within these developments, you can find serious value if you are buying...or even renting. This was the area that was overdeveloped during the boon in 2004-2007; this area in Henderson also has the best public schools (a reflection of the prices of the homes)....

Since I do not know...or care to know...about your financial status, I am only pointing out this area of Henderson for reference as a comparison to the initial area that you mentioned in your post.

Happy to provide more information for you if you could be more forthcoming about what you are looking for. As to Summerlin, it's not my favorite because, IMO, it's overdeveloped and traffic during the week can be a mess; but, yes, there are great areas in Summerlin and, on the other hand, because it is more developed, you have housing developments that are less transient and with people/families that are more settled....that, in itself, can be a big plus for someone.

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Posted: 2/23/2013 4:48:22 AM
Respectfully disagree VG re: Summerlin, the only traffic I have ever hit was trying to get on the 15 in the morning on the way to work. 
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Posted: 2/23/2013 12:10:37 PM

Hi Rebel.....Understand....I just have a personal "hatred" for the drivers on I-15 or I-215....The Over/Under on how many of them don't have valid licenses/insurance is pretty high   .....

I live in the area in the Seven Hills area of Henderson (2 minutes from The M and South Point)....driving locally, I am on the Strip and parked, usually, within 15 minutes.

My major point about Henderson is the value in the RE market as compared to Summerlin...especially in the more upscale newer part. But, transciency comes with the territory, as compared to the more settled Summerlin.

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Posted: 2/24/2013 1:29:24 AM

@Vegas, luckily I'm transferring to a job right at the streets indicated earlier, and Boulder, your mentioning of all OUTSIDE recreational activities is music to my ears! One of my intentions from leaving Salt Lake City, Utah is for about 4 months out of the year, you would be silly to try to play with your kids outside, but Henderson/Vegas area seems like an all year thing. Even in the summer, I think early morning walks, or sunset walks along the streets would be a beautiful experience for my girls.

Most importantly, I'm so greatful you guys have keep this thread real respectful towards each other. I've enjoyed all the input so far!

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Posted: 5/11/2013 4:57:34 PM
update? hows the move going?
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Posted: 5/17/2013 11:52:12 PM
another dead thread,sheesh
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Posted: 5/19/2013 2:25:13 AM
7hills for poo
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Posted: 5/21/2013 1:31:58 PM
Vegas Gourmet, how about the areas in zip code 89139?  Is that a good area to move to?
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Posted: 5/21/2013 7:46:10 PM
Animals are you the one that started the desert on fire over there on Sunday? It's funny you just moved to town and the desert gets caught on fire without any previous incidents. Don't be a pyro in Vegas.
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Posted: 5/22/2013 2:29:11 PM
I have heard of a Del Webb senior retirement community inSummerlin that is rather nice.  Any info would be nice.  So many islanders have relocated to NV or other areas of the states like AZ, TX, etc.  where life is cheaper and no state taxes.  I have many friends in CA, WA, etc. who are living there for many years and have way more comfortable lives economically speaking.  The cost of living here is extremely high in terms of food, housing, medical, gas, etc.  It has driven many locals away.  When I saw Henderson a few years back, it was sprawling and huge.  They say homes are a bargain in LV because of the inventory and repos.   Classmate recently purchased a 70k repo and he already owns a home in NV plus his home in Hawaii his kids are living in.
They say one home in Hawaii can purchase 6 in MI.  I would not want to live in MI, lol!    Senior center living may run upwards of 10k a month here, so recently a church member sold her condo unit here and moved to SD, CA to live in a senior center there for half the cost.
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Posted: 5/22/2013 11:04:40 PM
Shadow....The 55+ community of Sun City Anthem in Henderson is the only one to look at as far as that is considered....none of the others are worth it.....both in value for your dollar and construction/logistics. You can still...especially if you are buying with cash....find something at 50 cents on the dollar that is exceptional.
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Posted: 5/23/2013 2:49:04 PM
Gourmet, how is zip code 89139?  It's south off the 215.  Is the schools there any good?  or would I need to send the kids to a private school?
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