Any Vegas OGers? Need your help

So after giving it some hard, long (beep!) thought, I've decided to finally leave California. I need your recommendations and suggestions.

I went out there with my wife and daughter 3 weeks ago and we saw some really nice places. My girls really liked it and after talking about it we all decided that we're making the move this year. The move is coming sooner than expected, though. Without even realizing our lease is up in March, so we might as well do it now.

I applied for a few jobs the following week and surprisingly got called back a few days later. Went out there again for my interviews and was offered 2 out 3 jobs that same day after the interviews. What's cool is that the job I preferred has what I see as the perfect schedule, and were willing to wait for me til I find a place and am ready to move. I finally gave them a date and they gave me a start date.

Here's what I'd appreciate from you Vegas locals...

I'm still looking for a place to live. Any suggestions to nice communities, apts, etc.? I'm looking for a 2-3 bedroom, pet friendly place, with a budget of $950 monthly.

Any good, traditional boxing gyms out there? I'm not a fan of "boxing" gyms that are really mma gyms.

What are some fun things to do/places to go with family on weekends?

Any good breweries? Restaurants I should hit up? Anyone wanna be my friend and grab a drink some time?
Thanks! Phone Post 3.0

Death and Taxes - Check summerlin for places to live.

For family stuff, what kind of things do you all like to do? Phone Post 3.0
Activities, museums, arcade, movies, honestly anything really. As long as our 7 yr old daughter is having a good time, we're having a good time.

Our day usually starts with breakfast and we'll go from there. Phone Post 3.0

For places to live, good communities include southern highlands, Summerlin, mountain's edge, Henderson, and Anthem.

As for what to do, you have lots. Right now is good for hikes in Red Rock before it gets hot. There's also pinball hall of fame because you mentioned arcades. Then there's places like Townsquare and Downtown Summerlin where they have shopping, dinning, and movies all in one place. Also, downtown LV is going through a gentrification with lots of hippies taking over which means lots of new restaurants, bars, and even some local breweries. Phone Post 3.0

OliveBlack - For places to live, good communities include southern highlands, Summerlin, mountain's edge, Henderson, and Anthem.

As for what to do, you have lots. Right now is good for hikes in Red Rock before it gets hot. There's also pinball hall of fame because you mentioned arcades. Then there's places like Townsquare and Downtown Summerlin where they have shopping, dinning, and movies all in one place. Also, downtown LV is going through a gentrification with lots of hippies taking over which means lots of new restaurants, bars, and even some local breweries. Phone Post 3.0
Thanks fren! Phone Post 3.0

I would plan on 1200 for pet friendly 3 bedroom nice neighborhood. 950 is going to compromise at least one of those.

Rental houses are almost always better deals than apartments. Don't move Northeast unless you're military. Don't move near the strip unless you're a masochist. Don't move downtown unless you're a hipster or gang member. Most everything else residential in the square formed by say, Decatur, Charleston, Eastern & Russell is a little older & more likely to be lower rent, lower security, etc.; if you're struggling expect to live there. Most everything outside that is suburban sprawl McMansionville where most people live.

Jobs have an odd way of vanishing between the offer & unpacking the truck. Lots of nomads here including management. Be diligent about the deal.

It's not a place that's particularly well-built for kids, especially if they hate outside & hot temps. Lots of parks, bike trails, & hiking. Not so much little kid fun or quality education.

We do a zillion threads on shit to do & places to eat in Vegas. Maybe look up some of those & keep the focus on jobs & homes on this one so you don't get too derailed.

Note: I don't have kids & am only going on what others tell me here. You can do anything you want in Vegas if you have the money.

Vegas looks like a shitty place to grow up as a kid.


I can say I did a wrestling tournament/camp in Vegas for a week and we stayed with the hosting high-schools team, and that gave me a small vibe on what being a high schooler would be at the time, and it seems like any other small town with bored kids and rich parents. Just consider things like that, your daughter will be growing up in sin city.


As far as living, North Vegas looks like the place to be. Area we stayed in seems like all newer houses. The high school was insane though, it's built like a mall. Lol. All the advice I can give. Phone Post 3.0

check out johnny toccos boxing gym

it's located near downtown vegas

it's fairly ghetto, but it's a good atmosphere

If I had a daughter the last place on earth I would move to is Vegas. Phone Post 3.0

I was also surprised to see how shitty that town is as soon as you get a block off the the strip. It goes from crazy huge and glamorous casinos to "i don't want to walk here alone at night". Phone Post 3.0

^ It's a major US city. There are going to be bad areas. They're on par for any other city its size, & mostly concentrated in an easy to identify area. It's mostly suburban strip malls & HOAs.

"Just consider things like that, your daughter will be growing up in sin city."

Sin City is a branded fantasy. Real people do live here.

"As far as living, North Vegas looks like the place to be. "

Jesus. Do not listen to this guy.

Anthem, 7 hills (South)

Mountains Edge, Southern Highlands (Southwest)

Summerlin (West)

Avoid Henderson unless you work close by.

Do not go up North without a gun

Buy a gun

 

You and your family would probably like townsquare (lots of restaurants, shops and just opened up Gameworks).  A few of the local casinos have theaters, bowling etc.  Other shopping areas I would recommend is the Outlet malls (Bells, Premium), Fashion show mall and the Summerline downtown.  Also alot of nice parks, depending on the area.

BarkLikeADog - ^ It's a major US city. There are going to be bad areas. They're on par for any other city its size, & mostly concentrated in an easy to identify area. It's mostly suburban strip malls & HOAs.
I'm sure there are good parts, I'm was just saying how amazed I was seeing how quickly it went from elegant to shit around the strip. Phone Post 3.0

Good news about the job is I'm already hired. Start date is February 16th.

I'm also looking/open into renting a house. We're gonna give it some time before deciding if we're buying or not.

I know there's more to Vegas than the strip and 24/7 partying. I'm definitely checking out all those places mentioned, gotta find something soon. And even I know to stay away from North Vegas, lol. Green arrows to all. Thank you Phone Post 3.0

BarkLikeADog - "Just consider things like that, your daughter will be growing up in sin city."

Sin City is a branded fantasy. Real people do live here.

"As far as living, North Vegas looks like the place to be. "

Jesus. Do not listen to this guy.
Hey man, I was in high school. I know I was North of the strip and it was a fucking mansion, the high school was insane. Lol, so I figured that was the nice place to live. Phone Post 3.0

Sumerlin or newer henderson. Absolutely rent or buy in the zone of the school you want your kid to goto. One street the wrong direction and your kid could be in a school that looks like set of a rap video.

I can't stress that enough.

http://ccsd.net/schools/zoning/search/

search addresses your looking at to see what school its zoned for.

Centennial Hills is good. Even if you don't live in Providence, just being in the area is good. Plenty of parks. Phone Post 3.0

For family stuff there is always the lied children's discovery museum, springs preserve and plenty of movie theaters. Also, some of which of the parks will do movies in the park. The downtown container park is pretty cool. I would just be cautious of being in that area too late. Tivoli Village has a farmer's market each Saturday. Also, Red Rock and Mt. Charleston are easily accessible. Phone Post 3.0

Good luck with the new job. I'd love to work in Vegas or California, too much red tape involved with emigration though. Phone Post 3.0