If I were the agents below listing communities that they prefer I would delete the post immediately before someone reports you to the NV Real Estate Division. (I am not a whistle blower but some are.)
My 2 cents.
The Adams Team at
Rothwell Gornt Companies
Prominent Realty Group, LLC
Buyer / Seller / Property Management
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I have to say that the best thing you can do is find an agent who understands what your needs are and can also guide you through the entire process and make purchasing a home as smooth and easy as possible.
In terms of an area with low crime rates, a good place to start is Summerlin. I live in the area, so I have first hand knowledge, crime here is really low. it is also very close to the Red Rock National Conservation Area which is great if you are a cyclist, a hiker or enjoy nature. It is also close to great public and private schools. I hope my answers helped. if you have further questions feel free to contact me. I also just started a blog about living in Las Vegas. Click on the link below.
There are many great communities in Las Vegas. I have been a resident since 1971 so I know Las Vegas very well. I live in the northwest part of town. Summerlin is very nice. It is a master planned community that is used as a model around the country. There are large parks,community centers,golf courses and biking and walking trail systems to mention a few of the amenities. Green Valley has great communities and good school ratings. Anthem is another great area. I raised two daughters in Las Vegas. Here is a link to do some school research. http://www.ccsd.net I am always available to answer any questions you have.
Your best bet is to start in the Green Valley (southeast valley) area or Summerlin Valley (northwest valley) to review public schools to see if you are happy with their scores and reviews. In Las Vegas, you have to live in the particular school zone your child attends. Waivers are possible, yet more difficult to obtain if budgets are challenged.
You can check out the schools in those area at http://www.ccsd.net/schools/zoning/zoning.php. Start there, and work your way out North and South of each of those areas to see if the scores change. Check out the scores at http://www.GreatSchools.org.
If your children will be attending private schools, you will have more choices as to geography.
You can check out crime statistics at http://www.lvmpd.com/crimeviewcommunity.
Feel free to contact me with any questions. I have school zone maps I can forward if that helps.
Being that is out a little ways from shops, etc. the cost of the homes is still a good buy. And, like I said the area is only about 5-6 years old. Hope this helps.
Clark County Zoning Information
Other Education sites you can use
Realty One Group
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police website covering Clark County and the City of Las Vegas, has a page where you can search crime statistics. We've included the link below.
For areas covered by N. Las Vegas police:
For the City of Henderson:
This is the link to the Clark County School District. Again, you can enter in the address you are interested in and it will pull up the schools zoned for that specific house. There are reports and ratings on each school, this will give you a better idea of how well that each school is performing. Once you enter the address, you can click on the school name, then click on the school website and on their front page look for the "2010-2011 Accountability Report". This will give you very detailed information on each school and how they are performing.
The Adams Team at
Rothwell Gornt Companies
Las Vegas is a very diverse place to live...We have a lot to offer many different interests AND reasons to be here...If you have family here, that is a great place to start asking your question...Also, work might be a determining factor of the area of town you might want to focus on...Find a good agent (Trulia???) and have a great conversation with that agent to help you achieve your goals....You might be surprised to learn that a number of Las Vegans have lived here more than 20 years (sometimes, more than 30 years) !!! Best to you, of all the goodness Las Vegas has to offer...KL...
Urban Nest Realty
Here is a link from my website.
From there,...you will be able to access crime incidents that are address specific up to the past 60 days
If I can be of any other assistance to you....feel free to call or email me at anytime
Hank Lauzon III
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Las Vegas, Nv 89146
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