Since you will be new to the area I think renting is the smart choice to start with. That way you can get a feel for where your job is and what area would be best suited for you. Both Summerlin and Henderson are great choices and if you ask people that live in either community, they will tell you it is the best. To me it would come down to where my job was and what was most convenient. If you are in the southwest, Mountains Edge can be nice too.
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Since you are relocating, you may want to think about your place of employment in Las Vegas and the proximity of the drive,traffic, time to that place of employment. Come visit and drive around the areas within so many miles of your employment to explore the shopping, schools, and communities. I relocated from Georgia years ago, as many people have relocated and its hard for someone else to determine what is the best area to live in. Renting is a great option, in that it gives you the opportunity to explore all of the above. I do not believe you can go wrong with either area, as they all have pluses and minuses according to your top priorities. Email me or call me to chat, southerner to southerner!! email@example.com and or 702-591-0300
There is a reason why Summerlin was the most popular master planned community in the Nation for 10 straight years- it is simply the finest place to live in the entire Las Vegas Valley! This comes from a Las Vegas Native and I would not live anywhere else! When you hear master planned community you think a small little community but Summerlin encompasses 22,500 acres on the western side of the Valley and is currently home to 100,000 people. It is developing its downtown or central core with plenty of retail. office and bars/restaurants. There is 9000 acres left to build and I have learned that the Shopps at Summerlin Centre (a billion dollar regional mall) will restart construction soon and work is ongoing with new subdivisions and new homes! Check out my blog for more great info on Summerlin and feel free to contact me to discuss further or if you have any questions!
Both communities arte great and offer similar amenities, gated communities, parks, great schools, Keep in mind that the City of Henderson is an incorporated city with its own government, police department, fire department, city services, etc. Summerlin is a master planned community, part of which is in the City of Las Vegas and part of which is in unincorporated Clark County. Summerlin does not have it's own government. Both Summerlin and the City of Henderson are served by the same school district -- the Clark County School District.
I live in the City of Henderson and I think it's the greatest place in the Las Vegas Valley. I specialize in buyer's agency and rentals too. Please let me show you around. Dave Crowell, Sellstate NRES, 702-672-4878 or DavidCrowell@sellstatenres.com.
While there are many great areas to live in Vegas, it would be difficult to say one is better than another. I have found what's very helpful is for one to tour our cities and then make a selection on what feels right to them. Schools can be checked of the web as well as crime statistics, but when you're looking for the right place to live, it comes down to your personal feelings.
I have lived in Vegas, N. Las Vegas and now in Henderson. As a resident for the past 40 years, there is one difference between the three. Auto Insurance happens to be lower in Henderson.
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All the communities you mentioned are low crime, have parks, shopping, and preschools. I don't believe you will find the answer you are looking for due to difference in taste and preferences. Your best bet is to personally check out the areas yourself or with a real estate agent. It's like asking you what part of NC is better to live in? I have a brother who lives in Kernersville, NC and will stand by it being better than where my sister use to live before moving to Las Vegas, which was Raleigh, NC.