Below are crime mapping websites for Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson.
Realty One Group
It is a totally different way of life there, as each community has its own world with every thing included. Hard to explain till you experience it... each small area has its own parks, markets, gas stations, schools, shopping and so on, so your never far from anything you need and most places are open 24/365 as Vegas never sleeps.
I'd say the best thing to do is go for a few days and check out the areas and just drive around till you find and area you love as they are all so different!! If you want to stay close to work and short commute from the strip, old or new...? you really need to check the areas yourself! The traffic is crazy and heavy so being close to work would be best... Hope you don't take this the wrong way, just lived there for along time, and so did my family coming from California and want you give it to you straight from a former resident of Vegas.
Hope all goes well and good luck!!
But showing rentals is wonderful experience for agents that are just starting their careers. (I started out that way myself and of course later on many of those people ended up buying property from me.)
You are too early to actually look at properties now - mid December would be the perfect time to move in by the end of December. (Landlords don't like to hold a property more than two weeks if possible.) But hook up now with one of these agents now and by the time you are ready to view rentals, you will have a great idea of where you want to be when the time comes.
Have you considered Centennial Hills in the Northwest Section of Las Vegas? I have a blog MovetoCentennialHills.com which details the great amenities offered in the community. We have many neighborhoods that are pet friendly with yards and even dog parks.
The commute to the strip is about 20 minutes. There are properties great for gardening and a blossoming community of gardeners as well as a farmers market at Tule Springs Park. We have Gilcrease Orchard with pick your own produce and Cowboy Trails farms in the area too.
Rental ranges from $800 to $1400 a month depending on what your preferences are in a property up in this area.
Please feel free to give me a call or check out my website: MovetoCentennialHills.com for more information. I live up here and absolutely love it!
Keller Williams Real Estate
As agents we are not allowed to "profile" different areas of town. All we can do is provide you with the Las Vegas crime statistics web site so you can draw your own conclusions.
It's pretty cool once you get used to how it works. To start, simply enter a property address at the top to search. When that specific property's area map opens, you can adjust the criteria by using the tabs above the map for crime types, dates, etc. The date will only go back for the past six months, but if you use the same criteria consistently it will give you a great idea of how much relative crime there is within a certain radius of a given address.
I like to search by zip codes myself. You can plug in the address as "89102, Las Vegas, NV" and pull up everything within a mile radius.
There are lots of master planned communities in the Valley, in both Las Vegas and Henderson, and typically they have parks and walking trails for the residents to enjoy. You didn't say where you were working on the Strip, but you should be able to get Google map driving directions from your job address to determine which neighborhoods would work best for you.
Hope this helps!
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REALTY ONE GROUP, INC.
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LAS VEGAS, NV 89113
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