AsexualChocolate wrote:PhantaManta wrote:Sure! It is Oasis Place, which is directly west of the police station on Sierra Vista. I figure locals will freak out @ the mention of this specific location, because I have a general idea about what Las Vegas locals think about it.
As far as the area being bad, to a degree that worries me, but in other ways it doesn't. I have heard a little about there being gang activity, which is what worries me. But most the specific examples people give me is that they were approached to buy drugs or prostitutes, etc. That kind of stuff might be annoying but not something that would greatly concern me.
And yeah I've used the crime thing for every location, and in fact, it made me more comfortable with living at this address. Out of the areas around campus, this address had an average number of crimes, 80 or so in any sixty day period. A few blocks east of campus I saw a location with 140+, and compared to other locations west and north, the range seemed to be 30 to 100.
I drove up and around the convention center, around Maryland and Sierra Vista, a few times at day and once at night, and never saw anything unusual. Small sample size, obviously. While there are a few apartment complexes that definitely look run down and shady on the same street, this one is pretty nice, the staff was very nice, and I saw a few people who lived there and they looked normal.
The apartment I would have would be on the interior of the complex facing the pool/office, and on the third floor, which makes me feel like it is not the most likely target of random crimes, but that might be total speculation on my part.
Anyways, It is very unlikely that I end up somewhere else at this point, unless something totally crazy changes my mind... Being in New York, it would be a huge pain to do another apartment search just because the area has a bad reputation. If it IS that bad, I'll just have to move after the lease is up.
That place doesn't actually seem bad. I toured several Camden properties when I was in town and they all seem to be pretty well-taken-care-of. The fact that your complex is all studios, you probably won't have to deal with nearly the same crap that other complexes do. I'd bet there are a lot of single casino employees that live in that complex. And they probably don't have a lot of people over...
Good point...hopefully some people arent housing ten kids in one place
Phanta - I was more concerned youd be closer to campus. That isnt a bad choice. And youre right...you can always move after the lease if there are issues. Its not forever.