Winston wrote:Thanks for your take MarkLambo.
So do you think Las Vegas is good as a real estate investment opportunity?
Are the good areas in Vegas in gated communities? My aunt lives in a gated community. Is that better?
The horrible traffic in Las Vegas is on the strip, which is jam packed 24/7 with dangerous aggressive drivers. Outside of that, the traffic is ok.
How do you meet people there? Is there a way to meet the foreign girls visiting there? What about the locals?
Is Couchsurfing.com and Meetup.org the best way?
I have no gambling addiction. But sometimes I go to strip clubs. Which ones do you recommend there?
You're welcome Winston.
At this time, yes it's a great investment opportunity. Last year was even better. After the crash, it's pretty much a good investment in most places. Now is the time to buy and stock up.
Yes, the good areas are in gated communities. I live in a gated community with security. There are many places like this here and gated is good of course.
The traffic on the strip is only very bad on Friday and Saturday nights usually. But anyone that lives in Vegas, they don't drive on the strip anyway. People either drive on the freeways or cross over the strip. Strip traffic is nothing to worry about when living here. Most of the time, you won't even be driving on it unless you actually want to be on the strip or go to a casino. Even if there is traffic, there are back roads to avoid traffic. Traffic is not a big deal as a local. Drivers are not aggressive on the strip.
Meeting people is like anywhere. If you try to meet girls in night clubs, it will be a little tougher depending on the club. Some clubs attract very snotty and stuck up girls and there are other clubs that attract more approachable girls. It all depends and it takes time to know where to go and who to talk to. In general, women are shitty because these are American women and they all feel entitled. Foreign women come here to visit but you don't always see them in clubs. Sometimes you do, sometimes you don't. A lot of foreigners that come here tend to do a lot of the outdoor stuff such as visiting the hoover dam, grand canyon tours, etc. You're better off just trying to meet local women in normal places like coffee shops, bookstores, grocery stores, etc.
The locals are ok but you have to be sharp minded to know how to pick the good from the bad. Vegas is a hustle town and you have to be street wise at certain times otherwise you can get taken advantage of. Be smart and have common sense, that's all. Not difficult.
I've never used couchsurfing.com or meetup.org so I don't know.
Ah...strip clubs...my area of expertise haha. I tend to go to a lot of them too and I know a lot of people in the industry. This all depends on if you go there as a tourist or as a local.
Local: Crazy Horse 3 and the Spearmint Rhino are the best
Tourist: Spearmint Rhino and Sapphire
There are many other strip clubs but those 3 are the best in terms of quality women, service, and environment.
There are also all nude strip clubs. There is no alcohol served because of the law. There is one place in Vegas that serves alcohol and is all nude and that's the Pallomino. They are under the grandfather law so they can do that. But if you're interested in looking at fully nude 18-20 year old girls and having fully nude lap dances, those are places to find them.
The reason why Crazy Horse 3 and Spearmint Rhino are best for locals is because you can go there and not feel so hustled by waitresses forcing you to drink. If you just go there to just sit and relax and even if you don't want to drink, you can still sit. If you go to Sapphire, they won't let you sit down unless you buy drinks. If you don't drink, they tell you to go stand by the bar. I personally hate that place and the only time I go is if I have friends in town that are dying to go there. It's overrated. Spearmint Rhino I would say is #1 in terms of women. It's smaller than the newly redesigned Crazy Horse 3 but there are more hot women in general in there. If you go to the Spearmint Rhino, it's not good to go there before 3am because it is too crowded and you'll never find a place to sit. But the busiest times are around 10pm - 2am there. The Rhino stays open 24/7. You can be partying till 7am and walk in the Rhino and still find plenty of girls. No other strip club is like that. All the other strip clubs will die out around 4am. Going to strip clubs on the weekdays are also very good.
I've been in Vegas for so many years now so now I'm at the point where if I go to a strip club, I just go there to hang with my friends and enjoy the night after we finish going to the clubs. I don't even get lap dances anymore. Once in a while I might, if the vibe with the girl is really good.
Overall, Vegas is a great place if you don't let it eat you alive and be responsible. I can't see myself living anywhere else unless it's abroad. Even if I was abroad, I would still keep my Vegas property as a second home.