Registered: Feb 2001
04-28-04 12:49 PM
I don't live in LV, but I've spent a good deal of time there. and yes, time away from casinos.
If you've been in the newer areas of Orange County, CA or greater Phoenix, AZ then you've seen those parts of LV. The development is just about exactly the same. The housing style, storefront setups, medians, and landscaping all share a common look and feel. I suspect it's very similar to the designs in the new areas of San Diego as well.
Quite frankly, whenever I was in Green Valley, with the exception of the views of the McDowell mountains and Camelback, I felt like I was right back in North Scottsdale. Maybe it's a misguided view, but I felt like Summerlin had fewer trees in most parts than did Green Valley and Henderson. I did like Summerlin because of it's proximity to Red Rocks and the surrounding mountain areas; great for mountain biking and running trails.