Reviews & Comments
Las Vegas, NV
*EDIT* to the person who responded to this comment: I have lived in and around Vegas/Henderson since 1995. I know EXACTLY what I am talking about. I am not just reviewing the strip; I am ACCURATELY reviewing the area that I have lived in off and on for more than TWENTY YEARS. BTW, I've also lived in Phoenix. It's a beautiful city full of amazing people.
Wahiawa, HIDon't let the pictures fool you......
Hi, I lived in Wahiawa for almost 4 years. Wahiawa is a really dirty, rundown, ghetto area. The homeless literally line the streets everywhere you go. There's high crime (especially if you are military, as we were. Locals strongly dislike military personnel. Several members of my husband's unit were assaulted by local guys) and even though Hawaii is supposed to have a welcoming spirt, they don't. People are pretty rude and nobody knows how to drive! The streets and parking spaces are insanely narrow and it's almost impossible to park anywhere. Hawaii is a super expensive place because everything has to be shipped in. Everything is pricey; from gas to food to homes. Unless you are native to the islands, you won't be able to get a job. I applied at Denny's for a management position (which I was qualified for and had more than a decade of experience) and was flat-out told that they prefer to hire locals. The Hawaii you see in movies and pictures is nothing like the real thing. There are some beautiful parts, sure, but for the most part, it's run down and Wahiawa is especially bad. I wouldn't recommend living here. If you want to visit Hawaii, go to Kauai or Maui. Oahu is nothing but cheap tourism.
Las Vegas, NVIt's Vegas.....
If you like crowds, overpriced gimmicks, rampant prostitution, greed, scams on every corner, the stench of stale smoke, expensive food, expensive hotels, rude tourists, and losing all you've ever worked for....then welcome to Vegas! On an interesting note, those of us who live/work in the area avoid the strip like the plague. It's literally nothing but tourists. However, there's more to Las Vegas than the strip. North Vegas/Summerlin is a pretty nice area, but you won't avoid the slot machines. They are in every grocery store, pharmacy and every other place you could imagine. Vegas is cool to visit, but not great to live.
Clarksville, TNNice...but not if you have allergies.
We lived here for 3 years and it wasn't bad. The downtown area is nice, if a bit run down, and there's a lot of cool/artsy stuff to do there. The Wilma Rudolph area (it's basically the strip where all the restaurants and stores are) is pretty bad. Traffic is horrible, and there are a lot of rough-looking people that hang around down there. There's some fairly decent restaurants in the area, though. I recommend Rafferty's. It's the bomb! However, this area in genera....It's not the nicest area. The weather in TN is horrible and changes like...every three seconds. It's unpredictable. If you are someone with seasonal allergies or you are allergic to grass/trees/pollen/ragweed, you are going to be miserable in Tennessee. All in all, I probably wouldn't go back.
Henderson, NVNot all it's cracked up to be
We currently live in Henderson and I am less than impressed. We moved here from Washington State, so we're used to really friendly people and courteous drivers. People here are emotionally detached and fairly rude and the drivers SUCK! No turn signals, people run red lights, and you get honked at if you don't move immediately. I haven't been here that long and I already can't wait to move away. Praying that a year goes by quickly.