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10 Cities With the Flattest Rents

apartments las vegas: hotelAs a follow up to my article about apartment rentals in Las Vegas I found this and wanted to link to it.

Apartment rent natinwide is likely to rise by 3.6 percent this year according to http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/flowchart/2011/05/11/10-cities-with-the-flattest-rents.

In some cities though rent still remains a bargain. That could mean that homes are cheap and it make smore sense to buy than rent. Or it could reflect too many apartment comlexers and a high vacancy rate. Sometimes this happens when there are economical problems or when the population of a city is shrinking. It could be that the area is just a bad plact live, maybe there is a high crime rate or maybe there are no jobs.

Most of the cities on this list are still having problems related to the recession.

Las Vegas. Average  rent: $814; annual increase: 1.3 percent

Wichita, Kan. Average rent: $527;  annual increase: 2 percent

Tulsa, Okla. Average rent: $595; annual increase: 2.1 percent

Lexington,  Ky. Average rent: $666; annual increase: 2.2 percent

Los Angeles. Average  rent: $1,427; annual increase: 2.2 percent

Orlando. Average rent: $887; annual increase: 2.3 percent

Miami. Average rent: $1,116; annual increase:  2.4 percent

Jacksonville, Fla. Average  rent: $816; annual increase: 2.5 percent

Buffalo.  Average rent: $755; annual increase: 2.5 percent

St. Louis. Average rent: $749; annual  increase: 2.5 percent

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Improving Job Market Ignites Sharp Rise in Apartment Rents

las vegas : flowers5As a follow up to my article on  Las Vegas apartments I found this and wanted to link to it.

Apartment rents are rising at their fastest pace in years as the U.S. economy creates jobs and spurs demand for rental housing according to the folks at http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2011-05-04-rental-costs-rise_n.htm

 Nationwide, rents started edging up last year after several years of  declines. It is  predicted apartment rents will jump 4.3% this year, marking the biggest annual increase in four years.  Rent is also expected to rise more than 5% this year.

Improvement in the job market seems to be causing part of the increase. Young workers who move out on their own choose to rent instead of buy because of the housing crisis.

This year, just 40,000 new apartment units are expected to be built in the U.S.  That’s down from about 130,000 new units each year for much of the past decade.

Las Vegas was one of the few areas where rent decreased in the first quarter. Las Vegas hasn’t seen apartment rents rise since 2008. Increasing demand and lack of new rental properties will continue to boost rents for the next couple of years.

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Need Las Vegas Apartments in Suburbs Near Great Attractions? Consider 3 Cities For Your Next Move

las vegas apartments: fruitSo, you’re moving to Las Vegas but you want to live away from the Strip? Sure, Vegas at night is exciting and is a fun place to play but all those neon lights shining in your bedroom window become annoying after a few weeks. There are lots of great places to live that are close to the Strip without being right on it. Here are three cities to consider — all have great rental prices and lots to keep you and your family busy. Henderson, NV has a growing population and is home to 252,064 residents. The average rent for an apartment is $1,206. Henderson is the second largest city in Nevada and is located in the southeastern part of the metropolitan area, about 20 minutes from the Strip. The best part of Henderson is the District at Green Valley Ranch Resort. You’ll find a great mix of shops, restaurants, luxury lofts and even some office space. Stop in at the Whole Foods Market, grab some organic produce and cheese, and have a picnic in the shade of the beautiful central park area. North Las Vegas, NV has 224,387 residents and is just about 8 miles to the north of Sin City. The average price for apartment rentals here is $1,148. Residents quickly find many things to do in NLV. My favorite is a visit to Las Vegas Balloon Rides which offers hot air balloon rides daily at sunrise and at sunset. They also offer remote control blimps, corporate balloon programs, and even hot air balloon weddings. Stop in at the CSN Planetarium and Observatory, Las Vegas’s only public planetarium, which presents programs to the public on a domed screen. Spring Valley, NV can be found 5 miles West of the Strip and has 117,390 residents. The average price for an apartment rental is $1,135. The city is home of Spring Valley State Park and offers all sorts of outdoor attractions, including the 65-acre Eagle Valley Reservoir, a boat launch, picnic areas, camping facilities, restrooms with showers and an RV dump station. For those who enjoy hiking and exploring, that’s available as well. So, really, when you choose where you’d like to find a Las Vegas apartment, consider average rent rates, population size, and the proximity to major population centers. Nevada has something for everyone to enjoy from urban to rural, outdoorsman to artsy, upscale to downhome. Come and check it out. Happy apartment hunting!

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Looking for a Great Apartment Rental in Las Vegas? Here Are 5 Apartment Complexes Above $1,000

apartments in las vegas: elyssian roseMost people know that, with most purchases, you get what you are willing to pay for. The same is true with apartments, which are one of the most important things we spend money on. The quality of the apartment we rent influences our health, happiness, and well-being.

For those of us who want the highest possible quality of life, I’ve compiled a list of apartment complexes in the metropolitan area with units that rent for more than $1,000 per month. Visit them and you’ll see that you really do get what you’re willing to pay for.

Elysian at St Rose – 11425 Bermuda Rd, Henderson, $1,179 – 1,281

All units here have 2 bedrooms and range from 1,185 – 1,275 square feet in size and offer views of both the mountains and the Las Vegas Strip.

The Retreat – 4248 S Spencer St., Las Vegas, $750 – 1,250

With 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom units that range from 770 – 1,172 square feet, this property has beautiful landscaping and is near everything you could need.

Crystal Creek – 3001 Warm Springs Rd, Henderson, $419 – 1,215

The professional management team here will greet you with a warmth and graciousness that is an automatic plus when considering these 1 – 3-bedroom units ranging from 720 – 1,253 square feet.

Entrata Di Paradiso – 2701 N Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, $520 – 1099

The granite countertops are my favorite part of these 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom units that range between 563 – 1,211 square feet.

Sahara Palms – 2900 El Camino Ave, Las Vegas, $535 – 1,025

When I first called Sahara Palms, I asked about their pet policy. The response: “We love pets!” These spacious floor plans range from 660 – 1,440 square feet.

If I had to recommend a single one of these apartment complexes to you, I’d be hard pressed to name just one. They are all in great locations near restaurants, shopping, groceries, and public transportation. They are all well-maintained and have high-quality construction. They each have friendly, professional staff, and they’re all roomy and spacious.

In order to find the one that’s perfect for you, unfortunately, you’ll have to visit each one yourself. Block out a Saturday afternoon and head out to find the perfect apartment rental in Las Vegas. Print out this article and take it with you so you can make notes as you visit each place.

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Need an Affordable Apartment Rental? Las Vegas Has Communities With Low Average Apartment Rent Rates

apartments in las vegas: 2009 Nellis Open HouseThe Las Vegas area is known for having fairly high apartment rent rates, and rentals in the actual city average $1,005 per month. While there are certainly some communities in the area that are more expensive than that, there are also some that are more affordable. Here is a list of the more affordable cities in the Las Vegas metro area.

Sunrise Manor, NV – population: 189,372, average apartment rent: $934

At the western base of Frenchman Mountain, and near Nellis Air Force Base, the city is 12 miles from the Las Vegas strip. If you love baseball, you’ll love Shadow Rock Park which has four diamonds and is always hopping with activity.

Paradise, NV – population: 196,821, average apartment rent: $930

Many people are unaware that a big part of the Las Vegas Strip is actually in Paradise, NV. In fact, the U.S. Postal Services simply uses “Las Vegas” as the place name for Paradise so people don’t get confused. In addition to the Strip, Paradise is also home to McCarran International Airport and UNLV. If you work anywhere near the Strip or the airport, consider cutting your commute and moving to Paradise.

Whitney, NV – population: 18,273, average apartment rent: $921

About nine miles due east of the Strip, Whitney is to the east of I-515 and the Boulder Hwy. The city is best known for housing UNLV’s Sam Boyd Stadium. Whitney is a great place to raise a family because it’s not so close to all the activity you find in some of the other parts of the metro area.

Winchester, NV – population: 26,954 average apartment rent: $892

Like Paradise, Winchester is known by the U.S. Postal service as “Las Vegas” and is in the portion of the city that most people normally associate with Vegas. Just east of the Strip and north of Paradise, Winchester contains hospitals, the Las Vegas National Golf Club, a community center, several parks, and many strip malls.

With each of these cities having rental rates priced within $42 dollars of each other, your decision should come down to your needs. If you work closer to the Strip, consider Paradise and Winchester, your commute will be non-existent, and, as someone who hasn’t had a regular commute over half of a mile for the past 8 years, I can tell you that once you eliminate your commute, you change your life.

If, on the other hand, you’ve got small children and need parks and family-friendly activities, consider Sunrise Manor and Whitney. They’re all great places and they’ve got awesome apartments.

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Looking for Apartment Rentals in Las Vegas? The Best County Parks All Have Apartments Nearby

apartments in las vegas: frisbeeIn a dry, barren place like Las Vegas, you’ve got to have beautiful things to look at and fun things to do outside. Clark County Parks & Recreation does a great job of providing and maintaining fantastic parks, so it’s no wonder that housing has sprung up around the parks. In Vegas, parks and apartments sort of go together. Here’s a list of some of the best parks in the Las Vegas area along with information about the average cost of apartment rentals for the neighborhoods around them.

Sunset Park

This park has a 14-acre pond in the middle and a small island in the middle with Easter Island heads sitting to keep watch over the happenings in the park.

This park has everything, including:

  • Fishing (the pond is kept stocked all year)
  • Frisbee golf
  • Remote control boating
  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Fitness tracks
  • Picnic areas
  • Play areas

Sunset Park also hosts the annual Las Vegas Renaissance Fair each fall. Average rent for apartments in the surrounding Paradise area is $930 per month.

Desert Breeze Park

This giant, beautiful park has plenty of activities for children. There’s also a dog park that’s usually kept pretty clean. With fenced playgrounds, parents are able to keep an eye on their children without being in their way.

The park also has other amenities, including

  • Community center
  • Skate park
  • Basketball courts
  • Baseball fields
  • Picnic areas
  • Soccer fields

Located in Spring Valley, NV, the average rent for nearby apartments is $1,135 per month.

Clark County Shooting Park

Not really your traditional park, this affordable, family-oriented recreational shooting facility is open for public shooting Wednesday – Sunday.

The park features:

  • Rifle range
  • Skeet shooting
  • RV park
  • Archery range
  • Pistol range
  • Trap shooting
  • Firearms training
  • Many firearms-related events

Just outside of the northern Las Vegas border, next to Sheep Mountain, average apartment rent nearby is about $1,000 per month.

Clark County Wetlands Park

This beautiful park is all nature and has walking and biking trails, a community park, and a place for picnics and gatherings. Located in Whitney, NV, on the eastern edge of Las Vegas, average rent for nearby apartments is $921 per month.

One of the best ways to boost your quality of life and your health is to live near a park and visit it often. The great parks listed here are some of the best in the region and are more fun than the commercial attractions the Las Vegas area offers.

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Trying to Find Affordable Apartment Rentals? Las Vegas Has Great 2-Bedroom Properties Under $800

apartments in las vegas: eastgateWhen you’re looking for apartment rentals in Las Vegas, you feel like everything is out of your budget. In fact, average rent in Las Vegas is $1,005 per month, and sometimes, that’s just too high.

The bad news is that there are plenty of apartment complexes that come in well below that average, but they might be in bad neighborhoods, or in the middle of nowhere. Here’s a list of 3 great apartment rentals in the Las Vegas area that have 2-bedroom units for under $800 per month:

Crossing at Green Valley – 2312 N Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, $639 – 799

Only 10 miles from the Strip, this great apartment complex is near a golf course and just blocks from Sunset Park, with all its fantastic activities. Floor plans range from 657 – 1,114 square feet.

Under a mile from the complex, you’ll find 5 restaurants, a Starbucks, shopping, groceries, banks, and more.

Eastgate – 3055 S Nellis Blvd, Las Vegas, $639 – 799

About seven miles from the Strip, and offering full-sized washers and driers, walk-in closets, covered parking, a fitness center, plus 24-hour emergency maintenance, these apartments are the real deal. The grounds are well-maintained and there are plenty of trees. Floor plans range from 803 – 1,163 square feet.

This complex is near everything. Within a mile, you’ll find 8 restaurants, a Starbucks, several grocery stores, pharmacies, convenience stores, elementary and middle schools, several parks, a movie theater, and banks.

Tropicana Springs – 4316 E Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, $604 – 799

Just under seven miles east of the Strip, Tropicana Springs is about the same distance from Henderson and residents can just as easily enjoy all that the large suburb has to offer. All units come with a washer and dryer and the 1- and 2-bedroom apartments range in size from 675 – 880 square feet.

Within a mile from the complex, you’ll find 6 restaurants, a donut shop, a Walmart Supercenter, elementary and middle schools, parks, a public library, and several banks.

When you’re searching for budget-friendly rentals, Las Vegas is an intimidating place. It’s difficult to find decent, more-affordable apartment complexes because there are so many traps out there. The complexes on this list share a few things in common. They are managed by professional management companies who are great to deal with and have established policies in place so you know what to expect from each other and the complexes are within a reasonable distance of plenty of reputable shops and stores, so you know the neighborhood is up to a certain standard.

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Working and Renting in Las Vegas, But Want to Move Away? Consider These 3 Communities With Commutes

las vegas apartments: mt bikeIf you don’t like living in Las Vegas, but you’ve got a steady job there, current economic times make it difficult to move away. Assuming that you like your job, consider keeping it, but moving a little farther away from the city — that way you keep up steady employment, but live in a place you can actually enjoy. Here’s a list of cities that are outside of the immediate influence of Vegas, but still offer reasonable commutes. I’ve included population, average apartment rent price, and distance to the Las Vegas Strip for each city. Boulder City, NV – population: 14,896, rent: $755, distance: 28.1 miles (36 minutes) A green oasis in the middle of the Mojave desert, Boulder City actually is one of two cities in Nevada that prohibits gaming — how’s that for being able to escape Las Vegas’s influence? With easy access to Lake Mead, mountain bike trails in Bootleg Canyon, and all sorts of annual festivals, you’ll soon forget that Las Vegas is still so close. Pahrump, NV – population: 32,979, rent: $895, distance: 58 miles (1 hour 11 minutes) A little over an hour to the West of Las Vegas, Pahrump is near Death Valley National Park with all its beauty and Mt. Charleston with its ski slopes. In the city, you’ll find the Pahrump Valley Speedway and the Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch, golf courses, a winery, and more annual festivals than you can possibly imagine. Moapa Valley, NV – population: 7,632, rent: $930, distance: 64.3 miles (1 hour 7 minutes) Moapa Valley consists of a series of small communities that together make up a near-perfect small town. The Clark County Fair & Rodeo is held here each year and so are the Pomegranate Arts & Crafts Festival and the Bluegrass festival. The city is also the jumping-off point to many outdoor activities and offers easy access to Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. While Moapa Valley is an hour from Vegas, it’s only 38.2 miles from Mesquite which has any critical amenities you might miss when living so far from the big city. If you are tired of renting in Las Vegas, you should consider fixing the problem and moving away to a happier place. The three cities listed above are the complete opposite of everything that frustrates you about Vegas and, frankly, you probably deserve a change.

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Tired of Renting Las Vegas Apartments? Consider Nearby Communities With Plenty of Outdoor Activities

las vegas apartments: rockLiving right in Las Vegas is a drag. There are too many people and not enough open spaces. Here are two communities right outside of the city that keep you within easy commuting distance, but free up your options for spending time outside. Enterprise, NV – average apartment rent: $1,356 Enterprise is a southwestern suburb of Las Vegas that has a master-planned community called “Mountain’s Edge.” Growth in Enterprise was fairly rapid prior to the current economic downturn, with somewhere around 60,000 residents moving to Enterprise from 2000 – 2008. Enterprise is home to Mountain’s Edge Exploration Peak Park which is a western-themed park at the base of Exploration Peak. Trails lead up and allow several vantage points from the top of the peak. Once at the top, climbers have great views of the Las Vegas Valley. The park also has playgrounds, walking trails, picnic areas, an archeological dig site, an outdoor theater, and replicas of a western town and a Native American village. Summerlin, NV – average apartment rent: $1,553 With a total population of about 100,000 people, part of Summerlin lies within the city of Las Vegas and the other, larger part is unincorporated in Clark County. Summerlin is the current western edge of the developed part of the Las Vegas metro area and is a jumping-off point to many outdoor attractions and activities, including:

  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area: This great area is one of the most fantastic places in southern Nevada. Red rock formations are everywhere and there are places where the red sandstone alternates layers with gray limestone in sheer cliff faces. horseback riding, hiking, and rock climbing are popular in this area.
  • Spring Mountains Recreation Area: If you want to visit a big mountain and lots of wildlife, come here. Animals regularly seen in the area include tortoises, wild horses, elk, foxes, deer, coyotes, bobcats, and various birds of prey. The big mountain, Mt. Charleston, offers skiing and snowboarding during the ski season.
  • 100 neighborhood and village parks.
  • Cycling trails and bicycle lanes.

Trail system with over 150 miles of trails. Ongoing development should extend the trails to about 200 miles and connect them to 2,000 miles of other existing trail systems. If renting Las Vegas apartments, with all their glamour, is just too much to handle, consider moving to Enterprise or Summerlin — these wonderful communities lie on the edge of civilization and offer you the great outdoors as your new back yard.

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Want to Live by the Water and Near Las Vegas? Rentals in These Communities Are Near Lakes, Hooray!

las vegas apartments: sailboatI can hear you now… “Las Vegas and water, near each other?” You think I’m out of my mind, or that I’m talking about the fountains in front of the Bellagio. Well, I’m not crazy, and I’m not talking about fountains on the Strip. There are actually several lakes within easy reach of a couple of cities in the metro area. If you want to live near the water, check out these great places: Henderson, NV – population: 252,064, average apartment rent: $1206 Not only is Henderson one of the “most walkable” cities in the United States, according to Prevention magazine, it’s also got Lake Las Vegas within its city limits. About 20 minutes northeast of where I-215 and I-515 intersect in Henderson, you’ll find a beautiful, man-made 320-acre lake. The best part about this lake is that you can spend an afternoon boating or fishing and then enjoy some leisurely shopping in this resort-style community. If you haven’t been to this lake before, you’re truly missing out. Sunrise Manor, NV – population: 156,120, average apartment rent: $934 Sunrise Manor is on the eastern outskirts of Las Vegas and is about a 35 minute drive away from Lake Las Vegas; but, that’s not all. Sunrise Manor is also located about 25 miles from Forever Resorts at Callville Bay on Lake Mead, which offers houseboat rentals and personal boat rentals, an RV park and campground, and a full service marina. You will love Lake Mead. Boulder City, NV – population: 14,896, average apartment rent: $755 Boulder City is 28 miles southeast of the Strip and it’s a great little place. Not only does it offer easy access to the Hoover Dam, it’s right by the Las Vegas Boat Harbor, which has a full marina, a great floating café, beautiful slips, and offers rentals of runabouts, ski boats, wakeboard boats, pontoon boats, fishing boats, and wave runners. You can even get your fishing license here. When you’ve got a city as large as Vegas in the middle of a desert, there’s got to be water around somewhere — not just for agricultural purposes, either. People like you and me need to play on a lake every now and then. So, if you want to live near the water in Las Vegas, rentals in Henderson, Sunrise Manor, or Boulder City are going to be your best chances for summer fun.

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