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DA RAIDERS

willy t flyers
y'all slipping. our hero is a shoe guy. at least at the plasma bank. is OJ wearing manolo blahnik's?

fun fact: i did marcus allen's wedding at OJ's house. marcus, the grooms men and i, all got dressed in in kato kaelin's room. actually, actually true.
 

offdee

Footballguy
NFL games start at 10am out here. Can’t decide if I like or dislike that. This morning I’m slightly hungover, so gotta get up and moving.

Plan is to watch games at The Players Locker in d’town Summerlin. But may bounce around.
 

massraider

Footballguy
NFL games start at 10am out here. Can’t decide if I like or dislike that
Depends on what you want to do with your Sunday. This was my conversation with a friend when I lived there:

Me: this blows. Gotta wake up at 8:30 am to get ready for games

Him: No, it's great! Games are done at 4:00, and you can do whatever want with the rest of your day!

Me: I want to watch football with the rest of my day

Him: :mellow:
 

The Z Machine

Footballguy
NFL games start at 10am out here. Can’t decide if I like or dislike that. This morning I’m slightly hungover, so gotta get up and moving.

Plan is to watch games at The Players Locker in d’town Summerlin. But may bounce around.
NFL is OK start times on the west coast, but EPL start times can be brutal.
 

offdee

Footballguy
NFL games start at 10am out here. Can’t decide if I like or dislike that
Depends on what you want to do with your Sunday. This was my conversation with a friend when I lived there:

Me: this blows. Gotta wake up at 8:30 am to get ready for games

Him: No, it's great! Games are done at 4:00, and you can do whatever want with the rest of your day!

Me: I want to watch football with the rest of my day

Him: :mellow:

Yeah I'm on your side...would just watch football the whole day. There is a Sunday night game though which would end around 7pm.
 

Terminalxylem

Footballguy
Vegas is definitely more than just casinos/gambling. Aside from all the awesome entertainment options along with the great variety of restaurants, the outdoor attractions/parks/hikes/etc are amazing. I always laugh when I hear people say 2 or 3 days is the max time you want to spend in Vegas. Sure, maybe if you’re solely drinking and gambling your money away.

Vegas is definitely more than just casinos/gambling. Aside from all the awesome entertainment options along with the great variety of restaurants, the outdoor attractions/parks/hikes/etc are amazing. I always laugh when I hear people say 2 or 3 days is the max time you want to spend in Vegas. Sure, maybe if you’re solely drinking and gambling your money away.
Here is what appeals to me the most about Vegas (and other SW cities):

1. weather: 300-350 days of sunshine and Nov-Mar in the 60s
2. scenery: wide open vistas, rugged sky island mountains on the horizon, best sunsets in the country
3. the outdoors: hiking, mountain biking, running, climbing, camping, cycling, pool days, grilling, etc
4. golf year round

If those are not high on someone's priority list I can see how they might rather visit for a weekend than live there.
All true. I live in socal. Weather is better and I have all of the above. It’s more expensive. But i get unbelievable sunsets every day over the pacific.

I used to gamble and loved going to Vegas. Then I realized I didn’t like losing money. Last years opening raider game was my first time back in 20? Years. No. thanks.
Of course SoCal is better than both places he’s looking. Honolulu is too. But they’re too expensive.

I wonder where he‘d choose if cost of living wasn’t a major consideration?
 

Terminalxylem

Footballguy
Vegas is definitely more than just casinos/gambling. Aside from all the awesome entertainment options along with the great variety of restaurants, the outdoor attractions/parks/hikes/etc are amazing. I always laugh when I hear people say 2 or 3 days is the max time you want to spend in Vegas. Sure, maybe if you’re solely drinking and gambling your money away.

I'm sure that's all true but as a tourist, I'm not flying into Vegas for hikes and outdoor activities especially in that desert heat. Can think of hundreds of other more desirable locations for that type of thing.
It’s not the OP’s niche, but Vegas arguably offers the greatest variety of world class climbing close to a city in the US. People hike and cycle there, too, though I agree there are better places for those activities.

I don’t gamble or enjoy rubbing elbows with drunken tourists, but would consider moving to Summerlin for the outdoor recreation + dining and easy airport access.
 

offdee

Footballguy
Out with my college buddy to the Arts District which is about 10 mins from Summerlin. Dinner at the Pepper Club (a Todd French restaurant) which was amazing and ended the night at Area 15 which was so cool...basically bars and restaurants inside a big hangar surrounded by crazy art installations and DJ pumping music through the place. Definitely a vibe I enjoyed.

As of mid-day today I was leaning Austin, but tonight really opened my eyes to all the Summerlin has to offer as well as so many cool things just a 5-10 minute drive away. Even Fremont St. is quickly getting a facelift with some modern stuff and looking cleaner and more put together.

Gonna be a really tough decision for me, I think.
 

offdee

Footballguy
This morning I’m gonna go check out another apartment that’s been recommended by some here (Elysian on Flamingo Dr)

Then the flight attendant (offdee 7) gets here at 4:30pm Vegas time with dinner and drinks at 8pm at Harlo Steakhouse.

She just texted….as far as hotel rooms go we can just see how it goes, as long as you are ok with me changing into my dress and heels in your room before dinner 😉

Should be interesting.
 

The Z Machine

Footballguy
This morning I’m gonna go check out another apartment that’s been recommended by some here (Elysian on Flamingo Dr)

Then the flight attendant (offdee 7) gets here at 4:30pm Vegas time with dinner and drinks at 8pm at Harlo Steakhouse.

She just texted….as far as hotel rooms go we can just see how it goes, as long as you are ok with me changing into my dress and heels in your room before dinner 😉

Should be interesting.
Saving that per diem I see...
 

offdee

Footballguy
Weather verdict (Summerlin)

I'm fully aware that the weather in Vegas right now is not the norm...low 90's and misc. rain so it's been really beautiful But, I've determined that the edge for weather preference goes to Vegas. Both are hot in the sun, but the humidity in Austin is just not fun. Just gotta find shade in Vegas. And nights in Vegas are very comfortable. What put it over the top for me was a comment from a girl last night about no bugs in Vegas compared to lots of bugs in Austin with the humidity and moisture. That sold it for me.

I’ll also add in the allergy possibility in Austin in this bucket as the extra nod for Summerlin.

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I'll copy past verdicts below once I make final decisions for easy reference and tallying.

Apartment verdict (Austin)
- Austin apartment is a 9 story with all the ammenities in the building. Great gym and outdoor pool on the 9th floor. Better views. More lively buzz and more apartments in the building to meet people.
- Summerlin apartment is 3 buildings that are 4 stories each and you gotta walk outside past parking lots to get to the pool, gym and clubhouse. And the pool is nothing special compared to Austin.
- You get a little more space for your money in Summerlin, but it's not too much difference really. A 900 sq ft in Austin is similarly priced to a 1,100 sq. ft in Summerlin.
- Similar high end finishes in both places.
 
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Drunken knight

Footballguy
NFL games start at 10am out here. Can’t decide if I like or dislike that. This morning I’m slightly hungover, so gotta get up and moving.

Plan is to watch games at The Players Locker in d’town Summerlin. But may bounce around.
I love it...start the day with bloodies... and evolve as it moves forward.
 

offdee

Footballguy
Just finished the 2 different apartments. The first apartment wasn’t special but this second one I like a lot! Very cool, tons of ammenities, great location, just a cool overall vibe. And a 2 bedroom for the extra office space is in budget. This one gets me excited! Summerlin apartment option is now on par with Austin.

The Attraente layout all in with all monthly fees and includes cable and Wi-Fi is $2,800

 
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gump

Footballguy
Was in Austin for 4 days this weekend...met some friends out for dinner at Steiner Ranch on Lake Travis. Wow is it beautiful out there. I drove around Dallas for 2 days, then thru Waco to Austin...and that Lake area is so unlike any other part of East/North Texas it seems.
 

offdee

Footballguy
Soooooo......I think Summerlin, NV is my spot.

Between last night and today I've had a lot of clarity on it I feel, now that I found an apartment that I love. Have this feeling of excitement and scared all at the same time.

The weather really makes me leery of Austin and is the main tipping point...6-8 months of humidity which brings allergies and annoying bugs on top of it. In Vegas it's 4 months that's hot as hell but no humidity and zero annoying bugs. Just have to go from one AC spot to the other. Then the other 8 months everyone says it's perfect. Can get down to 40 degrees at night and days are 70-80. For me this is a plus because I enjoy fashion and can have that more in Vegas. Versus Austin everyone wears shorts and flip flops year round.

It's so clean and modern in Summerlin....feels like you're walking around Beverly Hills. Easy driving, easy parking, no crime in Summerlin. Cheap airport to fly direct to all kinds of cool places....4 hr drive to LA.

On top of that I have a good college buddy who lives here so know someone at least. And he has lots of connections and all kinds of ins...so he would include me in all kinds of cool events and stuff. He has great concert connections (good friends with the head of Live Nation)

So in a nutshell, Summerlin is better than Austin FOR ME...
- better weather
- better fashion
- cleaner
- lower cost of living
- less crime
- things more accessible
- better airport for trips to other cool places

And who knows...if I don't fall in love with Summerlin than I've already done the legwork to know that Austin could be a possible future destination years down the road.
 
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nirad3

Footballguy
I had a feeling - just based on your online persona (and not in a bad way) - that you would pick Vegas / Summerlin. Especially with a buddy already in place there that can expose you to so much fun stuff.

There's just no way I would ever choose Vegas over Austin given my time in both places.... but that's just me.

Glad you gave it your due diligence and enjoyed both spots. Sounds like you'll fit right in! :)
 

Mr Anonymous

Footballguy
Soooooo......I think Summerlin, NV is my spot.

Between last night and today I've had a lot of clarity on it I feel, now that I found an apartment that I love. Have this feeling of excitement and scared all at the same time.

The weather really makes me leery of Austin and is the main tipping point...6-8 months of humidity which brings allergies and annoying bugs on top of it. In Vegas it's 4 months that's hot as hell but no humidity and zero annoying bugs. Just have to go from one AC spot to the other. Then the other 8 months everyone says it's perfect. Can get down to 40 degrees at night and days are 70-80. For me this is a plus because I enjoy fashion and can have that more in Vegas. Versus Austin everyone wears shorts and flip flops year round.

It's so clean and modern in Summerlin....feels like you're walking around Beverly Hills. Easy driving, easy parking, no crime in Summerlin. Cheap airport to fly direct to all kinds of cool places....4 hr drive to LA.

On top of that I have a good college buddy who lives here so know someone at least. And he has lots of connections and all kinds of ins...so he would include me in all kinds of cool events and stuff. He has great concert connections (good friends with the head of Live Nation)

So in a nutshell, Summerlin is better than Austin FOR ME...
- better weather
- better fashion
- cleaner
- lower cost of living
- less crime
- things more accessible
- better airport for trips to other cool places

And who knows...if I don't fall in love with Summerlin than I've already done the legwork to know that Austin could be a possible future destination years down the road.
Congrats! Glad you found an apartment at the Tivoli location. While it's not DTS, it's a fun spot nonetheless. I predict many great meals and drinks for you just a short walk away at https://www.alsolito.com/. Al Solito Posto is another Vegas suburb restaurant that everyone raves about. And imo, the Tivoli Eylsian is a better location than the Flamingo one in spite of being just a tad further away from DTS.

Glad someone mentioned the no bugs benefit since I forgot that one. I haven't had a mosquito bite in the 7 years I've lived here. I've heard great things about Austin but get the sense it's starting to feel the ill effects of growth and popularity. When you brought up some of the things you saw on the streets there, I was thinking to myself - "see that on the Strip, but not in Summerlin". I believe the best is yet to come for Summerlin. DTS is only about half developed, and the majority of the future housing in Summerlin is going to range from $1M-10M+. Lots of big $$$ flowing into the area. It's already the area of Las Vegas that gets its roads done first. They just repaved the roads in my neighborhood and they were Wisconsin "9's" before work began. I couldn't believe they were resurfacing roads that were in near pristine condition. We also had the freeway widened while the rest of the city is dealing with traffic jams and roads that drive like a rumble strip. There are clearly more than a few people carrying some heavy weight living in Summerlin.

When you're settled in, reach out and I'll join you in a celebratory beverage or two.
 

offdee

Footballguy
Soooooo......I think Summerlin, NV is my spot.

Between last night and today I've had a lot of clarity on it I feel, now that I found an apartment that I love. Have this feeling of excitement and scared all at the same time.

The weather really makes me leery of Austin and is the main tipping point...6-8 months of humidity which brings allergies and annoying bugs on top of it. In Vegas it's 4 months that's hot as hell but no humidity and zero annoying bugs. Just have to go from one AC spot to the other. Then the other 8 months everyone says it's perfect. Can get down to 40 degrees at night and days are 70-80. For me this is a plus because I enjoy fashion and can have that more in Vegas. Versus Austin everyone wears shorts and flip flops year round.

It's so clean and modern in Summerlin....feels like you're walking around Beverly Hills. Easy driving, easy parking, no crime in Summerlin. Cheap airport to fly direct to all kinds of cool places....4 hr drive to LA.

On top of that I have a good college buddy who lives here so know someone at least. And he has lots of connections and all kinds of ins...so he would include me in all kinds of cool events and stuff. He has great concert connections (good friends with the head of Live Nation)

So in a nutshell, Summerlin is better than Austin FOR ME...
- better weather
- better fashion
- cleaner
- lower cost of living
- less crime
- things more accessible
- better airport for trips to other cool places

And who knows...if I don't fall in love with Summerlin than I've already done the legwork to know that Austin could be a possible future destination years down the road.
Congrats! Glad you found an apartment at the Tivoli location. While it's not DTS, it's a fun spot nonetheless. I predict many great meals and drinks for you just a short walk away at https://www.alsolito.com/. Al Solito Posto is another Vegas suburb restaurant that everyone raves about. And imo, the Tivoli Eylsian is a better location than the Flamingo one in spite of being just a tad further away from DTS.

Glad someone mentioned the no bugs benefit since I forgot that one. I haven't had a mosquito bite in the 7 years I've lived here. I've heard great things about Austin but get the sense it's starting to feel the ill effects of growth and popularity. When you brought up some of the things you saw on the streets there, I was thinking to myself - "see that on the Strip, but not in Summerlin". I believe the best is yet to come for Summerlin. DTS is only about half developed, and the majority of the future housing in Summerlin is going to range from $1M-10M+. Lots of big $$$ flowing into the area. It's already the area of Las Vegas that gets its roads done first. They just repaved the roads in my neighborhood and they were Wisconsin "9's" before work began. I couldn't believe they were resurfacing roads that were in near pristine condition. We also had the freeway widened while the rest of the city is dealing with traffic jams and roads that drive like a rumble strip. There are clearly more than a few people carrying some heavy weight living in Summerlin.

When you're settled in, reach out and I'll join you in a celebratory beverage or two.

Thanks my man, you were a huge part in getting me here to check it out.

The 2 apartments closest to downtown Summerlin just didn't have a great vibe. Felt very old and quiet and not inspiring at all. And yes, the Tivoli location is SO MUCH BETTER than the Flamingo location. I asked the guy what's near the Flamingo location and his response was "ah yeah man, we got a BW3's right across the street and a Target around the corner". Uhhhh ok. I walked into the Tivoli and just instantly had a good energy about it and felt connected to it in a weird way. Across the street from Tivoli location is the Tivoli Village with all kinds of great restaurants, bars, boutiques. That's where I felt like I was walking through Beverly Hills. Just so clean and upscale. Boca Park is just South which has a Whole Foods and other shopping. It's 7 mins from downtown Summerlin. 10 mins from Arts District and 20 mins from the strip. And right off the highway to get to all easily.

Drinks are for sure in the future, on me! Looking like I'll be here for good around October 15th. thanks again
 
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Zow

Footballguy
NFL games start at 10am out here. Can’t decide if I like or dislike that. This morning I’m slightly hungover, so gotta get up and moving.

Plan is to watch games at The Players Locker in d’town Summerlin. But may bounce around.
You’ll learn to love it.
 

Zow

Footballguy
Soooooo......I think Summerlin, NV is my spot.

Between last night and today I've had a lot of clarity on it I feel, now that I found an apartment that I love. Have this feeling of excitement and scared all at the same time.

The weather really makes me leery of Austin and is the main tipping point...6-8 months of humidity which brings allergies and annoying bugs on top of it. In Vegas it's 4 months that's hot as hell but no humidity and zero annoying bugs. Just have to go from one AC spot to the other. Then the other 8 months everyone says it's perfect. Can get down to 40 degrees at night and days are 70-80. For me this is a plus because I enjoy fashion and can have that more in Vegas. Versus Austin everyone wears shorts and flip flops year round.

It's so clean and modern in Summerlin....feels like you're walking around Beverly Hills. Easy driving, easy parking, no crime in Summerlin. Cheap airport to fly direct to all kinds of cool places....4 hr drive to LA.

On top of that I have a good college buddy who lives here so know someone at least. And he has lots of connections and all kinds of ins...so he would include me in all kinds of cool events and stuff. He has great concert connections (good friends with the head of Live Nation)

So in a nutshell, Summerlin is better than Austin FOR ME...
- better weather
- better fashion
- cleaner
- lower cost of living
- less crime
- things more accessible
- better airport for trips to other cool places

And who knows...if I don't fall in love with Summerlin than I've already done the legwork to know that Austin could be a possible future destination years down the road.
Congrats! Glad you found an apartment at the Tivoli location. While it's not DTS, it's a fun spot nonetheless. I predict many great meals and drinks for you just a short walk away at https://www.alsolito.com/. Al Solito Posto is another Vegas suburb restaurant that everyone raves about. And imo, the Tivoli Eylsian is a better location than the Flamingo one in spite of being just a tad further away from DTS.

Glad someone mentioned the no bugs benefit since I forgot that one. I haven't had a mosquito bite in the 7 years I've lived here. I've heard great things about Austin but get the sense it's starting to feel the ill effects of growth and popularity. When you brought up some of the things you saw on the streets there, I was thinking to myself - "see that on the Strip, but not in Summerlin". I believe the best is yet to come for Summerlin. DTS is only about half developed, and the majority of the future housing in Summerlin is going to range from $1M-10M+. Lots of big $$$ flowing into the area. It's already the area of Las Vegas that gets its roads done first. They just repaved the roads in my neighborhood and they were Wisconsin "9's" before work began. I couldn't believe they were resurfacing roads that were in near pristine condition. We also had the freeway widened while the rest of the city is dealing with traffic jams and roads that drive like a rumble strip. There are clearly more than a few people carrying some heavy weight living in Summerlin.

When you're settled in, reach out and I'll join you in a celebratory beverage or two.

Thanks my man, you were a huge part in getting me here to check it out.

The 2 apartments closest to downtown Summerlin just didn't have a great vibe. Felt very old and quiet and not inspiring at all. And yes, the Tivoli location is SO MUCH BETTER than the Flamingo location. I asked the guy what's near the Flamingo location and his response was "ah yeah man, we got a BW3's right across the street and a Target around the corner". Uhhhh ok. I walked into the Tivoli and just instantly had a good energy about it and felt connected to it in a weird way. Across the street from Tivoli location is the Tivoli Village with all kinds of great restaurants, bars, boutiques. That's where I felt like I was walking through Beverly Hills. Just so clean and upscale. Boca Park is just South which has a Whole Foods and other shopping. It's 7 mins from downtown Summerlin. 10 mins from Arts District and 20 mins from the strip. And right off the highway to get to all easily.

Drinks are for sure in the future, on me! Looking like I'll be here for good around October 15th. thanks again
Tivoli is great.
 

Zow

Footballguy
Vegas is definitely more than just casinos/gambling. Aside from all the awesome entertainment options along with the great variety of restaurants, the outdoor attractions/parks/hikes/etc are amazing. I always laugh when I hear people say 2 or 3 days is the max time you want to spend in Vegas. Sure, maybe if you’re solely drinking and gambling your money away.

I'm sure that's all true but as a tourist, I'm not flying into Vegas for hikes and outdoor activities especially in that desert heat. Can think of hundreds of other more desirable locations for that type of thing.
It’s not the OP’s niche, but Vegas arguably offers the greatest variety of world class climbing close to a city in the US. People hike and cycle there, too, though I agree there are better places for those activities.

I don’t gamble or enjoy rubbing elbows with drunken tourists, but would consider moving to Summerlin for the outdoor recreation + dining and easy airport access.
Good golf, too. Paiute just up the highway.
 

FairWarning

Footballguy
Vegas is definitely more than just casinos/gambling. Aside from all the awesome entertainment options along with the great variety of restaurants, the outdoor attractions/parks/hikes/etc are amazing. I always laugh when I hear people say 2 or 3 days is the max time you want to spend in Vegas. Sure, maybe if you’re solely drinking and gambling your money away.

I'm sure that's all true but as a tourist, I'm not flying into Vegas for hikes and outdoor activities especially in that desert heat. Can think of hundreds of other more desirable locations for that type of thing.
It’s not the OP’s niche, but Vegas arguably offers the greatest variety of world class climbing close to a city in the US. People hike and cycle there, too, though I agree there are better places for those activities.

I don’t gamble or enjoy rubbing elbows with drunken tourists, but would consider moving to Summerlin for the outdoor recreation + dining and easy airport access.
The nice thing about Summerlin is they don’t get the drunken tourists like Vegas.
 

kevzilla

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I've lived in Austin since 1979. I haven't ruled out retiring in Vegas. At that point, it won't be skirt-chasing so much as walker-chasing, so I might wind up in Aliante up on the north side.
 

Soootch

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Hey chief you seem to have left out an important update. No rush, just want to make sure you didn’t forget. Take your time, write out all the details for us. Lots of married dudes here whose lives are essentially over would appreciate the vicarious distraction. Thanks buddy. Congrats on finding the new hunting grounds.
 
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