I live in Las Vegas. The housing market is horrible, so you may be able to find a rental house for a good deal. Check on Craigs List. The only problem is that many of these end up as foreclosures. Apartment prices are down. You'll want to look on the northwest, southwest or Green Valley areas. There are some pretty scary areas in town, so don't automatically go for the lowest price. There are some pretty good income-restricted apartment complexes, as well. Do a google search for the Las Vegas Apartment Guide.
I will say, the job market is not good. The public school system is terrible. They just cut school spending again to balance the budget. The county hospital is on the brink of foreclosure. Most of the state resources are gone or severely limited. Hundreds of people are applying for every one job that is listed. Things aren't great here, and we're looking at years to recover.
at 12:44 PM on Apr. 1, 2010