I'm not from Las Vegas but I did live there for three months. My dad lives out there and from what I understand, North Las Vegas is one of the shadier parts of town. That's where you find that most of the prostitutes are, gang violence, etc. When I lived there, the only time I went to North Las Vegas was to see the minor league baseball team, the 51s. It didn't look like the best area but I'm sure like every city, there are good neighborhoods and bad ones. Best of luck if you make the move!