"Cute Neighborhood, Near Park and Elementary School"
Las Vegas is such an "adult" town that if I were going to settle there, I would look for a modest neighborhood near an elementary school. Franklin Avenue and the surrounding streets fits the bill. This is a very nice, very comfortable middle class area, where you have a lot of family activity. I like the area of Franklin Avenue where it intersects S. Maryland Parkway, since there is a lovely little park sitting in the middle of of the Parkway where you can enjoy the green space. This street also has an elementary school (Park Elementary School) so there is easy access for the kids. There are a lot of kids in this neighborhood. They all seem to be polite and well behaved, so I got the impression parents instill family values here, even if this is Las Vegas. Overall, this is a fine street to live and play. You're close to most areas of the city, but would need transportation to get to major shopping areas.