Although Las Vegas, Nevada is recognized worldwide for its iconic, 4.2 mile stretch of South Las Vegas Boulevard, there's also quite a different side to this truly unique and livable city. Family-oriented, suburban communities, numerous scenic parks, highly-rated schools, cultural institutions like Smith Center for the Performing Arts along with a number of museums, all lie just beyond the vibrant energy and neon lights of the popular strip. Las Vegas has affordable, abundant, and diverse housing options. Add that to the city's low crime rate and excellent quality of education and you have a great place for families to live. Read more about Las Vegas real estate & lifestyle...
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Nearby, you'll find several state and national parks including Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Lake Mead, Spring Mountain Ranch State Park and Valley of Fire State Park - offering an abundance of recreational opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape.
The Las Vegas NV real estate market offers a wide variety of residential options to choose from. You'll find homes in exclusive gated communities; multi-million dollar luxury estate homes; luxury condos and townhomes; new construction homes; golf course community homes; single-family homes in affordable subdivisions; homes in active-adult communities, and more. Las Vegas offers a variety of residential communities located throughout the Valley including Henderson, North Las Vegas, Summerlin, Paradise, Enterprise, Sunrise Manor, Spring Valley, and Boulder City.
With a total area of 135.86 Sq. miles, "Las Vegas" is often used to describe areas beyond the official city limits—especially the areas on and near the Las Vegas Strip, which is actually located within the unincorporated communities of Paradise, Winchester, and Enterprise. Situated within the Mojave Desert basin, Las Vegas is surrounded by picturesque mountain ranges on all sides. Much of the landscape is rocky and arid and includes an assortment of scenic, desert fauna and flora. Typical of the Mojave Desert, Las Vegas has a hot desert climate with long, hot summers and short, mild to chilly winters. The city gets around 5 inches of rain per year and no snow. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is around 13. On average, Vegas boasts 294 sunny days per year.
Las Vegas' estimated population, of over 600,000, accounts for just the city proper. The Las Vegas metropolitan area has a population of over 2 million. The median age of Las Vegas residents is 36.8. 46.53% of Las Vegas residents are married, and 14.62% are divorced. The average household size is 2.77 people. 30.75% are married with children, and 21.33% of people have children but are single. There are approximately 700,000 people living in unincorporated areas governed by Clark County, and another 465,000 living in incorporated cities such as North Las Vegas, Henderson and Boulder City.
As the 5th most populous school district in the nation, Clark County School District (CCSD) provides primary and secondary public education in Las Vegas. Clark County School District Magnet and Career and Technical Academies (CTAs) offer learning opportunities related to various themes for interested students, who may apply to a Magnet or CTA programs, regardless of the region in which they reside. CCSD has consistently been recognized as one of the top magnet school districts in the country. There are also many private schools in Las Vegas to choose from. Click here for a comprehensive list of the best private schools. The College of Southern Nevada is the main higher education institution in Las Vegas. Other higher-learning institutions include the University of Nevada School of Medicine and Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. Institutions around the city include University of Nevada, Desert Research Institute, The International Academy of Design & Technology Las Vegas, and Touro University Nevada.
When it comes to art and culture, the city boasts an extensive and thriving Downtown Arts District, home to numerous galleries and events including the annual Las Vegas Film Festival. The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is situated downtown in Symphony Park, which hosts Broadway shows, orchestral, opera, ballet, choir, jazz, and dance performances. Las Vegas is also home to the Neon Museum, the Mob Museum, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, the DISCOVERY Children's Museum, and the Nevada State Museum, as well as the many art museums and galleries situated in hotels/casinos.
Las Vegas boasts a large parks system including 68 parks and maintains 123 playgrounds, 23 softball fields, 10 football fields, 44 soccer fields, 10 dog parks, 6 community centers, 4 senior centers, 109 skates parks, and 6 swimming pools. For golf enthusiasts, there are a number of world-class golf courses to choose from. Click here for a complete list of all golf courses in Las Vegas. Within 20 minutes of the city, residents can easily drive to the surrounding areas to enjoy incredible rock climbing and hiking and enjoy outstanding views at Red Rock National Conservation Area (located about 15 miles west of Las Vegas, the area is visited by more than two million people each year).
The leading industries that drive Las Vegas' economy are tourism, gaming, and conventions, which in turn feed the retail and restaurant industries. The major attractions in Las Vegas are the casinos and the hotels, which include the largest strip of land-based casinos in the world. The center of the gambling and entertainment industry is located on the Las Vegas Strip, which is actually located outside the city limits in the surrounding communities of Paradise and Winchester. Recent efforts have been made to diversify the economy of Las Vegas by attracting health-related, high-tech and other commercial industries.
The low-tax climate in Southern Nevada is one of the most-cited reasons to do business in Nevada. The state has no personal income tax, franchise tax, unitary tax, inventory tax, inheritance tax, or estate tax. The largest employers in Las Vegas include (order by # of employees) include MGM Resorts International, Clark County School District, Caesars Entertainment, Nellis & Creech AFB, Wynn Resorts, Stations Casinos, Las Vegas Sands Corporation, Clark County, Boyd Gaming Corporation, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Valley Health System, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Sunrise Health System, Blackstone Group, LP, American Casino & Entertainment Properties, University Medical Center, Southwest Airlines, City of Henderson, and the City of Las Vegas.
Hospitals in Las Vegas include Valley Hospital Medical Center, University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, North Vista Hospital, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, MountainView Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center, Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center, Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center, St. Rose Dominican, and Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center.
RTC Transit provides public bus transportation throughout Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and other areas of the valley. Interstates 15, 515, and US 95 lead out of the city in four directions. The nearest major airport is McCarran International Airport (LAS / KLAS), which offers international and domestic flights, and is located 12 miles from the center of the city.
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9506 West Flamingo Road, Suite 100
Las Vegas, Nevada 89147