16 Southern Nevada Cities

Southern NevadaSouthern Nevada has about 20 Cities and Towns located within 90 miles of Las Vegas that you might want to investigate.

Below we have links to 16 Southern Nevada Cities where we’ve written Information Pages and included Home Searches. Most of these cities have a grocery store. 

What they also have are a lot of wide-open spaces and often a cool, refreshing body of water. Every one of them is within an hour of a large city.

Especially if you aren’t driving into Las Vegas or Henderson to work every day, you might want to investigate these smaller further. However, know that many people choose to commute.

We sell homes in all of Southern Nevada so if you’d like to look at a property, just let us know.

Here are a few cities that I find especially interesting:

Pahrump– Keeps on growing and is less expensive than the Las Vegas Valley. Most everything life offers is in Pahrump but on a small-medium town scale. Driving 45 minutes to Las Vegas isn’t bad, even when you commute.

The best thing about Pahrump is that it now has a hospital and a college. Those wide-open spaces that BLM land offers adds to the country feel, and the weather is cooler than Vegas. 

Mt. Charleston is 20-30 minutes up or down the mountain from Las Vegas. At 7700 ft. elevation with breathtaking pine tree-covered mountains, the winter’s snow is complimented with NICE summers. The area has a great rustic feel and an abundance of opportunities for a variety of recreational activities.

Boulder City is 10 minutes southeast of Henderson, along-side Lake Mead. The weather is warmer than Las Vegas, and the air is cleaner.

There is no gambling in Boulder City, but creative marketing has turned downtown is a tourist attraction. With a building moratorium, Boulder City offers a lot and will not be growing quickly. 

Keep Your Eyes On Sloan

Sloan I find Sloan to be the most interesting town near Las Vegas. It’s about 7 minutes south of Las Vegas on I-15.

The thing about Sloan is that utilities are still pretty scarce at the moment. Because of this, BLM (Bureau of Land Management) isn’t auctioning off the miles and miles of beautiful desert on the road to California, yet. Soon…

Planning shows Sloan as a 10-year planned growth area, but I believe it will be much sooner. This is the desert land that I most want to buy!

Jean At the moment, everything commercial in Jean is owned by the Terrible’s Corporation. Located about 20 minutes south of Las Vegas on I-15, Jean is halfway between Las Vegas and Primm. Because Jean is on the road to California, there’s a lot of future growth coming to Jean.

Sandy Valley and Goodsprings are old mining towns. I wouldn’t call them ghost towns, but some of the houses have a lot of character. Both are small towns and still offer a lot because of their proximity to the Vegas Valley.

Mesquite Between The Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the Nevada, Arizona, and Utah state lines lies Mesquite. Mesquite has some great neighborhoods, and it’s only an hour from everything Las Vegas.

Being a weekend getaway for Vegas and having St. George and Zion National Park close by adds to the city’s growth demands. Actually, maybe it’s the 6 golf courses in town that influence people to relocate to Mesquite…

Lake Mead and Multiple Rivers

Overton / Logandale / Moapa Valley are the largest of 6 smaller towns in their region. They just north of where the Virgin River flows into Lake Mead. Since these towns are located near Lake Mead, the area is now a mecca for various great water sport recreation.

The Valley of Fire, ruins of underwater towns re-surfacing in the lake, and the  Clark County Fairgrounds attract many tourists. All in all, it’s still a small town, and tourists don’t detract from this being a great community. It sure is lovely out there! 

Laughlin is home for many people who want to experience that old-time Vegas feel. It has become a traveler’s short detour off I-40, a getaway/ vacation destination, and the entertainment mecca for Northern Arizona and Las Vegas.

Laughlin, also an Arizona River Town, is the major employer for the area, while across the river, Bullhead City has the main retail stores. If you want the tax benefits that Nevada offers, Laughlin is a great place to call home. Water sports, lovely neighborhoods, and spectacular river views also make this city a vacation home destination.

Searchlight is a mining town with active mines. Housing is made up of an eclectic collection of new and old houses mixed with modular homes. Searchlight is halfway between Henderson and Laughlin and is adjacent to the Lake Mead Recreation Area at Lake Mojave.

The Las Vegas Valley

Las Vegas, Henderson, and North Las Vegas are the Las Vegas Valley cities. The valley offers so much more than entertainment. In 2019, North Las Vegas sold the most homes because of affordability and JOBS. If you need information about all the areas of town in Las Vegas. See our Las Vegas Cities page.

With Las Vegas and Henderson having no large parcels of land left for developers to purchase, North Las Vegas will be a continuing wave of the future. Since 1/2 of North Las Vegas’ land is still undeveloped, the big builders have started the land grab…


Most of these cities are small. Pahrump, Mt. Charleston, Boulder City, and Laughlin are the largest. These cities are where you’ll find gated and guard-gated communities. Waterfront homes are possible. Compounds, mansions, and estates with airplane runways are another option. Luxury homes are available on horse property, large lots, and ranches. Mt. Charleston has some breath-taking view homes too.

Some new construction tract homes are being built in the larger Southern Nevada cities by national builders. We can also find you a piece of land and set you up with a smaller custom home builder in most cities. You may want to consider the option of buying land for a modular home in many of these places or purchase an existing lot with a modular home, well and septic system already there. Feel free to explore and ask us questions about what city sounds interesting to you.

Feel free and take a look at our info pages and home searches and if something jumps out at you, call us and let’s go see it. Direct office: 702-750-7599 

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