Areas of Town
There are many websites with opinions of the Las Vegas Valley and the best and worst areas of town. There are many lists where they rank Las Vegas as 1 city, not 3. Stats for Crime, Costs of Goods, and Accidents are skewed, so be sure to take those articles with a grain of salt.
Since the Las Vegas Valley averages 250,000 +/- visitors each night, statistics include tourist and tourist corridor crime and accident numbers. The problem is that those impactful numbers are only credited to the full-time population count without accounting for any tourists.
Keep this in mind when you see any articles quoting stats. The most impactful skewed statistics are in crime, car accidents vs. population. Also skewed is the cost of goods- empty trucks leaving town because of extra trucks carrying what tourists consume, and gasoline on the strip corridor is quite pricey compared to the suburbs.
Deciding Where To Live
Where do you want to live? Do you know? If you are unsure of which area of town is right for your family to live in, we can spend the first few hours on an Areas of Town Tour when we meet. On our tour, we will show you community features and amenities.
There are 3 main cities that we sell homes in; however, there are 16 cities we sell in in Southern Nevada. Link to info pages and searches below. Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson are where most people live in the Las Vegas Valley and Southern Nevada.
Compass Direction Locations
For compass points, picture Downtown Las Vegas is in the middle, North Las Vegas in the north, and Henderson in the south. Howard Hughes bought a large parcel of land in the west, which is now called Summerlin and is the largest Master Planned Community in the United States.
Beyond Summerlin is Red Rock Recreation Area and the road to Pahrump. Nellis Air Force Base and Sunrise Mountain are to the East. Above the North West, part of the valley is Mount Charleston, which has snow and pine trees. The South East is home to Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Boulder City.
Areas of Town Growth Directions
If you put a dot in the center of Most Downtowns, USA, that is where the first homes in that city were built. Growth happens in a circular motion moving out from Downtown, which means the oldest housing is in Downtown. Subsequently, the newest homes are the furthest away from downtown- currently.
Las Vegas grew in a circular motion in the Las Vegas Valley until it hit the mountains surrounding the valley. Except in North Las Vegas, the newest areas are near the mountains, and some areas are on and in the mountains. Currently, the mountains are BLM or Conservation Areas or National Recreation Areas, so where will they expand?
The 10-20 Year Growth Plan
As we are hitting the valley’s natural boundaries, therefore, sections of land that were passed over are being filled in. Let’s look at each direction:
- Between Henderson and Boulder City- The land that isn’t Henderson is Boulder City’s, and they have a building moratorium of 150 homes a year. As a result, growth there will be slow.
- Land Between Las Vegas and California State Line on I-15- For 25 years I’ve thought that it would be developed. It is finally in the 10-year plan! On the west side of the freeway, Sloan is zoned for and being used as industrial and a few homes. I’m guessing that a mile or 2 closer to California will be the first boom central outside of the valley. I say 5 years, but we will see…
- Hwy 160- the Road to Pahrump- Red Rock Conservation Area is 10-20 miles wide, so I’m guessing that people might rather live closer to Pahrump than in the middle of Vegas and Pahrump. Because it would be so remote, I think Pahrump will grow first.
- Hwy 95 North- It’s coming soon- 5-years is my opinion. Between Las Vegas and Kyle Canyon Road- the road to Mt. Charleston- there’s a lot of vacant land. After that, it’s the Piute Indian Reservation for maybe 10 miles.
- I-15 North- Where the growth stops on I-15, first it’s Nellis AFB land, and then it’s industrial. After the Industrial area is the Speedway. Then building can boom out there. That should be on the 10-20-year growth plans.
With so many sections of the Las Vegas Valley and Master Planned Communities– older and new- to choose from, we have combined some of the areas you to search for homes.
If you don’t see the name of a neighborhood you’re interested in, call us or email us, and we will tell you which area to search and answer most questions you might have. The menu has an Advanced Search feature with a map search. This search feature lets you narrow results by location.
If at any time you’d like to talk, have a consultation, or have questions, let us know. As full-service Realtors, we are also happy to set searches up for you and send you homes within your specifications. Please send us an email, give us a call at 702-750-7599 or fill the form out in the footer.
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