SEARCH AREAS OF TOWN BELOWThere are many websites with opinions of the Las Vegas Valley and where the best and worst areas of town are. 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 these articles with a grain of salt. Since the Las Vegas Valley averages 250,000 +/- visitors to the Las Vegas Valley area each night, statistics tend to include the 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 LiveWhere 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, when we meet we can spend the first few hours on an Areas of Town Tour. On our tour, we will show you community features and amenities. There are 3 main cities that we sell homes in, however, there are 15 cities we sell 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 being in the middle, North Las Vegas is 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.
GROWTH DIRECTIONIf 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, the newest homes are the furthest away. In the Las Vegas Valley, the city grew in a circular motion 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 are they going to expand to?
The 10-20 Year Growth PlanAs we are hitting the natural boundaries, sections of land that were passed by 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! Currently, Sloan, on the west side of the freeway, is zoned and being used as industrial along with 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.
SEARCH HOMESWith 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 where you can click on the map narrowing it down by listings. If at any time you’d like to talk, have a consultation, see homes or have us do a search for you with your specific criteria, send us an email or give us a call at 702-750-7599.
Search Towns and Cities In Southern NevadaIn case you’re unsure of what area to live in, feel free to read our Info Pages with Home Searches connected to the links below. For every search on this site, you can SAVE FAVS to a private box and you can SAVE SEARCH so you’ll get an email with homes as new listings become available. Every search result on our site has two boxes in the Upper Right Corner of the results for revising search criteria and sorting results.
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