In Pahrump, Nevada, housing is affordable with large lots compared to housing in the Las Vegas Valley. Unincorporated Pahrump, NV is a small city located in Nye County, about 45 minutes to an hour from Las Vegas, depending on where you’re coming from and going to.
Living in Pahrump is a great way to enjoy a smaller town living style while still accessing the big city amenities that Las Vegas offers. Many Pahrump residents commute to Las Vegas to work. Expansive growth has added to the small business opportunities and conveniences for residents.
Schools in Pahrump, Nevada, are part of the Nye County School District. Only 14.2% of homes had children under 18 in the 2000 census. The opening of Desert View Hospital in 2018 was a welcome addition to medical services in Pahrump.
There are Grocery stores, restaurants, 2 hotel/casinos, and 2 brothels in the downtown area. Visiting the two wineries in Pahrump can be a great day adventure for the Las Vegas Valley residents and tourists alike.
There are three small craft airports in Pahrump. Two are public airports, and the third is in Calvada Meadows, which is a private community. Residents can land their planes and taxi to a hanger on their property. With an association fee starting at $300, this may be a great choice if you commute.
Great Basin College
Pahrump High School classrooms are doing double duty by having Great Basin College classes held in them in the afternoons and evenings as a brand new 14,000 SQFT campus is built. Their busiest classes currently are in technology, and they have a 72 computer lab for students to use.
Interactive Video is commonly used in their 6 locations throughout the state. Live tutoring is offered in Math and English, and there’s always Skype Tutoring or E-mail. Great Basin College offers AA and BA Degree levels of instruction in Career and Technology education as well as many academic areas.
Interesting Facts About Pahrump, NV
In 1960, the only telephone in Pahrump was the one at the general store. In 1976, Highway 160 opened. It was the first road to go directly from Las Vegas to Pahrump. A 1979 Nye County law made it illegal to advertise in any language except English and has never been repealed. Fireworks are legal in Nye County, and so is prostitution. Yes, a brothel can open across the street from your home even though business licensing regulates that loophole that zoning doesn’t cover.
Nye County is one of 7 counties in Nevada with an active brothel. The brothels and their employees must register with the county sheriff and receive weekly testing and monthly medical checkups. Nevada has had legal brothels since the old mining days of the 1800s. The 1970 Nevada Legislative Session was when licensing and taxing Prostitution was made law.
Climate In The Pahrump Valley
The coldest month is January, with an average high of 57.4, and the average low temperature is 27 degrees. The average rainfall is 4.72 inches, with an average of 0.6 inches of snow a year.
Besides a public water system, many homes in Pahrump choose to have private wells dug on their property that provides their water. This makes ranching and farming a more desirable lifestyle. Adding in the weather with moderate temperatures and a minimal amount of weather below freezing, there are quite a few farms and ranches in the area. The growing season is quite long, helping to make the weekly Farmer’s Markets thrive.
Housing In Pahrump, Nevada
Housing in Pahrump- costs 20-30% less than the Vegas Valley, and homes are mostly built on a 1/2 -1 acre lot. Prices range from 139,900- under 1 million. One-story ranch-style houses are common, and homes with private wells are abundant. Housing in Pahrump is varied with farms or ranches with acreage, gated communities, apartments, and custom-built homes or modular housing on a 1/2 acre lot.
Pahrump is an up-and-coming market for new construction home builders. There are a few Las Vegas builders that are building tracts in Pahrump. The lower land prices give homebuyers an excellent value per square foot compared to the Las Vegas Valley.
In the past, brand new construction home builders in Pahrump were small general contractors and small local builders. These companies would have floorplans and possibly a model home for you to choose from. You would get to choose all the finishing touches, and they would build your home on their lot or yours. This method of custom home building is still available.
Since Las Vegas’ vacant land is filling in, making the distance between the cities closer, in the last 10 years, national home builders have taken notice of Pahrump, Nevada. There are now a few national builders building developments with homes closer together than the custom homes.
A great feature about these new developments is that they are usually gated and nicely landscaped. Living in custom homes means that your neighbors have no CCR’s to regulate how their property is used or maintained.
Builders and Realtors
Did you know that builders pay for you to have Buyer Representation from the Realtor of your choice in Nevada? Having a Realtor represent you does not affect the price you pay for your home. This is true with both tract and custom builders. You deserve the best Realtor possible who will protect your interests- I am unique- Call Me.
I am a 25+ year Southern Nevada Realtor who sells real estate in 16 Nevada cities. As a former building engineer (PE, CE) and a Top-Producing-Realtor, I’ll help you find a new home and share my experience and knowledge.
I protect you in every way I can. For every new construction client, I’ll monitor the construction of your home’s build every week. In resale homes, I point out negatives so you can focus on if a home fits your needs. As an additional form of protection, we provide you with the best New Construction Home Inspection or Resale Home Inspection in town. See our blogs about this.
This website and information are made available for you to explore by Kurt Grosse with Realty One Group. Kurt is a Las Vegas Top-Producing Realtor since 1996 and a Retired Building Engineer (P.E., C.E.). His goal with his buyers and sellers is to use his skills and knowledge to protect them in this ever-changing Las Vegas Real Estate Market. With how quickly homes are built in Southern Nevada, his skills are invaluable.
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