Pahrump housing is very affordable with large lots compared to housing in the Las Vegas Valley. Unincorporated Pahrump 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 enjoying the big city amenities that Las Vegas offers. Many Pahrump residents commute to Las Vegas to work.
Schools in Pahrump 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 residents of the Las Vegas Valley 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
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 A 1979 Nye County law made it illegal to advertise in any language except English and has never been repealed.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
Summer days are different than the Las Vegas Valley with a July average temperature of 101.6 degrees. The nighttime cooling is a nice relief and gives the area an average July low of 67.3 degrees. 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
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 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.
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