Sandy Valley, Nevada
Sandy Valley is near the California State Line west of I-15. The slogan for Sandy Valley Ranch is “45 Miles and 100 Years from Las Vegas.” Sandy Valley was first populated in the 1800s as an original stop on the Old Spanish Trail for its California to New Mexico Run.
Originally known as Mesquite Valley, various mining companies changed the name when they moved in. It’s been known as Mesquite Valley, Sandy, Boss, Kingston, Lincoln City, Mandolin, Platina, and Ripley before finally becoming Sandy Valley.
Some people live off the grid and enjoy the wild west attitude of living exactly as they want. Others enjoy the wide-open spaces with ranching and farming. What’s great is that residents can enjoy the country, the privacy, as well as having the convenience to pop into the city if they want.
Sandy Valley can be anything you want it to be. The things I like best about Sandy Valley are the weather and the affordability. Outside employment is 20-45 minutes away in Las Vegas, Henderson, Jean, or Primm.
Population and Climate
The population was over 2100 people in 2010, and Sandy Valley continues to grow. There are under 1000 housing structures, and 25% of the residents are under 18. The elevation is approx. 2265 feet. It is only 10 miles to a 4311 ft. elevation peak, but just 50 miles away there’s a mountain with an elevation of 11,837 feet. It’s not just flat desert land!
The climate is wonderful if you like dry air with blue skies, under 6 inches of rain annually and only snow flurries, Sandy Valley seems to not be too hot or too cold. From June to September the average high is over 90 degrees but the hottest average summer day is July 13 with an average high of 92 degrees, with an average low of 75 degrees. The coldest day of the year is December 25, with an average high temperature of 54 degrees and the average low is 35 degrees.
Downtown Sandy Valley
There is no actual “Main Street” however the area is small enough that one tour of town lets you know where everything is. Businesses in the valley include the Sandy Valley General Store and Deli, which still has a hitching post out front.
There’s also a neighborhood bar, several churches, a café, the library, post office, and a shooting club.
The neighboring city of Goodsprings shares the Principal of the school with Sandy Valley. The local school is part of the Clark County School District and grades K-12 are all in the same complex. Being off the beaten path, it’s not unusual to see kids arrive at school on their ATV’s. The school has grown so much that there are now modular classrooms surrounding the main building.
Down the road is the senior citizen center, the community center, and a park. The park has shaded tables between a great jungle gym area and a baseball field. They are all together in the same area as the local volunteer fire department. The library is part of the Las Vegas Clark County Library District. The LVCCLD is an exceptional resource and Sandy Valley enjoys the same books and media like every other Clark County library.
Sandy Valley is the home to Sky Ranch Airport and also has a Bed and Breakfast Dude Ranch that hosts horse shows, and small Rodeo events. There’s even a motocross park for the kids and tourists just a few miles down the road.
Sod Farms are lovely green crop circles in the desert. Tourist recreation adventure companies use the valley for numerous activities and entertainment.
Sandy Valley Housing
There are usually 1-3 homes for sale in Sandy Valley. When you look at what’s for sale, make sure you check on the acreage and barns/horse equipment. All resale homes and vacant land for sale in Sandy Valley will be displayed below.
Realtors in Nevada are not licensed to sell trailers, only permanent structures like modular homes, and homes with foundations. Make sure you look online if you’re looking for an inexpensive trailer home.
Buying vacant land is another option. Many homes in the valley are manufactured homes. They’re located on 2-5 acre pieces of land that cost about $20,000 an acre and up. Drill a well, install a septic tank, and move the modular house onto the property. Some manufactured homes are amazing these days, so keep your possibilities open. Last month there was a $305,000 house that was a great example of land where a manufactured home and manufactured outbuildings moved in one day.
Building a home is a third option. We work closely with home builders and would be happy to assist you in investigating this option further. As a retired building engineer and a 25 year Realtor, I know more than most Realtors about building.
Information Provided By Kurt Grosse, Realtor, Ret. Engineer, The Protector. Kurt is a 24 year Southern Nevada Realtor with a past career as a Nevada P.E., C.E. Engineer. With how quickly homes are built in Southern Nevada, his services are invaluable. Call us today for a housing consultation – 702-750-7599.
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