Searchlight is situated on the road in the middle of lots of places. It’s the halfway point between the Las Vegas Valley and Laughlin or Bullhead City, AZ. Halfway between the Las Vegas Valley and Lake Mojave. Searchlight is also the point between Mountain Pass off I-15 and Laughlin. Halfway between I-40 and Henderson off US 95.
The town is unincorporated and has an Elementary School that’s part of the Clark County School District. There is a public library that is part of the Las Vegas Clark County Library District so it’s fabulous due to e-books, audiobooks, and downloading entertainment apps.
Great weather! With an elevation higher than much of the surrounding desert areas, the summer days rarely hit 100 degrees and nights cool down quickly. During the winter it’s rare for temperatures to go below 32 degrees for a low.
The Economy In Searchlight
Being in the middle of quite a few destinations, truckers drop into town providing an extra source of income. A large solar power plant about halfway to Boulder City. Some of the plant’s workers choose to live in Searchlight because it’s in the country and is considerably less expensive than Boulder City or Henderson.
Besides the school and library, Searchlight has a McDonalds, 2 gas stations, 2 motels, and a Terrible’s Casino. In 2011, the Killian Gold Mine started producing again and due to better technology and mining methods, it’s producing many jobs.
Although it can be seasonal, outdoor recreation businesses are another source of business. There is a large dry lake bed that is quite popular for off-road vehicles between Boulder City and Searchlight.
The History of Searchlight
Searchlight keeps re-inventing itself. When gold was discovered in 1897 the town grew to be larger than Las Vegas at the time with over 1500 residents. In 1910 gold and other minerals were being mined until 1917 but the town hung on. The nail in the coffin was in 1927 when Highway 91 bypassed Searchlight dropping the town’s population to 50 people. The 1930s Searchlight was re-invented again with Brothels servicing the workers at Boulder Dam.
Housing In Searchlight
For the past 60 years, retirees, outdoor enthusiasts, and tourists have brought life to the community. There are currently 13 properties for sale. Feel free to take a look and if you’d like to see one, we’d be happy to show it to you. Call our office today for an appointment- 702-750-7599.
There is an eclectic mix of houses and mobile homes within the city proper of Searchlight. Scattered around the area there are homes on large plots of land. At Lake Mojave’s Cottonwood Cove there is a great community of mobile homes mainly used as vacation housing.
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