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Finding Your Home in Las Vegas
While many long-term residents are amazed by the development occurring in and around Las Vegas, there is no doubt the growth has provided opportunities for all. Young and growing families will find a wide range of family-friendly neighborhoods and master-planned communities; empty nesters will find maintenance-free high-rises and condominiums along with a great choice of golf communities. For young professionals, there are many urban and suburban options. It all depends on individual preferences and needs.


Despite the tumultuous U.S. economy, many Americans are still selecting Las Vegas as a great place to start a new life and establish roots. The quality of life is a major draw as well as the availability of affordable housing, which is attracting many buyers who are out-priced in other areas, including California. As a result, sales of local homes are very competitive.

In December 2011, the Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS® (GLVAR) reported that 58.7 percent of all single-family homes and 65.9 percent of all condos and townhouses sold within 60 days. As for the larger, or gross, number of listings on GLVAR’s Multiple Listing Service (MLS), GLVAR reported a total of 20,818 single-family homes listed for sale at the end of November. That’s down 3.1 percent from October and down 8 percent from a year before. These statistics account for all communities in the Las Vegas Valley and shows signs that although the housing market has not rebounded, it is holding steady and rising in certain segments.

You’ve chosen the right time to make your move to Southern Nevada, but where should you start your search for a new home? This section of the guide is designed to give you a snapshot of each area of the Las Vegas Valley and the major developments in the region. You’ll also find helpful maps to show you locations around the area.

In addition to the information in this section, you’ll be working with a real estate agent who will be your key resource throughout the home-buying process. In Las Vegas, GLVAR (
www.lasvegasrealtor.com) is ready to help you find the perfect home. You’ll also find additional information related to working with a REALTOR® in the “Why Work With a REALTOR®?” section of this guide. Other resources include asking your company’s relocation office for contacts as well as going online to research specific neighborhoods or master-planned communities. Las Vegas is also home to a number of age-restricted neighborhoods designed with the wants and needs of Las Vegas’ healthy active adult in mind.

MASTER-PLANNED COMMUNITIES
When working with your real estate agent, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the kinds of neighborhoods and lifestyles you and your family desire. Las Vegas is known for its successful master-planned communities, which are a great choice for families looking for a complete package of amenities, including schools, playgrounds, shopping centers and access to major freeways.

RURAL PROPERTIES
In addition to its master-planned communities, Southern Nevada is also home to rural and established neighborhoods that vary in size, price and amenities. Many older homes are situated on large lots and have mature trees and landscaping. Rural communities offer more personal freedoms, including specially zoned areas that allow people to board horses and raise animals.

THE LAS VEGAS AREA
For many who arrive here, the region is warm and welcoming. Thanks to the region’s “can do” culture, newcomers are able to launch a business or start on a new career path. The cost of living in the region is affordable, especially in health care, utilities and services. For those buying homes, price declines are outpacing national averages, and there are plenty of quality homes available. Add to this the low property taxes, especially compared to other neighboring states, and the absence of corporate, personal or gift taxes.

While Las Vegas is by far the most populated city in Clark County, four additional cities and unincorporated areas provide the county with a population of nearly 2 million, making Clark County the 15th largest county in the United States with nonstop growth for three decades. It was once estimated that 60,000 new residents move to Las Vegas every year. While that pace has slowed, the local economy continues to diversify by providing more opportunities for newcomers and residents alike. People continue to relocate here because of the region’s advantages, including low taxes and the efficient services provided by city and county governments. Learn more in this section about the region and its dynamic citizens.

ABOUT CLARK COUNTY
Having recently celebrated its centennial, Clark County is the nation’s 15th largest county and a wonderfully diverse place. In fact, more people live in urban Clark County than in any of Southern Nevada’s cities, including the city of Las Vegas. Geographically, this area of the unincorporated county includes the Las Vegas Strip and takes in McCarran International Airport; the Las Vegas Convention Center; the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and, of course, the neighborhoods where residents live, work and play.

Clark County also provides regional services for its residents, almost 40 million tourists a year and occupies an area (8,012 square miles), which is larger than the state of New Jersey. The Clark County government takes a leadership role in protecting the quality of its air through its Department of Air Quality & Environmental Management and its water through the Las Vegas Valley Water District, whose board comprises the seven members of the Clark County Commission. The county also operates McCarran International Airport and other airfields, Southern Nevada’s only public hospital (University Medical Center), social services, community planning and the court system. Furthermore, the county plays a key role in promoting tourism, transportation, public health and flood control.

The county provides town services for unincorporated townships, such as the gambling destination of Laughlin, and for rural treasures, such as Overton (home of the Lost City Museum), Goodsprings, Jean and Searchlight.

Clark County has been one of the fastest-growing areas in the country, with more than 5,000 people moving here each month in recent years. Three out of five people move into unincorporated Clark County, often because of economic opportunities.

Those residing south of this line receive traditional urban services from Clark County rather than from any of the county’s five cities: Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Boulder City and Mesquite. The services provided include functions normally associated with a city, such as public works, building inspections, fire protection and parks and recreation.

— CLARK COUNTY TAX RATES
In Clark County there are currently 108 tax districts. The tax rates for these districts are based on the amount of moneys budgeted for the necessary maintenance and improvements of their facilities and services. The tax moneys collected for the districts pay for schools, police and fire protection along with other services that taxpayers demand and desire from their local government. These tax rates vary depending on the type of services provided to an area.

One of the best reasons for living in Nevada is the tax climate. In Nevada, you will not find the following:
  • Corporate income tax
  • Personal income tax
  • Franchise tax on income
  • Inheritance or gift tax
  • Admissions tax
  • Sales tax on food
  • Chain store tax

— OTHER CLARK COUNTY FACTS
  • Clark County employs more than 12,000 people in 38 departments. It has a fiscal-year general-fund budget of $1.35 billion and a total budget of $6.2 billion. The county is known for its strong ending-fund balance, overall financial strength and an investment-quality credit rating. It retains the best bond ratings of any local government in the state with an “Aa3” in October 2011 from Moody’s Investors Service and an “AA” from Standard & Poor’s. The county has committed to policies supporting these high standards in the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights.
  • Clark County is the most populous of Nevada’s 17 counties with nearly 2 million residents and 70 percent of the state’s population.
  • Clark County, formed in 1909, is named for William Andrews Clark (1839–1925), who established the railroad that linked Los Angeles with Salt Lake City. Las Vegas was founded in 1905 after Clark’s railroad, which made stops here, purchased land for a town site and sold lots by auction to create downtown Las Vegas.
  • Clark County’s mission statement is as follows: “To provide responsible, progressive, and results-oriented government that is responsive, accessible, and accountable to our citizens, ensuring their right to cost-effective and open government.”

— CLARK COUNTY’S FIVE CITIES
Boulder City
Population:
15,0232
Boulder City (www.bcnv.org) is known as a clean, green oasis in the desert. Located approximately 20 miles from the glitter and excitement of Las Vegas and just a few miles from the grandeur of Hoover Dam, Boulder City offers a quiet, relaxed living environment. With a population of slightly more than 15,000 people, Boulder City residents enjoy a quaint small-town atmosphere, historic charm and an excellent quality of life with a low crime rate and high-quality police and fire services.

Boulder City takes pride in its quality recreational facilities, such as Bootleg Canyon, one of the world’s Epic Trails, Boulder City Golf Course, Boulder Creek Golf Club, a year-round swimming pool and racquetball complex, tennis courts and hiking trails that provide residents and visitors with a wide range of experiences.

Boulder City initially was created to house the workers who built Hoover Dam and, as such, was a significant and integral part of the successful completion of the Boulder Canyon Project. Constructed in 1931 in the midst of the Great Depression, Boulder City was conceived by the federal government as an ideal town or a “model” city to which the American people could look for hope of a better future.

Today, Boulder City continues to provide the extraordinary service, unyielding commitment and an inviting and family-oriented atmosphere that its founders (fondly referred to today as the 31ers), envisioned more than 80 years ago.

Henderson
Population:
257,729
Henderson is the second largest city in Nevada and often referred to as the “little sister” of Las Vegas. Here you’ll find communities, such as Green Valley, Silverado Ranch, Anthem, Lake Las Vegas, Seven Hills and MacDonald Highlands.

Known as a community of small-town values with big-city efficiencies, the city of Henderson (www.cityofhenderson.com) is the largest full-service city in Nevada providing residents with all of the essential services—ambulance, fire suppression, police, sewer and water. It is seven miles southeast of the famous Las Vegas Strip and minutes away from the McCarran International Airport. Major highways serving Henderson include I-15, US 95, US 93 and Highway 146. I-15 provides immediate east-west access from California to the East Coast via I-80, I-70 and I-40 as well as north-south access from Mexico to Canada.

Known throughout the nation for its premier master-planned communities, outstanding parks and recreation facilities, cultural arts programs and other amenities, Henderson offers an enhanced quality of life for those who choose to live, learn, work and play here.

Throughout its history, Henderson has distinguished itself for its unique innovations and progressive planning to provide citizens with some of the first, only, largest and most unique services and amenities in Nevada, including the following:
  • Lowest employee-to-resident ratio in the Las Vegas Valley, demonstrating government efficiency.
  • Only Veterans Memorial Wall in southern Nevada honoring the World War II–born heritage.
  • First to partner with developers to provide no-cost land for schools, parks and fire and police stations.

Las Vegas
Population:
583,756
Founded in 1905, Las Vegas (www.lasvegasnevada.gov) has become the entertainment capital of the world, offering the best in live entertainment, incredible food from award-winning chefs and unique shopping experiences. Thanks to the variety of top hotels in the city, residents and visitors can get a taste of New York, Paris, Venice, Egypt, Mandalay and other exotic locales without ever leaving the city limits.

Las Vegas’ kaleidoscope of diversity reveals itself in the city’s vast international and artistic festivals. The city’s vibrant character generates a full calendar of events and activities designed to celebrate the cultural differences of people around the globe. Las Vegans can shop the world without leaving their ZIP code and enjoy international perks in their very own backyard. Las Vegas truly is an international city with all the expected amenities.

Beyond the Strip, there are many rich cultural opportunities with access to natural beauty all around. The innate splendor of the desert provides a breathtaking backdrop for recreational outdoor activities. There is hiking in Red Rock Canyon, skiing and snowboarding at Mount Charleston and swimming in the biggest desert oasis, Lake Mead. The Grand Canyon, Valley of Fire, Zion National Park and Death Valley are all short day trips from the Strip.

While leisure and hospitality have driven the economy of Las Vegas for more than 60 years, there now is a diverse range of employers representing industries, such as trade, transportation and utilities, professional and business services, construction, government, education and health.

For more than 30 years, new residents have arrived in Las Vegas mainly to seek better opportunities through entrepreneurial endeavors or through major employers. The city’s “can do” culture welcomes newcomers while providing them with an established infrastructure and the tools to help them reach their goals.

North Las Vegas
Population:
216,961
North Las Vegas (www.cityofnorthlasvegas.com) is the third largest city in Clark County. It’s characterized by its access to recreational activities, including more than 30 city parks that can be enjoyed all year long. The communities include Aliante, Ardiente, Centennial Hills, Club Aliante, Echelon, Eldorado Highlands, Park Highlands and Sun City Aliante.

Located at the northern tip of the Las Vegas Valley, North Las Vegas is one of the country’s fastest growing cities. North Las Vegas is characterized by its friendly atmosphere, development opportunities, civic pride and responsive government. Located within the city is the Cheyenne Technology Corridor (CTC), an integrated, accessible and diversified technology district that offers advanced systems and infrastructure, state-of-the-art transportation and communication alternatives as well as a knowledgeable and experienced workforce. Through a public and private alliance among private development, new and expanding industry and the city of North Las Vegas, the CTC is diversifying the local economy through the pursuit of local, national and international business.

The 101.35-square-mile city is surrounded by majestic mountains, desert valleys and an underlying current of dynamic growth, living up to its motto of “your community of choice.” Sunshine is enjoyed 86 percent of the year with an average daily temperature of 78°F.

Mesquite
Population:
15,276
Mesquite (www.mesquitenv.com) is situated conveniently on I-15 an hour from the neon and glitz of Las Vegas and 36 miles from St. George, Utah. Mesquite has something to offer all ages. Recreation includes seven challenging golf courses, softball and baseball fields, tennis courts, soccer fields, nearby ATV trails, six casinos, nightly entertainment, luxurious spas, a senior center and a recreation center that boasts both indoor and outdoor pools as well as racquetball courts, basketball courts and an organized fitness programs.

Mesquite is a desert paradise with unsurpassed vistas of majestic mountains all around, more than 300 days of warm sunshine, no snow to shovel and gorgeous sunsets. A 650-acre regional park provides a variety of recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike, including a permanent home for the Long Drivers of America Championship.

The city has created a technology and commerce center that includes tenants, such as Do It Best Corp., a 550,000-square-foot hardware-distribution facility employing more than 65 people; Pride Contractors; and a separate Do It Best Lumber facility. Other tenants of the Mesquite Technology and Commerce Center include Ahern Rentals and Cashman Equipment Company.

— CLARK COUNTY RESIDENT DEMOGRAPHICS

Age                    %

Under 15...........30.8
15 to 24.............13.3
25 to 34.............15.1
35 to 44.............14.8
45 to 54.............13.6
55 to 64.............11.1
65 and over......11.3
Average age.....36.0
Median age.......35.5

Race                                                     %
White.....................................................60.9
Hispanic/Latino...................................29.1
Black/African American.....................10.5
Asian.....................................................8.7
American Indian/Alaska Native........0.7
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.....0.7
Other or more than one race.............5.1

Gender                        %
Male.............................50.3
Female........................49.7
Male/Female ratio.....1.02

Marital Status                       %
Never married.......................23.8
Married, spouse present.....37.0
Married, spouse absent.......1.8
Widowed.................................3.8
Divorced.................................10.2

Housing Unit Types       %
Single-Family Homes.....59.6
Condominiums................10.6
Townhouses.....................4.8
Plexes (3–4 units)............2.2
Mobile homes...................3.4
Apartments.......................19.3

2011 Home Sales Price
Median New Home...............$212,250
Median Resale Home..........$110,000

2009 New Home Sale Price     %
Under $200,000...........................37.4
$200,000–$299,999....................42.9
$300,000–$399,999....................12.7
$400,000–$499,999....................3.8
$500,000–$749,999....................2.0
$750,000 or more.........................1.0

Sources: Homebuilders Research Inc., 2010 Las Vegas Perspective, U.S. Census 2010

SOUTH/SOUTHEAST VALLEY
Henderson is the main city in the southeastern region and includes many well-established master-planned communities. It’s also home to St. Rose Dominican Hospitals’ Rose de Lima, San Martín and Siena campuses. There are 24 elementary schools, six middle schools, six high schools, three charter schools and 13 private schools in the Henderson area. Not far away is the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, historic Boulder City and the Hoover Dam. The southeast valley’s major community developments include the following.

— ANTHEM AND ANTHEM COUNTRY CLUB
The Anthem and Anthem Country Club master-planned Del Webb community is located in the south end of the city of Henderson, near the beautiful Black Mountain Range. The area boasts amazing views of the city and of the Las Vegas Strip. This Del Webb community is more than 4,700 acres. With a championship golf course and world-class amenities, this community is in a league of its own. With housing priced from the mid-$200,000s for resale homes in Sun City Anthem’s age-restricted neighborhood to the Anthem Country Club with homes ranging from $500,000 to more than $3 million, there is a home for every taste and need.

— GREEN VALLEY RANCH
Green Valley Ranch is a 1,310-acre master-planned community located in Henderson. The community comprises a carefully planned mix of land with 775 acres of residential neighborhoods and 310 acres for retail, office, medical facilities and a resort gaming hotel. More than 200 acres are reserved for community amenities, such as parks, schools, recreational centers, open-space areas, pedestrian and bike paths and houses of worship.

— LAKE LAS VEGAS
Lake Las Vegas is located in the city of Henderson in the far eastern part of the valley en route to Lake Mead. With its location in a private canyon and the 320-acre manmade lake, this is the center of elegance in the valley. Lake Las Vegas is the crown jewel of master-planned communities in the Las Vegas area. This is a unique development in which no expense has been spared to create a true Mediterranean feel in the middle of the desert. Prices in this opulent development range from the $100,000s for a luxury condo to more than $6 million for a custom lakeside home.

— LAKE MEAD ESTATES
Lake Mead Estates is a D.R. Horton new-home community featuring oversized home sites nestled behind a private gated entrance in the heart of Henderson. The neighborhood blends beautiful natural surroundings with innovative new luxuriously open four- or five-bedroom plans that are receptive to what people are looking for today and priced in the mid- to high $300,000s. The community is located in a great school district and is minutes from shopping and restaurants.

— MACDONALD HIGHLANDS
MacDonald Highlands is located in the southeast part of the Las Vegas Valley in the city of Henderson. Located on 1,200 acres, MacDonald Highlands will comprise 17 distinct neighborhoods when completed. MacDonald Highlands prospective residents can choose to have a home custom built or choose from semicustom homes from builders, such as Toll Brothers and Signature Homes (two of the most distinctive builders in the Southern Nevada area).

— SEVEN HILLS
Seven Hills is located in the foothills of the Black Mountains in the southern part of the valley. Seven Hills spans more than 1,200 acres with 3,000 homes divided into 25 distinctive neighborhoods. In particular, there are 300 luxury homes located in the Estates neighborhood.

— MACDONALD RANCH
MacDonald Ranch features the neighborhoods of upscale MacDonald Highlands and the 55-and-over community of Sun City MacDonald Ranch, both of which are master-planned communities with beautiful homes for sale. Roma Foothills consists of 144 home sites nestled in the hillsides at the base of the Black Mountains.

— TUSCANY
Tuscany is one of Henderson’s newest master-planned communities. Located near Lake Las Vegas, Tuscany real estate is tucked away near the hills that lead to Lake Mead. Residents and guests will be greeted at the community’s guarded entrance by a dramatic stone gate with cobblestone roads, huge Italian urns and lush landscape.

SOUTH/SOUTHWEST VALLEY
In Southwestern Las Vegas, you’ll find several major master-planned communities with attractive amenities, including schools, nearby shopping, green spaces, a hospital, recreational facilities and retail and dining offerings. Among the southwest valley’s major community developments, are the following.

— GLENBROOK ESTATES
An all-new collection of D.R. Horton homes, Glenbrook Estates is located in the southeastern part of the valley on Starr Boulevard, between Las Vegas Boulevard and Bermuda. These single-family four-bedroom, three-bathroom homes are priced starting from the high $200,000s. With five different floor plans ranging from 2,825 to 3,825 square feet, Glenbrook Estates has something for everyone. Quick move-ins are available.

— MOUNTAIN’S EDGE
Mountain’s Edge is one of the newest master-planned communities in the Las Vegas Valley. Developed by the Focus Group, one of the most respected developers in the area, Mountain’s Edge blends the character of the desert and the Old West with the luxuries of modern living. There are more than 3,500 acres dedicated to this community.

— RHODES RANCH
This master-planned golf community is located in the southwestern region of the valley just off of the I-215 freeway and includes eight subdivisions. From luxury golf-course homes to condos, Rhodes Ranch has housing options to fit every need.

— SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS
Southern Highlands is a master-planned community divided into two districts: The Estates and The Villages. The Estates is a gated community with custom-built homes settled on magnificent half-acre to two-acre lots nestled along the 220-acre Southern Highlands Private Golf Club. The Villages of Southern Highland have tree-lined streets, which lead to dozens of great family neighborhoods with condos and homes priced from the mid-$250,000s to more than $1 million.

NORTH/NORTHWEST VALLEY
The master-planned community of Summerlin is most associated with the northwestern section of Las Vegas. The area now has grown to include many more neighborhoods, providing a rich array of residential and retail choices. There are also condos, age-restricted communities and high-end custom homes. Neighborhoods located in the northwestern valley include the following.

— CENTENNIAL HILLS
Just a 10-minute drive north of Summerlin on the I-215 freeway (the beltway), Centennial Hills is one of the fastest growing areas in the Las Vegas Valley. With the beltway circling the area and the I-95 running through it, Centennial Hills is only 20 minutes from the northern end of the Strip and another 5–10 minutes from McCarran International Airport. In addition to the conveniences of the Strip, residents enjoy Centennial Hills because of the proximity to the outdoor lifestyle. At the northwestern edge of the desert, many community residents go four wheeling and off-roading. Plus, this area is only a half hour from the ski slopes at Mount Charleston.

— DESERT SHORES
Desert Shores is a master-planned community that revolves around its manmade lakes. Many of the Desert Shores homes are situated on the water or have a view of the water. With nearly 700 acres and 3,300 homes in Desert Shores, there is never a shortage of residents enjoying the lakes.

— EMERSON
Location is key in the new development of Emerson. In the beautiful Providence master-planned area in the northwestern valley, the innovative and luxurious new three-bedroom, and two-and-a-half-bath plans that are receptive to what people are looking for today. Near a great school district, the community features amenities the family can enjoy, including parks, recreation centers and community activities. Quick move-ins are available.

— PROVIDENCE
Providence is a master-planned community located just north of Centennial Hills in the northwestern part of the Las Vegas Valley. There are more than 7,000 homes and 30 distinct neighborhoods to choose from that include condos and luxury estate homes. Three new neighborhoods (Emery, Westcott and Claremont) in the Northern Terrace development have caught the attention of homebuyers for their attractive selection and reasonable prices for single-family homes.

— QUEENSRIDGE
Housing options in the Queensridge community include townhouses, single-family homes and custom home estates. Here you’ll find European-style architecture, greenbelts, neighborhood parks and beautifully landscaped drives and common areas. Community amenities include the 18-hole championship Badlands Golf Course and the Queensridge Clubhouse, which features fitness facilities, sports courts and swimming pools.

— SILVERSTONE RANCH
Silverstone Ranch Las Vegas is at the base of the Sheep Mountain range in the far northern part of the Las Vegas Valley. Silverstone Ranch is a master-planned community situated around the centerpiece of the Silverstone Golf Course. New residents have a range of choices, from townhouses to elegant estates. Recreational options include a six-acre family park, tennis courts, golfing, walking trails and picnic areas.

— SUN CITY SUMMERLIN
Covering more than 2,400 acres in the northwestern part of the Las Vegas Valley. Sun City Summerlin was the first development of its kind and is one of the more well-established active-adult communities in Las Vegas. The development comprises 7,779 homes, available in a wide variety of sizes and styles, with floor plans ranging from less than 1,100 square feet to more than 3,000 square feet.

— THE CANYONS AT SUMMERLIN
This upscale golf-course village provides housing ranging from multifamily luxury apartments and single-family homes to executive estates and custom mansions. Designed around the championship Tournament Players Club, residents enjoy spectacular views of the golf course and the adjacent Red Rock Canyon Natural Conservation Area. Neighborhoods located within The Canyons include Canyon Crest, Canyon Gate and Canyon Fairways.

— THE LAKES
The Lakes master-planned community was developed in the mid-1980s, which makes the landscaping in this unique community mature and lush. The Lakes neighborhood has more than 4,000 homes from townhouses to luxury estates. The fabulous location makes shopping, dining and the Strip just a short drive away.

— TOURNAMENT PLAYERS CLUB (TPC) AT SUMMERLIN
The Tournament Players Club (TPC) at Summerlin is a guard-gated golf-course community. Luxury housing options include condos, and townhouses, single-family and custom estate homes. Several communities within the TPC feature oversized lots and golf course frontage. Average homes are in the multimillion-dollar price range.

NORTH/NORTHEAST LAS VEGAS
This area provides a mix of different types of housing. From affordable mobile homes and houses to high-end mansions on the mountainside, homebuyers can select from a wide range. Some of the best views of the Strip are seen from here. Nearby is Nellis Air Force Base along with access to employment. Here you’ll find the following neighborhoods.

— ALIANTE
Aliante is the one of the newest of the local master-planned communities in the Las Vegas Valley and is built on approximately 1,905 acres. Other builders in the community include KB Homes, Pulte, D.R. Horton and Pardee. Residents have access to amenities, such as an amphitheater, 18-hole municipal golf course, two traditional parks, linear parks, soccer and ball fields, picnic areas and a trail system.

— ELDORADO
The Eldorado development is located in the northern part of the valley in the city of North Las Vegas. The Eldorado community has a park-like setting with schools and parks within the development. Homes are priced from the mid-$200,000s through the mid-$500,000s.

— IRON MOUNTAIN RANCH
Iron Mountain Ranch is a master-planned community that offers smaller neighborhoods within its boundary. Parks and the backdrop of the Mount Charleston area are just two of the features of this fantastic community. Neighborhoods within Iron Mountain Ranch include The Mesa, The Prairie, Frontier and Sierra. Both single- and two-story designs are available, putting residents within close proximity to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Silverstone Golf Club and Aliante Golf Club.

ADJACENT COMMUNITIES

— LAUGHLIN
Laughlin, with a population of 7,323 people, is a port located on the Colorado River 94 miles south of Las Vegas at the three-corner region joining Nevada, California and Arizona. As a resort destination, Laughlin has many attractions, 10 resorts, casinos, hotels and golf courses. You’ll find single-family homes, condos and townhouses, apartments and mobile homes in the area.

— MOAPA VALLEY
Moapa Valley is a community located on the edge of Lake Mead National Park and the Valley of Fire State Park. It’s 60 miles from Las Vegas and home to the Clark County Fair and Rodeo in Logandale. Moapa Valley is home to the Valley of Fire and the Moapa River Indian Reservation.

— MOUNT CHARLESTON
Part of the Spring Mountain range and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Mount Charleston ranges from 3,000 to 12,000 feet in elevation. It is Nevada’s eighth-highest mountain peak and one of the Top 10 most topographically prominent peaks in the United States. Featuring trees, such as juniper, mountain mahogany, aspen and ponderosa pine, and animals, such as wild burros, songbirds, deer and desert tortoises, Mount Charleston feels a million miles away from the city yet is only 35 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

— PAHRUMP
Less than an hour’s drive north of Las Vegas, Pahrump serves as the eastern gateway to Death Valley National Park. Pahrump is a census-designated place in Nye County, Nevada, and is the largest settlement in the county. The town’s motto is “Heart of the New Old West.” In the Native American language of the Paiute, “pah” means water and “rimpi” means stone or rock, so it became Pahrump, which is the Paiute description for springs or flowing waters. One of the fastest growing communities in Nevada, it’s located 50 miles west of the southern end of Las Vegas and 60 miles east of Death Valley.

From urban to rural, the Las Vegas offers all kinds of living environments and amenities. With so many choices, you will find the community that is perfect for you and your family.
 
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