Guide to real estate in Surrounding Areas – Las Vegas, Nevada
Pahrump, Boulder City, Sandy Valley, Mountain Springs, Mt. Charleston, Indian Springs, Cold Creek, Mesquite, Ely, Moapa, Glendale, Overton and Logandale.
Boulder City – No gambling and a slow growth policy make this historic city unique. It is located 23 miles southeast from the Las Vegas/Henderson area and as of 1997 had a population of just over 14,000. For more information, photos and a link to listings available for sale in Boulder City, click on above link.
Ely This community is located approximately 240 miles by car, north of Las Vegas. It is located in White Pine county. Many outdoor recreational opportunities are available. The New Great basin Nation Park is 60 miles to the southeast. Located at over 6,300 ft, Ely temperatures are very moderate in the summertime. Housing opportunities vary from older homes in the central Ely area to homes and land available on acreage outside to town. For additional information on Ely as well as to search properties for sale, use the above link.
Pahrump – Located 60 miles west of Las Vegas, Pahrump bills itself the fastest growing rural town in U.S.A. with a population of 33,000. Lots of homes on acreage with wells and septic. A great deal of conventional real estate development. Land is relatively inexpensive compared to Las Vegas. Note: Pahrump prices have been climbing as buyers are looking at this city as an option to the higher prices in Las Vegas. For additional information on Pahrump as well as to search properties for sale, use the above link.
Sandy Valley– Approx. 50 miles south and west from Las Vegas. Two states and four counties intersect in the Sandy Valley. If you live on the California side, you can live in either San Bernardino or Riverside counties. If you choose to live in Nevada you have your choice of Nye and Clark County. Not much in the way of services out here, just a mini-type market, post office, small pizza restaurant and a bar. Unique to Sandy Valley are two developments that cater to aircraft owners. They have their own landing strips, and residents can literally taxi their planes home. I saw several structures that were a combination aircraft hanger and home. Sandy Valley currently has 4,000 residents. High School age children have to bus into Las Vegas, however locals are working on a charter school. For additional information on Sandy Valley as well as to search properties for sale, use the above link.
Mesquite – Located 80 miles north of Las Vegas and 30 miles south of the Utah border. In 1985 Mesquite had a population of 1,270. Presently its population is 12,070 and its projected population is 38,450 by 2005. It is no longer a rural community. It presently has 5 casinos and 3 golf courses. Housing prices here are about the same as Las Vegas. It still has a small town feel to it. Even if you don’t live here it’s a nice weekend getaway from Las Vegas. You are 30 min. from southern Utah’s “color country”.
Moapa Valley – The valley is approximately 35 miles long and spans Interstate 15. It includes the communities of Moapa, Glendale, Overton and Logandale. It stretches 30 miles from the headwaters of the Muddy River to Lake Mead. Interstate 15 intersects this area 50 miles north of Las Vegas Nevada. This is a rural area with many homes on acreage. It is lower in elevation than Las Vegas and the summer temperatures are somewhat warmer. The Moapa Valley has experienced steady growth with a current population of approximately 7,500. Prices for homes and land have increased steadily but are still below the Las Vegas levels. Dwellings range from single wide trailers to some rather large “stick built” homes and horse ranches.
Mt. Charleston/Lee Canyon – This area provides a unique opportunity to live within an hour of Las Vegas and to live in an area surrounded by the Toiyabe National Forest. Real estate here ranges from cabins to large customs. These properties command premium prices due to their proximity(30 min. to the Las Vegas valley) to the city. This is a wonderful get-away if not residence. Snow in the winter and cool summer days. Click on link above for more information, maps, photos and home search
Indian Springs/Cold Creek – Indian Springs is adjacent to Interstate 95, 45 miles north of Las Vegas Nevada. It is a small community with a population just under 1200(per 1990 census). Drove through Indian Springs, almost exclusively mobile homes many appearing to be somewhat older. There are a few stick built homes and a few newer mobiles. The community has some services, a small casino, schools and small market. Close by is the Indian Springs Air Force base and well as a state penitentiary. The Cold Creek turnoff is exactly is exactly 30 miles north on I95 from the intersection of I95 and Lake Mead Dr. n Las Vegas. From the turnoff, the community of Cold Creek is 13 miles away. Beautiful area setting in the mountains in the scrub oak and just below the pine trees. All the homes are of conventional construction (no mobiles). There is no power up here. All homes have generators and or solar power. Phone service would be cellular. Prices here are substantially lower than the Mt. Charleston area.
Mt. Springs/Blue Diamond – Mt. Springs is a very small community that sets in the mountains, in the pass between Las Vegas and Pahrump. Very few homes and generally not too much real estate activity. Blue Diamond is just a few miles off Blue Diamond Rd. west of Las Vegas. This is a small self contained community with school, park and market. It sets in the foothills all by itself. Very nice if you like a basically small town environment and yet be close to Las Vegas (approx. 20 miles). Limited number of homes so at any given time not much is on the market. Given its uniqueness prices here are a little on the high side.
Laughlin – Located 90 miles south of Las Vegas on the Colorado River and adjacent to Bullhead City, Arizona. Presently its population is just over 7,000. residential development started in 1975 with approximately 1/2 of the homes built since 1990. It is will known as a gambling destination with several casinos along the river.