Guide to real estate in
areas surrounding Las Vegas, Nevada
Pahrump, Boulder City, Sandy Valley, Mountain Springs, Mt. Charleston, Indian
Springs, Cold Creek, Mesquite, Ely, Moapa, Glendale, Overton and Logandale.
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.
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.
- 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
- 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.
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
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.
Indian Springs/Cold Creek homes for sale
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.
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