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The Las Vegas Valley Lifestyle
When you search Las Vegas homes for sale, what you want to consider is what you want your lifestyle to be. With such a diverse assortment of housing choices, make that your number one consideration. Homes come in all shapes and sizes and in Las Vegas, you can choose to live in view homes, golf course communities, retirement communities, horse zoned communities, and even waterfront homes with a boat. You can choose a brand new home built exactly how you want. There’s so much to choose from!
Lifestyle is the reason why over 5000 people a month (for 30 years) relocate to Las Vegas. Do you know anyone who lives here? Altogether, about 1/3 of the people that move to the Las Vegas Valley are from California. In addition to California, the next top states are Arizona, Texas, Illinois, and Florida. Why is Southern Nevada so popular? A great lifestyle is the most common reason. The city is exciting – it’s growing, new and fun.
Why do people move to Las Vegas?
With affordable housing, a lack of traffic, and Nevada’s generous tax structure, there’s no other state like Nevada. Because the Las Vegas Lifestyle is about fun, 30% of residents are Retirees.
Having a low cost of living, incredible tax benefits, and 300+ sunny days each year with only 4″ of rain, there are a lot of reasons to live here. Equally important is the inexpensive air travel fares, with friends and family flocking to visit- and residents can travel inexpensively.
Homes and Amenities
Many people in Las Vegas choose to live close to their place of employment or friends. All three cities in the valley, Las Vegas, Henderson, and North Las Vegas build brand new homes. The average age of a home for sale in Las Vegas is under 20 years old.
There are about 20 brand new home builders building homes in over 200 brand new home communities. You’ll find your ideal home in the right area with over 1000 different floor plans to choose from!
After selling their out-of-state homes, many people, when relocating, will pay cash for a fabulous home. Buying a newer home with desert landscaping equates to very little maintenance needed. On the other hand, there are still wide open spaces in rural areas of town that are zoned for horses.
The majority of houses in the valley are 25 years old or newer. As a result, most neighborhoods feature underground utilities, including high speed fiber optic internet. Furthermore, every builder now uses smart-home features and energy-efficient materials.
Businesses and Recreation
Stores, roads, and neighborhoods still feel new even though they’re not. Many of the country’s favorite chain stores and restaurants have numerous locations around the valley. We feel like Big City USA when it comes to commercial businesses.
Parks and Recreation Facilities – Youth programs, concerts in the park, parades, festivals, and cultural events are a large part of our lifestyle. Walking trails offer over 1000 miles of recreation as well. Parks for every sport and community centers for meetings, clubs, and activities are important to our city’s residents.
National rankings about parks have North Las Vegas as 60th in the country, and Las Vegas and Henderson are not on the chart. I can only conclude that they are not counting master-planned community amenities. With around 75-100 master-planned communities in the valley, we should be in the top 10. Each neighborhood has a small park, each community has a large park, and walking trails connect them. The City of Henderson is consistently ranked in the “Top 10 Safest Cities” in the country. The lifestyle is peaceful too.
Las Vegas And Sports
The last 5 years have exploded for Professional and Amateur Sports in the valley. UNLV Rebels have been around forever and are very popular. Their home base is the Thomas and Mack Center, and now football is played at Allegiant Stadium. More Las Vegas Pro and Semi-Pro events and teams fuel our winning spirit:
- WNBA Aces arrived in 2017 to play at Mandalay Bay Events Center. The ladies are keeping the Las Vegas winning attitude.
- Professional Sports organizations like to please worldwide audiences by holding Exhibitions and Special Event Games in Vegas.
- National Finals Rodeo is 10 days of boot-stomping fun every December.
- Golf is a large draw with over 50 courses in the Las Vegas area. The TPC Las Vegas course hosts the annual PGA Shriner’s Open.
- Las Vegas Motor Speedway features NASCAR, drag racing, sports car driving, dirt track, and more. There are events most weekends.
- The LV Lights soccer team plays downtown at Cashman field and is becoming more popular every year.
- The Aviators are the triple-A team for the Oakland A’s with a brand new 10,000 seat ballpark.
Home To Professional and Semi-Pro Teams
- Vegas Golden Knights (VGK) are an NHL expansion team. They took the city by storm, and the energy has not wavered. Loved by everyone, residents have been rewarded with the Vegas Golden Knights making the Stanley Cup Play-Offs every year.
- NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders In 2020 the Las Vegas Raiders became an integral part of our city. Watching the best arena and headquarters in the NFL being built generated excitement. Las Vegas has become an NFL destination city. Tourists enjoy Las Vegas entertainment and then Raiders Football – what a package! Opening day for fans inside the stadium with the Las Vegas Raiders is September 13th, 2021, with a Monday Night Football Celebration. 2021 is the year for the Las Vegas Raiders and Allegiant Stadium. #VegasStrong #AllegiantStadium #RN4L
- The Silver Knights were purchased in 2019 to be the AHL farm team for the Golden Knights. Previously affiliated with the Colorado Avalanche, their Henderson facilities are exciting. Plans for their versatile stadium in Henderson are to also host indoor football and lacrosse teams in the near future.
Lifestyle Advantages Of The Nearby Areas
Within an hour from anywhere in the valley are magnificent National and State Recreational Areas. Henderson is home to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. This is our personal beach and waterpark.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area has world-class rock climbing and many hiking trails. The visitor center teaches about the canyon before you venture onto the 30+ miles of spectacular trails in the area.
Another great place to explore just a few miles from town is the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area. This unpublicized hidden gem offers hiking, picnicing, and petroglyphs to discover.
They are intentionally not mapped, so finding one is always a surprise. Mt. Charleston, in the northwest part of town, has snow sports and forest recreation.
There’s Something For Everyone
We have worship facilities for every religion, plus clubs and Meet-Ups for every activity and hobby. There are parades, fairs, music festivals and plays in the park, and many more events year-round.
Clark County has one of the best library systems in the country. The Clark County School District is the main education provider in the valley. See school ratings and information under “Buyer Information” in our menu bar.
The Las Vegas Strip is only one street in a beautifully developed valley of 600 square miles. Besides employment, when you live in the Las Vegas Valley, the Strip is where you meet friends who are visiting or to attend our world-class entertainment. Birthday dinners will have you trying someplace different each year.
Downtown Las Vegas has a gaming section, plus it has become a revitalization area and a great place to live again. Another fun activity is visiting all the hotel pools. The best thing about Las Vegas is that there’s always something to do, 24/7, year-round, indoors and outside!
See our blog – 10 Reasons To Relocate To Las Vegas
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Homes For Sale In Las Vegas
Las Vegas Housing has something for everyone! With condominiums and townhouses ranging from college flats to luxury high-rise Strip condominiums, if you want a condo, we will find you one. Townhouses are being built all over the valley in new construction by most of the Las Vegas builders. The “Lock and Leave” lifestyle is popular.
Single story homes are for sale in retirement communities as resales in over 20 locations. Del Webb and other new home builders in Las Vegas currently build brand new homes in 7 communities. Quality medical facilities, hospitals and care facilities are in every area of town. Las Vegas knows how to treat retired people well!
When a master-planned community is in the planning stage, schools, libraries, parks, recreation, and government facilities are located first. Clark County school district has been opening about one school each month for the last 30 years. High-rated schools with great amenities are everywhere.
Las Vegas has houses, ranches, mansions, and compounds around the entire Las Vegas Valley. Las Vegas Strip view homes and golf course homes are available in all price ranges. Most tend to be in gated communities and guard gated communities for additional security. Did you know that Las Vegas has man-made lakes surrounded by waterfront homes? Put us on your team to locate your next home for you.
Smart Energy-Efficient Houses
New Construction Homes in the Las Vegas valley are currently being built in over 200 locations. We host 16 national builders in Las Vegas who offer over 1000 floorplans for you to choose from on our website. We know the inventory and the builders. Utilize our skills and knowledge to protect your investment.
Modern Las Vegas houses are built with “Smart” and “Green” features. Smart and Green home features are the biggest advantage to buying a brand new home are the low utility bills. Technology advances in building materials provide smart and energy-efficient homes, allowing many features to be, controlled on smartphones. Every new home builder includes or offers a smart home package.
While checking for resale homes to show you, we look for Energy Star, Certified Green Homes, and LEEDS buildings and homes first. We will find you the home you want, in the price range you want, and in the neighborhood of your choice.
Brand New Construction Homes
Did you know that brand new construction builders and resale home sellers pay for you to have free Buyer Representation? You will pay the same price for a home even when representing yourself.
As a 25+ year Las Vegas Realtor and a former Nevada Building Engineer (PE, CE), I use my skills and knowledge to protect you and your investment as part of my services. We provide Free Weekly Construction Monitoring as your home is being built. In resale homes, we look for flaws as you look at features. No home is built perfectly.
Interview me, Kurt Grosse with Realty One Group. I am an offensive and defensive coordinator combined. With new, green, and smart features in every home and how quickly homes are built in Las Vegas, my services are invaluable.
Call Us Today
We are here to help you find homes for sale in Las Vegas that fit your criteria for the perfect home. All areas of Las Vegas have different styles and are extremely different. Homes for sale in Henderson will have more homes for sale with a pool than homes for sale in North Las Vegas. Homes for sale in Las Vegas can be in a rural preservation neighborhood zoned for horses or in a beautiful and convenient master-planned community. We assume you have a hundred questions – ask us!
Where is the best area in Las Vegas to live? Answer that question yourself. If you want to learn about the Las Vegas Valley, let us show you the different areas of the Las Vegas Valley on our 2-3 hour tour. See homes that fill your qualifications and compare the cost of houses in the different areas of town. We want you to make an informed decision about any home you buy. Schedule your “Housing Tour” with us today.
With such diversity, there’s a home for you in Las Vegas. If you are considering a move to Las Vegas, call me and ask me all of the questions you have. Let’s open some doors and find out where in Las Vegas you want to live. My partner and I are here to provide you with information to make your decisions easier. Call us at 702-750-7599 or fill out the contact form below.
We are looking forward to working with you,
Terri and Kurt Grosse