Goodsprings, Nevada, The Wild Wild West
Goodsprings, Nevada homes for sale are rare. Goodsprings is a small unincorporated community in Southern Nevada between Las Vegas and the Nevada and California State Line. It rests in Clark County just west of Jean, Nevada. It’s about halfway between Las Vegas and the California State Line at Primm.
This wonderful desert jewel, conveniently located just off of I-15, was established in 1913. Named for Joseph Good, whose cattle frequented a spring nestled in the Spring Mountains’ southeastern foothills.
Goodsprings, NV was once the heart of one of the most productive mining districts in Clark County. Over the years, lead, silver, copper, zinc, and gold have all been mined from this area.
Close to Las Vegas
Many people consider Goodsprings, Nevada to be a ghost town that has recently come back to life. Goodsprings has 108 occupied residences and now has 2 places to eat besides the saloon. Pioneer Saloon is the town’s only tourist attraction because it is over 100 years old with some fun history.
Most residents of Goodsprings will tell you that they like living “off the beaten path.” Considering that the most residents in the last 100 years to live there at one time, were 800 people, some refer to Goodsprings as a ghost town.
Goodsprings, Nevada, homes for sale range from manufactured homes to luxury ranches. Retirement living in Goodsprings is a place where retirees can love the comfort of a ranch-style home with acres of land.
Great For Retirement and Privacy
The population of Goodsprings continues to grow. Our Nevada 2020 census listed Goodsprings with a population of 229. We think that the town of Goodsprings is a great small town outside Las Vegas.
There is a United States Post Office. The Goodsprings Schoolhouse shares a principal with Sandy Valley’s school. There is also the renowned Goodsprings General Store that’s listed on the National Registry of Historic Buildings.
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History of Goodsprings
The Pioneer Saloon has a bullet hole commemorated with a letter from the coroner’s office describing the event when it happened. There may be a ghost still hanging around from that shooting. I wonder if it’s a drunk ghost…
In 1942 Carole Lombard’s small plane crashed nearby on Mt. Potosi where she died. The local hotel and saloon were the search center’s operation post. They made a memorial for both Clark Gable and Carole Lombard.
Goodsprings is an old western type town close to a large city and still in the middle of nowhere. Is Goodsprings, Nevada, right for you?
Click the current property listings below to see what they offer. You may find the home of your dreams in this new-old west town.
Housing in Goodsprings
Homes for sale in Goodsprings can be described as eclectic. There’s an abandoned tiny house on one side of the road that might even be falling down, and the other side has a mobile home or a stucco wood-framed house.
The next place on the road is the cutest normal house, and next door to that is a lot with multiple older buildings. Then there is a new-looking place and a falling down shed. Interspersed are mining relics and rocks and trees and bushes.
The elementary school principal at the Goodsprings schoolhouse is shared with Sandy Valley. This led to families moving to the area from Sandy Valley. A few years back Sandy Valley opened a new middle school and high school combination in Sandy Valley.
Land can be a big draw, and living as you want is another. As part of the Clark County Library System, the library media and books are top-notch. Schools are small and personable.
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