Horse Property For Sale In Las Vegas or
Homes With Land In Las Vegas

Are you looking for horse property for sale in Las Vegas or a 1/2 Acre Ranch-style home for sale? If you’d like a house zoned for horses, or maybe a Horse Farm, then you’re on the right page. Las Vegas horse property for sale is just land, a house, and many options for land use.

Perhaps you want a home for sale with horse equipment or a house near horse riding trails? You are also on the right page. Remember you do not need to have a horse to live in our Las Vegas horse properties for sale. These 1/2 acre lots are fabulous to build a custom home on, or even a self-sustained compound.

There are Rural Neighborhood Preservation areas located all over Las Vegas. Las Vegas horse zoned properties will mostly be found in a Rural Neighborhood Preservation Area that allows both horses and livestock. These areas also have no sidewalks or invasive streetlights. Best of all, the area will stay rural.

Horse Properties Las Vegas

The Clark County Zoning Department changed the zoning classification from RE (Rural Estates) to RNP (Rural Neighborhood Preservation) in 2005. It took a few months, but soon the City of Las Vegas also adopted the new zoning classification. Seeing it as a good idea, the City of North Las Vegas and the City of Henderson also adopted the zoning change.

Las Vegas Horse property for sale Las Vegas zoningAn RNP Zoning map for Las Vegas started when the new zoning designation was first approved. Since then, sections of the valley could apply to join the Rural Neighborhood Preservation Zoning map – if they qualified.

After qualifying, RNP areas are exempt from an important zoning variance rule. That rule says that the zoning commission can approve zoning change requests within 2 levels of the current zoning designation.

Zoning meant that RE zoned rural land could be zoned down to high-density housing zoning or even office professional zoned properties. Subdivisions could no longer invade the rural sections of town.

Why Were Rural Neighborhood Preservation Areas Created?

Builders were buying up lots in all of these Rural Areas because they could apply to put 10 houses on an acre. Property did not have to be zoned for horses anymore and houses could be up to 3 stories tall. The zoning commissions didn’t want to approve these neighborhoods, but guidelines are guidelines. Bureaucracy takes time and many rural areas of Las Vegas and especially rural areas in North Las Vegas were not saved.

Building around custom homes on 1/2 acre lots wasn’t very common in the early 1990s. As land got scarce, builders became rather brutal. When a homeowner or two refused to sell to a builder doing land assemblage, the builder would design and build around them. This sometimes left a lone house in the middle of high-density housing, lowering the property value – a lot.

Rural Neighborhood Preservation areas were created for just this reason. The only variance the Las Vegas Zoning Department now allows to connect with any rural area is a “Buffer Zone.” A Buffer Zone is a group of homes between the rural neighborhoods and a busy street.

The density of a buffer zone community can be 4 houses per acre, and they must be ranch-style homes or one-story homes. Buffer zones are a great compromise that are a big win for preserving rural areas throughout the valley.

Homes For Sale Zoned For Horses

We made a list of what a Rural Neighborhood Preservation Area is below. Homes for sale in Las Vegas zoned for horses will mainly be in an RNP area. Link to our Horse Zoning Page to see the current Las Vegas Valley Rural Neighborhood Preservation area maps.

There are also links in our MLS homes for sale in Las Vegas boxes on this page. The bottom of the Homes ForSale links has links to formal city zoning documents.

Las Vegas homes for sale with horse property are a wonderful lifestyle. You can have a garden, pool, goats, Al Pacas, or even a cow as long as your lot is big enough. Even when you have a 1/2 acre lot in a master-planned community, it will not be zoned for horses.

Realtors can not advertise every 1/2 acre custom house for sale with horse property. Las Vegas, NV, has CCR’s that override horse zoning laws. In Clark County, if CCR’s say no horses or livestock, it is strictly enforced. If you do a home search and see a tract-looking house, look a little closer.

The picture below is a perfect example of a home in a Rural Neighborhood Preservation area. There is a back gate for RV parking, a well, no sidewalk in the front cul-de-sac, and no sidewalk along the back wall.

Please note that there is room for horses, and the homeowner chose to not have livestock. There are many houses like this where the owners chose to do something else with their land. The above picture is the front of the house.

Horse Property For Sale In Las Vegas Rural Preservation Neighborhoods

Rural Neighborhood Preservation Zones

The requirements for a property to be zoned RNP are:

  1. Populated by residents with common interests in more open-space lifestyles than experienced in urban neighborhoods;
  2. Custom-built homes;
  3. No mandatory Conditions, Covenants, and Restrictions (CC&Rs) or homeowners’ associations;
  4. Suitable for keeping and riding horses in a rural residential setting;
  5. Trail access to mountainous areas surrounding the city;
  6. Residential lots large enough to park boats, horse trailers, and other recreational vehicles behind the front setback line. Having enough rear-yard area to construct accessory buildings, stables, tack houses, and other horse-related outbuildings;
  7. Residential densities low enough to allow substantially more physical separation between neighboring dwellings than typically found in urbanized areas;
  8. Modified pavement sections and few public streetlights and sidewalks;
  9. Less light pollution from fewer residential nighttime activities and house lighting in general. 

Las Vegas is 1/2 County Land and 3 Cities

In case you don’t know, all of Las Vegas is in Clark County, NV. In the Las Vegas Valley, about 1/2 of the valley is unincorporated Clark County called Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Strip is in unincorporated Clark County.

The other half of the valley is 3 Cities—the City of Las Vegas, the City of Henderson, and the City of North Las Vegas. Every place in the valley is referenced as”Las Vegas” by non-residents, so residents mostly do the same.

It’s fairly common for one entity to decide on a zoning policy change, and it is also adopted if it’s to the benefit of the other 3 entities. That happened with Horse Zoning and Rural Neighborhood Preservation Areas. In 2005, as property started to appreciate, builders did a land grab and knew the loophole in the zoning laws.

A problem was becoming apparent, so the Clark County Zoning Department acted before the Vegas Valley cities, but they liked the change. If you are in an area with no CCR’s and have a minimum of 1/2 acre before the street gets paved, you can have horses or livestock.

North Las Vegas Henderson Rural Horse Zoning

What Does Horse Property Mean In Real Estate?

Las Vegas horse property for sale is a broad term. In Las Vegas, horse property for sale can mean a horse farm with a barn, arena, stalls, and a house. In Las Vegas, horse property can also be a house with a dirt yard and no out-buildings.

The general rule is horses are allowed “on 1/2 acre or more” lots, but there are exceptions. A great example is “grandfathered” properties. There may or may not be any horse facilities on any of these houses for sale in Las Vegas zoned for horses.

If you want a house with land for any reason, you’re in the right place.

I searched for real estate listed as a horse farm or a home on approx 1/2 acre and designated horse properties for sale in Las Vegas today. In all of Clark County in Southern Nevada, there were 88 homes for sale marked as “Horse Property.” Prices started at over $500,000.

Keep in mind, these are homes marked as “Horse Property” by a Realtor. Mistakes are made in the MLS. Some Realtors don’t know to ask pertinent questions about the house deemed as horse property for sale. This category is tricky.

Horse Property For Sale With Stalls

When we have a horse property home client, we search horse properties for sale for them. If you are looking for Horse Property for sale in Las Vegas with or without equipment, let us find it for you. For accuracy, we go through each listing and use the zoning map to find properties for you.

If you are in a Rural Neighborhood Preservation area, all properties can have horses and/or livestock. They can have trailers, junk, dead cars, or 5 dogs in their yard. Check City and County links in the boxes to verify the exact quantity of “Large Animals” per square foot.

When RNP zoning came about, neighborhoods had to apply for acceptance. Years later, more apply each year. There are many custom home neighborhoods where the owners can have “horses” but choose to use the land for garages, sports courts, or even storage. Why do you want all this land?

Horse Property With A Runway and a Jet For Sale In Las Vegas

In 2021, Wayne Newton’s former home, “Shenandoah,” was for sale. The Wayne Newton Ranch for sale was plastered all over the web, and it sold. At one point, Shenandoah was a working horse farm with over 100 horses and a horse hospital. The horse farm is still intact and includes the hospital and water exercise pool. The asking price? Under $25 million. This estate included his gold private plane, hangar, and runway in the heart of Las Vegas.

Want to view other fabulous horse farms in Las Vegas? There are some beautiful horse farms for sale in Henderson with city views or near the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. North Las Vegas ranches are for sale can be near the Sheep Mountains. There are many horse ranches for sale near Red Rock Conservation Area in Las Vegas.

Buying Land and Building A Custom Home

Some people choose to buy land and build a custom home with their own horse ranch or a self-sustaining compound. The options in the areas surrounding Las Vegas add additional choices. Pahrump has developments with private airfields.

In addition to single-family homes with land that happen to be zoned as horse property, and there are designated equestrian estates for sale. Several neighborhoods around the valley offer custom homes or land for sale to build your own custom home have ready-to-use equestrian options. Some neighborhoods have community horse facilities and equipment.

Mark Davis of the Raiders submitted plans for an estate on a 6-acre view lot. He chose an exclusive brand new guard-gated designated equestrian estate community. These estates are all about horses but also about wide-open secure space. Another community near the airport has smaller lots and community facilities and trails that we really like.

High-End Equestrian Estates For Sale

Because Federally protected lands surround Las Vegas and Henderson, horse property at the edge of these cities is in high demand. Where do you want to explore? Around Lake Mead, the Sloan Canyon Petroglyphs, in Red Rock, or do you want to explore hills, mines, or pine trees? Let us know, and we will start looking for you.

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Furthermore, the Northwest has miles of custom homes on 1/2 acre or more without sidewalks. As an added plus, the area connects to Lone Mountain. Additionally, near Mt. Charleston, there are horse properties at Kyle Canyon and on Mt. Charleston.

North Las Vegas has quite a few RNP areas. However, new home builders did a land grab before zoning changed. There are definitely fewer RNP areas than there should be. Sunrise Mountain has many parts in Rural Neighborhood Preservation areas.

East Las Vegas has some, Henderson has 5 areas. Many people have rural land without horse facilities. Let us know what you’re looking for, and we will find it for you.

Search properties below. You may want to check out our pages of homes for sale not on horse property. Here are searches separated by city with and without horse property homes for sale. They include areas of Henderson, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Clark County. All of Clark County has similar horse zoning guidelines.

More About Buffer Zones In Las Vegas

Twenty years ago, every area of town had sections of 1/2 acre or larger lots. Homeowners and builders would develop a 2.5-acre cul-de-sac with a street and 4 houses. This is still an option! However, zoning needed to be revised to minimize high-density home take-overs.

RNP areas are near horse trails and mountains. Of course, any zoning change needs adjustments. It made no sense to put horses with only a wall separating them from a busy 4-6 lane street. The commissioners recognized this for what it was and started allowing smaller lots around the perimeter of the RNP areas.

Changes included that buffer zones were around the perimeter and not in the middle. Homes had to be on a minimum of 10,000 foot lots and could only be one-story. Community access had to be from a busy street. The commission called these neighborhoods “Buffer Zones.”

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If you have these questions or some of your own horse zoning questions, we have answers. The answer to how many horses per 1/2 acre is not a black and white answer. It depends on setbacks, the size of the house and the front and back yards, square footage of outbuildings, the number of other pets,  and the type of animals you want. Our rule of thumb is 2 horses per 1/2 acre, but it can be 1 or 3. It can also be 2 horses and 2 goats.

What’s your situation? Give us a call, and let’s talk. If you are selling a home zoned for horses, we’d like to talk with you too. Homes on large lots zoned for horses are becoming rare. The horse ranch homes for sale in Las Vegas offer a fun lifestyle with a lot of versatility.

Growing Pains Of Horse Zoned Properties

Rural Neighborhood Preservation 1/2 acre lots

I like the end result of RNP areas. Along busy streets, walled neighborhoods hide the rural horse properties giving them additional seclusion. Also, 1/4 acre rural new homes are great if you don’t want livestock. We like most “buffer zone” communities that were built between large tracts of homes and the rural areas.

When googling “Horse Ranch For Sale Near Me,” know that there are many types of horse properties for sale in Las Vegas. What type of horse property are you looking for? Our searches cover everything in Clark County – but there’s more in the cities near Las Vegas.

As the city grows, commissioners have had to make hard choices, but this one has turned out to be a good decision- in my opinion. Let’s see if you agree. Call us today for an appointment to see some horse property homes for sale in Las Vegas, Henderson, or North Las Vegas. 702-750-7599.

This website and information are made available for you to explore by Kurt Grosse with Realty One Group. Kurt is a Las Vegas Top-Producing Realtor for over 25 years and is a former Nevada Building Engineer (PE, CE).

Kurt’s goal with his buyers and sellers is to use his skills and knowledge to protect them and their investments. With how quickly homes are built in Southern Nevada, his skills are invaluable.


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