Horse Property For Sale In North Las Vegas
Homes For Sale With Large Lots
Horse Property for sale in North Las Vegas is getting rare. Developers buy every piece of land released by BLM and build high density housing. There are houses built on 1/2 acre or larger lots until 2005 and some beyond that are still ideal for horses.
North Las Vegas horse property for sale is scattered all over the the city. It’s on both City of North Las Vegas land and on Clark County land. The biggest difference between City and County land for a homeowner is Clark County land has slightly cheaper taxes.
The outskirts of North Las Vegas are getting closer to the Sheep Mountains but are still a riding destination. There are sections of land in every direction of the Las Vegas Valley that allow horses.
In 2005, the zoning designation for Clark County was changed from RE – rural estates- to RNP – Rural Neighborhood Preservation areas. RNP zoning properties minimized the allowed building variances thus protecting the rural aspects of the area.
This county-wide zoning change continued to allow the sidewalks in these neighborhoods to remain dirt. Also included in the Rural Neighborhoods is the right to be without street lights. Every effort is being made to keep these rural pockets of land preserved and new pockets are often added.
Why Zoning Changed In North Las Vegas
Prior to the rural neighborhood preservation areas, horse property for sale in North Las Vegas was everywhere. With Rural Estate zoning, the planning commission has to consider zoning changes that went up or down two classifications. This meant that instead of 2 houses per acre, there could be 10 houses per acre with a variance.
Builders started doing land assemblages to build subdivisions. If a house or horse property was in the way, they would offer to buy it. If the seller wouldn’t sell, they built around it.
A lot of rural neighborhoods disappeared or were built around. Zoning didn’t like this so they revised the classification so they could change the rules.
There are still some neighborhoods with horse property for sale in North Las Vegas but it’s not the block after block of 1/2 acre properties that there used to be. Rural Neighborhood Preservation zones are saving the rural wild west that Southern Nevada is known for.
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Rural Neighborhood Preservation Zones
The requirements for a property to be zoned RNP are:
- Populated by residents with common interests in more open-space lifestyles than experienced in urban neighborhoods;
- Custom-built homes;
- No mandatory Conditions, Covenants, and Restrictions (CC&Rs) or homeowners’ associations;
- Suitable for keeping and riding horses in a rural residential setting;
- Trail access to mountainous areas surrounding the city;
- 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;
- Residential densities low enough to allow substantially more physical separation between neighboring dwellings than typically found in urbanized areas;
- Modified pavement sections and few public streetlights and sidewalks;
- Less light pollution from fewer residential nighttime activities and house lighting in general.
How Many Horses Can I Have?
Clark County allows 2 horses on a 1/2 acre lot. Henderson, Las Vegas, and N. Las Vegas all go along with the County horse zoning Rural Neighborhood Preservation areas.
Know that just because a property has 1/2 acre, it doesn’t mean you can have horses. You cannot have horses if the CCR’s say they are not allowed. We have sold many properties zoned for horses, so we usually know which neighborhoods allow horses and which don’t.
Search Horse Properties
I searched horse properties for sale in North Las Vegas today. In all of Las Vegas, Henderson, and North Las Vegas, there were almost 70 listings. A year ago there were over 100. They ranged from the mid-$400,000’s to over 6 Million. Every area of town has horse-zoned property and there are also some near the middle of town.
In addition to single family horse properties, there is an equestrian custom home neighborhood by the McCarran Airport. These estates are all about horses, with homeowners sharing the stable, arenas, and trails.
Areas around town have large and small pockets zoned for horses. North Las Vegas has quite a few areas zoned for horses, even though builders are trying to assemble as much land as possible. 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.
Near Mt. Charleston, there are horse properties at Kyle Canyon and on Mt. Charleston. North Las Vegas has quite a bit of land, still with room to roam, Sunrise Mountain has many parts in Rural Neighborhood Preservation areas, East Las Vegas has some, Henderson has 5 areas. Many people have 1/2 acre lots without horse facilities. Let us know what you’re looking for, and we will find it for you.
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Search for horse properties below. The top right corner of any results page on this site has a REVISE SEARCH and a SORT button so you can filter results or change the search. You can also SAVE FAVS to a private box on the site.
When you save the search, you can get automated emails when new listings with your criteria become available. You may want to check out the search results below that we’ve put together in every area of town to compare properties.
Clark County Buffer Zones
20 years ago, every area of town had an area of 1/2 acre or larger lots. There were designated rural areas with no sidewalks and horse trails. The last 20 years have seen builders buying larger ranches or assembling multiple parcels. DR Horton, Las Vegas, has been extremely successful in making “buffer zones.”
DR Horton will get zoning approval from the county or different cities to make one-story tract home communities. Their lots are only 10,000 sqft lots- under 1/4 acre. However, it is a compromise between rural estates and tract housing. Using the term “buffer zone” is a way to follow the rural conservation area policies.
With the rules changing as land becomes more valuable, I see fewer and fewer ranch-type horse properties when I drive down the street. This is because tract housing blocks the view from the road. Ranches are rather hidden behind these “buffer zones,” which I like. Let’s see if you agree.
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This website and information were made available for you to explore by Kurt Grosse with Realty One Group. Kurt is a Las Vegas Top-Producing Realtor since 1996 and a former Nevada Building Engineer, a PE, CE.
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