Indian Springs, Nevada
Homes For Sale In Indian Springs
Indian Springs, NV homes for sale are older custom homes and resale homes built by Beazer homes since 2020. Mixed between houses there are modular homes and a mobile home park. The price per square foot is between $100-$200 a square foot, so the value is better than Las Vegas.
Beazer Homes’ Solaris subdivision is selling homes and expanding the area with some great floor plans. Investors have also discovered Indian Springs. Search available Indian Springs homes for sale below.
I used to describe the town as having a few homes with great value and lots of dirt in the middle of nowhere. The population was at 991 during the 2010 census and 881 in 2019 for the 2020 census numbers. The population went down 11.10%.
New businesses, homes and affordibility since 2020 is spurring growth. Many residents buying homes in Indian Springs work at the prison, Creech, or the Nevada Test Site.
October of 2020 saw Beazer Homes open the Solaris models and a Bob’s Big Boy Restaurant opened. The growth since then has been steady since.
Even though the town is small, there are usually a few homes for sale. In fact, Indian Springs has resale home available in Solaris at Indian Springs by Beazer Homes. If you’d like to invest in Indian Springs real estate, let’s go for a drive.
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High Desert State Prison And Creech AFB
Indian Springs is a small town about 45 miles north of downtown Las Vegas. High Desert State Prison calls Indian Springs home, and Creech Air Force Base is just north of there. Nevada Test Site and Yucca Mountain are north and the Piute Indian Reservation is south.
The prison is currently the largest correctional facility in the Nevada Department of Corrections, capable of housing over 4175 inmates at the prison. Because of its size and location, it continues to expand. It is one of the most technologically advanced prisons in the country. As a result, it is the reception center for all inmates in Southern Nevada.
The next closest facility to Indian Springs is Creech Air Force Base. Creech is known as the base that flies the drones. Most service members at Creech carpool from Las Vegas to work each day.
Further up the road, about 20 miles, is Mercury. Mercury is home to the entrance road to Yucca Mountain and the Nevada Test Site. Congress first approved Yucca Mountain in 1987.
First came testing, next came drilling the tunnels for waste storage. Lastly, if the Nuclear Regulatory Commission licenses the site to store waste there. Finally, the state realized that transportation to the site would be a problem. The battle continues.
Nevada Test Site
The test site, operated by the United States Department of Energy, covers over 1360 square miles of desert and mountains. The 40 years that the Test Site operated saw over 1000 nuclear tests. Most of the nuclear fallout blew north into Utah.
We sold a house to a family in 1999 who worked for the Department of Energy. His job was to try to figure out a way to stop radiation from the multitude of blasts from reaching the groundwater.
When further questioned, he said that radiation travels about 1 inch a year through the dirt. I am grateful that someone has that job even though it won’t become an issue for centuries.