Las Vegas Cities

Most of the world is unaware that Las Vegas is made up of 3 cities. Before most people move here, they think that Las Vegas is one big city when the valley is actually Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson.

To make things more confusing, about one-half of Las Vegas is actually the City of Las Vegas, and the other half is unincorporated Las Vegas. Having lived in both the City of Las Vegas and unincorporated Las Vegas, I can say that there isn’t much of a difference on the surface.   3 Las Vegas Cities Valley Unincorporated Clark County

This information matters in politics and taxes- unincorporated Las Vegas is actually slighter cheaper. The fire and police departments are the same, and the parks are the same. Public schools and libraries are the same and so is the shopping. Zoning and building inspectors are different, but the laws are the same. Are you confused yet?

So you know, the Las Vegas Strip is county and Downtown is City. This is why when the Mayor of Las Vegas is on TV, she is usually downtown. McCarran International Airport is in Unincorporated Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Strip has resisted becoming City for over 75 years. Even though the tax difference is minimal, the tax difference for billions of dollars is not minimal.

Deciding Where To Live

view of town areas

Where do you want to live? Do you know? If you are unsure of which area of town is right for your family to live in, when we meet, we can spend the first few hours on an Areas of Town Tour. On our tour, we will show you community features and amenities. We sell homes in all of Southern Nevada but mostly in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson.  There are information pages with home searches for 16 cities in Southern Nevada listed below. Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson are where most people live in the Las Vegas Valley and Southern Nevada.

Compass Direction Locations

For compass points, picture Downtown Las Vegas being in the middle, North Las Vegas is in the north and Henderson in the south. Howard Hughes bought a large parcel of land in the west which is now called Summerlin and is the largest Master Planned Community in the United States. Beyond Summerlin is Red Rock Recreation Area and the road to Pahrump, Nellis Air Force Base, and Sunrise Mountain are to the East. Above the North West, part of the valley is Mount Charleston which has snow and pine trees. The South East is home to Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Boulder City.

This website and information are made available for you to explore by Kurt Grosse with Realty One Group. Kurt is a 25+ year Top-Producing Las Vegas Realtor. Before going his wife/partner in real estate be was Nevada Building Engineer (PE, CE). His goal with his buyers and sellers is to use his skills and knowledge to protect them. With how quickly homes are built in Southern Nevada, his skills are invaluable.

We Sell Las Vegas, Henderson, and North Las Vegas

Call or text us today with any questions or for an appointment to see some of these great homes- 702-750-7599

Southern Nevada Pages and Home Search

North Las Vegas   Las Vegas   Henderson

Boulder City   Pahrump    Mt. Charleston


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Southern Nevada Cities- Info with Searches

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Boulder City

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Mt. Charleston


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Sandy Valley



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North of Las Vegas

Indian Springs



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