Sloan, Nevada

Where Is Sloan, Nevada Located?

Sloan, Nevada, homes for sale do not exist – YET. There are blocks of modular homes and a few stucco ones in the industrial area but that’s it. We have a home search but there are rarely any homes for sale in Sloan, Nevada.

The City of Sloan is located in Clark County, Nevada. You’ll find it 18 miles south of Downtown Las Vegas along Interstate 15. Sloan is about 4-5 miles outside of the Las Vegas Valley. This also means that Sloan is about 30 miles north of Primm and the Nevada/California Border. Nice location for Las Vegas Valley expansion!

What’s In Sloan, Nevada?

As a Southern Nevada city near Las Vegas, I am always amazed that Sloan isn’t more populated. It is a city close to Las Vegas and a city next to Henderson, Nevada.

The nearest grocery store is 5-6 miles. Sloan is 15 minutes to downtown Las Vegas! We live in Southwest Las Vegas and we are 20 minutes from Downtown.

The Sloan, NV countryside is currently miles and miles of rolling hills and picturesque vacant land. There is a freeway exit where there may be modular housing for sale and many commercial-type businesses.

In addition to having a lot of land, Sloan, NV is directly along I-15 for easy access. It’ll become a large city one day.  Southern Nevada City near Las Vegas rolling hills

Southern Nevada Cities Near Las Vegas

Sloan, Nevada is a Southern Nevada city near Las Vegas that is on the 5 year Las Vegas growth plan. It is so close to the Las Vegas Valley that it is the logical next expansion area.

Also being close to Henderson, you’re only minutes from Henderson West and the M Hotel and Casino. Southern Highlands is just on the other side of the mountain.

With Sloan located along the road to California, it will appeal to many relocating Californians. I predict that soon – in 2022 or 2023, a developer will bring in the needed infrastructure.

After that, all 16 national builders located in the Las Vegas Valley will be fighting for vacant land. We will see Sloan, Nevada become an extension of the Las Vegas Valley.

Will BLM Auction This Land?

In the late 1990s, there was a BLM land exchange made. The BLM accepted a dilapidated and deserted bowling alley in Ely, Nevada for 5 acres in the middle of the commercial area of Centennial Hills in Las Vegas.

The land was later valued at over $5 million and the bowling alley was never used. After that horrible decision, BLM land auctions began in Nevada.

I look at that picture of rolling hills and see future development and homes for sale in Sloan. However, I also see future nature and wildlife conservation areas somewhere else, for the residents of Southern Nevada to enjoy forever.

A portion of BLM land sales made in Nevada remains in Nevada. There are stipulations of use and time limits before any remaining monies get forfeited.

What I know is that the desert tortoises and desert wildlife in the area have some pretty nice homes. We are also surrounded by “forever protected lands.”

Businesses & Homes In Sloan, Nevada

Currently, Sloan is mostly industrial businesses mixed in with some housing. Cal-Portland Cement, aka Ready-Mix, is the largest employer in the area.

A few construction and trucking companies have yards there, in addition to a fertilizer company. Republic Services has two business yards.

Businesses and scattered housing lie on the west side of the freeway. There are rarely homes for sale in Sloan, and the majority of homes are modular or mobile.

If there are any for sale today, IDX Imagethey’ll be in the home search above and below this information.

Sloan’s existing commercial areas on the west side of I-15 still has a lot of land. Land and rental space prices are relatively low compared to rates charged in the Las Vegas Valley.

There are sometimes commercial lots for sale. Please call and check availability if commercial interests you.

Industrial Business and Mining In Sloan

With the land in the area being rich in limestone, numerous quarries have plants and offices in Sloan. Some construction and industrial businesses have migrated to Sloan for the affordability of staging and storage yards. When we look, there is no evidence of existing zoning.

We assume that when infrastructure arrives, the area with established businesses will remain the commercial and industrial areas of Sloan. Another exit down the freeway is where residential areas will start. If we are right, it starts a “ready-made” master plan by separating businesses and housing.

The amount of vacant land waiting to be developed is astounding. Potential room for housing is at least 15 miles south from Sloan on I-15 before Jean, Nevada. Then hills and desert extend west for miles.

Prediction: In 3 years, there will be at least one large Master-Planned Community full of homes for sale in Sloan. We will see…

Sloan’s US Army Reserve Headquarters

Sloan' Army headquarters all solar buildingMixed in with the commercial area of Sloan, you’ll find The US Army Reserves Center. It is sizable and is a great example of solar energy usage for our Southern Nevada cities.

They’ve positioned solar panels around the entire facility. Solar panels are incorporated into the buildings, on the ground, and on the parking shade structures.

Sloan Retail Businesses

You’ll only find a few retail establishments in Sloan. The largest is Camping World and there’s an RV Sales Center along the freeway. Also along the freeway, there’s a couple of gas stations.

Sloan is one of two exits used for the tourist attraction “Seven Magic Mountains.” Have you been there? That’s all I’ll say…

Future Growth Of The Las Vegas Valley

The Las Vegas Valley’s vacant land is going away quickly. Despite the increasing demand for affordable housing, it seems that the BLM isn’t in a hurry to release land.

Currently, to the west, Summerlin borders Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area, and they have fewer than 5000 acres left to develop.

The Northwest borders Mt. Charleston and the Spring Mountains in the Toiyabe National Forest. Sunrise Mountain development is stopped in the east because land becomes part of the Lake Mead Recreation Area.

Homes in Henderson side the Lake Mead Recreation Area and the Black Mountain Wilderness Area. Henderson West backs up to the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area.

Except for small patches of undeveloped land, only North Las Vegas, Nevada, has land to be developed. Beyond Sloan to the south is Jean, Goodsprings, and Sandy Valley. See our pages on those towns.

Officially, Sloan is a big part of the 5-year Las Vegas expansion plan. I estimate that much sooner than that, the miles and miles of picturesque vacant land pictured above will become a city.

Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area

The east side of I-15 at Sloan may remain undeveloped forever. Because it’s not obvious from I-15, few people know about that wilderness area. The east side is the North McCullough Wilderness.

The geological make-up of the North McCullough Wilderness is its volcanic composition. There are lava flows, ash falls and glassy zones clearly visible if you find them. Designated in 2002, the 14,763 acres of the North McCullough Wilderness is now part of the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area.

Sloan Canyon is a great place to hike, backpack, camp, or rock climb. Hunting is allowed with permits. It’s a great place for a picnic and exploring and possibly finding some petroglyphs. 4WD is recommended if you’re driving in.

Most of the land on both sides of I-15 is privately owned. Once Sloan is developed, you’ll see businesses popping up all along Las Vegas Blvd. right there. Maybe a Sloan Canyon Visitors Center?

Access To Sloan Canyon

Access to the petroglyphs from I-15 and Las Vegas Blvd. frontage road into the area is dirt. Surprisingly, in 2018 the first paved road was built going into the area. This paved road is not along I-15, it is in the Henderson Hills, which minimizes discovery and tourists.

Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area has a Visitor Station Board. Sloan Canyon visitors get to explore. The exact locations of most Petroglyphs are kept secret to avoid vandalism. Petroglyphs are limited to day use only. Some petroglyphs can be seen from the Petroglyph Canyon Trail. It’s a fairly easy 4-mile hike.

The trailhead can be found by taking Democracy Drive in Anthem (Henderson) all the way up to the conservation area and making a left onto Nawghaw Poa Road, where you will find the Visitor Station. Pets are not allowed on any of the trails.

Sloan Canyon

The Best Kept Secret In Vegas

Sloan Canyon Petroglyph site isn’t advertised. It’s such a secret that even residents are unaware of its existence. We lived here for over 20 years before learning about Sloan Canyon.

Including the North McCullough Wilderness Area, Sloan Canyon Natural Conservation Area consists of 48,000 acres. Some Petroglyphs are carbon-dated to more than 4000 years old.

There are many additional places in Nevada with Petroglyphs. Winnemucca Lake has one that is carbon-dated to be 48,000 years old.

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