16 Southern Nevada Cities

Southern NevadaSouthern Nevada has about 20 Cities and small towns located within 90 miles of Las Vegas. The above map of Southern Nevada Cities shows the diverse areas and options you have.

Many are cities in Southern Nevada with all of the amenities. Most small towns in Nevada are only a 30 -60 minute drive to a city with a larger airport.

Below we have links to 16 Southern Nevada Cities that we’ve written Information Pages about. We’ve included multiple Home Searches on each page. 

Most of these towns or cities have a grocery store, and they all have a fabulous library as part of the Clark County Library System. The Clark County School District is the public education resource for Southern Nevada students. 

The best thing that some small towns in Southern Nevada have are a lot of wide-open spaces. Most have a cool, refreshing body of water. Most of these towns and cities in Southern Nevada are close enough for an “under an hour” commute to Las Vegas, Henderson, or North Las Vegas. These smaller towns in Southern Nevada are worth exploring further.

The Map of Southern Nevada

In the above map of Southern Nevada cities. Know that it is only 60 minutes from Las Vegas to Mesquite. Mesquite is at the Utah/Arizona and Nevada borders. Additionally, it’s only 90 minutes from Las Vegas to the tip of Nevada in Laughlin. 

The below Google Image map of Southern Nevada shows an aerial that keeps locations in perspective. There are quite a few small towns in Nevada near Las Vegas that will grow as people continue to relocate to Southern Nevada. 

We sell homes in all of Southern Nevada so if you’d like to look at a property, let us know.

Here are a few cities that I find especially interesting:

Pahrump– Keeps on growing and is less expensive than the Las Vegas Valley. Almost everything life offers is in Pahrump but on a small-medium town scale. Driving 45 minutes to Las Vegas isn’t bad, even when you commute.

The best thing about Pahrump is that it now has a hospital and a college. Growth and opportunities abound. Wide-open spaces that undeveloped BLM land offers, add to the country feel, and the weather is cooler than Vegas. 

Mt. Charleston is 20-30 minutes up or down the mountain from Las Vegas. Mt. Charleston’s 7700 ft. elevation with breathtaking pine tree-covered mountains, the winter’s snow is complimented with NICE summers. The area has a great rustic feel and an abundance of opportunities for a variety of recreational activities.

Boulder City is 10 minutes southeast of Henderson, alongside Lake Mead. The weather is warmer than in Las Vegas, and the air is cleaner. There is no gambling in Boulder City, but creative marketing has turned downtown is a tourist attraction.

With a building moratorium, Boulder City offers a lot and has remained small. For the first time in the 30 years that we’ve been in real estate, 2019 was the first time a new construction home builder built a tract of brand new homes in Boulder City. Read about them on the Boulder City page. 

Keep Your Eyes On Sloan

Sloan I find Sloan to be the most interesting small town near Las Vegas. It’s about 7 minutes south of Las Vegas on I-15.the next housing boom

The thing about Sloan is that there is currently no infrastructure to support a city – yet. Because of this, BLM (Bureau of Land Management) isn’t auctioning off the miles and miles of beautiful desert on the road to California. But, hopefully, it will be “Coming Soon…”

Planning shows Sloan as a 10-year planned growth area, but I believe it will be much sooner. This is the desert land that I most want to buy! 

Jean Definitely a small Southern Nevada town near Las Vegas. At the moment, everything commercial in Jean is owned by the Terrible’s Corporation. Located about 20 minutes south of Las Vegas on I-15, Jean is halfway between Las Vegas and Primm. Because Jean is on the road to California, there’s a lot of future growth coming to Jean.

Sandy Valley and Goodsprings are sandy valley aerialold mining towns. I wouldn’t call them ghost towns, but some of the houses have a lot of character. Both are small towns in Southern Nevada that offer a lot because of their proximity to the Las Vegas Valley. Excellent weather is why you should explore Sandy Valley. The reason to explore Goodsprings is location.

Retirement In Nevada

Mesquite Between The Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the Nevada, Arizona, and Utah state lines lies Mesquite. Mesquite has some great neighborhoods, and it’s only an hour from everything Las Vegas.

Known as a great weekend getaway for Las Vegas residents, Mesquite has great hotels and restaurants. Tourists mean employment. 

Mesquite offers Southern Nevada small-town living while still being close to Utah and large southern Nevada cities. Mesquite is a hub for surrounding communities and is home to a Wal-Mart and even a new car dealership. 

Indian Springs, NV – Indian Springs isn’t known for being a retirement destination yet. Indian Springs is located up Highway 95 between Las Vegas and Tonopah. Also in the same area is near Creech Air Force Base, the Nevada Test Site, High Desert State Prison, and Yucca Mountain. In 2020, Beazer Homes Las Vegas started building brand new homes there. Indian Springs has possibilities.

The Northern Arm of Lake Mead

Overton / Logandale / Moapa
 are the largest of 6 smaller towns in the region. They are located just north of where the Virgin River flows into Lake Mead. Since these towns are located near Lake Mead, the area was a mecca for various great water sport recreation. The drought has closed the marina.

The Valley of Fire, ruins of underwater towns re-surfacing in the lake, and the  Clark County Fairgrounds attract many tourists to the area. All in all, it’s still a small town, and tourists don’t detract from this being a great community to live in. It sure is lovely out there! 

Nevada Cities Along The Colorado River

Laughlin is home for many people Welcome to Laughlin Homeswho want to experience that old-time Vegas feel. It has become a traveler’s short detour off I-40, a getaway/ vacation destination, and an entertainment getaway for Northern Arizona and Las Vegas. Laughlin, an Arizona River town, is the major employer for the area.

Just across the river, Bullhead City has the main retail stores and medical. If you want the tax benefits that Nevada offers, Laughlin is a great place to call home. Water sports, lovely neighborhoods, and spectacular river views also make this city a vacation home destination.

Searchlight is a mining town with active mines. Housing is made up of an eclectic collection of new and old houses mixed with modular homes. Searchlight is a small town in Nevada with a good location. Besides being home to many mines, Searchlight is halfway between Henderson and Laughlin. It also is adjacent to the Lake Mead Recreation Area at Lake Mojave.

The Las Vegas Valley

Las Vegas, Henderson, and North Las Vegas are the Las Vegas Valley cities. The Las Vegas Valley offers so much more than entertainment. In 2019, las vegas valley areasNorth Las Vegas sold the most homes because of affordability and JOBS. If you need information about all the areas of town in Las Vegas, see our Las Vegas Cities page.

With Las Vegas and Henderson having no large parcels of vacant land left for developers to purchase, North Las Vegas will continue the wave of the Vegas Valley in the future. Since 1/2 of North Las Vegas’ land is still undeveloped, the big builders have started the land grab…

Housing in Southern Nevada Cities

Most of the cities on the below Google Earth map of Southern Nevada around Las Vegas are actually Nevada small towns. Pahrump, Mt. Charleston, Boulder City, and Laughlin are the largest cities outside the Las Vegas Vally area.

Even though these are small towns, many Southern Nevada cities also offer gated and guard-gated communities. Waterfront homes are possible. Compounds, mansions, and estates with airplane runways are other options. Luxury homes are available on horse property (large lots), and there are many ranches in Clark County. Mt. Charleston has some breath-taking view homes too.

Google Earth Las Vegas Valley and beyondBesides Las Vegas, Henderson, and North Las Vegas offering brand new homes by national builders, they also build in a few Southern Nevada smaller towns. In addition, new construction tract homes are also built in the smaller Southern Nevada cities by smaller established builders. Another option to consider is that we locate a parcel of vacant land and set you up with a smaller custom home builder in most cities.

Rural Vacant Land

You also may want to consider the option of buying land for a modular home. In most Southern Nevada cities, you’ll be able to purchase an existing lot with a modular home, well, and septic system already there. Feel free to explore homes on each city’s page link. Send us a message or call to ask any questions about what city sounds interesting to you.

Vacant land searches are a challenge with our program. If you’d like information about vacant land, send us a text or message and we will do a search for you.

We sell homes in Southern Nevada in all of these areas. Take a look at our info pages and explore the home searches. If something jumps out at you, call us, and let’s go see it. Direct office: 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 since 1996 and a Retired Building Engineer (P.E., C.E.). His goal with his buyers and sellers is to use his skills and knowledge to protect them in this ever-changing Las Vegas Real Estate Market. With how quickly homes are built in Southern Nevada, his skills are invaluable.


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Historic Nevada Cities

When you consult any map of Nevada cities, note the numerous State of Nevada Historic Sites. There are many Northern and Southern Nevada cities from the 1800’s mining boom in Nevada that are historic sites. Other areas are known for an eclectic number of features.

Boulder City has the Nevada State Railroad Museum – Boulder City. There are historic train cars and many exhibits to explore. There are hiking trails and train rides for under $10 per person. North Las Vegas has a fossil park where you need to hike.

North of Las Vegas and east of Moapa Valley is Area 51. Known for its secrecy surrounding aliens and their spaceships, Area 51 is popular, but you can not go in. The Little A’Le Inn in Alamo, NV, is where many Area 51 events are held, and of course, there is a museum and a couple of art galleries.

In east-central Nevada along the Utah border, you’ll find many outdoor adventures, such as visiting Great Basin National Park. Great Basin is known for its Bristlecone Pine trees and quartz rock mountains. Lehman Caves, Stokes Castle, and the Highland Wilderness Ridge are the most popular destinations. Also in the area near Ely, Nevada, is the best Railway Museum that I’ve ever been to, the Northern Railway Museum. Ely is the largest active mining city in Northern Nevada. old timer sitting by mining equipment

Gold Mines In Nevada

Going north out of Las Vegas on US-95, you pass Indian Springs, Beatty, and then Goldfield and Tonopah. Goldfield is a historic Nevada mining city that was as large as Virginia City in the 1800s. Now its historic old west mining ambiance attracts many visitors. Tonopah, an old gold mining town, is home to the Tonopah Historic Park. They’ve done an excellent job restoring and presenting mining relics, history, and buildings from the past.

Continuing up US-95 you pass through Hawthorne, NV. Hawthorne is home to the Hawthorne Army Depot that opened in 1930. The Army Depot covers 230 square miles, which includes over 400 ammunition bunkers. Additionally, just outside of Hawthorne is Walker Lake. Driving through the area is extremely interesting to me.

Northern Nevada Historic Sites

Between Lake Tahoe and Virginia City is Carson City, the Capitol of Nevada. Nevada Territory’s State Legislature held their first meeting in Carson City in 1861 to create a
Nevada Constitution. Effective October 31, 1864, Nevada became the 36th state in the United States of America. The Nevada Legislature is made up of 63 seats and meets every two years.

Up the hill from Reno and Carson City, Historic Virginia City awaits discovery. This entire area is a State of Nevada Historic Park. Piper’s Opera House is a highlight, as well as several mines that you can tour. Mines, mining relics, and slag piles are in numerous locations throughout the park.

Lake Tahoe is the most beautiful historic site in Nevada. Lake Tahoe is located on the border of California and Nevada. The Nevada tax benefits, gaming, and large hotels entice most residents to want to make their home on the Nevada side of the border. Numerous ski areas in the mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe offer breathtaking views of the lake while skiing.

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