All About Las Vegas

Living in Las Vegas
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Living in Las Vegas - The Transportation
Living in Las Vegas - the DMV
Living in Las Vegas - What Time is It?
Best Buys
Best Family Restaurants
Best Seafood in Las Vegas - Fish N Chips
Best Barbecue in Las Vegas
Best Buffets
Things To Do in Las Vegas - Shopping
Best Cocktails in Las Vegas
Things to Do in Las Vegas - The Holidays
Things to do in Las Vegas for Free
Things to Do in Las Vegas - The Snow (Snow?)
Things to Do in Las Vegas - Mount Charleston
Things to Do in Las Vegas - Valley of Fire
Things to Do in Las Vegas - Golf
Things to Do in Las Vegas - Movie Theaters
Things to Do in Las Vegas - Day Trips
Things to Do in Las Vegas - The Strip
Las Vegas Allergies

Living in Las Vegas… With the STRIP as your Back Drop

Variously known as The Entertainment Capital of the World or Sin City to the majority of the world, for the nearly 600,000 denizens who live within the borders of Las Vegas, they just call the place home, and they wouldn’t have it any other way.

Las Vegas StripImagine living your life with the world famous Las Vegas Strip in front of you and the splendor of the Nevada desert as your daily backdrop.  Great jobs, never ending entertainment prospects, superior schools, a host of outdoor recreational opportunities, along with an outstanding health care system makes for good living in the Southern Nevada desert.  Let’s not forget to mention that the Las Vegas Real Estate Market is making a come back.

Shopping and Dining

As a rule, it’s not hard to spend money in Las Vegas, and if you are looking for a place to spend that hard earned cash you have a plethora of options available when it comes to finding great shopping ideas.  Beyond each casino in town featuring its own line of boutique shops and other amenities to their hotel guests, the town is well known for its malls, outlets stores, and forum shops.  The Crystals at City Center is the city’s premiere retail and dining district, and features more than a half a million square-feet of stores, shops, bars, and restaurants.  From the flagship stores of the world’s most exclusive brands like Louis Vuitton, Hermes, and Versace to name just a few, to local boutique shops that are found nowhere else in the world, you will have an unparalleled shopping experience in town.

If you’re feeling peckish when you are out on your rounds, there is no shortage of eateries from the casual to the fine dining to assuage that hunger.  Just a few of the world famous restaurants that this dessert city hosts includes: Lotus of Siam, Inspire News Café, Mon Ami Gabi, and Crush.  There are some definite benefits to living in a tourist Mecca, and ready availability to world renowned cuisine is certainly one of them.

Parks and Recreation

Well known for its indoor adult entertainment venues, which earned it the well deserved sobriquet of “Sin City,” the area is also world renowned for its outdoor activities as well.  Whether you are contemplating an afternoon mountain biking along the Valley of Fire, or if tubing down the Colorado River is more your thing, there is no shortage of destinations a short distance from Las Vegas to satisfy that outdoor desire.  If you can’t make it to the outskirts of town, the City of Las Vegas operates more than three dozen urban parks and a host of recreational centers and sports complexes.  Las Vegas is so much more than the sum of its casinos, and that is readily evident by the amount of time her citizens spend outdoors playing.

Living in Las Vegas

With a median home value of $208,528, the Las Vegas real estate market is some of the priciest in the Silver State, but certainly compares well with the median average in other parts of the nation.  Due to the tourist nature of the town, almost a fifth of workers are employed in the accommodations industry, while substantial number of workers are employed in the construction, healthcare, retail, and administration fields as well.  The city is populated with a young, single, and educated populace that is oftentimes just starting out in their careers, and so the area is a great place for young families to set down roots.

Schools, Transportation, and Healthcare

The education of the area’s youth is in the capable hands of the Clark County School District.  The largest school district in Nevada, the CCSD has more than 300,000 students enrolled in 370 schools within the district’s borders.  The district welcomes parental feedback and participation, and works to ensure that each child receives a quality education.

The city is well served by a comprehensive public transportation network that gets the people of Las Vegas from Point A to Point B.  The Las Vegas Regional Transport System operates upwards of 53 bus lines around town, as well as, special monorails and trams along the Las Vegas Strip.  Additionally, the city is served by the McCarran International Airport just five miles south of the downtown area.

If you are feeling poorly and in need of medical attention, Las Vegas has a host of hospitals, urgent care facilities, and general practitioners to get you through your tribulations.  As the major metropolitan center for hundreds of miles around, the city has had to become self-sufficient in the delivery of its health care, and the medical industry certainly stepped up to the plate to provide quality care for the community.

The Ballen Group is a top producing Las Vegas Real Estate team at Keller Williams Realty Las Vegas Summerlin. Owned by Lori Ballen and Richard Ballen, who are no strangers to business, The Ballen Group is much more than a real estate agent team. Each member is behaviorally suited for a particular position and thrives on specializing in one thing. They are not just great at what they do, they are the best at what they do.

NeighborhoodZip CodeMedian Sold (SF)
Aliante89084$305,514
Alta Mira89135$234,300
Anthem Homes For Sale89052$391,933
Anthem Country Club 89052$525,000
Ardiente89081$250,000
Arlington Ranch89178$252,500
Black Mountain Vistas 89102$280,000
Canyon Gate Country Club89117$765,000
Cadence89011$333,500
Calico Ridge89011$284,233
Canyon Gate89117$765,000
Centennial Hills 89081
89129
89131
89143
89149
89166
$295,000
Champion Village 89012$263,900
Coronado Ranch 89139$263,500
Desert Inn Country Club89109$115,000
Desert Shores 89128$315,000
Eldorado 89031
89084
$247,015
Elkhorn Ranch89149$167,000
Elkhorn Springs 89131
89149
$205,000
Foothills at MacDonald Ranch 89012$1,485,000
Green Valley Homes For Sale89012
89014
89052
89074
$289,500
Green Valley Ranch 89012$393,000
Green Valley South 89052
89084
$275,000
Highlands Ranch89141$312,000
Hillsboro Homes89074$600,000
Inspirada89044$377,750
Iron Mountain Ranch89131$425,000
Lake Las Vegas 89011$933,312
Las Vegas Country Club 89109$297,000
Legacy Golf Community 89074$170,000
Lone Mountain 89129$209,500
Lone Mountain West89129$329,000
Los Prados89130$234,000
Lynbrook 89130$250,000
MacDonald Highlands89012$1,072,000
MacDonald Ranch89012$238,000
Madeira Canyon89044$437,250
Mcneill 89102$385,000
Mesa Verde89032$142,500
Mira Villa 89144$194,000
Montecito89178$220,000
Mountains Edge 89178$250,000
Nevada Trails 89113$342,000
North Shores 89129$244,500
Painted Desert89149$291,495
Paradise Hills 89002$262,450
Peccole Ranch 89117$305,000
Providence 89166$267,450
Queensridge 89145$520,000
Rancho Las Palmas89123$187,000
Red Rock Country Club 89135$647,540
Rhodes Ranch 89148$324,950
Scotch 80’s 89102
89106
$270,000
Seven Hills 89052$430,000
Shadow Hills 89129$276,000
Siena 89135$441,000
Silver Springs 89074$310,000
Silverado Ranch 89123$247,500
Silverstone Ranch 89131$258,250
Solera 89044$238,000
South Shore 89128$280,000
South Valley Ranch89011$169,750
Southern Highlands 89141$314,750
Southern Terrace89148$380,000
Southfork Henderson 89052
89074
$397,500
Southwest Ranch89148$448,500
Spanish Hill89148$1,000,000
Spanish Oaks 89102$230,000
Spanish Trail 89113$770,000
Spring Mountain Ranch 89143$211,000
Spring Valley89147$231,500
Stallion Mountain 89122$210,500
Summerlin 89128
89134
89138
89144
89145
$300,000
Summerlin Hills89128
89134
89138
89144
89145
$568,250
Summerlin WestVarious$359,750
Sun City Aliante 89084$199,000
Sun City Anthem 89044
89052
$350,000
Sun City Macdonald Ranch89012$222,251
Sun City Summerlin 89134$300,000
Sunridge at Macdonald Ranch89052$222,251
The Bluffs89014$261,000
The Lakes 89117$266,000
The Ridges89135$2,200,000
Tierra De Las Palmas 89031$183,750
Town Center 89149$160,488
Tuscany89011$303,490
Whitney Ranch 89014$262,500
Woodcrest89108$156,500