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Las Vegas

The City of Las Vegas is located in the southern point of Nevada surrounded by nine mountain ranges in the Mojave Desert. The City of Las Vegas started out as a refueling stop on the way to California in the early 1800s and then as military outposts. The City was incorporated in 1911 as a farming community offering land for $1.25 per acre.

The City of Las Vegas’s major economic industry is tourism with over 41-million reported visitors in 2014. The Las Vegas area has truly unique history and historical events that have reinvented Las Vegas several times. For a City that was once known as ‘Sin City’ it is now a major tourist attraction and family friendly community.

Truly a complex variety of housing types exist through the Las Vegas Valley. Development in Las Vegas has had an array of different housing districts and each unique in creation and renowned historic districts. Vegas has a low unemployment rate and is experiencing a building boom. A decrease in public land with low tax rate have residents relishing in their unique culture of entertainment, the finest of dining, and an incredible assortment shopping all within walking distance to most communities.

Las vegas DEMOGRAPHICS

Population

Median Age

35

Male Population

736,916

Female Population

727,041

Total Population

1,463,959

Occupational Employment

White Collar

47.6%

Blue Collar

52.4%

Number of Households

Total Households

541,835

Family Households

342,556

Non-family Households

199,279

Households With Children

185,606

Households Without Children

356,230

Average People Per Household

2.68

Marital Status

Never Married

351,727

Married

397,281

Separated

58,776

Widowed

25,384

Divorced

118,225

Education Statistics

No High School

71,186

Some High School

96,100

Some College

234,074

Associate Degree

67,253

Bachelor’s Degree

137,808

Graduate Degree

66,817

Household Income and Average Income

Median Income Under 25

39,745

Median Income 25-44

54,536

Median Income 45-64

66,834

Median Income Over 65

54,667

Average Household Income

80,334

Median Household Income

62,513

Average Household Net Worth

440,015

Median Home Sale Price

121,111

Sales Tax Rate

0

Average Household Total Expenditure

59,657

Averages Weather

Average High in January

57.53° F

Average Low in January

36.30° F

Average High in July

103.06° F

Average Low in July

77.00° F

Annual Precipitation

6.29 in.

Air Pollution Index

91

2015 U.S. Census Bureau

CURRENT Real estate market

The real estate market in the State of Nevada is rebounding and realtors are seeing a boom in property sales once again. Investors from around North America are investing in Nevada’s rental market, more first time homeowners are being approved and people who once lost their homes are now eligible again for mortgages.

Studies are finding that Americans top investment choice is property ownership and view the residential housing market as their retirement plan. More people are investing in property compared to investing in certificates of deposit, the stock market and even precious metals.

Source: "Survey Reveals Americans’ Top Investment Choice: Real Estate," Bankrate.com (July 2015)

Las Vegas Average Home Prices

Las Vegas Valley - Collective Property Costs

Market Area

Total

Properties

For

Sale

Recently Sold

Reduced

Foreclosures

Boulder City

6,164

198

195

92

2

Enterprise

719

133

22

42

1

Henderson

109,373

3,245

3,789

1,244

108

Las Vegas

494,540

13,930

16,282

4,755

547

Mountain Springs

856

151

26

46

2

North Las Vegas

71,360

1,877

2,344

585

105

Boulder City

6,164

198

195

92

2

Enterprise

719

133

22

42

1

Retrieved from: http://www.realtor.com/local/Nevada (August 2015)

Nevada taxes
The State of Nevada has no personal income tax. Each county, school district, municipality, and special taxing districts have the exclusive right to levy ad valorem taxes on real property and tangible personal property. Nevada’s tax burden percentage has consistently ranked among the nation's lowest, currently estimated at 7.5% of income (49th nationally), residents pay an estimated $3,311 per capita in taxes.

Property Tax
Clark County calculates the property taxes for the year based upon the assed value. Assessed value is computed by multiplying the taxable value by 35%, rounded to the nearest $1.00.

Filing for a Declaration of Homestead, will protect the equity in a property up to $550,000 from general creditor claims if your debt is under $550,000. A Declaration of Homestead protects your principal residence up to the statutory maximum.

Sales Tax
Sales tax is collected for the sale or rental of goods, not including foods or medicines. The sales tax rate for the State of Nevada is 6.85%, Clark County adds another 1.25%, for a total tax rate of 8.1%. The City does not collect sales tax.

TRAVELING AROUND

Roadways
The City of Las Vegas is crisscrossed and circled from several highways. The Beltway 215 loops around the city in a "C" pattern. Interstate 15 spans from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City. The City is laid out on a grid pattern to connect all the residents.

Public transportation
Regional Transportation Commission (RTC)
800-228-3911
Fixed Route Customer Service: 702-228-RIDE (7433)
Paratransit Customer Service: 702-228-4800
Phone: 702-676-1834 (TDD)

Club Ride
702-228-RIDE (7433)
Select option 5 for Club Ride

Las Vegas Monorail Company
702-699-8200
Customer Service
Phone: 702-699-8222

Airport
McCarran International Airport
Airport Administration: 702-261-5100
Flight Information: 702-261-4636
Parking Information: 702-261-5121
General Information: 702-261-5211
TDD: 702-261-3111
Paging: 702-261-5211
McCarran Rent-A-Car Center: 702-261-6001

There is an abundance of shuttle services, taxi cabs, rental cars and limousine services are available. The City of Las Vegas is also very bicycle and walking friendly.

HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

In Las Vegas there are several different health facilities and large hospitals to choose from.

  • Mountain View Hospital
    3100 N Tenaya Way
    Las Vegas
    (702) 255-5000
  • North Vista Hospital
    1409 E Lake Mead Blvd
    North Las Vegas
    (702) 649-7711
  • Southern Hills Hospital
    9300 W Sunset Rd
    Las Vegas
    (702) 880-2100
  • Spring Valley Hospital
    5400 S Rainbow Blvd
    Las Vegas
    (702) 853-3000
  • St. Rose Dominican
    3001 St Rose Pkwy Trail
    Henderson
    (702) 616-5000
  • Summerlin Hospital
    657 N Town Center Dr
    Las Vegas
    (702) 233-7000
  • Sunrise Hospital
    3186 S Maryland Pkwy
    Las Vegas
    (702) 731-8000
  • University Medical Center
    1800 W Charleston Blvd
    Las Vegas
    (702) 383-2000
  • Valley Hospital
    620 Shadow Ln
    Las Vegas
    (702) 388-4000

EDUCATION

Primary Education

The school district for Las Vegas is the Clark County School District. The District offers traditional educations.

College and Continuing Education

  • College of Southern Nevada
  • Nevada State College
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • University of Nevada School of Medicine
  • University of Reno, Nevada

Public Library Facilities

Las Vegas has several libraries that made accessible to the public-

  • Boulder City Library
  • Henderson Public Libraries
  • Las Vegas-Clark County Library
  • North Las Vegas Library

HOUSES OF WORSHIP

Throughout the Las Vegas Valley, there is an abundant amount of congregations that individuals may assemble and practice their own faiths.

  • African Methodist Episcopal
  • American Association of Lutheran Churches
  • American Baptist Association
  • American Baptist Church
  • Anglican Church in North America
  • Antiochian Orthodox Christian
  • Armenian Apostolic (Catholicosate of Cilicia)
  • Armenian Church of North America (Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin)
  • Assemblies of God
  • Baha'i
  • Buddhism, Mahayana
  • Buddhism, Theravada
  • Buddhism, Vajrayana
  • Calvary Chapel Fellowship Churches
  • Catholic Church
  • Christian and Missionary Alliance
  • Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
  • Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Christian Reformed Church in North America
  • Church of Christ, Scientist
  • Church of God (Seventh Day)
  • Church of God in Christ
  • Church of God of Prophecy
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Church of the Nazarene
  • Churches of Christ
  • Community of Christ
  • Conservative Baptist Association of America
  • Conservative Judaism
  • Episcopal Church
  • Eritrean Orthodox
  • Ethiopian Orthodox
  • Evangelical Covenant Church
  • Evangelical Free Church
  • Evangelical Friends Church International
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Foursquare Gospel
  • Free Methodist Church
  • Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship
  • General Association of Regular Baptist Churches
  • Greek Orthodox Archdiocese
  • Hindu, Post Renaissance
  • Hindu, Renaissance
  • Hindu, Traditional Temples
  • Hungarian Reformed Churches
  • Independent Baptist Fellowship International
  • Independent Fundamental Churches of America
  • Independent Yearly Meetings of Friends
  • International Churches of Christ
  • International Pentecostal Holiness Church
  • Jain
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Korean Presbyterian Church i
  • Lutheran Church
  • Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ
  • Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church
  • Metropolitan Community Churches
  • Muslim
  • National Baptist Convention
  • National Missionary Baptist Convention
  • National Spiritualist Association of Churches
  • New Apostolic Church Unity Churches
  • Non-denominational
  • Orthodox Church in America
  • Orthodox Judaism
  • Pentecostal Church of God
  • Presbyterian Church
  • Presbyterian Church in America
  • Progressive National Baptist Convention
  • Reconstructionist Judaism
  • Reform Judaism
  • Romanian Orthodox
  • Serbian Orthodox Church
  • Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Sikh
  • Southern Baptist Convention
  • Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch
  • Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations
  • Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
  • United Church of Christ
  • United Holy Church of America
  • United Methodist Church
  • United Pentecostal Church International
  • Vineyard USA
  • Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
  • Zoroastrian

Weather

The City of Las Vegas is located in desert and in a valley and there is almost no humidity, however, the “dry heat” is more acceptable than humid conditions and the nights are cool during the winter. Las Vegas’s average rainfall is approximately 4.1 inches a year. Las Vegas experiences all the seasons.

Las Vegas Temp

POINTS OF INTEREST

Throughout southern Nevada as a vacation destination there are countless activities designed for all lifestyles and age groups. People travel from all over the world to experience:

  • Adrenaline and Extreme Tours
  • Air Tours
  • Art Galleries
  • Aquariums
  • Auto Racing
  • Bike Tours
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boat Tours
  • Bus Tours
  • Casinos
  • Cirque de Soleil Shows
  • Comedy Clubs
  • Concert Venues
  • Dinner Theaters
  • Golf Courses
  • Hiking Trails
  • Historic Walking Trails
  • Kayaking & Canoeing
  • Land Marks
  • Museums
  • Nature & Wildlife Tours
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Snow Skiing
  • Sports Complexes
  • Theaters
  • Theme Bars
  • Theme Parks
  • Waterskiing & Jet skiing
  • Wedding Chapels
  • Zoos

City of Las Vegas Parks

  • All American Park
  • Aloha Shores Park
  • Angel Park
  • Ansan Sister City Park
  • Baker Park
  • Barkin' Basin Park
  • Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex
  • Bill Briare Park
  • Bob Baskin Park
  • Bradley Bridle Park
  • Bruce Trent Park
  • Buckskin Basin Park
  • Cameron Community Park
  • Centennial Hills Park
  • Charleston Heights Park
  • Charleston Neighborhood Preservation Park
  • Children's Memorial Park
  • Cimarron Rose Park
  • Clarence Ray Memorial Park
  • Coleman Park
  • Cragin Park
  • Dexter Park
  • Doc Romeo Park
  • Douglas A. Selby Park and Trailhead
  • Durango Hills Park
  • Ed Fountain Park
  • Essex / West Charleston Lions Park
  • Estelle Neal Park
  • Ethel Pearson Park
  • Firefighters Memorial Park
  • Fitzgerald Tot Lot
  • Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs
  • Garehime Heights Park
  • Gary Reese Freedom Park
  • Gilcrease Brothers Park
  • Hadland Park
  • Heers Park
  • Heritage Park
  • Huntridge Circle Park
  • James Gay III Park
  • Justice Myron E. Leavitt and Jaycee Community Park
  • Kianga Isoke Palacio Park at Doolittle Complex
  • Lorenzi Park
  • Lubertha Johnson Park
  • Majestic Park
  • Mary Dutton Park
  • Mike Morgan Family Park
  • Mirabelli Park
  • Mountain Ridge Park
  • Patriot Park
  • Pioneer Park
  • Police Memorial Park
  • Polly Gonzalez Memorial Park
  • Rafael Rivera Park
  • Rainbow Family Park
  • Raptor Play Park
  • Rotary Park
  • Skyridge Park
  • Stewart Park
  • Sunny Springs Park
  • Teton Trails Park
  • Veterans Memorial Fields
  • Viper Lacrosse Fields at the Thunderbird Family Sports Complex
  • W. Wayne Bunker Family Park
  • Wildwood Park
  • Winding Trails Park
  • Woofter Park

Clark County Parks

  • Alexander Villas Park
  • Blue Diamond Park
  • Bunkerville Cemetery
  • Cambridge - Myrna Torme Williams
  • Camp Lee Canyon
  • Cesar E Chavez Park
  • Charlie Frias Park
  • Clark County Amphitheater
  • Clark County Fairgrounds
  • Clark County Museum
  • Davis Park
  • Desert Bloom Park
  • Desert Breeze Park
  • Desert Inn Park
  • Desert Rose Golf Course
  • Dog Fancier's Park
  • Dr. William U. Pearson Park
  • Duck Creek Park
  • Goodsprings Park
  • Grant Bowler Park
  • Grapevine Springs Park
  • Harmony Park
  • Hidden Palms Park
  • Hollywood Park
  • Horseman's Park
  • Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum
  • Indian Springs Park
  • Joe Shoong Park
  • Kidwell Community Center
  • Laughlin Pool Park
  • Laurelwood Park
  • Lewis Family Park
  • Lone Mountain Park
  • Magdelena Vegas Mountain Park
  • Martin Luther King Park
  • Maslow Park
  • McCarran Marketplace Park
  • Moapa Valley Senior Center
  • Moapa Valley Sports Park
  • Molasky Family
  • Mountain Crest
  • Mountain View Park
  • Mountain's Edge Regional Park
  • Nellis Meadows
  • Nevada Trails
  • Old Spanish Trail
  • Overton Park
  • Paradise
  • Paradise Vista
  • Parkdale
  • Paul Meyer
  • Peace
  • Pebble
  • Potosi
  • Prosperity
  • Pyramid Canyon Day Use Area
  • Ravenwood
  • Red Ridge
  • Robert E. "Bob" Price
  • Ron Lewis
  • Searchlight Community Center
  • Searchlight Senior Center
  • Searchlight Teen & Youth Center
  • Searchlight Town Park
  • Shadow Rock
  • Silverado Ranch Park
  • Silverbowl Park
  • Spring Valley Community
  • Sunrise
  • Sunset
  • Thomas Dudley Leavitt Sr. Memorial
  • Thunderbird
  • Von Tobel Park
  • Walnut Park
  • West Flamingo
  • Western Trails
  • Western Trails Equestrian Park
  • Wetlands Park
  • Whitney
  • Winchester Park
  • Winterwood

State of Nevada Parks within the City of Las Vegas

  • Big Bend of the Colorado Recreation Area
  • Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
  • Valley of Fire State Park

National Parks and Forests

  • Dead Mountains Wilderness Area
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area
  • Mount Tipton Wilderness
  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
  • Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area
  • Spring Mountains National Recreation Area
  • Zion National Park

Family Fun Centers

  • Adventure Canyon
  • Adventuredome
  • The Aquarium at The Silverton
  • Big Apple Coaster at New York-New York
  • Big Shot
  • Bodies...The Exhibition
  • Brian Head Ski Resort
  • CSI: The Experience
  • Canyon Blaster
  • Chaos
  • Desperado
  • Discovery Children's Museum
  • Ethel M Chocolate Factory Tour and Cactus Garden
  • Floyd Lamb State Park
  • Frog Hopper
  • Gondola
  • Grand Canyon
  • Hershey's Chocolate World
  • Insanity
  • Inverter
  • Lake Mead
  • Las Vegas Natural History Museum
  • Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort
  • M&M's World
  • Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
  • Mob Museum
  • Motion Rides at Circus Circus' Adventuredome
  • Mount Charleston
  • Nevada Southern Railway
  • Nevada State Museum
  • Pinball Hall of Fame
  • Red Rock Canyon
  • Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat
  • Shark Reef
  • Sling Shot
  • Springs Preserve
  • Stratosphere Tower
  • Streetmosphere
  • Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
  • Volcano at The Mirage
  • Wet 'N' Wild

Casinos on the Strip

  • Aria
  • Bally's
  • Bellagio
  • Caesars Palace
  • Casino Royale
  • Circus Circus
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Encore
  • Excalibur
  • Flamingo
  • Harrah's
  • Luxor
  • Mandalay Bay
  • MGM Grand
  • Mirage
  • Monte Carlo
  • New York New York
  • Palazzo
  • Paris
  • Planet Hollywood
  • Riviera
  • Slots-a-Fun
  • Stratosphere
  • The Cromwell
  • The Quad
  • Treasure Island
  • Tropicana
  • Venetian
  • Wynn

Casinos close to the Strip

  • East of the Strip
  • Ellis Island
  • Hard Rock Hotel
  • Hooters
  • Palace Station
  • Rio
  • Silver Sevens
  • The Palms
  • Tuscany
  • West of the Strip
  • Westgate
  • Westin

Casinos Downtown

  • At the Fremont St. Experience
  • Binion's
  • California
  • Downtown Grand
  • El Cortez
  • Four Queens
  • Fremont
  • Golden Gate
  • Golden Nugget
  • Main Street Station
  • Plaza
  • The D
  • Vegas Club

Casinos around the Valley

  • Aliante Station
  • Arizona Charlie's
  • Arizona Charlie's East
  • Bighorn Casino
  • Boulder Station
  • Cannery Casino
  • Eastside Cannery
  • Fiesta Rancho
  • Gold Coast
  • Jerry's Nugget
  • Longhorn Casino
  • Orleans
  • Poker Palace
  • Rampart
  • Red Rock
  • Sam's Town
  • Santa Fe Station
  • Silver Nugget
  • Silverton
  • South Point
  • Speedway Casino
  • Suncoast
  • Texas Station
  • Wild Wild West
  • Wildfire

annual festivals

The residents of Las Vegas enjoy their unique and exciting lifestyle and celebrate as often as possible. There is something for everyone in the City.

January

High Roller Super Bowl

Showboat Casino Hotel

International Consumer Electronics Show

Las Vegas Convention Center

Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade

Fourth Street

Mesquite Motor Mania Classic

Mesquite

February

Las Vegas Mayor's Cup International Soccer Tournament

Numerous

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Launch Event

Numerous

Tennis Channel Open

Darling Memorial Tennis Center

USA Sevens Rugby Tournament

Sam Boyd Stadium

World Archery Festival

Riviera Hotel and Casino

March

ConExpo-Con/Agg Show

Las Vegas Convention Center

Monster Jam World Finals

Sam Boyd Stadium

NASCAR Busch Grand National Series

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

NASCAR Winston Cup UAW Daimler / Chrysler 400

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Downtown

The Great Crafts Festival

Cashman Center

April

Academy of Country Music Awards

MGM Grand Garden Arena

Annual UNLVino Wine Festival

University of Nevada

City of Light Jazz Festival

Hills Park

Clark County Fair and Rodeo

Logandale.

Fremont Street Mardi Gras

Fremont Street arcade

Laughlin River Run

Laughlin

National Pro-Am City Leagues Championship

National Pro-Am City Leagues Association

NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Texas Revue

University of Texas campus

World Series of Poker

Benny Binion's Horseshoe

May

Billboard Music Awards

Las Vegas Convention

Cinco de Mayo

Freedom Park

International Myeloma Foundation's Fundraiser

Rancho Mirage

Jazz in the Park

Clark County Government Center Amphitheater

Las Vegas Helldorado Days

Numerous

Mesquite Amateur Golf Championship

Mesquite Amateur

Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship

Sam Boyd Stadium

San Gennaro Feast

Grand Canyon Drive

Stars, Cars & Guitars Motorhead Festival

The Resort on Mount Charleston

Summer Jam

Sam Boyd Stadium

THQ Supercross

Sam Boyd Stadium

TopCoder Open

Aladdin Resort and Casino

Vegas Uncork'd

Numerous

June

Electric Daisy Carnival

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

FSE Vegas Cruise

Fremont Street

Gourmet Grazer

Cashman Field Exhibit Hall

International Truck Show

Las Vegas Convention Center

Lied Animal Shelter 'Best in Show'

The Orleans Arena

NHL Annual Awards

MGM Grand Garden Arena

Shawn Ray's Colorado Pro Am Classic

Colorado Convention Center

July

Fourth of July Fireworks

Numerous

NBA Summer League

Thomas and Mack Center

Rockets Over the River

Laughlin

August

Def Con X Underground

The Alexis Park Hotel and Resort

Newport Pacific Jazz Festival

DragonRidge Country Club

September

Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event

Mandalay Bay

Best in the Desert

Sunset Hotel

Blue Sky International Film Festival

Regal's Village Square Cinemas

Greek Food Festival

St. John the Baptist Orthodox Churh

Mexican Independence Day

Numerous

The Las Vegas Bellydance Intensive and Festival

Numerous

October

Art in the Park

Numerous

Asian Food Festival & Trade Show

The Orleans Arena

Downtown Oktoberfest

Centennial Plaza

Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball

SportsCenter

Invensys Classic

Southern Highlands Golf Club

Mr. Olympia and Fitness Olympia Competitions

Mandalay Bay

NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Professional Bull Riders Championships

Thomas and Mack Center

Professional Bull Riders World Finals

Thomas and Mack Center

Shriners Hospital for Children Open (PGA Tour)

TPC Summerlin

U.S. Open of Supercross

Numerous

Viva Las Vegas

Wet 'n' Wild

November

America the Beautiful Music Festival

Clark County Amphitheatre

College Basketball

COMDEX

Las Vegas Convention Center

Las Vegas Odyssey

Numerous

Las Vegas to Host NASCAR 2013 Champion's Week

Numerous

Latin GRAMMY Awards

Mandalay Bay

Motor Trend International Auto Show

Las Vegas Convention Center

Pennzoil World of Outlaws

Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Rock ‘n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon & Half Marathon

Mandalay Bay

SEMA and AAPEX shows

Las Vegas Convention Center

Strut Your Mutt

Dog Fancier's Park

University of Southern Nevada Golf Tournament

Cascata Golf Club

Wendy's 3 Tour Challenge

Rio Secco Golf Club

December

Ethel M Chocolate Light the Night Spectacular

Mars Location

FSE Downtown Hoedown

Downtown

FSE Holiday Festival

Fremont Street

Las Vegas Bowl

Sam Boyd Stadium

Las Vegas Marathon

Mandalay Bay

National Finals Rodeo

Thomas and Mack Center

New Year's Eve Downtown

Downtown

New Year's Eve on the Strip

The Strip

NFR Cowboy Christmas Gift Show

Las Vegas Convention Center

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

Numerous

PROTECTED ANIMALS

The State of Nevada has identified animal that are threatened and likely to be on the brink of extinction in the near future and animals endangered and on the brink of extinction now.

  • Gray Wolf
  • Wolverine
  • Desert tortoise

Conservation Groups

  • Environment NEvada
  • Friends of Nevada Wilderness
  • GREENevada
  • Lahontan Audubon Society
  • Nature Conservancy - Nevada
  • Nevada Conservation Corps
  • Nevada Native Plant Society
  • Nevada Wildlife Federation
  • Protect NV
  • Red Rock Audubon Society
  • Sierra Club - Nevada Chapter

MENTIONABLE NOTABLES

Some well-known and famed individuals from history have made the City of Las Vegas their home or home away from home:

Ana Mesa, Julianne Hough, Kevin Sorbo, Matthew Gray Gubler, Nicolas Cage, Pat Morita, Reggie Jackson, Rutina Wesley, The Killers, Tony Curtis, Tony Martinez, Snoop Dogg, Bryce Harper, Barry Zito, Greg Martinez, Jason Giambi, Jerry Tarkanian, Baron Davis, Greg Anthony, Jackie Robinson, Larry Johnson, Ricky Davis, B.B. King, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Mike Tyson, Alessandro Stratta, Hubert Keller, Julian Serrano, Kerry Simon, Toni Basil, David Brenner, Jimmy Kimmel, Louie Anderson, Rich Little, J.Son Dinant, Mike Branch, Kevin Mitnick, Jerry Lewis, Joey Bishop, King Lizzard, Liberace, Redd Foxx, Roy Uwe Ludwig Horn, Siegfried Fischbacher, Debbie Reynolds, Laura Dahl, Gina Carano, Steven Jackson, Adam Seward, Brian Kelly, Randall Cunningham, Shawn Marion, Jay Cutler, David Copperfield, Danny Gans, Joe Castro, Criss Angel, Penn Jillette, Teller, Brandon Flowers, Brendon Urie, Carlos Santana, Dan Reynolds, Dave Keuning, Jenny Lewis, Mark Stoermer, Max Green, Ronnie Radke, Ronnie Vannucci, Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith, Tony Fredianelli, Tony Bellamy, Jason Zucker, Rick Harrison, Emina Cunmulaj, Holly Madison, Britney Spears, Jenna Jameson, Angela Summers, Carey Hart, Derek Hough, Ernie Shavers, DeMarco Murray, Jonathan Ogden, Bobby Baldwin, Spencer Clark, Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf, Dean Ambrose, Rico Constantino, Ryan Reeves, Ne-Yo, Brendan Gaughan, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Big B, Dizzy Wright, Toni Braxton, Céline Dion, Elvis Presley. Frank Sinatra, Gladys Knight, Ike Turner, Tina Turner, Vince Neil, Wayne Newton, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Olive Marie Osmond, Sheena Easton, Flavor Flav, Clint Holmes, Jack Kramer, Terry Fator, Robin Leach

FUN FACTS

  • In 1911, land could be purchased for $1.25 per acre. In today’s market, land on The Strip has been purchased for over $3 million per acre.
  • The first casino to be opened in Las Vegas was the Pair-O-Dice, in 1906. The first integrated casino to be opened was the Moulin Rouge, in 1955. The first casino to hire female black jack card dealers was The Silver Slipper, in 1971.
  • Gambling was illegal in Las Vegas from 1910 until 1931. The largest amount won in a slot machine was $39 million, at the Excalibur, in 2003.
  • The Hoover Dam completed in 1936, was the largest concrete structure created and produced the largest reservoir, Lake Mead, in America. It employed more than 5,000-people.
  • From 1951 until 1963 residents and visitors were invited to watch the atomic bomb mushroom clouds. Nellis Air Force Base is now one of the largest housing of squadrons and educational facilities.
  • Reno, once known as the divorce capital of America, with a 6-week residency requirement. Today, Las Vegas is known as the marriage of America, the Marriage License Bureau is open 7-days a week, 8 am until midnight (even holidays).
  • Remains of native people were found dated over 10,000 years old. A Columbian mammoth dated over 8,ooo-years old was found in 1993.
  • The 40-foot neon cowboy that towers over Fremont Street, Vegas Vic, is the world's largest mechanical neon sign. The Stratosphere Hotel and Tower is one of the tallest building in America. The MGM’s Bronze lion, 50 tons, is the largest bronze sculpture. The Mirage Hotel windows have real gold dust.
  • There are over 62,000 hotel rooms JUST on the Vegas Strip. It would take over 170 years to spend one night in all of them. Most of the biggest hotels in America are in Las Vegas.
  • The Las Vegas Strip is not within the city limits of Las Vegas. It can be seen from outer space.
  • Due to the desert conditions, the water features in Las Vegas use recycled water from sinks, bathtubs and showers. With the exception of the Bellagio Fountain, it is supplied by what was once golf course irrigation.
  • Howard Hughes bought the Desert Inn after he overstayed his welcome. He bought the Silver Slipper because it kept him up at night.
  • Las Vegas is the convention capital with tens of thousands every year. The Las Vegas Convention Center is largest in the world.
  • Organized crime and the Rat Pack helped build the early Las Vegas and lost its foothold to legitimate businesses and the new megaresorts. They now exist only in the Mob Museum.
  • Not an urban legend, someone did have a heart attack at the Heart Attack Grill. Free food for being over 350lbs.
  • More people eat shrimp in Las Vegas than in the entire country. Las Vegas is famous for starting the gourmet all-you-can-eat buffet. Started in the 1940’s at the El Rancho Vegas.

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