Don't mistake North Las Vegas, Nevada, for the city with bright neon lights and casinos. A mere eight miles away from the Strip, North Las Vegas is a family-friendly area, the fourth-largest city in the state, and one of the fastest-growing areas in Nevada. The city has a strong housing market with homes available in price ranges to accommodate almost any budget, in picturesque neighborhoods such as Desert Moon and Cheyenne Plateau.
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With the natural beauty of both mountains and desert surrounding its residents - along with retail centers and parks adding to the city's livability factor - North Las Vegas includes plenty of recreational opportunities. Because of its climate, those who enjoy mild winters and hot summers will find plenty to do outdoors all year long. There are over 1,000 miles of walking and biking trails alone, as well as golf courses and aquatic centers when the time comes to escape the heat. Even though the majority of the North Las Vegas population is under 65 years old, there are multiple senior centers available, making the city a popular retirement alternative. For those who love to shop, options ranging from small shops to large malls will please both casual strollers and hardcore bargain hunters alike.
While manufacturing and distribution used to be the primary focus of employment in North Las Vegas, industry in the area is now expanding to include custom manufacturing along with tech-heavy solar and green-oriented businesses. Thanks to the proximity of both the North Las Vegas Airport and McCarran International Airport, it's easy to book a flight to almost anywhere in the world. For those who want to forgo the hassle of parking in a tourist area, public transportation is provided by RTC Transit, the city's bus service that also services the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Several major highways surround the city, including Las Vegas Boulevard, Clark County Highway 215, and I-15, making travel by car both within and outside of the state trouble-free. A robust library system and the expansion of the city's universities - along with the Clark County School District, one of the area's major employers - show a commitment to education that is reflected in the number of families moving to the area. To find the perfect place to create new memories, take a look at the many listings available in North Las Vegas and join the more than 200,000 happy residents who call this home.