We’ve packed this PERSPECTIVE Update with the education and workforce information you need to know, also featuring columns from United Way of Southern Nevada CEO Bob Morgan and Applied Analysis Principal Brian Gordon.
Life in Southern Nevada
Discover What’s Beyond The Boulevard
Southern Nevada for many people means “Las Vegas” and all of the branding that comes along with the city’s iconic place among America’s most-visited tourism destinations. It is, however, a thriving community that more than 2.1 million people call home.
The LVGEA publishes an annual market overview publication called the “Las Vegas Perspective” that includes parks, home prices and housing market information, religious institutions, recreational opportunities, schools, health care facilities, shopping locations, and much more. Check it out here.
Southern Nevada has affordable, abundant, and diverse places to call home. For decades, growth in Southern Nevada has created demand for new homes at affordable prices, ensuring tens of thousands of middle income Americans could afford to own a home in our community. Whatever your taste — Rat Pack-era mid-century modern homes, country club communities, 21st century high-rise condominiums, rural Southwestern ranches — Southern Nevada has it all.
For current housing statistics & local information, check out the real estate section of the “Las Vegas Perspective”
Discover a whole other world of things “to do” in Las Vegas from the Nevada Commission on Tourism:
The community sits in the center of the Mojave Desert, ringed on all sides by mountains, canyons, rivers, and desert vistas.
Nearby are Red Rock National Conservation Area, Mt. Charleston, Lake Mead Recreational Area, Valley of Fire, Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area, Desert National Wildlife Refuge, Tule Springs and within driving distance to Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge, the Virgin River, Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Death Valley National Park, Zion National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon.
The region features…
- 100 Public Parks
- 15 Urban recreation & community centers, including:
- 3 centers devoted to seniors
- 14 pool facilities with 7 water parks & 4 indoor, year-round pools.
- Dozens of golf courses
Red Rock Canyon
A 13-mile scenic loop compliments over 30 miles of hiking and biking trails, and it is one of the major climbing destinations in the western United States. More Information
Towering 11,916 feet above the Las Vegas Valley, Mt. Charleston recreation area offers hiking, picnicking, camping, mountain biking, wildlife & wildflower viewing, and winter skiing. More Information
Hoover Dam & Lake Mead National Recreation Area..
Lake Mead NRA offers year-round recreational opportunities for boating, fishing, hiking, photography, picnicking and sightseeing. More information
UNLV sports, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Ultimate Fighting Championship, Las Vegas 51s, LV Roller Hockey Center…and more. Check out the full list
Culture & Arts
The Las Vegas Philharmonic, led by Music Director, Donato Cabrera, established its presence in Southern Nevada in 1998. The mission of the organization is to perform music that enriches and educates, helping to build a vibrant, culturally rich community. Its season of concerts showcases local talents alongside stellar nationally and internationally known guest artists on the magnificent Reynolds Hall stage. At the orchestra’s core are 78 contracted professional musicians, many of whom are esteemed educators who also perform in other professional productions in Las Vegas, bringing depth and variety to the organization.
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a world-class performing arts center that develops and presents the best and brightest in a broad range of first-rate programming.
The Springs Preserve is an award-winning 180-acre family destination dedicated to exploring green-living, desert life, and Las Vegas’ vibrant history through botanical gardens, interactive science and nature exhibits, animal shows, and trails offering hiking, biking and train rides.
Discovery Children’s Museum: Fun for the entire family. The museum provides a vibrant and engaging experience through exhibits and programs
…The Neon Museum: The world’s largest collection of neon signage in our two-acre outdoor museum.
- Downtown Projects/Activities
- Mob Museum
- Vegas Valley Food Tours
- The National History Museum is one of the oldest museums in the Las Vegas valley
- Farmers Markets
- Concerts & Music – When it comes to music, Vegas is your one stop shop for seeing some of the best entertainers in the world, click below to see a schedule:
Places of worship
Las Vegas has 291 Religious Organizations. For a full listing, see the “Community” chapter of the Las Vegas Perspective.
entertainment and attractions
Las Vegas attractions offer something for everyone. Attractions in Las Vegas include theme parks, roller coasters, museums, national parks, and more. CLICK HERE to learn more about Las Vegas’ top attractions.
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