Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

de: Iyna Bort Caruso

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. That goes for people, too. When they visit Vegas, they stay in Vegas, which explains a nearly 46 percent jump in the metro region’s population since 2000, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

It’s not just gaming that keeps them coming. The region’s epic scale of entertainment, hospitality and amenities are as inviting as a desert oasis. Mega-casinos attract visitors to its entertainment venues as much as to the roulette tables. Cultural offerings like ballet, museums and classical music performances are in ample supply, while parks and greenbelts balance out the glass, steel and neon.

Downtown Vegas and the Strip are bastions of high-rise pampering where home-in-the-sky condominiums offer exquisite views of the Las Vegas Valley. Many buyers are empty nesters and retirees trading in their homes, or urban professionals trading up. In a culture that values service, it’s hard to compete with the city for its high level of amenities: housekeeping, security, valet parking, private elevators and rooftop lounges.

For those who prefer high end, low density living, affluent communities are located beyond the city’s limits in the foothills of the mountains. The masterplanned community of Summerlin is located adjacent to the federally protected Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area with night views of the Strip. In the nearby city of Henderson NV, neighborhoods like Roma Hills, Seven Hills and MacDonald Highlands offer custom homesites and equestrian properties with access to numerous golf courses and tennis facilities. Membership in some developments is by invitation only. In-demand Lake Las Vegas is known for its Mediterranean-inspired waterfront village of cobblestone streets, boutiques and restaurants centered around a pristine man-made lake. The expected amenities are all here along with the unexpected. It may be one of the only places in America one can charter a yacht--or a gondola.

If living in Las Vegas sounds appealing, browse our Las Vegas real estate listings to find a unique home that meets your tastes. 

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