Las Vegas, Nevada Real Estate
Las Vegas: Sun and Fun in the Desert
First settled in 1854 by Mormon farmers (who abandoned it in 1857), Las Vegas' Spanish name means "The Fertile Valleys" because of the artesian springs found in its low areas. The area was a water stop for wagon trains in the late 1800's and later for railroads between Los Angeles and Albuqueque. The city of Las Vegas was founded in 1905 and officially incoporated in 1911. Gambling was legalized in 1931; however, the city began it's climb to fame in 1941 when gangsters Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel and Meyer Lansky begain financing early development. Las Vegas celebrated its centennial in 2005.
On the Vegas strip colorful lights, fantasty-like hotel and casino structures, historic entertainment venues and music swarm the senses. The Las Vegas Strip (or just "The Strip," reportedly named by police officer Guy McAfee, after his hometown's Sunset Strip, in Los Angeles) is a four-mile stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard South that has been designated an All-American Road. Many of the largest hotel, casino and resort properties in the world are located on The Las Vegas Strip (although only a small portion is within the city limits of Las Vegas). The Las Vegas Strip is also home to McCarren Airport, the famous "Welcome to Las Vegas" lighted sign, M&M World, Adventure Dome and the Fashion Show Mall as well as smaller casinos, motels. Starting in the mid 1990s, The Las Vegas Strip became a popular New Year's Eve celebration destination.
During that era, the Fremont Street Experience (FSE) was built to help rejuvenate the downtown. The multi-level Neonopolis, complete with food court and theaters, expanded the growing retail and services available in downtown Las Vegas.
A concerted effort has been made by city fathers to diversify the Las Vegas economy from tourism by attracting light manufacturing, banking, and other commercial interests. The lack of any state, individual or corporate income tax, and very simple incorporation requirements, have fostered the success of this effort.
Besides the high-intensity glamour for which Las Vegas is known, the desert atmosphere surrounding Las Vegas presents an alternative and austere beauty of its own. Majestic hills on the horizon, juicy cactus reaching high into the sky, emerald green golf courses and bright orange sunsets draw the senses in all ways at once. Whether executive estates, homes, or properties of all sizes and views, you'll find Las Vegas homes for sale that are right for your needs. As you would expect, Las Vegas real estate is highly valued and available homes and vacation properties sell quickly.
Las Vegas real estate includes a wide variety of homes for sale, condos for sale, beautiful high-rise condos, resort villas and executive properties. Whether you're presently a home buyer or home seller, we're confident we can help you achieve your real estate goals.
The real estate professionals at CENTURY 21 Consolidated will provide the specialized services you deserve: a strong work ethic, personal real estate expertise to help define your needs, help with selecting and securing financing for your purchase, special technology, constant communication throughout the transaction and more. Many years living and and working in the area, combined with our combined years of experience in real estate, means we can cover all aspects of your search, from existing homes for sale, properties for sale, condos, lots, vacant land, new construction, 55-plus and retirement communities, gated communities, investment properties, lofts, mid-rise and hi-rise condos, mountain view homes, patio homes, vacation, golf and recreational properties, all the way to luxury villas, fine estates and executive homes.
So when you're ready to buy or sell real estate in or around Las Vegas, Nevada, please let CENTURY 21 Consolidated help you purchase the home or property of your dreams. Call us at 800-332-7282 or contact us online today!
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