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Buying a Home in Las Vegas

Home buying in any market can be overwhelming. If you’re a new resident to the city of Las Vegas, many long-time locals can tell you the first question you’ll hear when talking to out–of–towners about your move to Sin City: “What part of The Strip do you live on?” It’s obvious that Las Vegas caters mostly to tourists from all around the world, so it does come as a shock when people learn that you can actually – GASP! – buy a house in Las Vegas!
Sure, there are condos and properties on or near The Strip, if bustling metropolitan life is what you fancy. However, your options for owning property in the valley are nearly endless. From townhomes, to mansions, to new homes, to luxury condominiums and everything in between, the casino buffets aren’t the only things that give you a surplus of options along with a possible case of nausea and heartburn, too …
Once you decide to make that thrilling plunge into the deep waters of Las Vegas home-buying, one of the most important decisions in the process is … you guessed it: Location. Location. Location. Despite what movies and television show us, the city of Las Vegas has a multitude of surrounding areas that don’t include fist-pumping DJ’s and skyrocketing fountains in the backyard (unless that’s what you want, of course!)
With as many options as Las Vegas offers for home buying, your realtor at EXP Realty can assist you in finding you dream home in a location that suits you best. Here are some Las Vegas “hot spots” that are stealing residents’ hearts over and over again:

  • Henderson

A technical neighbor of Las Vegas, Henderson is located in the South Eastern part of the valley. Henderson is a tight-knit community that people from surrounding areas flock towards to experience the exciting parades, festivals, and craft fairs held year-round.

  • Rhodes Ranch

Rhodes Ranch is an upscale neighborhood that boasts lush golf courses, new restaurants, and beautifully kept parks and trails. Located in the South West area of the valley, Rhodes Ranch is a newly developed landscape that continues to expand.

  • Summerlin

If you find a property in Summerlin, you’ll notice how many people respond with how much they love that area and often wish they lived there, too. Located in the Western Central part of town, Summerlin has gorgeous views of the Red Rock Mountains and is chock full of parks, shopping centers, medical districts, and golf courses.

  • Desert Shores

Because Desert Shores is actually located in Summerlin, it’s more of a community within a community. It’s a stunning neighborhood that twists and turns between small ponds and tall trees. You can even spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach of their lagoon-styled lake!

  • North Las Vegas

North Las Vegas is its own separate city within Las Vegas. North Las Vegas has many newer homes at affordable prices along with ever-growing business expanding throughout the area.

  • Boulder City

If you’d like to live in a quiet, historic area of Nevada, look no further than Boulder City. It’s a quaint town that was originally built to house those involved with the Hoover Dam construction. Boulder City has a small-town feeling with unique characteristics that the inner city of Las Vegas doesn’t provide. With great schools and a click away from Lake Mead, you’ll feel right at home here if big city life isn’t your thing.

  • Centennial Hills

Located in the Northwest part of the valley, Centennial Hills is growing more and more popular and there’s a reason for that. Great shopping and a variety of restaurants aren’t the only thing convincing residents to buy home there. Houses are new, inexpensive, and also neighbor beautiful parks, farms, and an orchard. Don’t be surprised if you hear the “caw!” of a wild peacock off in the distance!

Let EXP Realty Guide You

These examples are just a handful of areas of the valley that you can explore when buying a new home. What makes Las Vegas so great is how the city is customized to suit any type of personality. Whether you want a fast-paced lifestyle or quiet, country living, your residential real estate agent at EXP Realty can help you find exactly what you’re looking for! Search our large database of homes available right now at We’ve been awarded “Best Of Las Vegas” four years running (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) and are experts in this market. Click HERE to contact us to start the process to your next dream home!