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If You’re Betting Happiness on Your Dream House in Clark County, Nevada, Be Prepared to Hit the Jackpot

How would I feel if I had a house with a pool? Who could I become if I bought a home in a closer-to-work location, ditched my commute, and got hours of my life back every week? How happy would my family be if only we had a house with a yard—and an exuberant dog? Pretty darn happy, we would think, but there’s only one way to find out. You’ve got to hedge your bets on your next adventure and take the leap in order to hit the jackpot on your dream home in Clark County.

History of Clark County Nevada

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Clark County History
Clark County wasn’t always Clark County. It was first the sacred, ancestral lands of the Southern Paiute, and an important travel corridor for the Anasazi and Yuman peoples. Archaeologists found evidence in the Tule Springs Preserve that humans were in the area of southern Nevada as early as 10,000 years ago.

The southern Nevada Paiutes were a mobile people. They hunted, gathered, and made their settlements near water sources. In the desert, this is vital to survival, and available water is the only reason that the Las Vegas Valley is as populated as it is today.

In fact, water piped from nearby wells in the Las Vegas area helped the city grow from a railroad stopover/watering hole, into the buzzing metropolis that it is today.

Some of the first non-Indigenous people to visit the area were explorers, (overland from Mexico), and American beaver trappers who sold the pelts of their harvest. By 1855, the Mormon Church had arrived in the area and built its first Mission, but later abandoned the area because life on the desert frontier was more unforgiving than normal.

The American Westward Expansion reinvigorated interest in the area, and backed with governmental support, enterprising settlers moved to the area again—successfully this time—and picked up where previous efforts in irrigation had left off.

The Las Vegas Valley played an important role geographically. It was in between the Mormon settlements in the cities of Salt Lake and Los Angeles and was also an important water stop along the Spanish Trail for those trading goods between Santa Fe and California. Many would-be miners stopped in the fledgling city of Las Vegas on their way to strike it rich in the goldfields, too. A gamble they wouldn’t soon forget.

By 1902, the Santa Pedro, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake railroads had begun to stretch across the Las Vegas Valley, unlocking what was once a remote desert outpost. In 1909, Clark County was created to manage the rapidly-swelling population of the area. The county was created from land in Lincoln County and encompassed an area all the way down to the tip of Nevada.

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Clark County Namesake

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William Andrews Clark

Clark County is named after a famous William Clark, and it's not the world-renowned explorer and Governor of the Missouri Territory. It’s the other important William A. Clark, a Montana Senator, copper magnate, and one of the founders of the City of Las Vegas.

Clark, along with another Senator from Utah, Thomas Kearns, ensured that the railroad made it to Las Vegas, and because of this early economic infusion, the town (and county) has grown ceaselessly to this day. Clark County was named for him in honor of his efforts.

However, W. A. Clark went on to become one of the richest American men of all time, amassing a mining fortune so large it would have been billions in today’s money. He didn’t have a lot of friends or admirers though, so although money can buy a lot of things, it can’t buy what they end up saying about you in the history books…

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How would I feel if I had a house with a pool? Who could I become if I bought a home in a closer-to-work location, ditched my commute, and got hours of my life back every week? How happy would my family be if only we had a house with a yard—and an exuberant dog? Pretty darn happy, we would think, but there’s only one way to find out. You’ve got to hedge your bets on your next adventure and take the leap in order to hit the jackpot on your dream home in Clark County.

Clark County, NV Demographics

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As of the 2020 Census, there were around 809,000 households in Clark County, Nevada. The county supports nearly 2.3 million residents in a state that has only 3.14 million residents. You don’t have to be a mathematician to infer that a large swath of Nevadans reside in the county, more than 70%, making Nevada the most centralized state in the Union when it comes to citizens all residing in one area.

Of those citizens, close to 55% of them signed on the dotted line to become homeowners. With rents in Nevada nearly the same cost as a monthly mortgage, it makes financial sense to buy a house in Clark County.

Residents reported the average mortgage cost in 2020’s dollars to be approximately $1,565 with the average investment worth upwards of $285,000.

The State of Nevada is the seventh-largest in the U.S. but is the least populous. Overall, there are just 24 residents per square mile in the state, but when it comes to Clark County, the density quickly increases to 247 residents per square mile.

Las Vegas is the seat of Clark County and the clear winner in terms of the largest and most populous city. The Las Vegas Strip, an internationally-famous playground for adults is situated in Clark County and is a massive boon to the regional economy. Although Las Vegans generally pay no mind to the tourist-infested Las Vegas Strip, they certainly find their work there.

In pre-pandemic times, it was figured that the casinos that The Strip is famous for employ about 165,000 people, and 70,000 more in tourism-adjacent fields. With abundant good jobs and world-class outdoor recreation a short drive away, buying a house in Clark County is not a gamble for most. It’s a sure bet.

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Why should you buy a house in Clark County, NV?

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Whatever pace of life you’re looking for—you’ll find it in Clark County. Homes here are desirable desert dwellings, situated in cities, large and small, that are full of opportunity.

From a city that doesn’t sleep much, Las Vegas—to the sleepy town of Boulder City, you’ll find every city or unincorporated community in between that you could ever hope for when it comes to buying your house in Clark County.

In a metro area that is growing rapidly, it makes sense to invest in Clark County real estate as quickly as possible. The demand continues to outpace the supply, and in that type of market, real estate investments hold steady.

Let’s take a look at a few of the neighborhoods throughout the region where you might find your forever home in Clark County.

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In closing, perhaps it’s time to close on a house in Clark County, Nevada? The abundant jobs, unique residents, and plethora of things to do indoors and out make life in Clark County among the Nation’s best places to live. Once you close on a house in Clark County, your new adventure begins. With so many dwelling possibilities available, who knows just who you’ll become…

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