Welcome to my Las Vegas real estate blog! I’m Patrick Snyder, and I recently affiliated with ERA Brokers Consolidated, a full-service broker with nine offices located in two states, two of those offices are located in the Las Vegas metro area. Since this is my first post, I’m going to give you a little background on myself, and then provide you with some information on the area that I choose to call home.
After 25 years in the banking business, living in 13 cities, including Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Orlando, and Chicago, my wife Nancy and I decided to chuck the corporate lifestyle. We sold our house and everything in it and bought a motorhome to travel and see the country.
In our travels over the next 8 months we experienced so much, from the Black Hills and Prairie Dogs of the Dakotas, to the White Sands of New Mexico and the Craters of the Moon in Idaho, to seeing the sky fill with swarms of monarch butterflies in West Texas. Once we got to Las Vegas, for the first time in our lives together, we actually got to choose where we live. Eight states and eight houses later, this is our home.
That home is located squarely in the middle of what the locals know as Enterprise, an unincorporated set of communities located in the southwest quadrant of the Las Vegas valley. Little tip here – what most people know as the Las Vegas Strip isn’t actually located within the boundaries of Las Vegas proper – it’s located in an unincorporated area known as Paradise.
One of the big selling points in living in this part of town is the convenience factor. Major retailers and grocers are within a three to four mile radius, no matter your location. If you travel for business or pleasure, McCarran Airport is centrally located within a fifteen minute ride of your home, with ride-share rates typically under $25. Access to the major driving arteries, I-15 and the 215, is easy.
As for entertainment options, most of the off-strip properties offer a variety of shows and artists, and as always, the Strip itself is an entertainment mecca, located a quick twenty minute ride away.
This has been fun. In my next post I’ll give you a run down on the housing options for this part of town and what to expect, pricing wise. Until then, hang loose!