The city of North Las Vegas was incorporated on May 16, 1946 with a meager population of 2,875. Many people do not realize that North Las Vegas is a separate city from Las Vegas. While it doesn’t have the famous Las Vegas Strip, there are several hotels and casinos that call North Las Vegas home. You can gamble, see a movie, bowl, ice skate, and golf, just to name a few activities available in the city recently named as the fastest growing city in the country.
The current population of North Las Vegas as of 2006 was 197,567 and it was the second fastest growing large city in America. North Las Vegas is located at the northern tip of the Las Vegas Valley and is characterized by its friendly atmosphere, development opportunities, civic pride and responsive government. Located in Clark County, the 82.1 square-mile city is surrounded by majestic mountains, desert valleys and an underlying current of dynamic growth. Sunshine is enjoyed 86% of the year with an average daily temperature of 78 degrees. North Las Vegas has something for everyone including vacation, recreational, cultural and historical attractions.
North Las Vegas is ideally located, with recreational activities such as fishing, skiing, hiking, biking, camping, and sightseeing available year-round. Lake Mead is just a few miles from North Las Vegas and consists of 500 miles of shoreline. Mt Charleston offers residents the opportunity to snow ski, hike, camp, and picnic and is just a 30-minute drive from North Las Vegas.