Paradise is an unincorporated town that is The Las Vegas Strip. Therefore, most tourists visiting Las Vegas are unaware that they are actually spending most of their time in Paradise. For many of the townships south of Las Vegas City limits (including Paradise, Winchester, and Spring Valley) the USPS assigns “Las Vegas, NV” as the last line of their address rather than “Paradise, NV”, which adds to the confusion of what city or town you are in.
The estimated population in 2005 was 211,509 in 2005. As an unincorporated part of Clark County, it is governed by the Clark County Commission. For several years the Clark County has resisted efforts by the city ofLas Vegas to annex Paradise. Given this situation, Paradise has a thriving economy from the many casinos and entertainment venues offering world-class acts. Since 1970 the city has grown from 24,000 residents to its present estimate of 211,000 - a phenomenal statistic and makes it the fastest growing area of the country.
Included in its landmarks and services are the Vegas Strip and the Howard Hughes Corporate Center, which takes up the entire western side of the city running parallel to Paradise Road between Flamingo and Sands roads.McCarran International Airport is the primary airport in the greater Las Vegas metropolitan area and comprises the southern portion of Paradise.