Las Vegas Housing Choices are as Varied as its Lifestyles
Las Vegas, Nevada is one of the most frequented cities in the U.S. and for good reason. With plenty to do, great restaurants, and excellent art and entertainment options, what isn’t to love? Contrary to popular belief, Las Vegas is also as enjoyable for residents as it is for tourists. Learn how Las Vegas has grown over the years to build strong residential communities and how you can preserve or increase the value of your Nevada home.
Las Vegas Livability
According to Sperling’s Best Places, Las Vegas is a very livable city. While the city itself has a population of 662,000, the larger Las Vegas Valley is home to almost 2.7 million residents. As much as it’s grown, Las Vegas is still a young community, full of ambition and energy, with an average resident age of only 37. As an entertainment capital, it has a vibrant arts community that attracts artists, musicians and creative people from all around the world. Also known as the City That Never Sleeps (along with New York City), Las Vegas is home to the famed Las Vegas Strip, the Bellagio Hotel fountains, and some of the most lavish hotels and casinos seen around the world. All this makes for an exciting place to live with lots of things to do. And, with its recent growth, there’s a home here for nearly every lifestyle.
Las Vegas is an affordable place to live, with an average home price of around $280,000. Its cost of living index is 111.6/100, reflecting higher costs for food and other items that need to be brought into this desert oasis. Water of course is a long term issue. Like many communities in the West, Las Vegas depends on the Colorado River, which is affected by high demand and reduced precipitation due to climate change. Residents appreciate the climate which is pleasant most of the year, though hot in summer. They appreciate the many parks in town and recreational opportunities in the area, from skiing on Mount Charleston to hiking in Red Rock Canyon, as well as being close to the amazing Grand Canyon. And, for beach lovers, with the California border only minutes away, the coast can be reached in a mere five hour drive. And of course there’s the 24 hour world of entertainment and a growing world class restaurant scene.
Types of Homes in Las Vegas
Las Vegas has grown and changed over its hundred years. This has resulted in a variety of building styles, all of which add their distinct look to our valley. Las Vegas boasts a wide variety of home types, such as:
- Split-level. A typical, modern multi-story family home that offers traditional living, dining, kitchen, and separate sleeping spaces.
- Ranch-style. Single-story homes, usually with a garage, that feature low pitched gable roofs and open floor plans. The tree-lined streets of the John S Park neighborhood are a great example of ranch-style homes built in the golden era of Las Vegas, the 1930’s-1950’s.
- Spanish-inspired. These homes are inspired by early Spanish settlers and include unique, eclectic features like rounded doors and windows, bold decorative tiles, stucco walls, and low-pitched tile roofing. This style dominates the recent development boom as it fits well with the dry desert climate.
- Mediterranean-inspired. Reminiscent of homes in France and Italy, Mediterranean-inspired homes in Las Vegas feature large, open spaces, high ceilings, terra cotta or concrete roofing, and stucco detailing outside.
- Pueblo. This style of home is adapted from early Native American dwellings and features flat roofing, parapet walls, rounded roof beams, and heavy plaster walls.
- Italian villa-inspired. Italian villa-inspired houses are also reminiscent of homes in Italy and feature Tuscan architectural details like exterior stucco and shallow roofs with terracotta or ceramic tiles.
Recent Growth of Home Value
The 2008 Great Recession had a significant impact on the buying and selling of homes in the Las Vegas area, as it did for the rest of the U.S. Fortunately, Las Vegas saw the rise of median home values in all counties in 2018. Although slowed by the coronavirus situation, the home price rebound from the Great Recession indicates that Las Vegas will likely recover quickly as demand from high cost California and elsewhere keeps our housing market active.
Increase Your Home’s Value by Investing in Quality Roofing
A high-quality roof can increase the curb appeal, longevity, and value of your Las Vegas home. At Prestige Roofing, we take pride in being able to offer top-notch roofing services and materials to Valley residents.
Types of Southern Nevada Roofing from Prestige Roofing
Prestige Roofing is proud of our contributions to some of the beautiful homes and communities in the Las Vegas area over the years. We specialize in metal roofing, including durable copper and zinc roofs, which adds a distinctive and unique touch that makes already special homes stand out. In addition, we provide new and replacement roofs of all types such as terracotta or ceramic tile roofs, slate, shingles and asphalt. We’ve worked on a large variety of styles of homes and helped builders complete many new neighborhoods around the valley.
Another of our specialties is restoring historic homes in Las Vegas, such as this traditional ranch home whose original wood shake roof we upgraded with durable, fire-resistant CeDur shake roofing.
You’ll find our work on businesses and government buildings around town, including the custom copper cupola dome atop the Nevada Supreme Court building in Downtown Las Vegas.
We’re always pleased to meet a new Las Vegas neighbor, people we Las Vegans affectionately call “locals”, and provide a free quote for everything from roof maintenance and repair to roof replacement or a new roof for a new home construction project. For quality roof repair and maintenance in Las Vegas, contact Prestige Roofing at (702) 646-7536.
Prestige Roofing’s work ranges from service and repair work, re-roofing and new construction work, commercial and residential work. They have also done work for ultra-custom projects around the Las Vegas Valley.