North Las Vegas is part of Clark County, and nestled in the vast desert of Las Vegas Valley. With a population of around 226,877, it is the fourth largest city in the state of Nevada. The city was incorporated on May 16, 1946.
Albeit situated in the desert, the City of North Las Vegas offers its residents an extensive system of green space, with more than 34 parks spanning over 475 acres of developed parkland. Six of the city's parks include amenities like pools, ponds and spray pads, and residents also have access to two recreation centers: Neighborhood Recreation Center and Silver Mesa Recreation Center. Here, visitors can enjoy a wide range of recreational and fitness classes, fully equipped gyms and other amenities. In addition, the City of North Las Vegas recently opened a third center; SkyView Multi-Generational Recreation Center. The center is operated by YMCA and offers a vast range of amenities and programs for every age.
If you're into hiking, don't despair North Las Vegas features 10 miles of regional trails along the Lower Las Vegas Wash and the Upper Las Vegas Wash. The trails are paved and connect to the Southern Nevada's Nature regional multi-use trail system, which is excellent for leisure activities like biking, running, hiking and walking.
Another great spot for outdoor fun is the Nature Discovery Park, one of the most popular destinations for recreation. Right by the park lies the North Las Vegas Library, which was the first library in town, built in 1966. A newer library facility is the Alexander Library, which comprises North Las Vegas' most recent state-of-the-art facility. The library is beautifully nestled against a lush park featuring tot lots, shade structures, plenty of multi-use paths and landscaped demonstration gardens.
As far as education is concerned, North Las Vegas boasts several great schools. One of the more prominent institutions is the Cheyenne Campus of the College of Southern Nevada, which covers an area of approximately 80 acres, and provides a wide array of courses. In addition, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is planning to open a branch in the city. North Las Vegas is a great place to live for those who are looking to live apart from the glitz and the glamour of Las Vegas strip, while still being only a hop away from the city where everything can happen!