Historic Las Vegas Neighborhoods

Historic neighborhoods.  Every town has them: Boston, Atlanta, New York City, Chicago, Omaha, Kansas City, Dallas, Los Angeles, Seattle. Portland, Phoenix and many more.  Las Vegas is no exception.  Yes, the city is barely a hundred years old (and the County will be in 2009) but Las Vegas still has a fair number of historic neighborhoods that need to be preserved.

I know all the usual rhetoric.  They're not old neighborhoods because in terms of years, most were built either during or after World War II.  But in a city that is barely 100, these neighborhoods count as historic.  Once destroyed, they can't be rebuilt.  They tell us a great deal about the people who came to Las Vegas from the very beginning and how the town grew.  They offer a glimpse of the in-fighting and the history between the city of Las Vegas and Clark County (everything south of Sahara Avenue).

The houses in many of these developments are still standing and are testiments to the architects, visionaries and home owners who all believed that this small city (because that is what it was until about twenty years ago) in the desert had a future worth investing in.

Visit them on your next trip, consider moving into one of them if you are from out of town or if you live in Las Vegas and want to purchase a new home,  do something to help preserve the history of our community buy a home in a historic neighborhood and restore your home to its original grandeur.  You'll be glad you did.


Las Vegas High School Historic District

John S. Parks Historic Neighborhood

Huntridge Historic Neighborhood

MaryCrest Historic Neighborhood

Paradise Palms Historic Neighborhood 

Alta Drive Historic Neighborhood 

Bonanza Village Historic Neighborhood

The Westside Historic Neighborhood

Beverly Green Historic Neighborhood

Rancho Circle

Scotch 80s 

Glen Heather Estates

McNeil Estates 

Hyde Park

Charleston Heights

Twin Lakes 

Rainbow Charleston 

Spring Valley 

Francisco Park

College Park 


Boulder City 



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Reader Comments (7)

Dont forget about the Westleigh subdivision which is situated right next to Mc Neil.
October 12, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLiving in Westleigh
What was the location of the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign?
June 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDavey B.
Is there any chance that you could provide the streets that bound some of these districts on all four sides? We would love to drive through some of the neighborhoods on our next visit. Thank you.
January 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRandy Sanders
Don't forget the Silver Slipper, Old Frontier, BeBe's Embroidery, Gorman High (on Maryland Pkwy), the old St Ann's church, The Flame, the Dunes, Bertha's (across from Woolworths), Fremont Theater, Charlie Shelton's Rawl, Huntridge Theater, Blue Onion, Spudnuts, Panorama Market, Charleston Heights Bowl
April 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMary Beth Little
What was the location of the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" - It is located in Clark County Nevada, not in or near the city limits of Las Vegas.
May 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrue Voice
I would love to buy a classic Vegas home, what are the streets that bound these historic area?
October 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDan H.
@ Dan H.

You can go to and search by neighborhood name. For example: Hyde Park, Las Vegas NV

It will give you the neighborhood streets and homes for sale/rent.
February 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

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