North Las Vegas, Nevada
|North Las Vegas, Nevada|
|— City —|
|Motto: Your Community of Choice|
|Clark County, Nevada|
|• Mayor||Shari L. Buck|
|• Mayor Pro Tem||Pamela A. Goynes-Brown|
|• City Manager||Timothy R. Hacker|
|• Total||100.44 sq mi (260.1 km2)|
|• Land||100.44 sq mi (260.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||2,205 ft (672 m)|
|• Total||229,224 (United States rank: 94th)|
|• Density||1,471.0/sq mi (567.9/km2)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|ZIP codes||89030-89033, 89036, 89081, 89084-89087|
|GNIS feature ID||0847435|
North Las Vegas is a city in Clark County, Nevada, United States, located in the Las Vegas Valley. The city was incorporated on May 16, 1946. It is near the city of Las Vegas, and the third largest city in the state of Nevada. The Las Vegas Motor Speedway is located near or in the city.
Located in the southern United States in the Mojave Desert, North Las Vegas sits north and east of Las Vegas. According to the United States Census Bureau, North Las Vegas has a total area of 100.4 square miles (260 km2), all of it land. In the Las Vegas Valley, several mountain ranges are nearby.
North Las Vegas has an arid climate, and is one of the driest places in the entire United States. Temperatures are mild in the winter, and hot in the summer, like most of the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts. Snowfall is rare, like most of the hot deserts of the United States; snow falls every few years. In winter, temperatures often fall below freezing. In the summer, the monsoon can reach the area, bringing heavy rains, and thunderstorms (like July 3, 2011, when flooding occurred, shutting down traffic lights). If precipitation is falling n the area, the temperature decreases by several degrees, like most of the Southwestern US.
MAYOR AND COUNCIL The City of North Las Vegas is a full-service municipality, providing recreational amenities, police and fire protection, water and wastewater services. The city, which was incorporated in 1946, encompasses 100.4 square-miles within Clark County in Southern Nevada. The city operates under a council-manager form of government, with a mayor and four council members. the mayor is elected at large; and council members must live within, and are elected by their wards. The city has two municipal judges who are elected at large.
CITY MANAGEMENT The city manager and city attorney are appointed by, and report to the City Council. The city manager's administration consists of an Economic Development Division, Strategic Planning Division, community Outreach Division, Communications and Marketing Division and the following departments: Administrative Services, City Clerk, Community Services and Development, Finance, Fire, Human Resources, Police, Public Works, the North Las Vegas Library District, and Utilities.
CITY LIVING Recreation—The City of North Las Vegas operates an extensive system of open spaces, parks and leisure services. the city currently maintains 34 parks totaling more than 475 acres of developed park land. Six of the city's parks feature cutting-edge water amenities, including pools, ponds and spray pads. The city also runs two recreation centers, Neighborhood Recreation Center and Silver Mesa Recreation Center—each offering a full array of recreational and fitness classes, a gym and fitness room.
The city recently opened a third recreation center—SkyView Multi-Generational Recreation Center—focused on multi-generational fitness and recreation. It is operated by the YMCA under contract to provide quality amenities and programs for residents of all ages.
North Las Vegas park officials recently completed 10 miles of regional trails along the Lower Las Vegas Wash and along the Upper Las Vegas Wash. These paved trails connect with Southern Nevada's Neon to Nature regional trail system, which is used for hiking, biking and leisurly strolls.
Golf—The city is home to three excellent golf courses. Shadow Creek Golf Course, owned by MGM Resorts, is ranked 31 in the top 100 golf courses in the country by Golf Digest, which is considered the leading symbol of golf-course excellence and integrity. Shadow Creek is home to the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational Tournament. Aliante Golf Course, the City's newest golf course was recently selected "Best New Golf Course in Las Vegas," by Vegas Golfer Magazine. The city's Par 3 Municipal Golf Course is home to several leagues and the local Sticks for Kids Program, which lends junior clubs for free to children learning the sport.
Libraries—The North Las Vegas Library District operates three full-service libraries—North Las Vegas Library, Aliante Library and Alexander Library. Each offers public access computers, adult and children's programming and meeting rooms in addition to books, downloadable media, DVDs, magazines and newspapers. Each also provides wireless connectivity to the Web for patrons who wish to use their own electronic devices.
The North Las Vegas Library, located at 2300 Civic Center Drive, was the city's first library to open in 1966. Aliante Library opened to the public in May 2006, at 2400 W. Deer Springs Way. This library is nestled against the adjacent Nature Discovery Park, one of the most popular recreation amenities in North Las Vegas. Alexander Library, the City's newest state-of-the-art facility, opened in March 2009. Located at 1755 W. Alexander Road, is adjacent to a two-acre park that includes tot lots, shade structures, paved and lighted walking paths and demonstration gardens.
EDUCATION Elementary through high school—North Las Vegas children are served by the Clark County School district, as system that operates 357 schools valleywide with an enrollment of about 311,000 students. CCSD is also one of the state's major employers with more than 37,000 employees. The nation's fifth-largest school district, CCSD covers more than 7,910 square-miles. In addition to traditional schools, CCSD provides more tailored educational programs through magnet and charter schools, several of which are located in North Las Vegas.
Higher Education—North Las Vegas residents also enjoy an array of options for higher education.
North Las Vegas is home to the Cheyenne Campus of the College of Southern Nevada, which provides a broad course offering for recent high school graduates as well as career enhancing courses for people who wish to keep up with the latest advances in their fields. It is the state's largest and most ethnically diverse higher education institution.
The Cheyenne Campus contains 72 acres. It boasts a number of community events each year, including the annual Sci Tech Fair, designed to get children and teens excited about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Cheyenne Campus also has a Performing Arts Center, which brings critically acclaimed plays, musicals and other productions to the community.
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, which is located in the greater metropolitan area, also provides a wealth of educational opportunities for people seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees and a variety of certification and continuing education programs. The university—which is planning a North Las Vegas campus north of the 215 Beltway between Pecos Road and Lamb Boulevard—currently houses 12 colleges, 46 departments, a division of health sciences and 12 schools. The university also provides the community cultural opportunities, such as theatrical and dance performances, lectures and a popular athletics program.
Additionally, about a dozen private colleges and universities serve North Las Vegas throughout the greater metropolitan area.
Both domestic and international airline travel for the entire metropolitan area is handled at McCarran International Airport, south of North Las Vegas and Las Vegas, and adjacent to the Las Vegas Strip.
RTC Transit provides bus service in the city, as it does throughout the Las Vegas metropolitan area.
The City of North Las Vegas is proud of its longstanding tradition of maintaining a business-friendly atmosphere. Despite difficult economic conditions nationwide, North Las Vegas is paving the way to become a premier site for green sustainable industries and high-tech businesses. The city also fosters a positive environment for new small businesses and entrepreneurial endeavors. The city continues to see growth among home-based businesses and independent startups.
North Las Vegas has a wealth of resources for existing and prospective businesses, including strong community partnerships with agencies, such as the newly formed Las Vegas Regional Economic Development Council and the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce.
North Las Vegas also boasts proximity to major transportation corridors, railways and two airports. This gives North Las Vegas businesses easy access to large and growing markets across the Western United States, including California, Arizona and Utah. Its master-planned communities, including Eldorado and Aliante, provide a variety of quality homes and amenities that allow people to live comfortably and conveniently near where they work.
Labor and Workforce—Traditionally, manufacturing and warehouse distribution companies have dominated the local market. However, high-tech businesses, including leaders in solar and green technology, and custom manufacturing facilities are moving to North Las Vegas in greater numbers. New power centers and neighborhood shopping centers present commercial services jobs, while the nearby Nellis Air Force Base, casinos and hotels continue to offer excellent career opportunities.
City of North Las Vegas Communications Division
2013 North Las Vegas Community Report
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