Many tourists that visit Las Vegas focus their attention solely on the Strip and downtown. However, a mountain oasis exists not too far away from the valley floor, about a 45 minute drive from downtown. Known as Mount Charleston, named after a mountain peak, it is nestled between other mountain peaks and is full of bristle cone pine and aspen trees!

Temperatures on Mount Charleston stay much cooler during the summer. And snow is a frequent visitor to the area during winter. Believe it or not, there is a ski resort as well – The Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard resort, complete with a cafe, ski lifts and varying hills! Many locals enjoy getting a taste of winter and doing things like sledding and having snowball fights. During summer, many enjoy biking, hiking and just seeing nature.

If your interested in living in the mountains but being close enough to the city to commute, there are usually a handful of homes and cabins available for sale as well.

So, next time your visiting or if your a new local, check it out and see the other side of Las Vegas!

Contributed by Nicklin Property Management!

As a property manager with hundreds of clients and customers, we care that everyone stays healthy and avoids getting sick. You have probably heard a lot through various news agencies about the wide spread effect of the Coronavirus and the impact is it having on health, travel, business meetings and the general economy. As a result, Nicklin Property Management has been proactively discussing this topic in an effort to keep everyone healthy, including our property managers. Here are some practical steps you can take to keep yourself healthy, as reported by the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention):

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

For additional information, visit www.cdc.gov.

The Las Vegas economy continues to prosper, in a large part due to the vast amount of tourists that visit the city. These tourists, in turn, support various service industries, such as the many hotel employees and individuals working in the transportation, restaurant and special events sector. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, nearly 400,000 jobs are supported by tourism. Over the last few years, Las Vegas has seen more and more domestic and international travelers come through the city, adding to a robust economy.

In 2019, over 42,000,000 tourists visited Las Vegas, with over 6,500,000 of those attending conventions. Revenue from these tourists totaled into the billions of dollars.

McCarran International Airport likewise reported records. In 2019, McCarran saw over 51,000,000 passengers travel. More and more routes were announced through both domestic and international carriers and Las Vegas became a hot spot destination.

All in all, the last few years have seen tremendous growth in many areas for the Las Vegas valley, a far cry from the economic situation a decade ago.
Contributed by Nicklin Property Management.

Sources: Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority & McCarran International Airport

Las Vegas continues on its economic boom.  Each week we hear of a new project taking shape, adding to the local economy.  Las Vegas is expanding – attracting new residents, businesses and high profile projects.  The initial investments total into the billions.  The residual will impact the local economy for years to come.  Here are some noteworthy projects that are in process or planned.

The Drew (formerly the Fountainbleu)
Located on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip sits a nearly 70 story unfinished tower, a symbol of the great recession. After trading hands in the recent years, reports are circulating that the owners of what is now known as “The Drew” are close to securing financing in order to finish this huge project. Though from the exterior the tower appears to be somewhat finished, there is much to be done inside and around the property. The project is anticipated for completion in about 3 years. Once finished, it will be a spectacular tower that will add life to the north end of the strip. As it stands currently, it will be the tallest building in Nevada outside of the Stratosphere Tower.

Resorts World Las Vegas
This multi-billion dollar resort, sitting across from the Wynn Las Vegas, has taken shape after sitting dormant for a few years. This luxury resort will feature some 3500 rooms, a 5000 seat theater, pool and spa complex and be the most expensive resort to be built in Las Vegas. It will add a tremendous economic impact to Las Vegas.

Wynn Convention Center
Wynn Las Vegas recently opened their expansion to the Wynn Convention Center. At over $400 million in cost to complete, it sits close to the golf course and offers extraordinary views to those gathered for conventions. The extra convention space is sure to attract more business to the Wynn, but also to the city, adding to its economic impact.

Other Convention Spaces to Open
Ceasars and The World Market Center are also in the middle of adding convention space to their existing facilities. Caesars is scheduled ahead of the World Market Center. However, both new convention facilities will add nearly 1 million square feet of new gathering space in Las Vegas, paving the way for additional business ventures.

New AHL Arena
The Vegas Golden Knights have pursued a new arena for their AHL affiliate to be located in Henderson (off Green Valley Parkway). This new arena will allow a designated facility for the AHL. This is in addition to the new Henderson Community Ice Hockey Facility that is currently under construction.

Raiders Practice Facility
In addition to Allegiant Stadium, the Raiders are in the process of constructing their practice facility in Henderson. It will feature 3 practice fields, theater, cafe and a three story building. It is located close to St Rose Parkway and the Henderson Executive Airport. The cost is estimated at under 100 million dollars and construction should be completed by the time the next NFL season begins.

New Google Data Center
Google is in the process of constructing a $600 million data center in Henderson which will employ a number of people in a variety of different roles.

Dream Hotel
A recent announcement was made to construct a new hotel on the south side of the Las Vegas Strip. It will feature luxury amenities, 450 rooms and a pool complex. It will add an economic boost to the far south end of the Las Vegas strip and the businesses that surround it.

Virgin Train Station
As plans appear to progress on linking California with a high speed rail from Las Vegas, it was announced that a nearly 300,000 square foot train station will be constructed south of the Las Vegas Strip. It would feature ticketing areas, shopping and office space. This along with the rail connecting California is sure to bring an economic impact as more people can reach Las Vegas in a shorter time – 90 minutes.

In recent years, Las Vegas has materialized many projects and visions that for many years seemed out of reach. As Las Vegas continues to grow as more than just an entertainment mecca, it will attract new businesses and ventures that which will lead to continued economic progress.

Contributed by Nicklin Property Management.