The Las vegas area is a great place to consider investing if you enjoy casino gaming, nightlife, world class restyarants, or a warm desert environment. Lake Mead is an easy drive an offers year round outdoor recreational activities. Some of the areas annual events include the international CES, PBR Rodeo and the Strip's new Year celebration. This metropolitan area is home to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Nellis AFB.
The current median housing price is $175,000. The median family income is $63,100. The affordability index is average to low, ranking #163 out of 224 ranked areas. The FHFA House Price Index is a strong 24.65% year over year, ranking #5 out of 283 ranked areas.Polls, Rankings and Lists#2 America's Best Cities for Singles - Travel + Leisure - July 2012#6 Highest Rates of House Price Appreciation - FHFA - August 2014#59 Top 100 Best Places to Live - Livability - October 2013#9 The Best Lobster Rolls In the US - The Points Guy - September 2014#10 Best Cities to Start a Business - WalletHub - March 2014#12 Twelve Awesome Foodie Cities - .Mic - November 2014#6 Fifteen Top Cities for Single Women - DatingAdvice.com - December 2014#6 Highest Rates of House Price Appreciation - FHFA - November 2014#3 Best Cities For Renters - Forbes - April 2015#9 Best American Cities for Creatives - Thrillist - July 2016#16 Highest Rates of House Price Appreciation - FHFA - May 2015#6 Highest Rates of House Price Appreciation - FHFA - February 2015Local LinksMcCarran International AirportCounties in this Metropolitan AreaEventsLocal BuildersAbout the state of Nevada Nevada is a purple state, going for Bush, Obama, and Obama in the last three presidential elections. Nevada is a right to work state. The current governor of Nevada is a Republican. Compared to other states, Nevada has low income taxes, high sales taxes, and low property taxes.