The actual coolest place to live is probably L’Octaine Urban Apartments (pronounced “El-octane,” a play on its cross street, Gass Avenue), but there are many hoops to jump through to get a coveted spot in this Bohemian, rent-controlled artist haven at 150 Las Vegas Blvd. North. However, just a little farther north, another incredible talent-magnet is corralling the connected, the artistically inclined and the top tastemakers of the city into one hip place. At one time the building was all but vacant; the former Streamline Tower was something to laugh and point at from the door of the Griffin. But since changing its name, getting a snazzy new paint job and ditching the increasingly depressing ownership angle in favor of hip apartment living, the Ogden has become the downtown and all-around coolest place to live. Beyond the long list of included amenities (secure parking, pet park, fitness center and rooftop pool, just to name a few), Ogden-dwellers chose to locate themselves just feet from the burgeoning downtown nightlife scene and live on a steady diet of to-the-bone hipness and Le Thai.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.