If you’re looking to buy a house Downtown, the “conjoined” neighborhoods of John S. Park and the Huntridge Tract—bordered by Las Vegas Boulevard, Charleston, 15th Street and Oakey—are your best bet. “They’re the only ’hoods so far along in the redevelopment stage that are also bike-friendly and easily walkable to Fremont East, the Arts District, Zappos headquarters and various restaurants,” Realtor “Downtown Steve” Franklin says. The houses range from 1940s-era cottages to mid-century modern ranch homes, and there are still a few gems to be mined. But if you’re wondering which area will be the next to rise, Downtown Steve advises you to keep an eye on the “up-and-coming” neighborhood of Mayfair, bordered by Fremont, Bruce, Charleston and Maryland. “It’s closer to all the things I mentioned, but it’s a little dog-eared,” he says. “It just needs a little love before it becomes a cute boutique neighborhood.”
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.