Gay Neighborhood in Las Vegas Nevada

On December 30, 2010, in Gay Las Vegas, Las Vegas Neighborhoods, The "Gayborhood", by Gay Real Estate Agent in Las Vegas

Many of my gay clients always ask me if there is a gay neighborhood in Las Vegas and I always say “Almost.”  I’ve been licensed since 2003 in Nevada and I’ve seen the gay community grow by leaps and bounds since that time.  When I first arrived in Vegas, it seemed like this was a […]


Many of my gay clients always ask me if there is a gay neighborhood in Las Vegas and I always say “Almost.”  I’ve been licensed since 2003 in Nevada and I’ve seen the gay community grow by leaps and bounds since that time.  When I first arrived in Vegas, it seemed like this was a very heterosexual town with frat boys and bachelorette parties up and down the strip.   There is still plenty of that, but casinos have recognized the untapped resources of the gay community.  Krave was the first gay club on the strip in the former Aladdin Hotel.  New gay bars and restaurants have opened up, night clubs on the strip now have gay nights, and a  pool parties are tanning LGTB tourist’s and local bodies every Sunday during the summer.   The HRC Gala Dinner has grown into a huge event raising a ton of money to further LGBT rights and legislation.  I even started a Gay Las Vegas Facebook Page that already has 1,000 fans!. So where do all of these gay people live?  Short answer: All over.  The answer I’d like to tell my client’s is Mcneil Manor and Scotch Eightes…..full disclosure, I live in McNeil manor with my partner and I love it.

One of the common criticisms Las Vegas architecture gets is the “cookie cutter syndrome.”  Row after row of track homes with a slight variation of browns, and greys, and beiges.    Even though there are a ton of track homes, there are a few wonderful neighborhoods with wide streets, large lots, and actual trees and one of those is McNeil Manor.  Since moving into the neighborhood in 2009, I’ve sold 6 homes in the subdivision.  I’ve introduced this area to a few gay clients and they all love it.  The homes were originally built in the 1960’s.  Most of the lots are 10,000 sq ft, mostly single story homes, five minutes to the strip, easy access to the freeway, a mile and a half from the emerging downtown Las Vegas area.  The Smith Center for the performing arts is being built as we speak and is scheduled to open March 10,2012.   This will bring much needed culture to our city that doesn’t require one to walk through a casino.   Touring broadway musicals, symphonies, dance companies, and much more.  Having this performing arts center will really kick start the renovation of the downtown area and I’m thrilled to be in a neighborhood that is so accessible to the arts and culture!  But back to McNeil, there are already a growing number of gay couples and a few cute single guys in the neighborhood but we need more of the gay flair to help make this neighborhood even better.   Many of these homes are original, and yes I have seen my share of felt wall paper in a few homes.  The properties that are original are still charming but definitely need a renovation.  The homes that have under gone a few renovations sell for significantly more, but still very reasonable for our market. Take a look at the original advertisement for McNeil:

Now that I’m done with my pitch for a “gayborhood” in Las Vegas, I have sold homes to gay clients all over the valley.   Many of my friends live up in Summerlin.  Summerlin is a master planned community on the west side of town. This is a huge community started in the 1990’s.  If you want a home owner’s association to ensure the integrity of the community, this is one of the most popular.  All of the common spaces such as sidewalks, medians, and parks are maintained and beautifully landscaped by the association.

Henderson and Green Valley are also popular areas in Las Vegas.  You’ll find that people in Las Vegas are either east side or west side people.  I’m not sure if that has to do with where you first land when you get here, or a palpable feeling that drives people to choose.  There are many beautiful neighborhoods in Green Valley click here to start a search and to see all of the available inventory.

If you would like help purchasing or selling a home in Las Vegas or Henderson, please contact me at 1-866-589-1646.  If you would like to start your own search, save your favorite properties, and get notified of new properties click here.

Felipe Crook

Realty ONE Group

8395 Sunset Road, Ste 190

Las Vegas, NV 89113

Felipe@felipecrook.com

1-866-589-1646