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Get to know Boulder City

The Hoover Dam and Boulder City’s histories are intertwined, as the town was built to house the dam’s 5,000 builders in the 1930s. It is a rarity in American municipalities, as one of the few towns fully planned under government supervision. Though Boulder City was incorporated in 1960 and is no longer under the administration of the federal government, the town retains the orderly charm of its planned community roots to this day. Boulder City is one of two towns in Nevada that forbids gambling and much of the town’s land is held for conservation, with only 120 permits for home construction given out each year. In the historic district, the buildings, both commercial and residential, were built in the Spanish Colonial Revival style, though newer buildings also abound, with many ranch-style homes throughout Boulder City.

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Living in Las Vegas

What happens here stays here—and you should, too. Las Vegas represents the largest city in Nevada and America’s 26th-most overall, claiming some 2.2 million residents with its surrounding communities in Clark County. It’s also a boomtown in the truest sense: Just over 100 years ago, the entire Las Vegas Valley was predominantly bare desert, making the region the largest to be both founded and fully developed in the 20th century. While the touristy draws of Vegas need little introduction, it’s an equally exciting place to live and work, nearly doubling in population just through the 1990s. Tech, ecommerce, and other sectors support more travel-centric players in the local economy, with countless others holding conventions in the area regularly. Highway access keeps Los Angeles, San Diego, and Phoenix within a few hours’ reach, with high-speed rail service under development to Southern California.