Las Vegas University District
The University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) is a respected institution of higher education in a world-class city, and the area surrounding it is vibrant and energetic. Real estate in this area includes artistic yet practical modern high-rises, quaint low-rise apartments and townhomes, and vintage Las Vegas single-family homes with a colorful history.
The appeal of this area is not just its proximity to the university, with its sprawling campus that looks like a piece of ivy league tradition, complete with mature shade trees and lush greens. It’s also in the middle of the action, adjacent to the show-stopping Las Vegas Strip and minutes from the artistic and historic Downtown Las Vegas. And yet, the University District is a world of its own, where students walk freely and tourists rarely venture.
In many cities, the University District is just for students of the institution. But in Las Vegas, it’s a different story. There are lots of reasons to live in the University District, and only some of them have to do with the school itself. Casino workers, servers, entertainers, entrepreneurs and families are also drawn to this unique and amenity-laden community.
The UNLV campus is spread across 350 acres of sun-soaked land in the heart of the city, and provides opportunities not found anywhere else in this 24-hour metropolis. While Las Vegas is the epicenter, you can also escape this little oasis to get out into the desert or onto the water. The University District has easy access to natural getaways, and you can visit any part of the American Southwest within a day, including the beaches of Los Angeles, the mountains of Utah, or the red desert of Arizona.
Learning At the University
UNLV’s mission is for its diverse faculty, students, staff, and alumni to promote community well-being and individual achievement through education, research, scholarship, creative activities, and clinical services. They stimulate economic development and diversification, foster a climate of innovation, promote health, and enrich the cultural vitality of the communities they serve.
Their vision is to be recognized as a top tier public university in research, education, and community impact.
The university is one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country, occupying the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. UNLV has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago, and continues to show commitment to building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.
The UNLV mascot is the Rebel, and their slogan is Rebels Make it Happen. How much of a Rebel are you? Being a Rebel means stepping up, breaking out, reaching for what you’re driven to become, and taking the challenge you want to meet head on.
Exploring Natural Wonders
Because of the mild desert temperatures, outdoor recreation is available year-round in Southern Nevada. Within a 30-mile radius of the University District you’ll find the shores of Lake Mead, the Colorado River recreation area, the incredible Hoover Dam (named one of the Seven Industrial Wonders of the World), the 12,000-foot Mount Charleston with its hiking trails and ski slopes, and countless opportunities to encounter sandstone landscapes and red rock mountains.
Even closer to home you’ll find the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area, Clark County Wetlands Park, Lake Las Vegas and the Whitney Mesa Nature Preserve.
And when you want to fly to your destination, you’re practically next door to Harry Reid International Airport, your gateway to any locale worldwide.
Enjoying Golf Amenities
The Las Vegas Valley is home to an incredible number of championship golf courses with challenging terrains and breathtaking views of the city. But just blocks from the University District, you’ll find three popular golfing facilities: the Las Vegas National Golf Course, the Las Vegas Country Club and the Wynn Golf Club.
Wynn Golf Club
Granted, the Wynn Golf Club has some of the highest rates in the city (or maybe the world). But it’s because of the exclusive experience Las Vegas Wynn resorts are known for. From lush greens to rushing streams, this newly designed 18-hole championship course doesn’t even feel like the desert. Designed in 2005 by legendary golf architect Tom Fazio, and redesigned recently by Tom and his son Logan Fazio, the Wynn Golf Club offers the only golfing experience on the Las Vegas Strip.
Built to challenge golfers of all skill levels, Wynn Golf Club is a 6,722-yard, par-70 championship length course with elevation changes previously unimaginable on the Las Vegas Strip. The landscape is enhanced by over 8,000 trees, many more than 70 years old and over 60 feet tall, including 1,200 left over from the property’s legacy, the previous Desert Inn Golf Club.
Players encounter water on 12 of the course’s 18 holes, including three lakes, meandering streams, and two marshland areas fed by natural groundwater.
Las Vegas Country Club
The Las Vegas Country Club, a popular residential community for entertainers and elite, was established in 1967. Right in the heart of Las Vegas, the longest standing Country Club in Las Vegas is part of the tradition responsible for making this infamous city what it is today.
Las Vegas is known for demolishing what’s old and building anew, but The Las Vegas Country Club has stood the test of time and remains an exclusive members-only club. The sprawling, well-manicured course was designed by the legendary Ed Ault, and includes a stunning clubhouse with patio overlooking a park-like setting. You’ll also have access to a driving range, indoor tennis pavilion and state-of-the-art fitness center with lap pool, all located in the heart of Las Vegas.
Las Vegas National Golf Course
Known as “The National”, the traditional Las Vegas National Golf Club has a rich history to back its reputation. Designed in 1961 by architect Bert Stamps, this favored Hollywood movie location is a classic 18-hole championship golf course that provides challenge and fun for golfers of all skill levels. The par-71 course features thousands of trees, strategically positioned sand bunkers and water hazards that protect the course’s manicured greens and lush fairways.
Las Vegas National Golf Club prides itself on customer service, enjoyable pace of play, and a celebrated golf course that has proven to hold its own. The club has hosted several LPGA & PGA events including the Tournament of Champions, Sahara Invitational, and the Las Vegas Invitational. Tiger Woods even played the Las Vegas National in 1996 as he worked his way toward capturing his very first PGA Tour victory.
Finding Neighborhood Amenities
If you don’t want to join a golf club for your fitness needs, there are lots of other options in this neighborhood. The Paradise Recreation Center is just a few minutes away, and offers classes, activities, field trips and clubs for participants of all ages.
You’ll also find ball fields, a basketball court, fitness course, children’s playground, large mature shade trees, and a seasonal pool.
Paradise Recreation Center’s fitness room offers a variety of state-of-the-art equipment, including treadmills, stationary bikes, elliptical machines, free weight machines, dumbbells, and weight resistance machines. You can purchase reasonably-priced memberships on a daily, monthly or yearly basis.
Savoring World-Class Dining and Entertainment
Living this close to the Las Vegas Strip while still enjoying privacy and quiet is a paradox you won’t want to share with the world. From Giada to Guy Fieri and Gordon Ramsay to Wolfgang Puck, there’s no shortage of world-class dishes created by celebrity chefs on the Las Vegas Strip.
And when you want something different, the University District is home to several of the city’s favorite all-you-can-eat sushi restaurants. If you arrive to find a lineup, don’t worry, because another one is just a few blocks away. And their popularity is well-deserved; where else can you enjoy a multi-course meal, including appetizer, quality seafood and dessert, at a bargain-basement price?
The University District also offers the expected coffee houses, pizza joints and neighborhood pubs, each with its own unique flavor and vibe.
No matter what you’re looking for, the University District has it. Contrary to popular belief, this isn’t just a neighborhood for students. Enjoy the best of everything, all within minutes, while appreciating peace and privacy in one of the most inspiring homes you’ll ever live in.