North Las Vegas area guide

Get to know Las Vegas district by district—the best local restaurants and bars, arts and entertainment and things to do in North Las Vegas

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Where North Las Vegas meets the desert

A working-class city that grew from the Nellis Air Force Base to the north-east, North Las Vegas has experienced a limited renaissance of late, a result of the growth in the valley as a whole. 

African American, Asian and Hispanic residents have moved in as Anglos have moved out, turning the area into a melting pot of ethnicities; new homes and shops have sprung up to fill land north of Craig Road (between Rancho Drive and I-15) in a pricey new development known informally as the Golden Triangle. The shiny new locale seems somewhat removed from its surroundings, but that's the price of progress.

Largely untouched by redevelopment, the older sections of North Las Vegas carry more urban flavour than does Las Vegas itself. To reach them, turn off either US 95 or Rancho Drive and head east along Craig Road, then turn north back toward Downtown along Las Vegas Boulevard North. En route, you'll pass numerous ethnic eateries, the historic public Forest Lawn Cemetery and the Las Vegas Paiute Indian Reservation (1 Paiute Drive, 386 3926), which represents the original ten acres deeded to the Paiute by Helen Stewart back in the 1900s.

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