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520 Hopi Place
520 Hopi Place
Boulder City, NV
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
1658 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 09:19 AM
CUTE & COZY 3 BEDROOM *** 1.5 BATHS*** TILE FLOORS IN KITCHEN & FAMILY ROOM*** BLINDS THRU-OUT*** SOLAR SCREENS*** FENCED YARD***
1 Unit Available
1640 Foothill Drive
1640 Foothill Drive
Boulder City, NV
1 Bedroom
$825
19026 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 09:19 AM
Cute little one bedroom apartment located in wonderful Boulder City. Apartment is located in the industrial area of Foothill Dr. It is an upstairs unit. Available for move in immediately.
1 Unit Available
687 MARINA Drive
687 Marina Drive
Boulder City, NV
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
1289 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 09:19 AM
Enjoy the cool Lake Breeze of Lake Mead from your balcony. Large master bedroom with 2 mirror closets, Master bedroom balcony, Huge Master bath sitting room, Lots of closet space. Spacious townhouse a must see. New carpet and paint. Community Pool.
1 Unit Available
435 COLUMBIA Court
435 Columbia Court
Boulder City, NV
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
1270 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 09:19 AM
Stunning Town Home located in Historic Boulder City! Living Rm features vaulted ceilings,wood burning fireplace,wood grain laminated floors &dining area.Spacious kitchen w/lots of light,eating area,corian counters,custom cabinets.
1 Unit Available
524 FIR Street
524 Fir Street
Boulder City, NV
2 Bedrooms
$995
896 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 09:19 AM
HISTORIC DISTRICT OF BOULDER CITY UPPER UNIT CONDO WITH TWO BEDROOMS, TWO BATHROOMS, DOUBLE COVERED CARPORT, SEPARATE LAUNDRY CLOSET. WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE TO RESTAURANTS AND SHOPS. ALL APPLIANCES ARE INCLUDED!
1 Unit Available
1303 Darlene Way
1303 Darlene Way
Boulder City, NV
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,000
897 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 08:35 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 1303 Darlene Way in Boulder City. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
1220 Cheyenne Ct
1220 Cheyenne Court
Boulder City, NV
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
1562 sqft
Last updated April 4 at 11:14 AM
Beautiful Home in a Cul-de-Sac! - Upgraded flooring throughout. Boasting with new granite counter tops, all kitchen appliances included, neutral paint throughout, and spacious bedrooms.
1 Unit Available
596 Lake Michigan
596 Lake Michigan Lane
Boulder City, NV
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
1184 sqft
Last updated April 4 at 06:18 AM
Lake Mountain Estates is the only age restricted, retirement community in Boulder City! Features of this move-in ready one story manufactured home include and open floor plan with vaulted ceilings.
1 Unit Available
1410 HIGHLAND Drive
1410 Highland Drive
Boulder City, NV
4 Bedrooms
$2,500
4005 sqft
Last updated April 4 at 06:18 AM
This home will accommodate a large family with dogs. Hugh kitchen and great room all flow together. Fenced rear yard visible from kitchen. Property is currently listed for sale, 50 pictures in MLS2168627
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Horizon Seniors
990 Equestrian Drive
Henderson, NV | Highland Hills
1 Bedroom
$770
621 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$920
720 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 04:47 AM
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Madison at Black Mountain
640 E Horizon Dr
Henderson, NV | Highland Hills
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,260
976 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,490
1155 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 04:47 AM
Residents of this community enjoy a clubhouse, fitness center and pool/lounge area in their free time. The Las Vegas Strip and I-515 are both short drives away. Apartments are renovated and have wood cabinetry.
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15 Units Available
Colton Apartments
320 Conestoga Way
Henderson, NV | Mission Hills
1 Bedroom
$1,275
813 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,275
1116 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,525
1214 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 04:47 AM
Located near I-93 and I-215, making it easy to commute to and from the area. These homes are in a three-story building. Updated interiors feature stainless steel sinks and walk-in closets. On-site fitness center.
1 Unit Available
804 Crabapple Drive
804 Crabapple Drive
Henderson, NV | Highland Hills
3 Bedrooms
$1,705
1260 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:48 AM
At Main Street Renewal, we provide our residents with an easy leasing experience starting with the flexibility to tour at any time (8am 8pm), applying for a home online, and our dedicated teams ready to assist with any needs.
1 Unit Available
847 Rusty Anchor Way
847 Rusty Anchor Way
Henderson, NV | Paradise Hills
3 Bedrooms
$1,595
1668 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
3 BEDROOM ONE STORY PALM CANYON HOME IN HENDERSON! - SPACIOUS 3 BEDROOM SINGLE STORY HOME IN PALM CANYON* 3RD BEDROOM CAN BE USED AS OFFICE OR DEN* VAULTED CEILINGS* BREAKFAST BAR KITCHEN* 2 WAY FIREPLACE* SEPARATE SHOWER AND TUB IN MASTER BATH*
1 Unit Available
1106 Langston Ranch
1106 Langston Ranch Ave
Henderson, NV | River Mountain
5 Bedrooms
$2,895
3341 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Former Model Home - Former Model Home! Next Gen style in the Desirable Remington Community! Close to Shopping, Restaurants, and great schools. Beautiful Mountain and City views from the Master Balcony. High Speed Internet included in the lease.
1 Unit Available
422 Chateau Drive
422 Chateau Drive
Henderson, NV | Highland Hills
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
1622 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Single Story - Ready for Move In - This Henderson one-story offers granite countertops, a den and a two-car garage. Upgraded features include fresh interior paint, new carpet in select rooms. Tile in common areas. (RLNE4822384)
1 Unit Available
767 Tossa De Mar Ave.
767 Tossa De Mar Avenue
Henderson, NV | Paradise Hills
5 Bedrooms
$3,200
4026 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
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1 Unit Available
1270 Smokey Valley Lane
1270 Smokey Valley Lane
Henderson, NV | River Mountain
4 Bedrooms
$1,900
1935 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
BRAND NEW 4 BEDROOM HOME IN HENDERSON - BRAND NEW 4 bed D R Horton home in HENDERSON-pool sized lot! Big kitchen island w/Stainless steel kitchen appliances, Hickory cabinets w/soft-close doors & drawers. Gorgeous Granite counters in kitchen/baths.
1 Unit Available
531 Albacate St.
531 Albacate Street
Henderson, NV | River Mountain
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
1486 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:21 AM
OCCUPIED - PLEASE CALL OFFICE - RECENTLY RENOVATED HOME NEAR LARGE PARK!.
1 Unit Available
1178 Paradise Desert Ave.
1178 Paradise Desert Avenue
Henderson, NV | Mission Hills
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
1288 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:21 AM
Gated 3 bed 2.5 bath 1 car home with laminate wood floors granite counters, gas stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and new microwave.
1 Unit Available
1168 Paradise Home Road
1168 Paradise Home Road
Henderson, NV | Mission Hills
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
1288 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 09:19 AM
Beautiful two story home in a gated community, light and bright spacious floor plan, slab granite countertops, spice maple cabinets, Samsung Stainless Steel Appliances, tile flooring first floor, wood flooring on stairs and bedrooms, no carpet.
1 Unit Available
2329 Mundare Drive
2329 Mundare Drive
Henderson, NV | River Mountain
4 Bedrooms
$2,250
2403 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 09:19 AM
4 bed + Loft home in HENDERSON! Pool size yard. Big kitchen island w/Stainless steel kitchen appliances, Hickory cabinets w/soft-close doors & drawers. Gorgeous Granite counters in kitchen/baths. Washer & Dryer. All tile downstairs.
1 Unit Available
2577 LAND RUSH Drive
2577 Land Rush Lane
Henderson, NV | River Mountain
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
1079 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 09:19 AM
THIS WONDERFUL TWO BEDROOM TWO BATH TOWNHOME LOCATED AT THE EDGE OF HENDERSON IS READY TO MOVE IN. FEATURES VAULTED CEILINGS THROUGHOUT. THE HOA ALLOWS 2 PETS PER UNIT...WEIGHT RESTRICTION IS 40 LBS OR LESS.
1 Unit Available
694 Barbary Coast Avenue
694 Barbary Coast Avenue
Henderson, NV | River Mountain
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
1523 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 09:19 AM
*FIRST MONTH'S RENT, LAST MONTH'S RENT, & SECURITY DEPOSIT DUE UPON MOVE-IN* Fabulous 3 bed/2.5 bath two story townhome in Henderson! One car attached garage. Entry way. Living room with a gas fireplace. Dining area with a ceiling fan.
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City Guide

Boulder City
The Hoover Dam is located at the southern tip of Lake Mead, in Boulder City, where the Colorado River is briefly tamed and turned into hydroelectric power. The dam was created in 1936 and named after President Herbert Hoover, though it was originally known as Boulder Dam.
The Hoover Dam is located at the southern tip of Lake Mead, in Boulder City, where the Colorado River is briefly tamed and turned into hydroelectric power. The dam was created in 1936 and named after President Herbert Hoover, though it was originally known as Boulder Dam.

Don't let its proximity to Las Vegas fool you, there is a whole lot more going on in Boulder City than gambling and showgirls. In fact, this city below Sin City is all about outdoor adventures as opposed to indoor neon lighting. Between Lake Mead, Mt. Wilson and the famous Hoover Dam, you'll be hard pressed to remember there's another recreational powerhouse nearby at all. Still, having Las Vegas close does mean fine dining, entertaining shows, and both luxury and outlet retail are just a stone's throw away. So, whether you're desirous of velvet ropes or rock climbing, vodka shots or houseboats, Boulder City has it all and more. And by more, we mean it has affordable living and spacious lots. You can bet this place has everything you want.

Moving to Boulder City

Life in Boulder City is pretty awesome. It's routinely about 20 degrees cooler than Las Vegas, which is wicked hot in the summer, and it's far greener, too. It's a federally planned neighborhood with eco-conscious styling. Expect slightly smaller, older homes and very sensible layouts. If you're looking for places to rent in Boulder City, you'll probably have to choose a detached house. Apartments for rent are few and far between, since the city was created as housing for the dam builders. There are a few one-bedroom apartments if you hunt, but be sure and give yourself plenty of time to search. New builds are limited, so finding any houses for rent is difficult. You may want to stay in the historic Boulder Dam Hotel while you wait for an opening. It could take several months.

Finding a job will take time, too. It's in your best interest to have an offer available before you show up with a suitcase and a security deposit. Hopefully you packed plenty of sunscreen in one of your boxes. It may be cooler than Vegas, but it's still the desert, and you're going to be baking for most months out of the year. Fortunately, you don't have to worry about any other adverse weather conditions besides sunburns and maybe a mild sandstorm. Weather forecasters have very easy, cushy jobs in these parts.

One more thing: Be sure and bring your car. Las Vegas actually has pretty good public transportation with The Deuce buses, among other options, but Boulder City isn't as well served. True, you can walk to many amenities, as the WalkScore is about 71, but beyond the corner store and coffee shop, you're going to need a vehicle.

Moving to Boulder City
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Life in Boulder City is pretty awesome. It's routinely about 20 degrees cooler than Las Vegas, which is wicked hot in the summer, and it's far greener, too. It's a federally planned neighborhood with eco-conscious styling. Expect slightly smaller, older homes and very sensible layouts. If you're looking for places to rent in Boulder City, you'll probably have to choose a detached house. Apartments for rent are few and far between, since the city was created as housing for the dam builders. There are a few one-bedroom apartments if you hunt, but be sure and give yourself plenty of time to search. New builds are limited, so finding any houses for rent is difficult. You may want to stay in the historic Boulder Dam Hotel while you wait for an opening. It could take several months.

Finding a job will take time, too. It's in your best interest to have an offer available before you show up with a suitcase and a security deposit. Hopefully you packed plenty of sunscreen in one of your boxes. It may be cooler than Vegas, but it's still the desert, and you're going to be baking for most months out of the year. Fortunately, you don't have to worry about any other adverse weather conditions besides sunburns and maybe a mild sandstorm. Weather forecasters have very easy, cushy jobs in these parts.

One more thing: Be sure and bring your car. Las Vegas actually has pretty good public transportation with The Deuce buses, among other options, but Boulder City isn't as well served. True, you can walk to many amenities, as the WalkScore is about 71, but beyond the corner store and coffee shop, you're going to need a vehicle.

Neighborhoods

There aren't any obvious neighborhoods in Boulder City, but there are some distinctive details that may help you choose one area over another. Here are a few spots to keep in mind.

North: There are big, big homes up here. If you want both land and square footage, this is the place to look. Just like most areas, limited stock is available, but you can count on swimming pools, multi-car garages, and easy access to the historic downtown section with its grocery stores, coffee shops, etc.

Central: These smaller homes are more densely packed, but they sit close to the amenities and playing fields. You'll find what few apartments or condos are available in Boulder City here, which is pretty convenient.

South: The homes flanking the Boulder City Golf Course are all pretty similar in size -- about medium for the area -- and almost all of them have pools (you'll be very grateful for those). Besides having a beautiful view of the fairways, they're also close to two parks. They are farther from the stores, but that shouldn't hamper your errands much.

Neighborhoods
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There aren't any obvious neighborhoods in Boulder City, but there are some distinctive details that may help you choose one area over another. Here are a few spots to keep in mind.

North: There are big, big homes up here. If you want both land and square footage, this is the place to look. Just like most areas, limited stock is available, but you can count on swimming pools, multi-car garages, and easy access to the historic downtown section with its grocery stores, coffee shops, etc.

Central: These smaller homes are more densely packed, but they sit close to the amenities and playing fields. You'll find what few apartments or condos are available in Boulder City here, which is pretty convenient.

South: The homes flanking the Boulder City Golf Course are all pretty similar in size -- about medium for the area -- and almost all of them have pools (you'll be very grateful for those). Besides having a beautiful view of the fairways, they're also close to two parks. They are farther from the stores, but that shouldn't hamper your errands much.

Living in Boulder City

Unlike your exploits in Vegas, you'll want to tell everyone what you're doing when you live in Boulder City. You'll tweet about mountain biking near Hoover Dam, Instagram your hole-in-one at Boulder City Golf Course, update your Facebook status about checking off another box on your bucket list: skydiving. Of course, you may not bother signing on or connecting to the Internet at all, with so much natural beauty surrounding you. Having said that, this is a close-knit neighborhood with many people having lived here their whole lives and counting generations back. People are friendly, but newcomers are fairly rare, so it may take some getting used to before solid friendships form. No worries, you can plan your weekends around hiking trails and trips to the lake. Hit the year-round swimming pool or explore Bootleg Canyon. Or, if you're feeling smart, drive over to the Boulder Theatre to see the ballet or check out one of the few museums nearby.

Get Down to Business

All this loveliness sounds great, but you still have to earn a living during most hours of the day. The vast majority of residents in Boulder City commute, either to Henderson or Las Vegas, which is about 20 miles away. This, of course, means that there is a broad spectrum of careers, from truckers and law enforcers to showgirls and bartenders. There's no gambling inside town limits, so it's nice to take a break from all the bling and ka-ching here, but that doesn't mean people don't make a living around slot machines and poker tables.

Life, the Universe, and Everything

Boulder City clearly has more going for it than first blush would suggest. Though it's quieter, more eco-friendly, and considerably more rugged than its sinning neighbor city, it still manages to provide the best of all worlds for its residents. If you love the refreshing beauty of nature, but get a little island fever if you're not able to get to designer shops in under an hour, Boulder City may be the perfect place for you to land.

Living in Boulder City
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Unlike your exploits in Vegas, you'll want to tell everyone what you're doing when you live in Boulder City. You'll tweet about mountain biking near Hoover Dam, Instagram your hole-in-one at Boulder City Golf Course, update your Facebook status about checking off another box on your bucket list: skydiving. Of course, you may not bother signing on or connecting to the Internet at all, with so much natural beauty surrounding you. Having said that, this is a close-knit neighborhood with many people having lived here their whole lives and counting generations back. People are friendly, but newcomers are fairly rare, so it may take some getting used to before solid friendships form. No worries, you can plan your weekends around hiking trails and trips to the lake. Hit the year-round swimming pool or explore Bootleg Canyon. Or, if you're feeling smart, drive over to the Boulder Theatre to see the ballet or check out one of the few museums nearby.

Get Down to Business

All this loveliness sounds great, but you still have to earn a living during most hours of the day. The vast majority of residents in Boulder City commute, either to Henderson or Las Vegas, which is about 20 miles away. This, of course, means that there is a broad spectrum of careers, from truckers and law enforcers to showgirls and bartenders. There's no gambling inside town limits, so it's nice to take a break from all the bling and ka-ching here, but that doesn't mean people don't make a living around slot machines and poker tables.

Life, the Universe, and Everything

Boulder City clearly has more going for it than first blush would suggest. Though it's quieter, more eco-friendly, and considerably more rugged than its sinning neighbor city, it still manages to provide the best of all worlds for its residents. If you love the refreshing beauty of nature, but get a little island fever if you're not able to get to designer shops in under an hour, Boulder City may be the perfect place for you to land.

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City Guide

Boulder City
The Hoover Dam is located at the southern tip of Lake Mead, in Boulder City, where the Colorado River is briefly tamed and turned into hydroelectric power. The dam was created in 1936 and named after President Herbert Hoover, though it was originally known as Boulder Dam.
The Hoover Dam is located at the southern tip of Lake Mead, in Boulder City, where the Colorado River is briefly tamed and turned into hydroelectric power. The dam was created in 1936 and named after President Herbert Hoover, though it was originally known as Boulder Dam.

Don't let its proximity to Las Vegas fool you, there is a whole lot more going on in Boulder City than gambling and showgirls. In fact, this city below Sin City is all about outdoor adventures as opposed to indoor neon lighting. Between Lake Mead, Mt. Wilson and the famous Hoover Dam, you'll be hard pressed to remember there's another recreational powerhouse nearby at all. Still, having Las Vegas close does mean fine dining, entertaining shows, and both luxury and outlet retail are just a stone's throw away. So, whether you're desirous of velvet ropes or rock climbing, vodka shots or houseboats, Boulder City has it all and more. And by more, we mean it has affordable living and spacious lots. You can bet this place has everything you want.

Moving to Boulder City

Life in Boulder City is pretty awesome. It's routinely about 20 degrees cooler than Las Vegas, which is wicked hot in the summer, and it's far greener, too. It's a federally planned neighborhood with eco-conscious styling. Expect slightly smaller, older homes and very sensible layouts. If you're looking for places to rent in Boulder City, you'll probably have to choose a detached house. Apartments for rent are few and far between, since the city was created as housing for the dam builders. There are a few one-bedroom apartments if you hunt, but be sure and give yourself plenty of time to search. New builds are limited, so finding any houses for rent is difficult. You may want to stay in the historic Boulder Dam Hotel while you wait for an opening. It could take several months.

Finding a job will take time, too. It's in your best interest to have an offer available before you show up with a suitcase and a security deposit. Hopefully you packed plenty of sunscreen in one of your boxes. It may be cooler than Vegas, but it's still the desert, and you're going to be baking for most months out of the year. Fortunately, you don't have to worry about any other adverse weather conditions besides sunburns and maybe a mild sandstorm. Weather forecasters have very easy, cushy jobs in these parts.

One more thing: Be sure and bring your car. Las Vegas actually has pretty good public transportation with The Deuce buses, among other options, but Boulder City isn't as well served. True, you can walk to many amenities, as the WalkScore is about 71, but beyond the corner store and coffee shop, you're going to need a vehicle.

Moving to Boulder City
+

Life in Boulder City is pretty awesome. It's routinely about 20 degrees cooler than Las Vegas, which is wicked hot in the summer, and it's far greener, too. It's a federally planned neighborhood with eco-conscious styling. Expect slightly smaller, older homes and very sensible layouts. If you're looking for places to rent in Boulder City, you'll probably have to choose a detached house. Apartments for rent are few and far between, since the city was created as housing for the dam builders. There are a few one-bedroom apartments if you hunt, but be sure and give yourself plenty of time to search. New builds are limited, so finding any houses for rent is difficult. You may want to stay in the historic Boulder Dam Hotel while you wait for an opening. It could take several months.

Finding a job will take time, too. It's in your best interest to have an offer available before you show up with a suitcase and a security deposit. Hopefully you packed plenty of sunscreen in one of your boxes. It may be cooler than Vegas, but it's still the desert, and you're going to be baking for most months out of the year. Fortunately, you don't have to worry about any other adverse weather conditions besides sunburns and maybe a mild sandstorm. Weather forecasters have very easy, cushy jobs in these parts.

One more thing: Be sure and bring your car. Las Vegas actually has pretty good public transportation with The Deuce buses, among other options, but Boulder City isn't as well served. True, you can walk to many amenities, as the WalkScore is about 71, but beyond the corner store and coffee shop, you're going to need a vehicle.

Neighborhoods

There aren't any obvious neighborhoods in Boulder City, but there are some distinctive details that may help you choose one area over another. Here are a few spots to keep in mind.

North: There are big, big homes up here. If you want both land and square footage, this is the place to look. Just like most areas, limited stock is available, but you can count on swimming pools, multi-car garages, and easy access to the historic downtown section with its grocery stores, coffee shops, etc.

Central: These smaller homes are more densely packed, but they sit close to the amenities and playing fields. You'll find what few apartments or condos are available in Boulder City here, which is pretty convenient.

South: The homes flanking the Boulder City Golf Course are all pretty similar in size -- about medium for the area -- and almost all of them have pools (you'll be very grateful for those). Besides having a beautiful view of the fairways, they're also close to two parks. They are farther from the stores, but that shouldn't hamper your errands much.

Neighborhoods
+

There aren't any obvious neighborhoods in Boulder City, but there are some distinctive details that may help you choose one area over another. Here are a few spots to keep in mind.

North: There are big, big homes up here. If you want both land and square footage, this is the place to look. Just like most areas, limited stock is available, but you can count on swimming pools, multi-car garages, and easy access to the historic downtown section with its grocery stores, coffee shops, etc.

Central: These smaller homes are more densely packed, but they sit close to the amenities and playing fields. You'll find what few apartments or condos are available in Boulder City here, which is pretty convenient.

South: The homes flanking the Boulder City Golf Course are all pretty similar in size -- about medium for the area -- and almost all of them have pools (you'll be very grateful for those). Besides having a beautiful view of the fairways, they're also close to two parks. They are farther from the stores, but that shouldn't hamper your errands much.

Living in Boulder City

Unlike your exploits in Vegas, you'll want to tell everyone what you're doing when you live in Boulder City. You'll tweet about mountain biking near Hoover Dam, Instagram your hole-in-one at Boulder City Golf Course, update your Facebook status about checking off another box on your bucket list: skydiving. Of course, you may not bother signing on or connecting to the Internet at all, with so much natural beauty surrounding you. Having said that, this is a close-knit neighborhood with many people having lived here their whole lives and counting generations back. People are friendly, but newcomers are fairly rare, so it may take some getting used to before solid friendships form. No worries, you can plan your weekends around hiking trails and trips to the lake. Hit the year-round swimming pool or explore Bootleg Canyon. Or, if you're feeling smart, drive over to the Boulder Theatre to see the ballet or check out one of the few museums nearby.

Get Down to Business

All this loveliness sounds great, but you still have to earn a living during most hours of the day. The vast majority of residents in Boulder City commute, either to Henderson or Las Vegas, which is about 20 miles away. This, of course, means that there is a broad spectrum of careers, from truckers and law enforcers to showgirls and bartenders. There's no gambling inside town limits, so it's nice to take a break from all the bling and ka-ching here, but that doesn't mean people don't make a living around slot machines and poker tables.

Life, the Universe, and Everything

Boulder City clearly has more going for it than first blush would suggest. Though it's quieter, more eco-friendly, and considerably more rugged than its sinning neighbor city, it still manages to provide the best of all worlds for its residents. If you love the refreshing beauty of nature, but get a little island fever if you're not able to get to designer shops in under an hour, Boulder City may be the perfect place for you to land.

Living in Boulder City
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Unlike your exploits in Vegas, you'll want to tell everyone what you're doing when you live in Boulder City. You'll tweet about mountain biking near Hoover Dam, Instagram your hole-in-one at Boulder City Golf Course, update your Facebook status about checking off another box on your bucket list: skydiving. Of course, you may not bother signing on or connecting to the Internet at all, with so much natural beauty surrounding you. Having said that, this is a close-knit neighborhood with many people having lived here their whole lives and counting generations back. People are friendly, but newcomers are fairly rare, so it may take some getting used to before solid friendships form. No worries, you can plan your weekends around hiking trails and trips to the lake. Hit the year-round swimming pool or explore Bootleg Canyon. Or, if you're feeling smart, drive over to the Boulder Theatre to see the ballet or check out one of the few museums nearby.

Get Down to Business

All this loveliness sounds great, but you still have to earn a living during most hours of the day. The vast majority of residents in Boulder City commute, either to Henderson or Las Vegas, which is about 20 miles away. This, of course, means that there is a broad spectrum of careers, from truckers and law enforcers to showgirls and bartenders. There's no gambling inside town limits, so it's nice to take a break from all the bling and ka-ching here, but that doesn't mean people don't make a living around slot machines and poker tables.

Life, the Universe, and Everything

Boulder City clearly has more going for it than first blush would suggest. Though it's quieter, more eco-friendly, and considerably more rugged than its sinning neighbor city, it still manages to provide the best of all worlds for its residents. If you love the refreshing beauty of nature, but get a little island fever if you're not able to get to designer shops in under an hour, Boulder City may be the perfect place for you to land.