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Driving through Nevada and found ourselves in Vegas around sundown, so we started looking for a an inexpensive hotel room on a Friday night. HAH. No such luck. Drove all the way out to Boulder City, which was a pleasant little discovery. (Despite having grown up in the area, I’d never been there before.) Quiet, pretty, very removed from the energy of Vegas. Nice. Lake Mead nearby. Lots of expensive houses. Must be a decent place to settle, if you have the money.over 6 years ago
in the past few years, my husband and i spent some time in Boulder City, mainly to avoid the chaos, meanness, glitz, fakeness of Las Vegas.
we were in Las Vegas taking care of my mother who became ill and we eventually moved her near us in Michigan.
i grew up in Las Vegas, and always found it to be too much … of everything.
Discovering Boulder City, we found a down-to-earth, no thrills place where we stayed during those visits to help my mother. It was the respite we needed.
It’s a quiet, sleepy town. The complete opposite of Las Vegas.
We’ve even considered moving there … but now it looks like Boulder City may not exist if that developer buys out the city and that wilderness preserve.over 7 years ago
Boulder City is just a normal town. The Hoover Dam is near it, as well as Lake Mead for recreation. Boulder City is about 10 minutes south of Las Vegas-Henderson area. Boulder City is the only city in Nevada in which gambling is outlawed. The closest casino is either the Hacienda which is on the way to the Hoover Dam and resides in Clark County OR Railroad Pass which is on the way to Las Vegas and resides in Henderson. Boulder City, landwise, is the biggest city in Nevada.over 7 years ago
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