Information On Pahrump Nevada

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The word Pahrump, a Paiute term, has been interpreted to mean "water rock" or "place where big waters flow". Reports show that the Pahrump Valley sits above a huge aquifer of approximately 22 million acre-feet of water. Settlers first appeared in about 1875 and a Pahrump township was created by a small group in 1892. Cotton and grapes were grown for a number of years but the area didn't kick-off until after the Las Vegas road (now Nevada Highway 160) was paved in 1954. Power arrived in 1963 and telephones in 1965.

Today the Pahrump Valley is one of the fastest growing towns in Nevada and the United States. It is growing at an annual rate of approximately 20%. The town is served by an active elected town board, an appointed professional town manager and a well staffed town office. Telecommunications in the valley is state of the art with a fiber optic installation completed in 1999. Former farming land is being developed into housing at the highest rate in the state. Several major housing developments are currently under construction and will eventually provide over 10,000 new homes in the valley. The area boasts several chain retail outlets, five full-service casinos, numerous service stations and an endless variety of retail shops and commercial enterprises. There are two area newspapers and an independent TV station.

The town's near proximity to Las Vegas (~60 miles) makes for easy access to world class rail and air service. Nevada Highway 160 from Las Vegas is the shortest route to Death Valley recreation facilities.

If you are looking for a touch of rural life with the convenience of a large world class destination just 60 miles away, then the Pahrump Valley is the answer. The Pahrump Valley offers a country-like atmosphere with clean fresh air, plenty of good water and friendly people who are glad to call you neighbor. We have low taxes, NO personal or corporate taxes, quite affordable housing and an easy-flowing lifestyle.

In the Pahrump Valley, people are relaxed and enjoy life because there is no traffic to fight, very little crime and more time to do the things they enjoy. The breath-taking sunsets with the picturesque Mt. Charleston and the Spring Mountains to the east and the Nopah Vista Mountains to the west are a sight to behold. There are ample recreational opportunities associated with these mountains.

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