Over the last several years, the city council along with our Mayor has made it their mission to revitalize the downtown area. The concepts and dreams are now being realized in the success of the new downtown Las Vegas. Downtown Las Vegas has been divided up into different districts, each offering residents and visitors alike a wide range of entertainment, dining, cultural and of course, gaming choices. There are also several new residential choices for those that wish to live in downtown with more being planned.
The Las Vegas Arts District is located in the southern portion of downtown wihtin the confines of bordered by Las Vegas Boulevard (at Charleston), Commerce, Hoover Avenue, Fourth Street and Colorado Avenue. The original district incorporated some 18 blocks but the new district has outgrown that original area is an eclectic urban mix of residential (lofts & condos), cultural and commercial properties that forms the backbone of the Las Vegas art scene. Here you'll find galleries of local artists, museums and other cultural pursuits.
Downtown North "Cultural Corridor"
The cultural corridor is just north of the heart of downtown Las Vegas. Here you'll find the Reed Whipple Cultural Center, Cashman field, the Las Vegas Museum of Natural History, the Neon Museum, Lied Children's Discovery Museum and the Old Mormon Fort and State Historic Park. All are within minutes of each other.
Freemont East District
This entertainment area is adjacent to the Freemont Street Experience and is being revived as a testament to vintage Las Vegas. There is a variety of entertainment and dining venues. The area has been completely revamped with new landscaping, street signs and retro neon signage.
Freemont Street Experience
The Freemont Street Experience is a truly Las Vegas spectacle. With over 70 million lights and 550,000 watts of sound, it encompasses five blocks. There are free shows nightly, with special events throughout the year.
Want to be part of a vibrant, growing community in the heart of a new cultural and entertainment renaissance explosion? Then take a look at the many housing choices downtown has to offer. From a green loft in the cultural corridor to high rise living in the heart of the entertainment district, you'll find it "downtown". Residents of downtown Las Vegas have a wide range of choices. The first downtown loft to be completed was the Soho lofts by Cherry development. It set the standard for loft living in the district and Cherry followed it up with another recently completed project, Newport Lofts. Several other loft and high rise projects are under construction, including Juhl Las Vegas and Streamline Tower. The groundbreaking for Verge, the only green project downtown was at the end of December last year. You can see more vintage Las Vegas here.