Paradise, Nevada

Paradise: Town in Nevada, USA

About

Paradise is a town located in the county of Clark in the U.S. state of Nevada.

Paradise is an unincorporated town in Clark County, Nevada located south of Las Vegas along the Las Vegas Strip. With a population of over 220,000, it is the largest unincorporated community in the United States.

Early History

The land where Paradise sits today was originally occupied by the Paiute people for centuries. Non-native settlers later established a few small ranches in the area in the early 1900s.

The town’s emergence is directly tied to the development of the Las Vegas Strip in the 1940s and 50s. The Strip sits just outside the Las Vegas city limits in Paradise. Early resorts like the Flamingo, Dunes Hotel, and Stardust helped put Paradise on the map as a gaming and tourism destination.

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus established in 1957 provided an additional anchor for growth in Paradise.

Becoming a Major Tourism Hub

As the Strip boomed in the 1960s, ** Paradise grew rapidly to serve the influx of casino resort tourism.** By 1970, the population had jumped to over 46,000 from just a few thousand in 1960.

Major hotel casinos and attractions continued building in Paradise through the 1970s to 1990s, including prominent landmarks like the MGM Grand, The Mirage, and Mandalay Bay.

Paradise became the premier tourism hotspot in the Las Vegas Valley, while also serving as a community where people lived and worked. Clark County government provided municipal services.

Paradise Today

While legally unincorporated, present-day Paradise is a fully developed community, largely sustained by the 150,000+ hotel rooms along the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. Tourism drives the economy, but many long-term residents work in other industries.

Beyond the Strip, Paradise contains residential neighborhoods, churches, parks, and shopping centers to serve locals. The community faces issues like traffic congestion but continues growing, valued for its warm climate, amenities, and proximity to “the Strip.”

Paradise has cemented itself as the unincorporated tourism engine and gateway for entertainment in the Las Vegas metro area.

Quick Facts about Paradise

Population : 223,167
Country : United States of America
State : Nevada (United States)
County : Clark County
Different from : Paradise
Phone Area Codes : 702
Area : 121.03 km2
Altitude : 2,057 feet / 627 meters
Time Zone : America/Los_Angeles
Local time : 17:01:41 (14th July 2024)

Geography

Paradise is located at 36°5'50"N 115°8'48"W (36.0971900, -115.1466600).

Paradise map

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Schools in Paradise

College & universities near Paradise, NV

Code Name City ZIP
182281 University of Nevada-Las Vegas Las Vegas (NV) 89154

Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near Paradise, NV

Code Name Address Type
LAS Las Vegas International Airport, Nevada 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd BUS
LVT Las Vegas, NV 6675 Gilespie Street BUS
LVS Las Vegas (Downtown), Nevada 200 South Main St. BUS
LNV Laughlin, Nevada 2121 S. Casino Dr. BUS

Post offices near Paradise

Post Office Name City ZIP
Paradise Valley Post Office Las Vegas (NV) 89119

Other places with the same name (8)

  • Paradise , Michigan unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County, Michigan, USA with a population of 5,176 people.
  • Paradise , California city in Butte County, California with a population of 4,329 people.
  • Paradise , Pennsylvania census-designated place in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States with a population of 4,151 people.
  • Paradise , Illinois unincorporated community in Illinois with a population of 1,293 people.
  • Paradise , Utah town in Cache County, Utah, United States with a population of 1,056 people.
  • Paradise , Texas city in Wise County, Texas, United States with a population of 594 people.
  • Paradise , Kansas city in Kansas with a population of 48 people.

Other cities in Clark County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Clark County , NV.

City Name Population Title
Las Vegas 646,790 The twenty-fifth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Las Vegas metropolitan area.
Henderson 329,172 The second most populous city in Nevada and the center of the Las Vegas metropolitan area.
North Las Vegas 260,098 A city located in Clark County, Nevada.
Sunrise Manor 189,372 Census designated place
Spring Valley 178,395 Village in New York, United States
Whitney 38,585 Art museum in New York City
Winchester 27,978 Nevada township
Mesquite 20,438 City in Nevada
Boulder City 16,207 City in Clark County, Nevada
Laughlin 7,323 Census designated place
Moapa Valley 6,924 City in Nevada, United States of America
Sandy Valley 2,051 City in Nevada, United States of America
Bunkerville 1,303 City in Nevada, United States of America
Moapa Town 1,025 City in Clark County, Nevada, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Paradise distances to largest Nevada cities