So, You Think You’re in Las Vegas (Think Again)

Wrap your head around this one: Even when you think you’re in Las Vegas, you’re probably not.

The Strip, the iconic stretch of resorts people most often associate with Las Vegas, doesn’t sit inside the Las Vegas city limits. It’s actually in the less-romantic-sounding “unincorporated Clark County.” Chances are if you’re on The Strip, you’re in a community called Paradise.

This is where AmIinLasVegas.com comes in. The site can automatically detect your current location, or you can type in an address, and within a few seconds, you’ll know whether you’re in Las Vegas or not. Give it a try.

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We just registered VitalUnincorporatedClarkCounty.com, so don’t even think about it.

Paradise, it turns out, contains McCarran International Airport, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the bulk of The Strip.

Feel free to use this newfound knowledge to impress hotties at the bar. Just make sure you’re in a bar where hotties are very, very easily impressed.

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  • Troy Swezey

    AmIInLasVegas is pretty cool. Say, what do you think sounds better? That I live in Las Vegas or Enterprise?

    • Scott Roeben

      Well, if you’re a “Star Trek” fan, it should be obvious.

  • Spring Valley Pride.

  • Steven Brown

    The reason why Paradise (As well as Winchester, which was originally called Paradise “A” and what is currently called Paradise was Paradise “B” prior to both towns being created in 1952 and 1953 respectively.) was created was that the City of Las Vegas in 1950 was trying to annex the Strip in order to boost tax revenues. Some of the casino owners didn’t like that so they went to the Clark County Commission and lobbied them to made the area around the Strip a township so the City of Las Vegas couldn’t annex it. There are other similar unincorporated towns in the Las Vegas area for similar reasons, to stave off annexation by a nearby city.

    • Scott Roeben

      Thanks for the insights, Steven. And thank you, too, for again being one of our most active commenters in 2014. Very much appreciated, and you’re a great contributor to the Las Vegas conversation.