Established in 1957, the University of Nevada – Las Vegas offers more than 220 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs. The university is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
UNLV is located just north of McCarran International Airport, bounded by Tropicana Ave to the south, Flamingo Rd to the north, Maryland Pkwy to the east and Swenson St to the west. Due to its proximity to the Las Vegas Strip, UNLV has one of the top ranked hospitality programs in the nation. Additionally, research into Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) through UNLV’s College of Engineering has led to Nevada being designated one of six national testing sites for drones by the Federal Aviation Administration.
UNLV’s centralized location makes it easily accessible from all directions in the Las Vegas Valley. There are many housing choices within easy walking distance to the campus.http://www.unlv.edu/
Nellis Air Force Base is located in the northeast Las Vegas Valley, just east of where Nellis Blvd and Las Vegas Blvd intersect. It is officially a census-designated place with a population in 2010 of 3,187.
Nellis AFB supports operations at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, the Tonopah Test Range and the Nevada National Security Site. With a workforce of around 9,500, Nellis is one of the largest single employers in Southern Nevada. The base is home to the 57th Wing (including the USAF Thunderbirds), USAF Weapons School, 414th Combat training squadron (Red Flag), 547th Intelligence Squadron and the 549th combat Training Squadron (Green Flag-West).http://www.nellis.af.mil/
The Las Vegas Motor Speedway, located in the northeast Las Vegas Valley, is a multi-track racing complex. It hosts several racing events each year including the NASCAR Spring Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and several NHRA events. The complex consists of a 1.5 mile tri-oval superspeedway, a 0.5 mile dirt track, a 0.375 bullring oval and a 0.25 mile drag strip.http://www.lvms.com/
The Las Vegas Springs Preserve is the site of the original source of water for the Las Vegas Valley. The Springs Preserve is on the National Registry of Historic Places and is home to desert botanical gardens, museum galleries, rotating exhibitions and walking trails.
Until the mid 1900s, residents of the Las Vegas Valley relied primarily on groundwater for their water needs. Much of that came from wells located in and around what is now the Springs Preserve. Today we rely on intakes from Lake Mead for most of our water.http://www.springspreserve.org/