I have lived all over the USA and Europe and grass in front of the homes is quite the norm. Location allows for this picturesque and plush look. There are many amazing desert landscaping ideas that homeowners have introduced into the Las Vegas & Henderson area that are quite lovely.
If you are interested in purchasing in an area with grass or desert landscaping, I would be delighted to assist you. It is a personal preference and it is very important to have the kind of home you have been dreaming of owning.
Sellstate Neighborhood Realty
9089 S. Pecos Road Ste. 3400
Henderson, NV 89074
1. Newer homes use more desert landscape.
2. Water is very expensive and water company gives rebates to remove grass and put desert.
3. Owners want to save money and put desert/rock.
If you want straight talk from agents who've been in Vegas since 1976, please call or write. Thanks, Kim and Matt
You must be looking at homes in the newer neighborhoods. Regulations were enacted and put into place in 2003 prohibiting grass (turf) in front yards on new construction or even adding new grass to an existing home. Many new home builders actually started offering desert-scape only front yards as early as 2001. As per county and city turf limitation codes:
Single-Family Homes: No new turf allowed in front yards. Fifty percent of turf in side and rear yard or 100 square feet, whichever is greater, may be grass (max. 5,000 square feet).
In addition, homeowners were offered credits to convert their existing grass to desert-scape as part of a city-wide conservation effort. So a lot of older homes took advantage of the credit and swapped out their grass as well. I attached the link below for your from the Las Vegas Valley Water District site.
So if you really want grass in your front yard, you will need to look at homes built before 2003. If you would like to contact us at 702-985-7654, we can arrange to set up a listing search for you that includes ONLY homes with grass in the front yard. Or you can browse the photos on our web site at:
http://www.greatlasvegashomes.com/idx - resale homes
http://www.greatlasvegashomes.com/las-vegas-new-homes.php - new homes
Let us know if we can help you further!
With over 30 years of experience helping families call Las Vegas "home!"
Best of Luck!
The reason is because the last ten years Las Vegas
All of Clark County has been doing a lot of water
Conservation and the local water district has paid
Home owners to have desert landscaping. Here
Local water district website they could answer more
Of your questions http://www.lvvwd.com
If I can be of further assistance and answer
Any of your other questions please contact me
Realty One Group
CERTIFIED FOORECLOSURE ALTERNATIVES CONSULTANT (CFAC)
I KNOW LAS VEGAS AND HAVE FOR OVER 40 YEARS