OVERLOOKING LAKE MEAD, AROUND THE CORNER FROM HOOVER DAM, AND UP THE HILL FROM LAS VEGAS
Constructed in 1931 in the midst of the Great Depression, Boulder City was conceived by the Federal Government as an ideal town, a “model” city to which the American people could look for hope of a better future. Boulder City was initially created and inhabited by the workers at the Hoover Dam and was a significant and integral part of the successful completion of the Boulder Canyon Project.
Even before they had their city, the future residents of Boulder City began work on the Dam, and it’s hard to imagine that today it’s the city with the largest geographical area in Nevada (and the only city in Nevada with no gaming). Boulder City continues to provide the extraordinary service, unyielding commitment and inviting, family-oriented atmosphere that its founders, fondly referred to today as the 31ers, envisioned over 70 years ago.
With a population slightly over 15,000 people, Boulder City’s residents enjoy a small town atmosphere, historic charm, high quality police services, with a low crime rate. This quiet and relaxed living environment, doubles with the 20-mile travel to the strip, to provide Boulder City provides residents with the best of both worlds. Strolling down Main Street, peeking into the many boutiques, hiking along a number of trails, or spending a day playing one of the majestic golf courses, Boulder City fits many lifestyles.
Boulder City is also home to Bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike Park, a large network of Cross Country mountain bike trails visited by riders all over the world, and has also been one of the 18 sites the International Mountain Bike Association has certified as an Epic Ride. The riding season here is year-round and these trails are in constant action.