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There's no shortage of breathtaking views in Las Vegas. From the bright lights of the Strip to the majesty of Red Rock Canyon and beyond, our beautiful Valley has it all—and it's a motivating factor for many homebuyers. "When someone buys a typical single-family house, they usually aren't buying for the view. But when someone is buying a condo, the view is one of the primary reasons," said Uri Vaknin, partner at KRE Capital, which owns the DK Las Vegas portfolio of condos. If you're shopping for a view in your next home, consider these elements during your search.
Las Vegas Sights
"What's amazing about Las Vegas is that we have so many different types of views," Vaknin said. "The Strip is typically the main one that comes to mind from just about any vantage point, but we also have the most stunning mountain scapes and natural scenery." For Las Vegans who prefer serene views, the surrounding mountains are unparalleled, attracting visitors from all over the world. "Watching the sunrise and sunset against the mountains is one of the most magical things about living in the desert," Vaknin said. For urban dwellers, Downtown's cityscape offers a metropolitan oasis that's distinct from anywhere else in Las Vegas. The views of Downtown are ever-changing and evolving, just like the area itself. "Oftentimes, you pay for what people consider to be a premium view, which is usually a view of the Strip," Vaknin said. "However, those who live in Las Vegas may want to counterbalance the Strip lights, preferring to arrive home to peaceful, natural scenery or authentic and eclectic Downtown scenes."
Things to Consider with a View
Think about the type of view and light you want to live with. "You don't always want western- or southern-facing windows because of the harsh sunlight," Vaknin said. "Sometimes, northern-facing views are best because they'll give you beautiful natural light without too much direct sun." The direction of your view can also affect choices within the home, including window treatments, the way you use certain rooms and your energy costs. For example, too much direct sunlight can bleach furniture and curtains, so it's important to be mindful of your décor when considering a home with a view.