Life in Southern Nevada

Life in Southern Nevada
Newcomers to the area will find unparalleled diversity, excitement and opportunity in the communities surrounding Nellis. Clark County has come a long way since Montana William Clark first purchased 2,000 acres of land and its water rights in 1902, in what is now downtown Las Vegas. Today, Clark County accounts for more than 68 percent of Nevada's population. With a booming population of 2 million, Clark County is home to several diverse, self-contained cities with independent city governments, police and fire departments, hospitals and school systems. The 8,000-square mile county is also home to 14 of the 15 largest hotels in the nation.

Las Vegas
Over the last decade, Las Vegas has been one of the fastest-growing and progressive metropolitan areas in the country. Founded in 1905, Las Vegas is slightly more than 100 years old, but has been transformed from a remote desert gaming community to a thriving metropolis. Although 43 million visitors annually come to Las Vegas for glitz and adventure, more than 550,000 residents consider Las Vegas to be a wonderful place to raise their families and enjoy a high quality of life.

North Las Vegas
North Las Vegas has successfully created an identity that is uniquely separate from its more famous neighbor to the south.

North Las Vegas, now home to more than 200,000 residents, encompasses an area of nearly 82 square miles. With more than 1,300 acres of industrial parks, North Las Vegas is known as a business-friendly city with residential development on the rise.

Henderson is 13 miles southeast of downtown Las Vegas via U.S. 93/95. Featuring the Galleria Mall, Arroyo Grande Sports Complex, the Henderson Executive Airport and a population of more than 260,000 residents, it is a nearby community than continues to grow.

Moving With Children


Clark County School District Public School:

Clark County School District Magnet Schools and Career & Technical Academies:

Creech Airmen and their families are also eligible to receive child care subsidy. For more information visit the National Association of Child Care Resource.

Nellis/Creech Family Child Care Office: 702-652-4400 and

Find a Licensed Child Care Facility in Nevada here.


Creech newcomers may visit the military installations site for overview and resources here.

Nellis Air Force Base Newcomer Main Page here.

Nevada Department Motor Vehicle Registration can be accomplished here and is not required in Nevada for Active Duty military personnel who are out of state residents. 

Nellis AFB Inns

Housing Off-base connects service members and their families with community housing rental listings near U.S. military bases. Click here for the link. 

YMCA Military Program 

The Creech Military & Family Readiness Center hosts a Creech Spouse Newcomer Orientation and Welcome quarterly every other month. The event provides newly arrived spouses with an opportunity to learn more about Creech and their new community as well as connect with other spouses.

Sponsored by the Air Force Aid Society, the Child Care for PCS voucher program is available through the Creech Airman & Family Readiness Center.  Bring in your orders within 60 days of arrival and get 20 hours of free child care per child with a Family Child Care Provider. For more information please visit the Creech M&FRC.


Las Vegas Crime

Las Vegas attracts 43 million visitors annually. Crime rates in the metropolitan area are the same or lower than in other cities of comparable size. Clark County's population is 2 million people and climbing. Since Nellis is the most exclusive and guarded community in Las Vegas, on-base crime is significantly lower than off-base. If you choose to live off-base, please refer to the following Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department websites for local crime statistics: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
City of North Las Vegas Police Department

Las Vegas Sex offender registry contains links to auto theft, crime free multi-housing, crime mapping, crime prevention, crime statistics, Homeland Security, non-compliant sex offenders, identity protection, active shooter safety, and tourist safety.