It's been an amazing 15 months in Boulder City. Demand is up! It's been up so far, that our inventory is down. Usually we have 140 houses for sale...now we're barely over 100.
If you're a buyer looking for a house in Boulder City, don't be surprised if there's only one that will work for you. And it's liable to need work. "Boulder is older" is what I've been saying ever since I got my real estate license. You can still find shag carpet and green laminate! Let us not forget harvest gold tiles around the shower; or even pink and turquoise if you're really lucky!
Vintage housing is available, but so is newer construction with 9' ceilings, no popcorn, tile roofs, RV parking. You can get lake views, golf views, and now you can start looking to avoid bridge traffic.
What's that? Bridge traffic? Yes, the new bridge over the Colorado River will soon be complete. Traffic will be diverted above Hoover Dam. You won't need to take the winding road on top of the Dam, waiting for umpteen tourists to saunter in front of you. You'll be able to breeze up the hill, looking down on the lake, and get to Boulder City quickly.
However, there is one caveat. The trucks will be joining you. Trucks, motorhomes, RVs, etc, have been forced to go through Laughlin ever since the terrorist attack of Sept 11. That has been great for traffic through Boulder! No more trucks, noisy, smoggy, and slow! Well, friends, the party is over. The trucks will be back.
Those poor souls living on the lake side will once again have to deal with trucks going up & down the long grade, for lo and behold, the bridge does nothing to bypass Boulder City! All the bridge traffic will merge onto the existing roadway and come right through Nevada Way, as it has for decades. Of course, Nevada Department of Transportation has planned ahead somewhat. They have installed curbing for the turn lanes, so now if you're trying to turn off the highway into the residential area (or vice versa) you have to be sure to get between the curbs. It is not fun! It is especially difficult at night because the lighting looks like something from the dark side of the moon. Maybe we should get some fog lamps for our cars?
Keep this bridge situation in mind when you're looking to buy or sell in Boulder City. Give me a call or email if you need more info!