Boulder City, Nevada, is a place of 15,000 people known for it's parks and quaint small town values, a place to live and raise your family in a quiet, relaxed living environment. With a population of just under 15,000 people with a low crime rate and high quality police and fire protective services. A 'Strategic Plan' for the controlled growth intends to keep it as it is.

For many years Boulder City was operated as a government reservation and homes could not be purchased, only leased; gambling and liquor were prohibited. It was created during the construction of nearby Hoover Dam during the 1930's. Things have changed since then an now it is a clean, green oasis in the desert 20 miles from the glitter and excitement of Las Vegas.

St. Jude's Ranch for Children welcomes visitors, as does Hoover Dam and the Lake Mead Recreation Area which is the largest, cleanest reservoir in the United States. Boulder City takes pride in its quality recreational facilities that provide residents and visitors a wide range of experiences.

One of the world's largest solar installation is about to be switched on. The project is called Nevada Solar One, and it is projected to generate 64 megawatts, when it is operational. It covers 300 acres and contain 760 mirror arrays, each measuring about 100 meters. The total number of mirrors is approximately 184,000. The solar power plant will go live in mid 2007. The mirrors direct sunlight on an oil-filled tube. The oil is then used to create steam, which turns a turbine. Nice to see a big green project.

Housing prices run from reasonable to more than most can afford in homes that face Lake Mead. Check it out, it is a nice place to live.

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