Boulder City is a quaint little city approximately 26 miles from Las Vegas and is best known as the gateway city to Hoover Dam. The city charter, approved by the residents, prohibited gambling within the city limits. This provision still exists, making Boulder City one of only two locations in Nevada where gambling is illegal. In 2009, Money magazine ranked Boulder City 6th in its annual list of the top 25 places to retire in the United States, which was based on affordable housing, medical care, tax rates and arts and leisure. Boulder City maintains strict controls on growth, limited to 120 single or multi-family residential building permits for new construction per year. Hotels are also restricted to no more than 35 rooms.
Nevada Street, Boulder City’s “Main Street” is a picturesque scene with bars, restaurants, and small shops selling everything from flowers to hardware to alien artifacts. Nevada Street and Bicentennial Park are favorites for people visiting the quaint little city.
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