Las Vegas housing is usually known for its glitz and the plethora of beautiful new upscale master planned communities that surround the Valley.
But at the heart of Las Vegas beats a very different type of lifestyle that is truly "Vintage Vegas." These are the neighborhoods that were home to mobsters like Bugsy Siegel, divas of the stage like Diana Ross, casino magnates like Sheldon Adelson, and uniquely Vegas show biz personalities like Liberace, Ellvis and Wayne Newton. In these areas you can find everything from pink bathroom tiles and coffered copper ceilings to running lights around platform beds.
Downtown is home to many of Las Vegas' most charming older streets. Along St. Louis and in the Huntridge district you can find many cozy bungalows dating back to the 30s and 40s, though many of them have been snapped up as part of Lawyer's Row.
Many of the vintage luxury homes of Old Vegas are to be found in Rancho Circle and Rancho Belair just to the east of the Strip off of Alta Lane. Caesar's Palace rented a home there for Diana Ross, and these gate guarded enclaves are still home to many of the city's notables, like our own Oscar Goodman.
Mcneil Manor is an area of more modest half acre custom homes built in the 60s located just south and west of Charleston and Rancho. There you can find an eclectic blend of mid-century traditional and modern homes.
For the equestrian set, Sierra Vista Ranchos, right next door to Wayne Newton's estate, was the "in" neighborhood of the 60s and home to celebrities like Robert Goulet. Many retro Las Vegas homes are still blended into the community.
On the outskirts of town that were a couple of streets dedicated to the oldest profession in the world, Happy Lane and Penny Lane. As the names indicate, Happy Lane was the more upscale of the two, while Penny Lane was for those on a budget. Bugsy Seigel's home still stands there, and today these streets have a quirky mix of old time custom estates and modern mega mansions.
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