The recession has cratered the economy in Las Vegas, their building boom is over, and many of those who moved there want to leave. It’s not just the economy. There are few amenities and little sense of community. But some can’t leave. A staggering 80% of mortgages in the Las Vegas Valley are underwater.
“I know a lot of it is the economy. But this is when you want to have the amenities in place,” she said. “Shame on the county for not putting funding directly into … programs like parks.” Park funding typically comes from developers.