Sandy Valley is the name of the community in southwest Nevada that actually straddles the Nevada-California state line in the Sandy-Mesquite Valley. The community, which is 45-minutes away from Las Vegas, features more open space and larger parcels than the rapidly expanding Las Vegas Valley. Many horse owners find the valley particularly attractive with many places to ride straight from home. There are a handful of large (in terms of land area) ranches and farms in the valley. They include turf farms, Sandy Valley Ranch (a guest ranch) and Two Hawk Hay Ranch which provides hay to many local and non-local livestock owners. The valley is also home to a couple of air parks including the beautifully appointed Kingston Ranch.
Several other businesses provide local residents with all manner of services in the valley. Feed stores, and general and grocery stores combine with paralegal services and a fantastic local library to provide all nature of services. After the sun sets there is a local video rental store to provide something to watch on the tube or a couple of local watering holes provide gathering places for some. Other recreational activities include the Outer Limits Raceway which features radio-controlled racing and Sandy Valley Motocross for the full-sized version.
If you're looking to get online while living in the valley or visiting there are a few choices. The library offers the least expensive option with their .three public access terminals. Sandy Valley Cyber Co-op provides another couple of options with dialup access throughout the valley ($20 a month/$10 setup). In some portions of the valley the co-op also offers wireless access ($30 a month/$400 setup). In other areas high speed access is available either through dedicated T1 lines ($500 a month) or Satellite internet ($60 a month).
There are an amazing number of utility companies for such a small community. Nevada Power and Valley Electric split the community with Nevada Power servicing the smaller portion of homes in the southern end of the valley. Southwestern Bell Corp. (SBC aka Nevada Bell) provides phone service throughout the valley. Propane delivery is available (though the company name escapes me at this point). Republic Services provides weekly trash service, bi-weekly recycling and a transfer station that is open throughout the week.
There are a couple of local real estate companies doing business in the valley. Our experience though suggests that Pete Cooper is a great real estate agent and is a good person to talk to. Much of Sandy Valley is modular construction though there are some nice custom homes being built in the valley as well.
- The City-data guide to Sandy Valley.
- Wikipedia entry for Sandy Valley, Nevada.
- The Airport Homes Listing for Sandy Valley
- Millie Fine's links to information about Sandy Valley and other areas outside Las Vegas and some specifics about Sandy Valley.
- Minutes from the meetings of the Sandy Valley Citizens Advisory Counsel.
- Sandy Valley Food Share provides food for low income residents of Sandy Valley who cannot otherwise afford it.
- Sandy Valley Library - Part of the Clark County Library district's award winning library district.
- Keystone Academy Sandy Valley's charter high school.
- Sandy Valley Elementary School
- Sandy Valley Middle School
- Sandy Valley resident Bo Gritz