Who is buried in Grant’s tomb?
What color is the White House?
In what town is the Paris Las Vegas Hotel located?
Paradise??? Am I out of my mind? Am I hallucinating? Maybe, but the Paris Las Vegas Hotel actually is located in an unincorporated town called Paradise, not in the City of Las Vegas. In fact, most of the Las Vegas strip, UNLV, the McCarran International Airport, and even the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, are not located in Las Vegas. They are located in Paradise, Nevada.
Paradise, NV is an unincorporated township. As such, it does not have its own municipal government. Clark County, in which Paradise is located, provides all government functions and town services for the township. And significantly, businesses located in Paradise do not pay taxes levied by the City of Las Vegas.
The United States Census Bureau has designated Paradise as a Census Designated Place (CDP). The Census Bureau defines CDPs as “the statistical counterparts of incorporated places, and are delineated to provide data for settled concentrations of population that are identifiable by name but are not legally incorporated under the laws of the state in which they are located . . . . There are no population size requirements for CDPs.”
The United States Postal Service has not parsed the distinction between the unincorporated township of Paradise and the City of Las Vegas. Paradise has USPS Las Vegas mailing addresses.
Police protection in Paradise is provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. In 1973 the Las Vegas Police Department and Clark County Sheriff’s Office consolidated to create the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Welcome to Paradise!