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    Creech AFB, NV Local Information

    Creech AFB is in Indian Springs, Nevada, which is a town of about 1,000 people. Las Vegas is the closest major city to Creech, and has about 585,000 people, and is in Clark County, which has a population of about 1.9 million people. Other nearby communities include Henderson and Pahrump.

    It is about 1 mile from downtown Indian Springs to Creech; this takes about 5 minutes to commute. Traffic here is generally very light.

    The base is about 50-60 miles from downtown Las Vegas, or Henderson, to Creech; this takes about 48 minutes to commute, Las Vegas traffic permitting. It is about 54 miles from downtown Pahrump to Creech; this takes about 56 minutes to commute.

    Major local employers are the base itself, local service industries, and the entertainment and tourism businesses of Las Vegas and surrounding area. There are some other industries, attracted by low corporate taxes.

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in Indian Springs is about $550 per month. The average rent in Las Vegas and surrounding communities is about $860 per month, ranging from $750-$1200 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a house in Indian Springs is about $165,000, and in Las Vegas about $197,000 compared to $207,000 for Nevada. The average price for a house in Clark County is about $263,000.

    Short Description of the Area: Indian Springs is a small, unincorporated town in the Nevada desert on US-95, about one hour northwest of Las Vegas. The town is near the southern end of Nevada, and at the southern border of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge, the Nellis Air Force Range, and near the Nevada Test Range / National Security Site. This area is generally a bit isolated, sandy, dry, and hot, but with some travel there are things to do.

    Climate and Weather: The area is an arid desert, with winter temperatures from the high 50s to high 30s (yes, it can get cold in the desert) and summer temperatures in ranging from the low 80s to low 100s. The area is generally sunny. Summers are very hot and dry with bright sunshine and clear skies or high clouds. Winters are cool and mild, sometimes cold, with overcast periods.