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Growing Las Vegas Asian and Polynesian Population Having Big Impact on Real Estate, Experts Say

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Growing Las Vegas Asian and Polynesian Population Having Big Impact on Real Estate, Experts Say

LAS VEGAS, NV – Currently, Asians and Polynesians are making up some of the fastest growing ethnic groups in Las Vegas, and according to experts they are starting to make a serious impact on the Southern Nevada real estate market. 

With May representing Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, realtor Shane Nguyen – who has worked in the local industry for the past 26 years – said that approximately 12,000 members of the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community are moving to Las Vegas on an annual basis; at the time of the 2020 U.S. Census, there were 335,000 individuals who identified as being AAPI living in Clark County alone. 

Nguyen noted that the reason Vegas is so appealing to AAPI people is because housing prices are more affordable compared to many other large metro areas in the country, with most of the members of the community that are moving here hailing from California. 

The real estate over there is almost three times more than over here so as you can see it is very affordable and it’s close to California,” he said. 

In addition to the more affordable housing, another reason why many AAPI people are moving to Southern Nevada is due to the extremely business friendly climate when compared to neighboring states such as California. This makes for a significant lure to Asians and Polynesians, whom Nguyen noted tend to be very hard-working and entrepreneurial. 

We invite small businesses, we don’t have a corporate tax, personal tax, involuntary tax, we don’t have franchise tax, gross receipt tax, so it makes it very attractive for business owners,” he said. 

As of late, Las Vegas’ Chinatown has been expanding rapidly and the AAPI community has, as a result, been spreading throughout the entire valley, providing significant contributions to the local economy as well as the real estate market. 

We help the real estate market in terms of buying homes, there are many investors out there that are not from Las Vegas or Nevada, and they come from other states to invest here because it is so affordable,” Nguyen said. “Las Vegas is an amazing city it is a melting pot and It welcomes all walks of life.” 

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About the Author

Christopher Boyle is an investigative journalist for SEARCHEN NETWORKS® and reports for independent news and media organizations in the United States. Christopher helps keep a keen-eye on what's happening in the Las Vegas Nevada community on behalf of Shelter Realty Inc.