One Las Vegas, the twin-tower luxury condominium community with a coveted South Las Vegas Blvd. address, is set to get an exciting new neighbor. Billionaire Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Trains USA announced it will locate its future Las Vegas-to-Southern California high-speed train terminal minutes from One Las Vegas between Warm Springs and Blue Diamond roads. The complex, which promises to boast Branson-style panache and quality, is reported to include retail space.
“Finding a location within easy access to the resort corridor, Allegiant Stadium, McCarran International Airport and Interstate 15 made the site ideal for Virgin Trains. We did our due diligence, and this was the right fit for us. I think it fits not just from a transportation operation standpoint, but nicely with the community,” Virgin Trains’ Vice President of Corporate Development Bob O’Malley said in a Las Vegas Review Journal article.
“Describing the new site location as ‘ideal’ comes as no surprise to those familiar with the perks of a South Las Vegas Blvd. address,” said Uri Vaknin, a partner at KRE Capital LLC, whose company, in partnership with Dune Real Estate Partners, purchased a collection of high-rise communities in 2013 as DK Las Vegas, including One Las Vegas, Juhl and The Ogden.
“More often than not, One Las Vegas residents cite location as playing a major role in their decision to purchase a luxury condominium home. From their South Las Vegas Blvd. address, they enjoy convenient access to the best the city offers; it’s a short five-minute drive to the airport; it’s just around the corner from Interstate 15 and the 215 Beltway, and soon, close to the highly anticipated high-speed train that will transform travel between Las Vegas and Southern California.”
In case you missed the big high-speed train announcement, here’s a little background. Virgin’s O’Malley, while meeting with the Clark County Commission last month, said the Las Vegas to Victorville, California, rail line is on track to break ground in the middle of next year, with operations to start toward the end of 2023. The electric trains that can reach 150 mph will travel between southern California and Las Vegas in 90 minutes.
According to reports, the new line will generate $1.98 billion in economic impact, create more than 1,000 construction jobs, transport 5.5 million visitors to Las Vegas annually and remove 4.5 million cars from I-15 annually.
“No location in Las Vegas provides more convenient access to the city, the region and even the world than a south Las Vegas Blvd address,” said Vaknin. “For the ultimate sports fan, it’s a dream come true – four miles from the Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium and a 10-minute drive to T-Mobile Arena, home of the Vegas Golden Knights.”
Dining options are plentiful at One Las Vegas, which is surrounded by casual neighborhood joints for a quick bite or family outing to fine dining options for date night and special occasions. And, the world’s best entertainment is minutes away on the famed Las Vegas Strip, while shopping is a breeze at Town Square – just a few blocks north.
Homes at One Las Vegas range from 1,305 to 2,857 square feet and are value-priced from the high $300s with many floorplans offering spectacular views of both the mountains and the Strip. The community is renowned for its resort-style lifestyle including pools, tennis courts, fitness center, massage and treatment rooms, event hall, sports lounge, movie theatre, co-op business center and more.
Billionaire Sir Richard Branson certainly knows a little something about luxury accommodations in unsurpassed locations – and so do One Las Vegas residents!