It’s being hailed the Renaissance of Downtown Las Vegas, as an area of town long overshadowed by The Strip emerges as a vibrant neighborhood for sophisticated city life as well as a must-see destination. The recent piece in the Independent Travel section, Las Vegas: Skip the Strip and Go Downtown, shines an international spotlight on Downtown’s Fremont East District, which covers nine pedestrian friendly square blocks and counting, drawing an eclectic mix of restaurants, independent boutiques, lively nightlife and burgeoning arts scene. The business district now offers the perfect work/play balance and has become a place you can spend all day and all night, without stepping foot on the strip.
The revitalization really took off three years ago when The Downtown Project set out to make downtown Vegas a place of artistic and architectural inspiration, to attract an entrepreneurial spirit and lead the way in innovation. It invested in several small businesses, eateries and boutiques, drawing top chefs, musicians and artists who are igniting a truly inspiring, metropolitan culture. It renovated the historic Oasis at Gold Spike hotel, creating downtown’s first non-gambling hotel, with Crash Pads, as they’re called, full of retro flair and personality. Coffee shops exude a trendy vibe, like The Beat Café which features an extensive collection of albums on vinyl.
A theatre and multi-venue complex, Inspire, features the News Café, a 150-seat theater, a rooftop bar and beer garden. A collection of hot spots, like the newly renovated Bunkhouse Saloon and Banger Brewing serve cocktails and craft brewed beer, just a short walk from some of the city’s finest gourmet restaurants.
Downtown also offers a break from endless Vegas shopping malls with Container Park, a collection of independent boutiques housed in stacked shipping containers situated around a central green, where Sheryl Crow has stopped by for an impromptu performance. Nearby in the Arts District, Antique Alley offers a look at vintage Vegas, with 20 or so antique shops.
Attracting young, professional crowds are dozens of creative work spaces, like Work in Progress, as well as homeownership opportunities in the heart of Downtown. Leading the way in the housing revitalization is The Ogden, which offers modern, luxurious condominium residences, countless lifestyle amenities and a vast selection of personalized services. The Ogden features one to three-bedroom residences with bright, open floor plans, exquisite design finishes, and floor to ceiling windows that frame magnificent views of Downtown, The Strip and the surrounding Red Rock Canyon.
The Ogden’s services and amenities have been thoughtfully designed equally for entertainment and relaxation, with Downtown’s work/play balance in mind. Perched atop the 25-story property is the Sky Deck, the perfect gathering spot with a rooftop pool and summer kitchen, while a Clubhouse on the 16th floor provides the ideal meeting or intimate event space. The property boasts a private fitness center, 24-hour onsite pet park and flavorful dining options at ground-floor restaurants and local favorites such as Rachel’s Kitchen.
Homeowners also enjoy private transportation services from SHIFT, which provides mobility at the tap of a button from its onsite location at The Ogden. Homeowners use their smart phones to order a Tesla Model S, a Smart ED car or for those perfectly sunny days, a bicycle – the perfect mode of transportation for exploring downtown.
The Ogden is redefining urban living in the heart of the new Downtown, where an authentically vibrant lifestyle continues its swift evolution. With new, high-end real estate opportunities and weekly openings of exciting new restaurants, businesses and retailers, it’s no wonder 2015 is being hailed as “The Year of Downtown Las Vegas”.
For more information about The Ogden, please visit the website or call 702.478.4700 to speak with a Condominium Specialist today.
Read more about The Ogden and Downtown Las Vegas:
Best Places to Travel in 2015 -Travel and Leisure
Expect High Rise Sales to Be Up in 2015 – Las Vegas Review-Journal
The Booming Arts Scene of Las Vegas -Virgin Atlantic