Airy homes garden sculptures glass-and-file schools palm
lined streets parks fountain courtyards Shakespearean actors
families al fresco dining upscale shopping--a sense of com
munity pride and traditional family values.
The new Green Valley neighborhood offers "a sense of community pride and traditional family values along with the cultural awareness and conveniences often found in larger cities." The developers strive to "make sure their communities thrive for decades to come [since] many home buyers want to feel a sense of community and belonging to the area in which they live." Scenes of happy family life illustrate the brochure. The builders, we are told, have created a strong social setting with such amenities as a "lushly landscaped Paseo [which] meanders through the community . . . craft and art fairs and concerts which are all free . . . a Town Center, a thriving 'centertainment' hot spot with restaurants, a theatre and shopping . . . and more intimate concerts in their acclaimed interactive fountain courtyard area."
Families have lived in the Las Vegas valley ever since Brigham Young first tried to colonize it with Mormon farmers in 1855-57. Molded in part by the apparent rush and abandon of the city's dominant industry, in part by the enduring values of the Old West, and in part by the lingering