Mount Charleston is a mountain community only 18 miles from Las Vegas in the Toiyabe National Forest. The community is named after the third largest peak in Nevada that overlooks the community, Mt. Charleston. The name "Charleston" was given to the peak by John C. Fremont while he was exploring this portion of Southern Nevada. The name refers to Charleston, South Carolina, which was Fremont's wife's hometown.
Mt. Charleston's homes are at the elevation between 7,000-9,500 feet. It's a perfect community to feel rural mountain living but you are really only 30 minutes from Las Vegas. Homes in Mt. Charleston vary they can be small cabins, chalets or even luxury homes.
The best place to eat on the mountain is call A Cut Above. It's located in the cozy Mt. Charleston Resort. It's great food and views.
Drive to the Mt Charleston Lodge for a cup of coffee with breakfast before a day of hiking on the mountain.
There is no large shopping option in this quaint little town. But remember you are only a short drive from Las Vegas, where the possibilities are endless.
Just step out your door and you have countless possibilities when you live in Mt. Charleston. You can ski in the winter at Lee Canyon Resort or hike to Mary Janes Falls in the summer.