Paradise is really a census-designated place (CDP) in Clark County, Nevada, Usa. The population was 223,167 with the 2010 census. Just as one unincorporated town, it is governed by the Clark County Commission with input from the Paradise Town Advisory Board. Paradise was formed on December 8, 1950.
Paradise contains McCarran Air port, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a lot of the Las Vegas Strip. Paradise contains most places of interest from the Las Vegas area, not including downtown. Regardless of this, Paradise remains relatively unknown. All Paradise Postal codes have Las Vegas mailing addresses. Paradise could be the second most populous CDP in the us, after Honolulu.
In 1950, mayor Ernie Cragin of Las Vegas, planning to fund an ambitious building agenda and lower the city's rising debt, sought to grow the city's tax base by annexing the Las Vegas Strip that's unincorporated territory. A gaggle of casino executives, led by Gus Greenbaum from the Flamingo, lobbied the county commissioners for township status which could avoid the city from annexing the land with no commission's approval. The commission voted to create the unincorporated township of Paradise on December 8, 1950.
In April 1951, the city of Paradise "A" was founded, then a Paradise "B" in January 1952. Paradise "A" was renamed Winchester, Nevada and Paradise "B" was renamed Paradise, Nevada in 1953.