"Eastwood" is the name of the first. Tax records show that ALL of them were built in 1953. To build 392 homes in one year would be Herculean even today, but back then, it was a huge accomplishment. Many of the houses are among the smallest homes I've ever seen in Las Vegas. The smallest models were built as 2 bedroom, 1 bath at either 698 or 708 sf. Many of them have been expanded over the years, but there's still a few originals. Simple square boxes, with beamed ceilings, flat roofs, absolutely NO ornamentation or architectural details. Most of the lots are from 6000 to 7000 sf.
There are a few that have been well taken care of, had some details added, had expansions that look good. But over all the neighborhood is run down, and pretty slummy. But the location is terrific. I'm beginning to see signs of life but I wouldn't object at all if they became tear downs, (mind you, this is the ONLY neighborhood in VVV where I'm willing to say that), however, instead of tearing down, I think there's a great opportunity here to make something of Eastwood. Well done additions, adding garages, adding some architectural details are all things that could be done. As the rest of VVV gets more and more expensive, Eastwood will turn around. An investor could do quite nicely if they're willing to stick it out.
Dawson Park, on the other hand, though adjacent to Eastwood, is FULL OF MINI MID-MODS, great details and is only just a little less "run down". There were 360 homes, which were built between 1955 and 1963. The 50's homes north of St. Louis were "modernist" or what we now call mid-mod. South of St. Louis was built in the 60's and were ranches with garages.
They ranged from 975 to 1400 sf when new, but there's been a lot of additions, conversions, and modification done to many of them over the years (all the way up to a 3200 sf one Howard that sold last year for just shy of 400k. Currently there's 14 for sale, with price ranging from 218k to 285k. There's 2 under contract, which were listed at 205k and 250k, and in the last 12 months, there have been 15 sales almost all in the low low 200's except for the big one I mentioned.
So the point is, there are still low end run down parts of VVV that have tremendous upside potential. There's lots of people I meet who's budget won't allow them to buy in the "already hot" or already turning parts of VVV, but there's some undiscovered areas that are well worth discovering.