These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Las Vegas, NV For 2018


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Las Vegas are the best of the best.

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Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Las Vegas, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Las Vegas neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Las Vegas are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Las Vegas for 2018:

  1. The Lakes (Homes)
  2. Summerlin North (Homes)
  3. Pioneer Park (Homes)
  4. Sheep Mountain (Homes)
  5. Buffalo (Homes)
  6. Lone Mountain (Homes)
  7. Sun City Summerlin (Homes)
  8. Centennial Hills (Homes)
  9. Charleston Heights (Homes)
  10. Tule Springs (Homes)

Read on to see how we determined the places around Las Vegas that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Las Vegas.

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How do you determine the top neighborhoods in Las Vegas for 2018?

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Las Vegas, we had to determine what criteria defines a ‘best’.

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 26 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the ‘Best City Neighborhood In Las Vegas.’ We’re lookin’ at you, The Lakes.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Las Vegas has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

1. The Lakes

The Lakes Las Vegas, NV

Population: 29,411
Median Income: $71,328
Median Home Value: $279,630

The Lakes is an affluent 2-square-mile planned community located within the city limits of Las Vegas, Nevada. It is located in the western part of the Las Vegas Valley near the Spring Mountains and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The centerpiece of the community, and its namesake, is a large man-made lake, Lake Sahara. It was originally planned to have two man-made lakes but was downscoped to one. It was built from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, and at the time was at the edge of development in the valley. It consists of a mixture of gated communities consisting of large single-family homes, condominia, commercial areas and offices.

The community is bounded by Sahara Avenue to the North, Durango Drive to the east, Desert Inn Road to the South, and Hualapai Way to the West. Several other notable communities are adjacent, including Summerlin to the west and Peccole Ranch and Canyon Gate to the north.
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2. Summerlin North

Summerlin North Las Vegas, NV

Population: 49,553
Median Income: $87,774
Median Home Value: $289,094

Summerlin is an affluent master-planned community in the Las Vegas Valley of Southern Nevada. It lies at the edge of the Spring Mountains and Red Rock Canyon to the west; partly within the official city limits of Las Vegas and partly within unincorporated Clark County. This rapidly growing community occupies over 22,500 acres and according to its developers, ‘has grown to encompass more than 230 parks, more than two dozen public and private schools, 14 houses of worship, nine golf courses, three resort hotels, world-class recreational facilities, retail and entertainment centers, well-established office parks, a state-of-the-art medical center, and more.’
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3. Pioneer Park

Population: 15,273
Median Income: $53,770
Median Home Value: $119,408

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4. Sheep Mountain

Population: 17,445
Median Income: $82,245
Median Home Value: $228,580

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5. Buffalo

Population: 14,961
Median Income: $58,758
Median Home Value: $244,338

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6. Lone Mountain

Population: 47,496
Median Income: $71,142
Median Home Value: $195,906

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7. Sun City Summerlin

Population: 12,332
Median Income: $52,166
Median Home Value: $202,442

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8. Centennial Hills

Population: 45,289
Median Income: $76,634
Median Home Value: $196,761

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9. Charleston Heights

Population: 37,367
Median Income: $46,793
Median Home Value: $105,710

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10. Tule Springs

Population: 18,057
Median Income: $80,838
Median Home Value: $223,327

More on Tule Springs: Real Estate | Data

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Las Vegas

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Las Vegas where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Las Vegas:

  1. Downtown East
  2. Umc
  3. Meadows Village

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Las Vegas

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
1 The Lakes 29,411 $279,630 1,495 5.5%
2 Summerlin North 49,553 $289,094 1,495 6.6%
3 Pioneer Park 15,273 $119,408 4,367 10.0%
4 Sheep Mountain 17,445 $228,580 2,591 6.0%
5 Buffalo 14,961 $244,338 2,589 6.5%
6 Lone Mountain 47,496 $195,906 3,013 6.5%
7 Sun City Summerlin 12,332 $202,442 2,219 2.5%
8 Centennial Hills 45,289 $196,761 2,940 6.8%
9 Charleston Heights 37,367 $105,710 4,822 10.6%
10 Tule Springs 18,057 $223,327 2,776 6.8%
11 Kyle Canyon 11,430 $207,518 3,035 6.0%
12 Rancho Charleston 28,867 $144,564 3,983 10.3%
13 Desert Shores 17,209 $164,043 3,520 8.9%
14 Huntridge 15,968 $107,607 4,880 10.7%
15 Michael Way 50,252 $99,759 4,956 12.1%
16 North Cheyenne 36,342 $162,204 3,709 7.4%
17 Angel Park Lindell 13,648 $145,450 4,005 9.7%
18 East Las Vegas 33,012 $61,241 5,903 10.8%
19 West Las Vegas 19,896 $86,279 5,508 10.4%
20 Sunrise 19,365 $74,407 5,525 9.1%
21 Twin Lakes 10,481 $96,133 5,113 8.6%
22 Cultural Corridor 13,184 $58,259 5,843 11.9%
23 Downtown 11,118 $66,058 5,544 6.4%
24 Meadows Village 3,198 $110,960 4,656 8.5%
25 Umc 3,896 $48,400 5,824 7.3%
26 Downtown East 8,646 $36,907 5,981 9.2%

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