These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Las Vegas 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
  2. Summerlin North
  3. Pioneer Park
  4. Sheep Mountain
  5. Buffalo
  6. Lone Mountain
  7. Sun City Summerlin
  8. Centennial Hills
  9. Charleston Heights
  10. Tule Springs

Read on to see how we determined the places around Las Vegas that deserve a little bragging rights.

Or, if you’re thinking of moving to elsewhere in Nevada check out the best places in Nevada overall or the worst neighborhoods in Las Vegas.

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How do you determine the best 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.

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1. The Lakes

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

2. Summerlin North

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

3. Pioneer Park

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

4. Sheep Mountain

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

5. Buffalo

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

6. Lone Mountain

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

7. Sun City Summerlin

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

8. Centennial Hills

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

9. Charleston Heights

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

10. Tule Springs

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

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

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

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