The 10 Best Las Vegas, NV Neighborhoods To Live In For 2019


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Las Vegas.
Best Neighborhoods In Las Vegas

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 2019:

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

So what’s the best neighborhood to live in Las Vegas for 2019? According to the most recent census data, The Lakes looks to be the best Las Vegas neighborhood to live in.

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.

Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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How we determined the best Las Vegas hoods in 2019

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 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, Nevada has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

The Lakes Las Vegas, NV

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 29,173
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $305,152 (2nd best)
Median Income: $69,754 (7th best)
More on The Lakes: Homes For Sale | Data

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.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 19,044
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 8)
Median Home Value: $253,160 (5th best)
Median Income: $84,977 (2nd best)
More on Tule Springs: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 50,163
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $224,867 (8th best)
Median Income: $72,338 (4th best)
More on Lone Mountain: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 14,557
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 7)
Median Home Value: $238,073 (6th best)
Median Income: $70,640 (6th best)
More on Kyle Canyon: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 12,542
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $228,717 (7th best)
Median Income: $53,685 (12th best)
More on Sun City Summerlin: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 17,572
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $266,047 (4th best)
Median Income: $83,885 (3rd best)
More on Sheep Mountain: Homes For Sale | Data

Summerlin North Las Vegas, NV

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 48,606
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 5)
Median Home Value: $328,923 (1st best)
Median Income: $91,080 (1st best)
More on Summerlin North: Homes For Sale | Data

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.”

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 45,680
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $216,567 (9th best)
Median Income: $71,867 (5th best)
More on Centennial Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 40,202
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 7)
Median Home Value: $182,400 (11th best)
Median Income: $61,193 (9th best)
More on North Cheyenne: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 15,013
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 5)
Median Home Value: $291,008 (3rd best)
Median Income: $54,754 (10th best)
More on Buffalo: Homes For Sale | Data

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In 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.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Las Vegas aren’t all good. Cultural Corridor takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Las Vegas.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Las Vegas For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 The Lakes 29,173 $305,152 $69,754
2 Tule Springs 19,044 $253,160 $84,977
3 Lone Mountain 50,163 $224,867 $72,338
4 Kyle Canyon 14,557 $238,073 $70,640
5 Sun City Summerlin 12,542 $228,717 $53,685
6 Sheep Mountain 17,572 $266,047 $83,885
7 Summerlin North 48,606 $328,923 $91,080
8 Centennial Hills 45,680 $216,567 $71,867
9 North Cheyenne 40,202 $182,400 $61,193
10 Buffalo 15,013 $291,008 $54,754
11 Desert Shores 17,179 $194,779 $61,355
12 Angel Park Lindell 13,653 $153,210 $53,273
13 Pioneer Park 14,970 $142,775 $53,788
14 Twin Lakes 12,178 $114,556 $49,286
15 Huntridge 16,115 $103,271 $41,038
16 Charleston Heights 38,504 $120,190 $47,170
17 Sunrise 19,066 $78,947 $40,072
18 Rancho Charleston 28,767 $160,581 $53,220
19 Downtown 10,896 $62,833 $21,804
20 East Las Vegas 34,490 $58,517 $33,576
21 Meadows Village 3,097 $117,140 $26,180
22 Michael Way 51,496 $110,170 $43,871
23 West Las Vegas 20,217 $78,568 $32,355
24 Umc 3,994 $70,160 $34,737
25 Downtown East 7,843 $46,257 $24,540
26 Cultural Corridor 12,643 $57,176 $27,639

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