These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Las Vegas


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:

  1. The Lakes
  2. Summerlin North
  3. Sheep Mountain
  4. Buffalo
  5. Centennial Hills
  6. Sun City Summerlin
  7. Tule Springs
  8. Lone Mountain
  9. Desert Shores
  10. North Cheyenne

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

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Las Vegas?

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

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 29,503
Median Home Price: $304,693
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,664
Unemployment Rate: 6.1%

2. Summerlin North

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 50,795
Median Home Price: $311,794
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,506
Unemployment Rate: 5.2%

3. Sheep Mountain

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,913
Median Home Price: $245,833
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,662
Unemployment Rate: 5.1%

4. Buffalo

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,122
Median Home Price: $275,523
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,493
Unemployment Rate: 6.1%

5. Centennial Hills

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 43,374
Median Home Price: $224,455
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,970
Unemployment Rate: 6.4%

6. Sun City Summerlin

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,119
Median Home Price: $226,692
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,240
Unemployment Rate: 2.7%

7. Tule Springs

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,671
Median Home Price: $249,087
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,826
Unemployment Rate: 7.6%

8. Lone Mountain

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 47,365
Median Home Price: $216,267
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,191
Unemployment Rate: 6.8%

9. Desert Shores

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,769
Median Home Price: $208,077
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,997
Unemployment Rate: 8.9%

10. North Cheyenne

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 32,614
Median Home Price: $181,696
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,614
Unemployment Rate: 6.6%

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. Cultural Corridor
  2. Umc
  3. Downtown East

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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 29,503 $304,693 1,664 6.1%
Summerlin North 2 50,795 $311,794 1,506 5.2%
Sheep Mountain 3 16,913 $245,833 2,662 5.1%
Buffalo 4 16,122 $275,523 2,493 6.1%
Centennial Hills 5 43,374 $224,455 2,970 6.4%
Sun City Summerlin 6 12,119 $226,692 2,240 2.7%
Tule Springs 7 17,671 $249,087 2,826 7.6%
Lone Mountain 8 47,365 $216,267 3,191 6.8%
Desert Shores 9 16,769 $208,077 2,997 8.9%
North Cheyenne 10 32,614 $181,696 3,614 6.6%
Angel Park Lindell 11 13,919 $170,980 3,929 8.6%
Pioneer Park 12 14,408 $138,617 4,399 7.8%
Kyle Canyon 13 9,068 $212,470 3,122 7.6%
Rancho Charleston 14 29,118 $185,800 3,931 10.7%
Charleston Heights 15 37,337 $114,703 4,874 11.6%
Michael Way 16 47,803 $128,528 4,818 12.1%
Huntridge 17 14,681 $119,921 4,888 11.6%
Sunrise 18 20,550 $90,820 5,551 10.8%
Downtown 19 11,442 $124,800 5,240 7.0%
Twin Lakes 20 9,739 $132,212 4,929 13.5%
East Las Vegas 21 32,707 $91,500 5,689 12.1%
Meadows Village 22 3,241 $173,400 4,110 11.0%
West Las Vegas 23 20,114 $108,571 5,513 10.8%
Downtown East 24 9,459 $58,929 6,023 8.2%
Umc 25 4,076 $89,500 5,445 8.9%
Cultural Corridor 26 13,930 $86,093 5,738 12.1%

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