Guide to the best neighborhoods in Las Vegas

Best Neighborhoods in Las Vegas

Congratulations! You've decided to make the move to Las Vegas. Now, you need to find a neighborhood to live in. This is a tough question. Learn from my mistakes and don't sign a lease site un-scene. The realtor isn't going to tell you that living on the East Side of town sucks, but it does.

After surveying over 100 Las Vegas locals, we compiled some of the best neighborhoods to live to make your move to Las Vegas as easy as possible.

Let's jump into this!

Map of Neighborhoods in Las Vegas - Source: LVGEA

Best Neighborhoods in Las Vegas for Families

If you're looking for safety and a quality education for your children, these are the neighborhoods/areas that families and those with children tend to prefer:

  • Anthem/Anthem Highlands/Madeira Canyon
  • Centennial Hills
  • Green Valley
  • Summerlin
  • Southern Highlands
  • Seven Hills

Best Neighborhoods in Las Vegas for Retirees

Las Vegas is an attractive destination for those looking to retire. Retirees in Las Vegas benefit from the low cost of living and the ability to live a healthy and active lifestyle in good weather. Some of the factors retirees considered when deciding where to live, they responded with: cleanliness, proximity to golf courses, shopping and numerous neighborhood amenities. We asked retirees where they prefer to live and this is what they had to say:

  • Aliante
  • Anthem
  • Green Valley
  • Sun City
  • Summerlin

Best Neighborhoods in Las Vegas for Young and Single People

Las Vegas has become an attractive destination for those just starting their careers or those that spent a couple years living in big cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, and more. After spending years crammed in a tiny apartment, a lot of Las Vegas transplants are seeking a larger home and space to breath. When we asked those that are young and single what neighborhoods they prefer, this is what they had to say:

  • Downtown Summerlin
  • Downtown near Arts District
  • Downtown near Container Park
  • Henderson
  • Lone Mountain


Now that you know which neighborhoods in Las Vegas are the most attractive for families, retirees, and young and single people, you should be able to narrow your search when it comes to housing. If you want more content for Las Vegas Locals, we have an entire section of our website dedicate to people like you. If you haven't moved to Las Vegas and you're still on the fence, I recently wrote about the five things I wish I knew before moving to Las Vegas. After you make the move to Las Vegas, be sure to read what I wish I did after moving to Las Vegas. Let me know what you think and if you any questions about moving to Las Vegas, feel free to ask our team a question. We're here to help.