Las Vegas and its surrounding areas have unique looks and amenities, and each offers a different vibe. It can be difficult to choose where to plant your roots. Here are my thoughts about the many areas of Las Vegas to help you move in with confidence.
This master-planned community has been around since the 1990s. Summerlin has grown substantially since then, with five master associations and more than two dozen residential villages.
You’ll love Summerlin if you’re big on community ties, walkable districts, nearby hiking, and great schools. I think developers have done a fantastic job planning this community, and I come here often for cool events in the Downtown Summerlin district.
If you’re more into large plots with more affordable homes, though, you’ll likely want to keep searching. It’s master-planned, so expect the homes to all follow a certain pattern. The proximity to Red Rock Canyon can’t be beat, though.
Part of the Las Vegas Valley, Henderson juts up against the southern outskirts of Las Vegas and sits about 15 miles southeast of The Strip. It’s a booming development area—expect slightly higher home prices here than in other neighborhoods.
Even though the area has seen a lot of recent housing, retail, and commercial development, it’s still a chill place. I love how laid-back this area is, so I think it’s ideal for families and those wanting a quieter pace of life. My friends and I always say the air feels a little different in Henderson.
You’ll find a lot of parks nearby—Clark County Wetlands Park and Sloan Canyon are a couple larger ones. Henderson is also an attractive home base thanks to good secondary schools and higher education facilities like Nevada State College.
3. North Las Vegas
Found north of Las Vegas as its name suggests, North Las Vegas is a separate city with plenty of its own appeal. North Las Vegas is in a good location, yet it’s more affordable than regions like Henderson and Summerlin. Plus, it has a variety of home types and sizes. Homes range from 1930s bungalows to multi-story modern residences, most with value for money as well.
North Las Vegas doesn’t have as many parks as other areas of Las Vegas, but it does have access to Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. It’s also home to Las Vegas Motor Speedway—a big draw for racing fans.
4. Southwest Las Vegas
Located southwest of The Strip, this neighborhood is expansive and diverse. You’ll find a few master-planned areas like Rhodes Ranch and Mountain’s Edge along with plenty of affordable single-family homes and townhomes.
For those looking for strong community ties, I’d recommend checking out Southwest Las Vegas. The area’s not on the radar for most tourists, which means you’re far more likely to bump into neighbors and old friends than strangers seeing the sights. There are a ton of AMAZING restaurants opening up in this area, so it’s a good spot for foodies. Home sizes range from 1,500 square feet to as much as 5,300 square feet or more, which means you’ll have plenty of options to fit your needs.
This area is still growing, so you’re likely to see random empty plots and desert lands—perfect if you want a little more space. And if you love walkable areas? Consider sections like Coronado and Rainbow.
5. Northwest Las Vegas
Finally, Northwest Las Vegas sits in the northwest part of the Las Vegas Valley. It’s another hot area for development, with new homes popping up around the Centennial Hills and Tule Springs neighborhoods.
I’ve seen homes from the 1970s through to new builds, with plots where you’re close to neighbors and those with room to spare. It all depends on what you need. Northwest Las Vegas is good for families too, especially with the number of schools in the area. You’ll also have great views of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the mountain peaks of Mount Charleston nearby. Beautiful!
There are other areas of Las Vegas, of course, but these are the five I find myself in most often.
Can you feel Las Vegas calling to you yet? Let me know which area you love best.
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