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10 Best Neighborhoods in Las Vegas

March 29, 2021

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas! Join the largest entertainment hub of the West Coast with 24/7 fun, oversized casinos and stage shows, a warm climate, and proximity to some of the best outdoor attractions.

One of the best parts about living in Las Vegas is the relatively affordable cost of living. The costs will also depend on the neighborhood you choose to call home. Take your pick from bustling Downtown apartments to a quieter, slower-paced lifestyle in Henderson.

Want to know where to move next? Here's a roundup of what to expect from some of the best neighborhoods in Las Vegas.

1. Downtown Vegas

Downtown Las Vegas is trending with revitalized energy and restoration. High-rise apartments with all the modern amenities you could want abound in Downtown Las Vegas.

Walk out your front door and find restaurants, the open-air Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, the Container Park, and the fabulous Slotzilla Zip-line.

Downtown is also an ideal place to live for urban walkers who want to hop over to their jobs at one of the area businesses. If you’re looking to live in the most lively area, this is it. You'll never run out of things to do.

2. Arts District

The small, one-square-mile neighborhood was formerly an industrial center and is now home to trendy bars, dining, and entertainment options. Independent theaters and showrooms are also part of the fabric of the Arts District. Stop by the Cockroach Theatre Company and Art Square for an edgy line-up of performances.

3. Rancho Oakey

Situated just a few minutes from The Strip, Rancho Oakey brushes up alongside museums, restaurants, and nightlife options. It's an ideal neighborhood for those who are moving to Las Vegas for the action but want an alternative to Downtown.

Living in Rancho Oakey also makes it possible to get away from the bustle. Head to the neighboring Springs Preserve for 180 acres of botanical gardens, museums, and outdoor exhibits.

4. Peccole Ranch

For proximity to Las Vegas' cosmopolitan amenities with a green touch, consider looking into Las Vegas' Peccole Ranch. Locals still find the amenities they want, like swimming pools and on-site parking. However, this location provides them with more wiggle room in their budget than Downtown Las Vegas.

Peccole Ranch also gets bonus points for consistently being referred to as one of the best neighborhoods in the city for young professionals.

5. The Section Seven

The residential neighborhood of The Section Seven welcomes a mix of residents looking for proximity to city living. You'll find plenty of single-family residences and apartments within proximity to favorite local restaurants like Apache Taco Shop and Aly.

You can also find affordable apartments in The Section Seven area, complete with modern amenities. This neighborhood captures urban living at its best.

6. Summerlin

Situated just west of Section Seven, the upscale and tight-knit community of Summerlin also offers a quiet reprieve from the city. Newcomers moving to Las Vegas enjoy the 400-acre shopping center with an impressive roster of retail options and restaurants.

For upscale living options in Summerlin, Mira Villas feature apartments with lush landscapes, swimming pools, and updated appliances. This neighborhood is excellent for young families looking to put down roots.

7. Henderson

Consistently named as one of the best places to live in Nevada, nearby Henderson offers a suburban feel. It’s just a short drive to Las Vegas.

Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, Henderson offers over 80 miles of trails. That gives you residents the opportunity to enjoy walking, biking, hiking, horseback riding, and outdoor fun.

Henderson locals also have their choice of single-family homes, townhomes, and upscale apartments. In many of them, you'll find fantastic mountain views. Although you're looking at a short commute into Vegas, you have more options for outdoor recreation around Henderson.

8. Boulder City

Boulder City is a cooler alternative to the blistering heat of Las Vegas. It's about 20 degrees cooler and greener.

The federally planned neighborhood is relatively eco-conscious. It was initially used to house Hoover Dam builders.

Apartment complexes aren't familiar. Renters settle into detached families for more space instead. You're close to Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and Mt. Wilson.

9. Tule Springs

Tule Springs offers a reprieve from city living and expansive green space. Floyd Lamb Park draws visitors on the weekend looking to jog, play, and enjoy the small lake.

It's also the place to find more space to spread out and feel like you're adulting your way through life. The majority of rentals are detached houses with multiple bedrooms. You might even find a pool.

10. Mira Villas

Mira Villas is situated in Southwest Las Vegas. It spans just a few city blocks in size.

You'll find more amenities and space at a reasonable price point. You'll still be just a stone's throw from all the action without compromising on a slower-paced lifestyle.

Final Thoughts

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Justin is a Content Manager and contributing author at Apartment List, helping people navigate the world of renting. Justin previously spent his time earning his BBA in Marketing from Boise State University. Read More
Susan Finch is a freelance writer and content manager focusing on local experiences, travel, and anything relating to really good food and craft brews. Her work has appeared in travel guidebooks and national magazines and newspapers. Read More
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