The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Las Vegas, NV For 2024

The best Las Vegas neighborhoods are Sheep Mountain and Kyle Canyon for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

Best Neighborhoods In Las Vegas
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If you play your cards right, you, too, can live in one of Las Vegas, Nevada’s best neighborhoods.

That’s right, The Gambling Capital of the World is known for its larger than life casinos, electric entertainment, and, yes, some pretty cool neighborhoods. And because HomeSnacks does not want you to take a gamble with one of Sin City’s’ worst neighborhoods, we’ve created a list of the best neighborhoods in Las Vegas for 2024 and listed them below.

But before you hit your down arrow, you should probably know a little bit about how we ranked these Vegas gems. In order to determine the best, we had to give each neighborhood an actual concrete score: we call this a neighborhood’s overall ‘Snackability’. To get this score, we looked at the latest census data on income levels, unemployment rates, crime, and home prices for 26 Las Vegas neighborhoods with over 3,000 residents. Incidentally, this is our tenth time ranking Las Vegas’ best neighborhoods, so trust us when we say that these are the best of the best.

And, surprisingly, you won’t have to blow your entire bankroll if you choose one of Las Vegas’ best neighborhoods because not one of these neighborhoods comes with a $100,000 median income price tag. More importantly, if you’re into the whole outdoor hiking thing, Summerlin North is your best bet, if you’re looking for the quiet, middle of nowhere desert vibe, the odds will be in your favor if you choose North Cheyenne, and if you’re a high roller, definitely give Tule Springs a look.

So, want to know what Las Vegas neighborhoods you should double down on before it’s too late? Keep reading.

Table Of Contents: Top Ten | Methodology | Summary | Table

The Best Neighborhoods In Las Vegas For 2024

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

HomeSnacks is also happy to report that Las Vegas’ best neighborhoods have great schools, parks, and programs to keep its residents happy, healthy, and you guessed it, safe.

So, what’s the best neighborhood in Las Vegas for 2024: the one that will make you feel like you’ve won the jackpot? That would be, Sheep Mountain.

If you want to know where you won’t have to play roulette with your living situation, take a look below at our list of the best neighborhoods in Las Vegas. If you don’t see your favorite there, head to the bottom.

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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Las Vegas

Population: 23,815
Median Home Value: $369,238 (Third best)
Median Income: $103,116 (best)
More on Sheep Mountain: Data | Real Estate

Las Vegas’ best neighborhood, Sheep Mountain, is one of the smallest neighborhoods that made the top ten list with a whopping 23,815 residents.

So, what’s the draw? We’ll tell you. Sheep Mountain locals are getting the most bang for their buck in terms of income to affordable housing. This neighborhood has the best score for median income and the third.

Word on the street, the Sheep Mountain neighborhood is one of the best kept secrets in Nevada.

Population: 26,776
Median Home Value: $359,609 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $93,659 (Fourth best)
More on Kyle Canyon: Data | Real Estate

What do 26,776 Kyle Canyon locals know that we don’t? Well, besides that this neighborhood has some of the coolest tree lined streets and super awesome residents, this neighborhood is the fourth safest in terms of violent crime.

Kyle Canyon scored off the charts on our snackability scale with an emphasis on education and employment. So, if you’re looking for a safe place to send your kids to school, walk your dog, and/or go to work, definitely give Las Vegas’ second best neighborhood, Kyle Canyon, a second look.

The Lakes Las Vegas, NV

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Population: 31,420
Median Home Value: $392,762 (Second best)
Median Income: $76,928 (Seventh best)
More on The Lakes: Data | Real Estate

How did Las Vegas’ third neighborhood for 2024, The Lakes, get its name? If you guessed that it’s because is has a lot of lakes, you guessed right.

But that’s not all The Lakes neighborhood has working in its favor. If you’re into hiking, the Spring Mountains are in this neighborhood backyard, and if you’re into shopping and dining out, The Lakes has some of the best.

The Lakes is also one of Las Vegas’ richest neighborhoods, so make sure you’re making at least a cool $75,000/year before you double down on a house here.

Summerlin North Las Vegas, NV

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Population: 56,533
Median Home Value: $366,115 (Fourth best)
Median Income: $99,809 (Second best)
More on Summerlin North: Data | Real Estate

If you’re thinking about renting in Las Vegas’ fourth best neighborhood, Summerlin North, don’t. This neighborhood is the second worst for renting. But, don’t fret, Summerlin North is the fourth best neighborhood if you’re looking to purchase a home.

And because Summerlin North is the second best in terms of median income, affording a house in northwest Las Vegas should not be a problem. Just make sure your bankroll is stacked.

Population: 57,527
Median Home Value: $300,316 (Ninth best)
Median Income: $89,429 (Fifth best)
More on Lone Mountain: Data | Real Estate

You won’t be alone on Lone Mountain because there are currently 57,527 residents that inhabit Las Vegas’ fifth best neighborhood.

If HomeSnacks could give one piece of advice, you should probably have a good job prior to calling this Las Vegas’ neighborhood home.

So, go get that job and get on over to Lone Mountain so you, too, can experience what it’s like to live in Las Vegas’ #6.0 least violent neighborhood on our list.

Population: 20,467
Median Home Value: $317,367 (Seventh best)
Median Income: $97,984 (Third best)
More on Tule Springs: Data | Real Estate

Let Tule Springs be your oasis in the desert because this neighborhood has earned it. Not only is it Las Vegas’ sixth neighborhood, but Tule Springs has the third safest violent crime rate on our list. This means that you probably have a better chance of scoring the jackpot on a slot machine than getting mugged.

And if you don’t want to miss out on any of the events at Tule Springs’ local park, Floyd Lamb Park, we recommend you check out Vegas gem.

Population: 15,716
Median Home Value: $325,064 (Sixth best)
Median Income: $75,824 (Eighth best)
More on Desert Shores: Data | Real Estate

Population: 12,542
Median Home Value: $228,717 (14th best)
Median Income: $53,685 (15th best)
More on Sun City Summerlin: Data | Real Estate

The sun really does shine in the Sun City neighborhood on average 293 days per year. And that, folks, is because this Las Vegas neighborhood is crushing lists left and right.

That’s right, Las Vegas’ eighth best neighborhood is the first in terms of unemployment on our list and the first in terms of crime.

This is good news for all of you people trying to get granny and pa to move to one of Vegas’ best neighborhoods to retire.

Population: 64,968
Median Home Value: $307,993 (Eighth best)
Median Income: $88,613 (Sixth best)
More on Centennial Hills: Data | Real Estate

It may not be Beverly Hills, but Las Vegas’ ninth best neighborhood, Centennial Hills, is just as great.

How great? Well, this neighborhood located in the extreme northwest corner of Sin City is the sixth best in terms of income and they only recorded 1,109 violent crimes this year.

So, if you’re looking for a Vegas win, look no further than Centennial Hills.

Population: 42,143
Median Home Value: $264,984 (Tenth best)
Median Income: $74,903 (Ninth best)
More on North Cheyenne: Data | Real Estate

Located on the corner of W. Cheyenne Ave. and N. Torry Pines Dr. is Las Vegas’ tenth best neighborhood, North Cheyenne.

This is one of the many neighborhoods on the list that hails from the northwest side of Vegas. And can we just say, if you’re a frequent traveler, this is your neighborhood: North Cheyenne is super close to the North Las Vegas Airport.

And if you’re into that whole tract housing type neighborhood, North Cheyenne has its fair share. Incidentally, this neighborhood is the tenth best for affordable housing.

Methodology: How We Determined The Best Las Vegas, NV Neighborhoods In 2024

To rank the best neighborhoods in Las Vegas, we had to determine what criteria define “best” and then apply Saturday Night Science to it.

Using FBI 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, Sheep Mountain.

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.

We updated this article for 2024. This report is our tenth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Las Vegas.

Summary: 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.

The best neighborhoods in Las Vegas are Sheep Mountain, Kyle Canyon, The Lakes, Summerlin North, Lone Mountain, Tule Springs, Desert Shores, Sun City Summerlin, Centennial Hills, and North Cheyenne.

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

The worst neighborhoods in Las Vegas are Umc, West Las Vegas, Charleston Heights, Cultural Corridor, and Rancho Charleston.

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

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Best Neighborhoods To Live In Las Vegas For 2024 Detailed Data

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Sheep Mountain 23,815 $369,238 $103,116
2 Kyle Canyon 26,776 $359,609 $93,659
3 The Lakes 31,420 $392,762 $76,928
4 Summerlin North 56,533 $366,115 $99,809
5 Lone Mountain 57,527 $300,316 $89,429
6 Tule Springs 20,467 $317,367 $97,984
7 Desert Shores 15,716 $325,064 $75,824
8 Sun City Summerlin 12,542 $228,717 $53,685
9 Centennial Hills 64,968 $307,993 $88,613
10 North Cheyenne 42,143 $264,984 $74,903
11 Huntridge 15,837 $211,321 $53,903
12 East Las Vegas 33,308 $139,690 $37,761
13 Twin Lakes 11,869 $242,750 $61,487
14 Buffalo 16,522 $404,673 $57,905
15 Meadows Village 3,624 $231,867 $41,786
16 Downtown 11,866 $234,860 $26,475
17 Michael Way 52,421 $203,972 $50,869
18 Sunrise 17,856 $161,646 $40,863
19 Downtown East 8,135 $119,050 $28,524
20 Angel Park Lindell 13,653 $153,210 $53,273
21 Pioneer Park 14,970 $142,775 $53,788
22 Rancho Charleston 37,405 $203,500 $54,675
23 Cultural Corridor 13,853 $186,355 $32,829
24 Charleston Heights 38,504 $120,190 $47,170
25 West Las Vegas 20,794 $175,140 $34,789
26 Umc 3,994 $70,160 $34,737
About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

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