The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Las Vegas For 2021


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Las Vegas are the best of the best.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Las Vegas.
Best Neighborhoods In Las Vegas

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 2021 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 seventh 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.

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 2021: the one that will make you feel like you've won the jackpot? That would be, The Lakes.

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

The Lakes Las Vegas, NV

Population: 29,173
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $305,152 (Second best)
Median Income: $69,754 (Seventh best)
More on The Lakes: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 19,044
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $253,160 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $84,977 (Second best)
More on Tule Springs: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 50,163
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $224,867 (Eighth best)
Median Income: $72,338 (Fourth best)
More on Lone Mountain: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 14,557
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $238,073 (Sixth best)
Median Income: $70,640 (Sixth best)
More on Kyle Canyon: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 12,542
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $228,717 (Seventh best)
Median Income: $53,685 (12th best)
More on Sun City Summerlin: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 17,572
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $266,047 (Fourth best)
Median Income: $83,885 (Third best)
More on Sheep Mountain: Homes For Sale | Data

Summerlin North Las Vegas, NV

Population: 48,606
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $328,923 (best)
Median Income: $91,080 (best)
More on Summerlin North: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 45,680
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $216,567 (Ninth best)
Median Income: $71,867 (Fifth best)
More on Centennial Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 15,013
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $291,008 (Third best)
Median Income: $54,754 (Tenth best)
More on Buffalo: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 17,179
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $194,779 (Tenth best)
Median Income: $61,355 (Eighth best)
More on Desert Shores: Homes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Best Las Vegas, NV Neighborhoods In 2021

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 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, Nevada has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

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.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Las Vegas aren't all good. Cultural Corridor takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Las Vegas.

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

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Las Vegas For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 The Lakes 29,173 $305,152 $69,754
2 Tule Springs 19,044 $253,160 $84,977
3 Lone Mountain 50,163 $224,867 $72,338
4 Kyle Canyon 14,557 $238,073 $70,640
5 Sun City Summerlin 12,542 $228,717 $53,685
6 Sheep Mountain 17,572 $266,047 $83,885
7 Summerlin North 48,606 $328,923 $91,080
8 Centennial Hills 45,680 $216,567 $71,867
9 Buffalo 15,013 $291,008 $54,754
10 Desert Shores 17,179 $194,779 $61,355
11 North Cheyenne 40,202 $182,400 $61,193
12 Angel Park Lindell 13,653 $153,210 $53,273
13 Pioneer Park 14,970 $142,775 $53,788
14 Twin Lakes 12,178 $114,556 $49,286
15 Huntridge 16,115 $103,271 $41,038
16 Charleston Heights 38,504 $120,190 $47,170
17 Sunrise 19,066 $78,947 $40,072
18 Rancho Charleston 28,767 $160,581 $53,220
19 Downtown 10,896 $62,833 $21,804
20 East Las Vegas 34,490 $58,517 $33,576
21 Meadows Village 3,097 $117,140 $26,180
22 Michael Way 51,496 $110,170 $43,871
23 West Las Vegas 20,217 $78,568 $32,355
24 Umc 3,994 $70,160 $34,737
25 Downtown East 7,843 $46,257 $24,540
26 Cultural Corridor 12,643 $57,176 $27,639

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.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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