The Top 5 Neighborhoods to Raise a Family in Las Vegas

Prominent for its vibrant nightlife, Las Vegas also has some of the coolest neighborhoods to live in if you have an interest in moving to Nevada. Many of the neighborhoods offer the most ideal environment to raise a family. Here are the best 5 places to  consider;


The 22,500+ acre community is located near the Red Rock Canyon and the Spring Mountains, offering a beautiful natural scenery of the landscape. Summerlin is among the new neighborhoods in Las Vegas and is separated into the Northern and the Southern Summerlin, both of which consist of gated communities. This is a safe neighborhood as every gated community has its own 24/7 security patrol and encompasses multiple schools, golf courses, parks, a medical center, and an entertainment center,  etc.  

The  Lake

Situated on the Western side of Las Vegas, this affluent neighborhood has been voted among the top 14 best places to live in Nevada and among the best in Las Vegas. The highlight of the neighborhood is Lake Sahara, a man-made lake built in the 1980’s. The neighborhood is made up of a blend of gated communities, from condominiums to offices, substantial single-family homes, as well as commercial spaces where you can get great real estate property for you and your family. The lake is also located adjoining Peccole Ranch, Canyon Gate, and the Summerlin, which are other remarkable communities in Las  Vegas.

Spring  Valley

Offering the ideal environment to raise a family in, the Spring Valley is perched at the southern part of south Summerlin. Statistics have shown that the crime rates in Spring Valley are relatively lower than other Las Vegas neighborhood. This means that the community is safe to raise a family in, work in and even enjoy the available recreational centers. The calm neighborhood is filled with both modern and ranch homes that are quite  affordable.

Rancho  Charleston

The Rancho Charleston is a calm and small neighborhood dubbed as one of the safest places in Las Vegas. When compared to other places, it is an affordable place to live in as the cost of living is low. Rancho is packed with amenities, well-paying jobs, recreational activities, and amazing weather. Also, you will find a number of diners and eateries in the  neighborhood.


According to Bloomberg Newsweek, Henderson ranks among the best areas to live in, not only in Las Vegas but also in the whole of America. In addition to the houses there being affordable, it is packed with great retirement locations. Also, Forbes and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced Henderson as one of the safest American cities. Located 15 minutes away from Las Vegas, Henderson is a great place for hike lovers, with ideal trails and adjacent to the Hoover Dam and Lake Las  Vegas.

Bottom  line

Knowing the safest and most ideal neighborhoods to raise a family in Las Vegas, make a decision based on a budget and where you are more likely to feel at home. Most of the above neighborhoods have gated communities and whether you prefer a ranch style property or one of those modern houses, chances are you will get almost any ideal type of property for a family  setting.

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