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Best Neighborhoods in Las Vegas for Families

Thinking of living in Las Vegas with your family? While Sin City might be known for adult-oriented tourism, there are also plenty of family-friendly neighborhoods with affordable housing, low crime rates, kid-friendly activities, and more. Check out these five top neighborhoods and suburbs for families in Las Vegas!

Centennial Hills

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  • Home Price: $307,993 median purchase price; $1,608 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 37% of Nevada cities

Centennial Hills is recognized as one of the best places to buy a home in Vegas and is also a popular spot for families looking for suburban-style living within city limits! This affordable neighborhood is located far from The Strip but centered around major highways like Route 95, offering an urban retreat with easy access to vibrant local parks, shops, and entertainment. Families can find many houses for sale in Centennial Hills, ranging from Mediterranean-style homes to modern new builds. You’ll also find great Las Vegas schools, including Henry & Evelyn Bozarth Elementary School, Ralph Cadwallader Middle School, and Centennial High School. And with the Centennial Hills Hospital nearby, families can take advantage of quality medical care and healthcare jobs close to home.

Things to Do in Centennial Hills

Get a library card and check out a book, or sign the kids up for a summer reading challenge at Centennial Hills Library. Play games of sand volleyball or pickleball and catch live concerts at the state-of-the-art Centennial Hills Park. Teach your little ones to skateboard at the skate park, hit the tennis courts, or go jogging at Mountain Ridge Park. Connect with the community through volunteer work or let your kids feed animals like goats, koi, and ducks at Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary. Grab bites of Las Vegas sushi along with Tuna, Salmon, and Yellowtail Nigiri from Umami. Order Red, Yellow, and Green Curry or the signature House Fried Rice at the six-time Best of Las Vegas-winner, Lemongrass & Lime. Take a seat for mouthwatering Italian pizzas like the New Yorker, The Carnivore, or The Cindy from Amano. Or snag some tasty treats like the Ube Caramel Chiffon Cake, Burnt Basque Cheesecake, or a seasonal assortment of Brioche Doughnuts at Blooming Buns Bakehouse.

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Green Valley Ranch

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  • Home Price: $391,633 median purchase price; $1,696 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 77% of Nevada cities

If you’re looking for a slice of suburbia away from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Vegas, consider living in Green Valley Ranch! With plenty of parks, education, and family-friendly things to do, it’s no surprise this master-planned community is a great place for families in Las Vegas. This safe neighborhood boasts spacious ranch-style housing, townhouses, and classic condos for young families, as well as quality public schools like Vanderburg Elementary School and Twitchell Elementary School. Local shops, eateries, and boutiques—as well as vibrant green spaces like Discovery Park and Dos Escuelas Park—mean there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy a family outing! Plus, proximity to the Harry Reid International Airport makes it easy to visit out-of-state relatives.

Things to Do in Green Valley Ranch

Browse Henderson shops and attend seasonal events like an outdoor movie during the fall at the open-air neighborhood mall, The District at Green Valley Ranch. Take the kids to play on the splash pad, compete on the bocce ball court, or have a family BBQ at Paseo Vista Park. Bring the whole family to go swimming, rock climbing, or watch a kitchen demonstration at the Henderson Multigenerational Center. Attend children’s storytime or pick out some books for bedtime at Paseo Verde Library. Order one of 12 styles of Las Vegas pizza, including gourmet specialties like Grandma the Hippie, La Regina, or Food Network’s award-winning Cal Italia at Pizza Rock. Sink your teeth into authentic Italian dishes like the Chicken Davida, Eggplant Parmesan, or Artisan Pasta Anne while appreciating fine works of art at Pasta Shop. Crunch on Carne Asada, Al Pastor, and Gabacho tacos at Tacotarian, a plant-based restaurant in Las Vegas. Or pick up cold-pressed, locally sourced juice drinks like the Green Valley, Local Hottie, or Karrot Top blends at Pressed For Juice.

Summerlin

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  • Home Price: $366,115 median purchase price; $1,660 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 53% of Nevada cities

Ranked among the best master-planned communities in America, Summerlin is one of the most desirable places for living with family in Las Vegas. This neighborhood’s numerous trails, local parks, and great housing options—which include spacious single-family homes to townhomes—make it a major draw for families. You’ll also be able to enroll your kids at nearby schools like John W. Bonner Elementary School, Earnest A. Becker, Sr. Middle School, or Clarence A. Piggott Academy of International Studies—and take advantage of Downtown Summerlin’s eclectic restaurants, retail shopping, and community events. Plus, this family-friendly neighborhood is just ten minutes from outdoor recreation like camping, climbing, hiking, and more at the Red Rock Canyon National Conversation Area!

Things to Do in Summerlin

Sign your kids up for golf camp or take private lessons at the Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole course at Angel Park Golf Club. Take part in a tennis clinic or bring the little ones to romp around on the playground at the Arbors Tennis and Play Park. Play disc golf, fly through the air on the zip line, climb the 30-foot rope tower, and more at Fox Hill Park. Bring the whole family to see the Las Vegas Aviators (MiLB) hit home runs and crack pop flies overhead at the Las Vegas Ballpark. Try delicious specialty pancakes like Hazelnut, Cookies & Cream, or Carrot Cake at BabyStacks Café. Dine on fine American cuisine like Oven Roasted Turkey Pita, a Grilled Prime Burger, or Truffled Ricotta at Vintner Grill. Sample Hawaiian creations such as the Loco Moco, Ahi Tuna Nachos, Chikidiggy Sushiburrito, and more at Suha Bites Sushiburrito & Hawaiian BBQ. Or have date night at a French restaurant in Las Vegas where you can order gourmet dishes like Duck Magret, the Ohlala Brie Burger, or Sole Meunière at Ohlala French Bistro.

Tule Springs

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  • Home Price: $317,367 median purchase price; $1,710 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 79% of Nevada cities

Located far north of the excitement of Downtown Las Vegas and The Strip is Tule Springs, a rural hotspot and one of the most safe and affordable neighborhoods in Las Vegas. This family-friendly neighborhood has tons of outdoor activities, thanks to several parks and farms scattered throughout the area—including 680-acre Floyd Lamb Park. Tule Springs also has an arid ecosystem, nestled against the Mojave Desert for desert-based recreation like fossil-finding, hiking, and mountain biking. To top it off, this Las Vegas neighborhood offers families Mediterranean-style homes, classic condos, and single-family townhouses, as well as great schools like Kitty Ward Elementary School and Shadow Ridge High School, so you can settle down in your ideal desert oasis!

Things to Do in Tule Springs

Hike the Durango Loop, explore off-site exhibits like Apparitions of the Ice Age, or let your child become an honorary Junior Ranger at the Tule Springs Fossil Beds. Take in stunning views of Las Vegas Valley or visit the historic Tule Springs Ranch at Floyd Lamb Park. Pick up fresh produce or get up close to chickens, pigs, horses, and more at The Las Vegas Farm. Pick in-season fruits and veggies, hitch a wagon ride, or grab farm-favorite Almond Butter at Gilcrease Orchard. Order hand-tossed or Chicago-style deep dish pizzas like the Meat Baller, Spicy Buffalo Chicken, or Downtown Classic from Chicago Guys Pizza Co. Dip baked wings in Zesty Orange, Parmesan Curry, or Chipotle Lime sauce at Wing Nutz. Sit down for an international mixed-cuisine dinner with Fried Wontons, Chicken Katsu Musubi, or a BBQ Beef Bowl from Lulu Hawaiian BBQ. Or snag sweet treats like Red Velvet Vegas Cupcakes, the Chocolate Fudge Blackout Cake, or Fruit Tarts from Freed’s Dessert Shop.

Westgate

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  • Home Price: $370,742 median purchase price; $1,693 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 74% of Nevada cities

Home to dense suburban sprawl, plenty of green space, and a significant population of young families, Westgate is a great place to settle down with children. Parents will appreciate the presence of excellent local schools like Elise L. Wolff Elementary, Coronado High School, and Liberty High School. On top of that, you’ll find a variety of affordable homes in Westgate that are perfect for raising kids, primarily in Spanish, Mediterranean, and Craftsman styles. This area is a major draw for outdoorsy families, as Westgate offers several parks and access to 48,438-acre Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area—which features gorgeous Las Vegas skyline views and hundreds of ancient rock art panels at the Sloan Canyon Petroglyphs site.

Things to Do in Westgate

Book a time to go golfing in Las Vegas on a beautiful course, featuring elevation changes and remarkable views, at Rio Secco Golf Club. Take the kids skating, play volleyball, or go on a family hike just outside Westgate at Anthem Hills Park & Anthem East Trailhead. Practice your tennis skills, let your little ones explore the playground, or plan a family picnic at Sonata Park. Come see lions, ostriches, and parrots or get a painting from Ozzie the Giraffe at Lion Habitat Ranch. Wake up with a piping hot cup of coffee, like the Sumatra, Ecuador, or Panama hand brews from Dark Moon Coffee Roasters. Order scrumptious Las Vegas brunch dishes like the Crab Cake Benny, Huevos Rancheros, or Bellini French Toast at The Stove NV. Enjoy a hearty breakfast or lunch of the Eggs-Taliano Omelette, Santa Cruz Burrito, or the Works Tuna Melt from Egg Works. Or bite into a delicious Cuban Sandwich or plate of Chilaquiles, and get Cheese Quesadillas from the kids menu at CRAFTkitchen.

Frequently Asked Questions About Las Vegas

Is Las Vegas a safe place to live?

Though Las Vegas crime rates are 48% higher than the national average, there are plenty of safe neighborhoods in Las Vegas, including Centennial Hills, Summerlin, and Tule Springs.

Is Las Vegas a good place for families to live?

Las Vegas is a good place for families who want to live somewhere with warm weather year-round, professional sports, world-class dining and entertainment, unique outdoor recreation, and plenty of job opportunities.

What’s it like living in Las Vegas?

Living in Las Vegas is becoming more and more attractive for families. Not only does the state of Nevada have no income tax, but its economy is strong, thanks to the local tourism and hospitality industries. In addition, Las Vegas’ cost of living is 1% lower than the national average, and its cost of housing is 3% lower than the Nevada average.

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