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Best Neighborhoods in Las Vegas for Retirees

Retiring in Las Vegas? One of the top cities in Nevada for retirees, Las Vegas Valley offers easy access to world-class entertainment and dining, year-round sunshine, no income tax—which includes Social Security and pensions—and more. Check out the best neighborhoods for retirees in Las Vegas!

Centennial Hills

  • Home Price: $216,567 median purchase price; $1,123 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 33% of Nevada cities

One of the best places in Las Vegas to buy a home, Centennial Hills is a great neighborhood for retirees to settle down in! While still located within city limits, Centennial Hills is far enough from The Strip and Downtown Las Vegas to provide a more suburban feel. The winding streets of Centennial Hills are lined with Spanish Revival, Mediterranean, and Southwest-style homes as well as spacious condos and townhomes with scenic views of Red Rock Canyon. With great housing options and plenty of green spaces like Centennial Hills Park or Floyd Lamb Park, Centennial Hills is a great place for peaceful living.

Things to Do in Centennial Hills

Practice your swing and grab a bite to eat when you become a member at Painted Desert Golf Club. Sign up for a Paint and Canvas class at the Cimarron Rose Community Center. Socialize with friends, become one with your mind and body in a yoga class, or get your heart pumping with a Zumba class at Centennial Hills Center. Check out the latest book or attend events like Adult Coloring and Journaling or Centennials Hills Readers Circle Book Club at Centennial Hills Library. Indulge your sweet tooth with a S’mores CookieBun, Tiramisu Filled Brionuts, or Strawberry OatChata from Blooming Buns Bakehouse. Enjoy favorites such as Shrimp Cocktail, The Grande Filet, or Rack of Lamb at Bob Taylor’s Original Ranch House. Stop for authentic dishes like Seafood Pad Cha, Pad Thai, or a Tom Kah Bowl at Thai Spoon. Or feast on classic Italian dishes like Margherita Pizza, Chicken Parmigiana Sub, or Fettuccine Alfredo at Amano Pizza & Italian Cuisine—and don’t forget to save room for a Homemade Cannoli for dessert!

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Green Valley Ranch

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  • Home Price: $302,380 median purchase price; $1,555 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 75% of Nevada cities

For those looking to live further from the hustle and bustle of Vegas, check out Green Valley Ranch! A suburb located in nearby Henderson, Green Valley Ranch offers retirees affordable housing options ranging from Spanish Revival single-family houses to attractive townhomes, making this a great Nevada retirement spot. Only a 15-minute drive away from Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area, this Las Vegas suburb offers great outdoor recreation opportunities that may be harder to find in Sin City proper. And due to its close proximity to the Harry Reid International Airport, Green Valley Ranch is a great option for retirees who are frequent travelers!

Things to Do in Green Valley Ranch

Visit the Farmers Market from April to December or spend the day shopping at stores like Chico’s, REI, Soft Surroundings, and more at The District at Green Valley South. Hit the driving range before playing a game of golf at Desert Willow Golf. Get your laps in at the indoor and outdoor pools, enjoy a book in the Adult Lounge, or stroll on the suspended walking track at the Henderson Multigenerational Center. Watch the puck fly across the rink during a Henderson Silver Knights (AHL) game at The Dollar Loan Center. Play with your furry friend at the dog park or have a picnic with the family at Paseo Vista Park. Start your morning with an Iced Matcha Latte, Karrot Cake Smoothie, or Swole Bowl at Pressed for Juice. Cheer on your favorite team over a plate of the 406 Queso, Jumbo Onion Rings, or the Mushroom Swiss Burger at the Craggy Range Sports Bar & Grill. Order Canadian Bacon and Sweet Pineapple Pizza, Mesquite BBQ Wings, Turkey Rueben, and more at Balboa Pizza. For a more upscale vibe, dine on authentic Italian dishes like Bruschetta, Branzino, or Chicken Piccata at Bella Vita.

Lake Las Vegas

  • Home Price: $414,400 median purchase price; $1,968 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 67% of Nevada cities

Lake Las Vegas, another Henderson neighborhood, is one of the best places for outdoorsy retirees to live! The area’s beautiful outdoor recreation includes things like the Las Vegas Wash, as well as a 320-acre lake perfect for kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, boating, and more. Along with its many trails and lake activities, the lake also provides waterfront views, too! Several gated communities offer Contemporary-style homes beside Italian-style shops and unique restaurants along the waterfront. This Las Vegas Metro area is also social, often hosting community events like the Hometown Halloween Carnival, an Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest, and Tree Lighting Ceremony!

Things to Do in Lake Las Vegas

Play a game of tennis or pickleball, relax with a Hot Stone Message, or take a barre class after becoming a member at the Lake Las Vegas Sports Club. Marvel at the magnificent views of the lake while playing a game of golf at Reflection Bay Golf Course. Learn how to row or join the Adult Novice Team with Lake Las Vegas Rowing Club. Power-walk on one of the neighborhood’s many trails or take a morning stroll via the Terrazza Park trail connector. Drive over to Clark County Wetlands Park to spot resident and migratory birds on the Wetlands Birding Walk or have a picnic in the Lizard Lounge. Enjoy a Gold Cappuccino or Rose Latte with a Banana & Nutella Crepe or a piece of Avocado Toast at Mrs. Coco Cafe. Stop by Sonrisa Grill at Happy Hour for Chicken Taquitos and Shrimp Ceviche paired with a House Margarita On Rocks or White Sangria. Or dine at Tokyo Social Hour, where you can enjoy Sizzling Black Pepper Udon Noodles, Hibachi Fried Rice, or Pad Thai.

The Lakes

  • Home Price: $305,152 median purchase price; $1,111 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 46% of Nevada cities

Located on the western side of the Valley, The Lakes is a popular neighborhood for retirees in Las Vegas! This master-planned community is located 20 minutes from Downtown LV, so it’s ideal for those looking to escape the city center. Also one of the best neighborhoods to rent a home in Las Vegas, retirees in this gated community can find Spanish Revival homes and lakefront condominiums perfect for watching the sun set over Lake Sahara, featuring the Spring Mountains as a gorgeous backdrop.

Things to Do in The Lakes

Play a round of golf, relax with a yoga class, play a game of bocce ball, or join a tennis league at Canyon Gate Country Club. Walk under the large shade trees, have a picnic, or people-watch at 26-acre Rainbow Family Park. Join the Health & Wellness Book Club, attend a Smartphone Photography 101 Workshop, or check out a new book at the Sahara West Library. Relax and have some “me” time with a Traditional Thai Massage and Signature Pro Facial at Luxury Thai Spa. Dive into dishes like Arugula and Beet Salad, Classic Cheese Burger, or Shrimp and Grits at Unique Eats. Indulge in classic Greek dishes like Spanakopita, Avgolemono, or Lamb Souvlaki at Elia Authentic Greek Tavern—and make sure to top off your meal with a cup of delicious Greek Coffee. Enjoy Lebanese favorites like Baba Ganoush, Tabbouleh, or the Lamb Shawarma Plate at Hedary’s Mediterranean Restaurant. Or try authentic Thai dishes like Pad Kee Mao, Yellow Curry, and Spicy Eggplant at the King and I.


  • Home Price: $328,923 median purchase price; $1,364 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 54% of Nevada cities

Just 20 minutes from The Vegas Strip, you’ll find the quiet Las Vegas neighborhood of Summerlin surrounded by parks, walking trails, and golf courses. This residential area has single-family houses for rent and sale, and is also home to the 55+ community of Sun City Summerlin—making the neighborhood a popular spot for retirees moving to Las Vegas or wishing to downsize. Residents can pick up fresh fruits and veggies every Saturday at the Las Vegas Farmers Market, or keep busy with neighborhood events like the Festival of Arts and The Rock Rink. And, just a ten-minute drive outside the neighborhood, retirees can take in a scenic view of Red Rock Canyon’s landscape.

Things to Do in Summerlin

Spend the afternoon skating or watching adult league ice hockey at City National Arena. Watch the Las Vegas Aviators (MiLB) hit a home run at Las Vegas Ballpark. Go shopping at stores like Crate & Barrel, Brighton Collectibles, or J. Jill in Downtown Summerlin. Book a staycation at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino to have a relaxing weekend at the spa, go bowling, or hit the slot machines. Start your morning with Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs, the Lox Omelet, or a Short Stack of Buttermilk Pancakes from Omelet House. Try BBQ favorites like Pulled Pork and Brisket with sides like Potato Salad or Meaty Baked Beans at Wild Fig BBQ. Order Truffle Fries, The Uptown Burger, or Gigi Pizza Pie at Frankie’s Uptown. Or try dishes like Loco Moco, Grilled Salmon Teriyaki, or the Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl at Suha Bites Sushiburrito & Hawaiian BBQ.


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About Mike Beutler

Mike Beutler is a writer and digital content specialist who transitioned to self storage in 2020 after several years in the airline industry. His travels cultivated a passion for exploring cities across the U.S. and abroad and inspired him to learn more about practical insights for urban living. With 14 moves under his belt, both locally and cross-country, he also has a passion for minimalism and organization, and sharing tips to help others make any space feel like home while staying organized.