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Best Neighborhoods in Las Vegas for Singles & Young Professionals

Thinking about living in Las Vegas? Sin City is a fantastic place for singles and young professionals to live, thanks to its affordable cost of living, incredible nightlife scene, and plenty of things to do. If you’re getting ready to move Nevada’s largest city, be sure to check out these five neighborhoods!

  • Downtown
  • Green Valley South
  • Rancho Charleston
  • Summerlin
  • Tule Springs

Downtown

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  • Home Price: $62,833 median home price; $520 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 26% of Nevada cities

Want to live in the heart of the action? Downtown Las Vegas is the place to be! Home to both the famous Fremont Street and cultural hot spot Arts District, Downtown offers a wide range of restaurants, bars, cafes, museums, art galleries, and more to keep residents busy—plus, it’s a budding hub for tech startups! This Las Vegas neighborhood is also full of budget-friendly apartments, newly-constructed condos, and Mid-Century Modern houses, giving singles and young professionals a stylish place to live!

Things to Do in Downtown Las Vegas

Head over to Downtown Container Park, a hip shopping center built out of shipping containers with stores like DTLV Merch and JoJo’s Jerky. Try your hand at poker or hit the slots at iconic Las Vegas casinos like Four Queens and Golden Gate. Visit The Mob Museum to learn about the old days of organized crime in Las Vegas and taste a Prohibition-era cocktail at the Underground Exhibit. Grab brunch favorites like Chicken Fried Steaks and Cinnamon Biscuits at Eat. Grab a Reuben-ish or Fluff and Nut Sandwich at The Goodwich. Go out for drinks at pop culture-themed Millennium Fandom Bar, where you can try cocktails like the BB-8 or Deadpool Mule. Or swing by dive bar Atomic Liquors, which is known for its long list of draft beers and delicious Whiskey Bread Pudding.

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Green Valley South

spanish style home in green valley south, Las Vegas photo by Instagram user @sandracc.lasvegas.realestate
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  • Home Price: $221,486 median home price; $1,032 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 82% of Nevada cities

If you’re looking for a quiet Las Vegas neighborhood with plenty of green space, check out Green Valley South in the suburb of Henderson. Here, you can find Adobe and Spanish Colonial-style houses, luxury apartments, and affordable townhomes around golf courses and along streets lined with palm trees. Green Valley South is also within ten minutes of McCarran International Airport, and it’s right off I-215!

Things to Do in Green Valley South

Play volleyball, go on a hike, or have an afternoon picnic at Cornerstone Park. Book a tee time at Legacy Golf Club, then grab a bite to eat in The Grill @ Legacy after you’ve played the par 72 course. Schedule a massage or facial at Green Valley Ranch Spa. Shop at stores like Pottery Barn, Athleta, and Chico’s at open-air mall The District at Green Valley Ranch. Catch blockbuster films, animated movies, and other new releases at Regal Green Valley Ranch. Visit Fanny’s Bistro & Deli for Italian dishes like Spinach Lasagna and the Italian Hero Sandwich. Order quirky hot dog creations like the Jalapeno Popper or the Mac & Cheese & Cheese at The Steamie Weenie. Or try a Cheese & Meat board with an Old World White Wine flight or an Old-Fashioned cocktail at wine bar The Local.

Rancho Charleston

ranch style home with yellow doors and brown siding in Rancho Charleston, Las Vegas photo by Instagram user @eatdrinkhome
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  • Home Price: $160,581 median home price; $917 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 0% of Nevada cities

Thinking about buying a house in Las Vegas? Rancho Charleston is the ideal spot for those looking to buy property! This Las Vegas neighborhood is well-known for its eclectic Mid-Century Modern houses and affordable ranch-style homes. Rancho Charleston is also a favorite area among singles and young professionals because it’s close to practically everything—Downtown, the Arts District, The Strip, McCarran International Airport, you name it!

Things to Do in Rancho Charleston

Shop at stores like Macy’s, Express, and Victoria’s Secret at Meadows Mall. Head to Springs Preserve and enjoy over 180 acres of nature trails. Take a tour of Michael Jackson’s former home, now called Thriller Villa. Get in some blackjack, craps, and roulette at Palace Station Hotel & Casino. Chow down on a giant omelet or slice of banana bread at Omelet House. Try the Iced Coffee, Peach Pizzaz Smoothie, or munch on the delicious Lobster Melt at Coffee Pub. Visit old-style steakhouse Herbs & Rye, where you can order the Flat Iron Steak and wash it down with a Brown Derby cocktail. Make your way to Biwon for all you-can-eat Korean BBQ dishes like Garlic Beef Belly or Marinated Short Ribs. Or sip on original island-themed cocktails like Surf Dragon and Lava Letch at tiki bar Frankie’s Tiki Room.

Summerlin

two story home with Spanish style roof in Summerlin, Las Vegas photo by Instagram user @desjooon
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  • Home Price: $328,923 median home price; $1,364 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 53% of Nevada cities

Summerlin is one of the safest neighborhoods in Las Vegas, making it a popular area for singles and young professionals who want to settle down in a more suburban-like setting. Not only does this neighborhood offer large Spanish Colonial-style homes and budget-friendly apartments, but it also tons of local green spaces and stunning views of Red Rock Canyon and the Spring Mountains. And with a variety of shopping centers, coffee shops, parks, and restaurants, you’ll never be bored in Summerlin!

Things to Do in Summerlin

Go for a hike along the dog-friendly 3.1-mile Summerlin Cottonwood Canyon trail. Hit the back nine at Angel Park Golf Club and enjoy refreshments in the clubhouse. Grab lunch and peruse stores like Banana Republic, Crate + Barrel, and H&M in Downtown Summerlin. Attend the annual Summerlin Festival of Arts to view paintings and sculptures made by local artists. Try Southern favorites like crawfish, fried crab legs, and other Cajun bites at Lola’s. Try Chef Laura’s Ravioli and tiramisu at cozy Italian restaurant My Mother’s Kitchen. Order a Guacamole Burrito or Cheese Enchilada with refreshing house margaritas at El Burrito Mexican Restaurant. Kick back with a flight of draft beers and listen to live music on Fridays and Saturdays at 90 Ninety in Suncoast Casino. Or watch the big game while sipping on $3 draft beers or well cocktails during happy hour at Distill.

Tule Springs

townhomes with Spanish style roof in Tule Springs, Las Vegas photo by Instagram user @kwsn_propertymanagement
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  • Home Price: $253,160 median home price; $1,305 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 72% of Nevada cities

Located on the northwest side of the city around Floyd Lamb Park, Tule Springs is a growing area that’s great for singles and young professionals looking for affordable living in Las Vegas! With Mediterranean and Spanish Colonial-style houses, plenty of local parks, and quick access to the mountains, Tule Springs is a quiet desert oasis that’s perfect for young adults who want to live just outside of the city!

Things to Do in Tule Springs

Hike through the vast 680 acres of green space with incredible views of the mountains at Floyd Lamb Park. Pick up fresh fruit, vegetables, and hand-crafted goods at the year-round farmers market Las Vegas Farm. Visit Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary to see amazing wildlife like toucans and tortoises up close. Eat Mexican-inspired bites like the Green Chicken Tamales and Al Pastor Quesadillas at Ben’Zaa. Try Spam Musubi and Garlic Fried Fish at Tiki’s Hawaiian BBQ. Stop in for breakfast or brunch at Egg Works, where you can try the Carrot Cake French Toast or Homemade Corn Beef Hash. Or order up some craft beers and pizzas like The Gilroy and Meat Feast while watching the game at PT’s Gold.

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