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Best Neighborhoods in Las Vegas for Singles & Young Professionals in 2024

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

Downtown

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  • Home Price: $234,860 median purchase price; $825 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 33% 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 the cultural hot-spot of the Arts District, Downtown offers a wide range of restaurants, bars, cafes, museums, and art galleries to keep residents busy. It’s also a hub for Las Vegas tech companies—including Mavecca, RevUnit, New Epoch, and more—providing numerous job opportunities for young professionals who want to grow their careers. Plus, this neighborhood is full of budget-friendly apartments, newly constructed condos, and Mid-Century Modern rental homes, making it one of the best places to rent in Las Vegas!

Things to Do in Downtown Las Vegas

Stretch out during an outdoor yoga class, catch live music, or hit up local stores like DTLV Merch, ART BOX, and more at Downtown Container Park, a hip shopping center built out of shipping containers. Check out free concerts, light shows, and local breweries, or zipline across five blocks at the Fremont Street Experience. Learn about the old days of organized crime in Las Vegas and taste a Prohibition-era cocktail from The Speakeasy when you visit The Mob Museum. Looking for Vegas nightclubs? Dance to live DJs, order scoops from the ice cream truck on the patio, or hang out on the rooftop bar at We All Scream. Grab brunch favorites like Biscuits & Gravy, a Bagel Sandwich, or Shrimp & Grits at eat. Pick up a Reuben-ish, Chile Philly, or Turkey Thyme sandwich from The Goodwich. Chow down on Cajun Jambalaya Pasta or the Pear & Arugula Salad with a Watermelon Shugga Margarita from 7th & Carson. Or spend a night out enjoying craft cocktails like a Hibiscus Paloma, Repo Espresso Martini, Queen’s Cup, or a season special at the Velveteen Rabbit!

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Green Valley South

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  • Home Price: $296,900 median purchase price; $1,493 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. As part of the first master-planned community in Southern Nevada, Green Valley South is a highly desirable place to live near Las Vegas, offering a peaceful atmosphere without sacrificing easy access to the city’s amenities. The Green Valley Neighborhood Homeowners Association aids in creating a safe, close-knit community through events like home decorating contests, neighborhood-wide garage sales, charity drives, and more. Young adults looking to settle down can find Adobe and Spanish Colonial-style houses, luxury apartments, and affordable townhomes surrounded by palm trees and golf courses.

Things to Do in Green Valley South

Relax and refresh your look with a haircut, manicure, or facial at Green Valley Ranch Spa. Catch a movie or shop at stores like Pottery Barn, Athleta, and Chico’s at open-air mall The District at Green Valley Ranch. Play volleyball, go on a hike, or have an afternoon picnic at Cornerstone Park. Book a tee time to play the par-72 course at Legacy Golf Club, then grab a bite to eat in The Grill @ Legacy. Savor a Chorizo Taco, a Cali Style Burrito, or Original Birria Ramen for lunch at Tacos Los Barrios. Order Green Curry, Pineapple Fried Rice, Papaya Salad, and other classic Thai bites at Siri Thai Restaurant. Try quirky hot dog creations like the PBB&JJ, Pushcart, or 9th Island at The Steamie Weenie. Share a Cheese & Meat board while drinking Old-Fashioned cocktails or attend a wine tasting at The Local, “the best wine bar in Henderson.”

Paradise

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  • Home Price: $263,400 median purchase price; $992 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 8% of Nevada cities

Nothing is more inviting than the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, located in the lively Las Vegas suburb of Paradise! Though it’s technically a township separate from Las Vegas, Paradise holds many of the most well-known Vegas attractions, including The Strip, the Fountains of Bellagio, and more. In addition to these entertainment opportunities, singles and young professionals moving to this Las Vegas suburb will appreciate the area’s affordable housing and easy access to outdoor recreation. Plus, proximity to the Harry Reid International Airport makes it easy to travel out of state—and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is great for those looking to work in academia or further their education.

Things to Do in Paradise

Join a sand volleyball team, host a picnic, or go fishing at Sunset Park. Enjoy views of the Las Vegas Strip while playing golf on the par-71 course at Bali Hai Golf Club. Appreciate the beautiful sights and scents of the artfully-curated seasonal blooms at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Play vintage games at the 25,000-square-foot Pinball Hall of Fame. Pick up The Vegan Bobbie, Chick’n & Waffles, V’eggs Benny, or other vegan twists on brunch at The Modern Vegan. Wash down Potato Pancakes, a Jumbo Pretzel, or the Famous Pork Shank with Hofbrau brews while enjoying nightly entertainment, music, and more at Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas. Catch daily Drag Shows while enjoying bottle service from Piranha Nightclub, one of the best gay bars in Las Vegas. Or enjoy drinks, live music, and snacks at Double Down Saloon, a classic Las Vegas dive bar.

Rancho Charleston

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  • Home Price: $203,500 median purchase price; $1,112 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 0% of Nevada cities

Whether you’re planning to rent or buy a home, Rancho Charleston is an ideal spot for singles and young professionals moving to Las Vegas. In addition to its access to scenic green spaces and convenient amenities, residents appreciate this Las Vegas neighborhood for its eclectic mix of Mid-Century Modern houses, affordable ranch-style homes, and apartments on palm tree-lined streets. Rancho Charleston is also a favorite area among young adults because it’s close to the action in Downtown Las Vegas while still having a bit of separation.

Things to Do in Rancho Charleston

Explore the Nevada State Museum, Butterfly Habitat, Botanical Garden, and over 180 acres of nature trails at the Springs Preserve. Take a tour of Michael Jackson’s former home, now called Thriller Villa. Immerse yourself in the art of Meow Wolf‘s Omega Mart, play AR games, explore the Illuminarium, and more at Area15, one of the most unique things to do in Las Vegas. Enjoy a modern cirque show at the Lost Spirits Distillery, known as “an amusement park for adults.” Start your day with Stuffed French Toast, the Smoked Salmon Benedict, or Huevos Rancheros from Coffee Pub. Try all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ dishes like Spicy Bulgogi, Garlic Butter Squid, or Spicy Shrimp at Biwon Korean BBQ & Sushi. Share a Prosciutto Pizza, Veggie Delight Pizza, or Chicken Fingers from The Phoenix Bar & Lounge. Or celebrate date night in Las Vegas with Cacio e Pepe, a Flat Iron Steak, or The Farmer Flatbread from old-style steakhouse Herbs and Rye.

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

Summerlin is one of the city’s safest neighborhoods and one of the best places to buy a house 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 has tons of local green spaces and stunning views of Red Rock Canyon and the Spring Mountains. Residents gather during community events like the annual Summerlin Festival of Arts, the Las Vegas Farmers Market, and more. And with a variety of shopping centers, coffee shops, parks, and restaurants, you’ll never be bored here!

Things to Do in Summerlin

Take in scenic views while hiking along the dog-friendly 3.5-mile Summerlin Cottonwood Canyon Park Trail. Hit the links and enjoy refreshments in the clubhouse at Angel Park Golf Club. Go iceskating at The Rock Rink, shop at stores like J.Jill and LUSH, or attend community events in Downtown Summerlin! Catch The Nutcracker, Carmina Burana, Swan Lake, and other classical dance performances at the Nevada Ballet Theatre. Share Chicken Wings, Philly Fries, or Salmon Stacks at locally-owned John Cutter Tavern. Try Chicken Piccata, Sicilian Pizza, or the Frutti Di Mare at cozy Italian restaurant My Mother’s House. Order a Guacamole Burrito, Chile Relleno, or Carne Asada at El Burrito Mexican Restaurant. Or watch the big game while sipping on draft beers and house-made cocktails during happy hour at Distill Bar, a neighborhood hangout that’s open 24/7!

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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.