When it comes to choosing the best neighborhood or community to live in, there are a number of different factors to consider and the best neighborhood for one person might not be the best for another. For instance, a young couple with no children might be more interested in living in a townhome or condo close to nightlife or walkable activities, even if the crime rate might be a bit higher. A family, on the other hand, may be interested in living farther away from the city where homes are larger and come with yards and the crime rate is lower. That being said, here are some of the best neighborhoods and communities in the Las Vegas area and who they might be best for.
Green Valley Ranch
For middle class families or single professionals looking for a nice, boring suburb that is generally safe to raise a family in, then the Green Valley Ranch neighborhood in Henderson might be perfect for you. With a small population of only around 20,000 residents and a median household income of around $97,000, residents can easily afford homes with a median price of around $375,000. Renters can also fairly easily afford the median rent of around $1,600 a month. Green Valley Ranch is also both an ethnically and economically diverse neighborhood which also enjoys a fairly low crime rate.
For those that have a slightly lower income but still want to live in the same quiet, suburban type of atmosphere as Green Valley Ranch, Westgate might be the right neighborhood for you. Located to the southwest of Green Valley Ranch, Westgate is a much larger suburb with a population of around 65,000. With a median income of around $88,000 and a median home price of around $360,000 homeowners in Westgate may not have as much disposable income as their neighbors in Green Valley Ranch but should still be able to easily afford a mortgage payment. Rental prices, however, are pretty much the same as in Green Valley Ranch.
Green Valley South
Located just north of Green Valley Ranch, Green Valley South is slightly larger than Green Valley Ranch with a population of just over 30,000 but is one of the preferred neighborhoods of young professionals who want a mix of quiet suburban life and urban amenities. With a median income of $79,000, most residents of Green Valley South can afford to own a home with an affordable price tag hovering just under $300,000. Rent is also little cheaper in Green Valley South, hovering right at around $1,400.
Summerlin and Henderson enjoy something of an east coast/ west coast rivalry, although one neighborhood is located to the west of Las Vegas, while the other is located to the south. While most of Henderson is broken up into smaller neighborhoods, Summerlin is largely considered to be one large neighborhood with a population of around 125,000. With a median income of around $75,000, many Summerlin residents will struggle a bit more to afford homes with a median home price of around $310,000. As one of the closest suburbs to Las Vegas, however, many Summerlin residents are also employed in Las Vegas. That being said, Summerlin enjoys many of the same quiet, suburban features as Henderson in spite of its closer proximity to Las Vegas.
With a population of around 50,000, Lone Mountain offers one of the very best median incomes compared to home prices. With a median income of around $72,000, there are plenty of homes to be found in Lone Mountain for just under $250,000. Located in the far northwest corner of the Las Vegas Metroplex, Lone Mountain is also far away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Las Vegas.
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