Neighborhoods and Communities
Once you’ve decided to make Las Vegas your new home, the next big decision is where to live. Whether you’re in the market for a family neighborhood, a high-rise condo overlooking the Strip, a custom-built home or a simple apartment, there is no shortage to the supply of housing options in Southern Nevada.
Southern Nevada Communities
Southern Nevada’s three largest cities, Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas, are located in Clark County. While within close proximity to one another, each city is fully independent. The most recent U.S. Census figures put Clark County’s population at more than 2 million residents.
While Las Vegas has always been revered for its exciting nightlife, upscale dining, retail and entertainment offerings have taken the city to a new level. Las Vegas is also coming into its own with the expansion of non-gaming industries, bringing high-tech companies, notable educational and medical research facilities and cultural arts offerings to the table.
With a population estimated at more than 252,000, Henderson has evolved from a small suburb of Las Vegas into a flourishing community. Created for Basic Magnesium Inc.’s defense plants during World War II, Henderson is now home to award-winning master-planned communities, a revitalized downtown business hub and an array of parks, recreational facilities and dining and retail options.
North Las Vegas
While some confuse North Las Vegas with the “northern part” of Las Vegas, this burgeoning area is an independent city unto itself. With a population of more than 200,000, several successful master-planned communities have fueled economic development in North Las Vegas by attracting new business and retail amenities to the area. A proactive city government has led the way in creating a technology hub in the area. The city is home to the bulk of Southern Nevada’s manufacturing, technology, distribution and industrial facilities.
This sprawling area of the valley is home to both established neighborhoods and some of the area’s most popular master-planned and retirement communities. It also features popular entertainment options including the District at Green Valley Ranch, the Henderson Parks and Recreation Department’s Multigenerational Center and Outdoor Amphitheater.
Southeast Las Vegas is home to several new elementary, middle and high schools and has easy access to other areas of the valley through convenient access to Interstate 215 and U.S. Highway 95. The area is within close proximity to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Boulder City and Hoover Dam. Some of the valley’s southeast communities include Anthem, Green Valley Ranch, Lake Las Vegas and Seven Hills.
Most locals refer to the entire northwestern portion of Las Vegas as “Summerlin,” the award-winning Howard Hughes master-planned community that established this region of the valley. However, this area has grown to include an abundance of residential amenities, including upscale dining, shopping and recreational opportunities. Summerlin is still a mainstay of the region, but housing options now range from condominiums and age-restricted communities to elite guard-gated custom homes.
The valley’s largest assemblage of golf courses can be found in the northwest. Courses include the Badlands, Painted Desert, Los Prados and Angel Park. Shopping options include the Meadows Mall, Boca Park and the Sahara Pavilion Oasis, as well as a number of trendy strip centers. Several neighborhood casinos, such as Santa Fe Station, Suncoast, Fiesta Rancho, Texas Station and Red Rock Resort offer fine dining and gaming. Select neighborhoods in the northwest valley include Centennial Village, Desert Shores and Queensridge.
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