Best Neighborhoods in Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas has one of the most recognizable skylines in the world. The Las Vegas strip is legendary. Not surprisingly, Las Vegas is the most populous city in Nevada with a population of 1.95 million according to the 201 US Census Bureau. The "Entertainment Capital of the World" became a city in 1911, and is the most populous city founded in the 20th century. Sin City has continued to show tremendous growth in its population and tourism and continues to be internationally renowned as a major resort city.

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Sports

Although Las Vegas does not have representation in major league sports, they do have a AAA Farm Club baseball team called the Las Vegas 51's.

Crime Rate

Las Vegas has a high crime rate concentrated in the business district.

Top Neighborhoods

Summerlin is a 22,500 acre planned community in the Las Vegas metropolitan area of Nevada near the Spring Mountains and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Summerlin, named for Howard Hughes’ grandmother, continues to rank among the top ten best-selling communities in the country some 19 years after development first began. The community includes a variety of residential, commercial, recreational, educational, medical, open space, and cultural areas that make Summerlin feel like a city unto itself. As of November 2010, Summerlin's population was nearly 100,000. Most Summerlin neighborhoods have small pocket parks, however, large community parks, are available for use to all Summerlin residents. The parks provide a host of recreational activities including swimming, tennis, volleyball, horse back riding, and even a tricycle course.

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Seven Hills is a small subsection of Henderson, Nevada. Seven Hills has a reputation as "The Beverly Hills of Nevada". Seven Hills is home to the founder of eBay Pierre Omidyar and heavy weight fighter Mike Tyson. Seven Hills is approximately 7 miles from the Las Vegas Strip. It is home to Revere Golf Club, The Rio Golf Course and the Anthem Country Club. Labeled as the 'Inspirada Project', the area was to be used for "New Urbanism". Seven Hills is a relatively exclusive community that has a great number of amenities for its residents.

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Lake Las Vegas is located in Henderson, Nevada. Lake Las Vegas refers to both a man made 320 acre lake and to the 3,592-acre area built around the lake. The area is sometimes referred to as the Lake Las Vegas Resort. The area includes several hotels and casinos including the Monte Lago Village Resort, the Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort, and the Ravella at Lake Las Vegas. The progressive development, ample employment opportunities and the natural draw of having water in a desert make Lake Las Vegas a desirable place to live. some of the notable residents of this community are Celine Dion and comedian Chris Tucker.

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The Chinatown of Las Vegas, Nevada is a retail area with great local and ethnic businesses on Spring Mountain Road. The Chinatown area has gained increased popularity, receiving national attention in a 2004 article by The Wall Street Journal. Chinatown Plaza and other adjacent power centers have added a great deal of value to the community. The numbers and varieties of businesses, bakeries, book stores, and boutiques make Chinatown a destination spot for all Las Vegas residents.

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Cactus Springs is a small community in Clark County, Nevada located on US Highway 95, about 60 miles northwest of Las Vegas in the Mojave Desert. Cactus Springs is located near Indian Springs and the Nevada Test Site. Cactus Springs is known for being a spiritually connected neighborhood as evidenced by The annual interfaith Sacred Peace Walk, conducted and organized by the Nevada Desert Experience. With the Mojave Desert as its backdrop, Cactus Springs is considered quiet and serene with fantastic panoramic views. Cactus Springs is a stable community and housing in affordable.

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West Las Vegas is an historic neighborhood in Las Vegas, Nevada. This 3.5 sq mile area is located northwest of the "Spaghetti Bowl" interchange of I-15 and US 95. The locals refer to West Las Vegas as simply the Westside. The Westside is a neighborhood is an affordable community that is in close proximity to the Las Vegas Strip. Residents of the West end pride themselves in the history of the neighborhood and that same pride is demonstrated in how well the community has been maintained. The west end has many housing options that are affordable and because of how close it is to the strip, still provides the kind of entertainment, dining and shopping that Las Vegas is known for.

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