The Las Vegas area has tripled its population to 2.2 million since 1990, making it among the fastest-growing metro areas in the U.S.
This explosive growth has caused an expanding geographical footprint and plenty of new neighborhoods, still popping up today.
If you’re looking at a potential move to Las Vegas, we’re here to help determine the perfect neighborhood for your new home.
We combed through Google data using generic keyword searches and combined those results with the most searched Las Vegas neighborhoods on ApartmentGuide.com to determine the five most popular Las Vegas neighborhoods with renters.
Here is a quick overview of each neighborhood and what you’d expect to pay for rent in each area.
Summerlin is an affluent, master-planned community at the edge of the Spring Mountains and Red Rock Canyon. The 22,000-acre community is home to 230 parks and a 150-mile trail system with easy access to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Rental prices are slightly higher than the citywide average.
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Just north of Summerlin, Centennial Hills offers a slightly more affordable suburban lifestyle between the Las Vegas Strip and the mountains that border the western edge of the valley. The Centennial Center Shopping Plaza is at the center of this community and features 90,000 square-feet of stores, restaurants and a movie theater. Expect to pay about the city average for a one-bedroom apartment in this neighborhood.
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Downtown Las Vegas is just north of the Las Vegas Strip and is the central business district of the Las Vegas Valley. This historic district is still a tourist spot for gaming along the famed Fremont Street but also houses business highrises, a sizeable medical district and residential communities. Downtown is close to all the action, so expect to pay higher rental prices in this neighborhood.
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West Sahara is a classic suburban neighborhood, with a mixture of office buildings, retail, apartments, gated communities and single-family homes. This neighborhood includes a man-made lake, one of the few bodies of water in Las Vegas, with opportunities for fishing and boating. It is also on the more affordable side, featuring rent prices lower than the city’s average.
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West Las Vegas is a historic district northwest of Downtown known for the famed Brown Derby Club and The Harlem Club during segregation in the 1940s. With its strong African-American roots, this community is often considered the cultural epicenter of Las Vegas. Thanks to its central location, it offers easy access to the rest of the city and is considered an affordable area to rent.
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