North Las Vegas, NV

Population: 230,436 livability score shield

Key findings

  • North Las Vegas has a Livability Score of 70/100, which is considered excellent
  • North Las Vegas crime rates are 10% lower than the Nevada average
  • Cost of living in North Las Vegas is 2% lower than the Nevada average
  • North Las Vegas real estate prices are 16% lower than the Nevada average
  • Rental prices in North Las Vegas are 14% higher than the Nevada average

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      North Las Vegas, NV

      North Las Vegas is a suburb of Las Vegas that has seen its population rise steeply as people have looked for more affordable housing outside of the Las Vegas' city limits. While it may only be a 10 - 15 minute drive to get to the Strip from North Las Vegas, the home prices in the area can be significantly cheaper than those in Vegas proper in the south. North Las Vegas is an area that has a lot of newer homes and developments that are popular with young families and working-class professionals.

      The population of North Las Vegas has grown to over 240,000, and the area has a number of large employers that provide job opportunities to area residents. Nellis Air Force Base may be the largest employer in the area. It is the home of the United States Air Force aerial demo team, the Thunderbirds, and hosts one of the nation's largest air-to-air combat training exercise, RED FLAG. The casinos are another large employer that provide many different job opportunities to take care of the millions of tourists that come to visit the area each year.

      Traffic in North Las Vegas is not as bad as it is in neighboring Las Vegas, but Interstate 15 can back up from time to time when there is a big influx of people in the city for one of the many events that it hosts. North Las Vegas is home to the city's NASCAR racing track, and the weekend of an event can see up to 100,000 people flock to the area to watch the fast-paced action. Other attractions in North Las Vegas get people out into the beautiful desert vistas that the area is known for. There are hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails near North Las Vegas that are perfect for exploration.

      RTC Southern Nevada offers transportation to city residents who are looking to ditch their car or truck at home in favor of bus or shuttle service. There are multiple routes that travel around the city and into Las Vegas proper.

      Wann, Dike, Lovell, and Northridge are popular areas of North Las Vegas that have a large selection of homes available for rent or purchase. There are some good starter homes in the area for those who are just starting out and looking to establish roots. Vincent L Triggs Elementary, Jo Mackey Elementary, and Somerset Aliante Middle are just a few of the highly rated schools in North Las Vegas. Aliante is a master planned community that is geared towards families. It is one of the newest developments in the area as well. North Las Vegas offers a high quality of life and a low cost of living.

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      North Las Vegas, NV - Be Careful!
      I have lived in North Las Vegas for about fifteen years. I lived on Pecos and Lake Mead and the one thing I can tell you about this neighborhood is that it can be pretty dangerous. The first few months I lived in the apartments everything seemed to be just fine, but as time progressed I noticed strange activity coming from my next door neighbors house. They were always making deals with other neighbors; whispering and checking over their shoulders for other people listening. I believe they were selling drugs and my suspensions were confirmed when the police came to my door one day and asked me if I had seen anything going on. They were eventually arrested and taken to jail for selling narcotics.

      This neighborhood was not all bad seeing as they had a community college campus up the road and a few business down the street. The local police could be very helpful if you ask them for help and most of my neighbors were the same. Eventually though I felt my safety was in danger and decided to move closer to the East side of Las Vegas. While I was living in this neighborhood I noticed that the elementary school up the street had some exceptional students who entered into some great magnet programs. This community is not all bad but can be rough if you are not used to the North Las Vegas lifestyle. I would suggest that if you do move into this neighborhood that you make it a short stay. This is definitely not the place where you would want to raise children. The only thing around for the children to enjoy would be the local elementary school. Hopefully this has helped any persons deciding to move into the North Las Vegas neighborhood make the right choice.
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      North Las Vegas, NV - 5 Minutes From the Strip!
      My family and I traveled to the city of North Las Vegas last April, and we had a vacation of a lifetime. We knew little about the area, so we basically started from scratch using the Internet as a resource to find a place to stay and things to do. North Las Vegas is full of helpful and friendly people, and the area is quite community oriented considering its closeness to the Strip. By the way, the weather was divine - a typical 75 degree North Las Vegas day.

      We decided to stay at The Vegas Chalet Motel, which is located on the Boulevard, just a short drive from the Strip. We were within walking distance to some great restaurants and the Las Vegas Premium Outlets. The Outlets were fabulous, and I found some great clothes for me, my husband and two kids. We had a rental car, but public transportation is easily accessible and everywhere. The hotel was very clean, accommodating and friendly. Our room was spacious with a lovely bathroom and two double beds. A continental breakfast was served in the morning that was free and very satisfying.

      Our favorite North Las Vegas restaurant was Famous Dave's On East Craig Road. It was the best, and we all enjoyed mouthwatering barbecued ribs. The staff was fantastic and kept the kids entertained with coloring books and crayons. Our kids also really loved our visit to The Planetarium, which was smaller than I expected, but it certainly kept the kids happy enough to want to go back the next day.

      We found a sitter through the hotel one night and had a night on the town! We really enjoyed a show at the Luxor Hotel & Casino featuring Criss Angel, who mystified the entire audience. We also spent some time in the casino after the show and actually won some money. It helped pay for our fantastic North Las Vegas vacation. A vacation that I will surely do again.
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      Source: The North Las Vegas, NV data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).