Located in the state of Nevada, North Las Vegas is a highly populated city with a population of 230,436 residents. More than a quarter of the residents of North Las Vegas identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 33% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. The median age of all North Las Vegas residents is 32, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles.
Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in North Las Vegas could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Nevada if you know where to look. To help you find the best places to live in and around North Las Vegas, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, employment and more.
North Las Vegas has a livability score of 68 out of 100 and is ranked #50 in Nevada and #13,182 in the USA. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that North Las Vegas has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+), weather (B) and housing (B+). On a more negative note, North Las Vegas does not have favorable grades for the following: crime (F), education (F) and employment (D-). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.
Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., North Las Vegas has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the notable things to do include: Vision Holidays Day Tours, Canyon Air, and Aliante Golf Club.
Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in North Las Vegas can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.
Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to North Las Vegas is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in North Las Vegas come in at $161,500, which is 15.7% lower than the Nevada average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In North Las Vegas, the home price to income ratio is 3, which is 16.7% lower than the Nevada average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in North Las Vegas will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In North Las Vegas, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 17.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 14.1%.
|Statistic||North Las Vegas||Nevada||National|
|Average one way commute||26min||24min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||81.3%||78.0%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||11.2%||10.7%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||2.9%||3.6%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||0.1%||0.4%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||1.0%||2.1%||2.8%|
|Working from home||2.1%||3.6%||4.6%|