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A+ North Las Vegas Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C North Las Vegas Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% lower than Nevada
North Las Vegas
991% less expensive than the US average
1033% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
North Las Vegas cost of living
F North Las Vegas Crime Total crime is 7% higher than Nevada
Total crime
3,40123% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3023% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
7%Year over year crime is up
North Las Vegas crime
D- North Las Vegas Employment Household income is 1% higher than Nevada
Median household income
$53,5653% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$20,89930% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%33% higher than the US average
North Las Vegas employment
B+ North Las Vegas Housing Home value is 16% lower than Nevada
Median home value
$161,50013% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,11818% higher than the US average
Home ownership
55%14% lower than the US average
North Las Vegas real estate or North Las Vegas rentals
F North Las Vegas Schools HS graduation rate is 8% lower than Nevada
High school grad. rates
75%10% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/aequal to the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:17% higher than the US average
North Las Vegas K-12 schools or North Las Vegas colleges

Living in North Las Vegas, NV

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%.

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Compare North Las Vegas, NV Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around North Las Vegas, NV

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Sun City Summerlin, Las Vegas8310.812,542
Green Valley South, Henderson8311.621,964
Black Mountain, Henderson8214.57,111
McCullough Hills, Henderson8113.815,093
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Gibson Springs, Henderson8011.713,650
Green Valley North, Henderson809.839,727
Kyle Canyon, Las Vegas7913.114,557
Green Valley Ranch, Henderson7912.917,011

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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).
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