Thanks to its great family-friendly restaurants, quiet outdoor escapes, and abundance of fun things to do with kids, your family will love living in Las Vegas. Here are the five best neighborhoods and suburbs in Las Vegas for families!


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  • Home Price: $341,100 median purchase price; $1,360 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 67% of Nevada cities

Want to get away from the noise that comes with living in Las Vegas? Consider moving to Henderson! This Nevada city, located just outside of Las Vegas, provides peace and quiet while still being close to the fun. The Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area on the southern edge of Henderson provides a scenic nature escape for active families! While living in Henderson, kids can attend John C. Vanderburg Elementary School, one of the best elementary schools in Nevada, or one the best high schools in Las Vegas, Green Valley High School. Thanks to its great public schools, ample parks, and fun things to do, Henderson is one of the best Las Vegas suburbs for families! Sign the kids up for swimming lessons, let them have fun on the water slides, or cool off with a dip at Heritage Park Aquatic Complex. Enjoy a short hike around the ponds and catch sight of resident desert birds at the 140-acre Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve. Take the kids on a behind-the-scenes tour to catch sight of parrots, emus, and lions at the Lion Habitat Ranch. Explore the curated cacti gardens and 300+ species of plants during seasonal events like the Holiday Cactus Garden—which has been going for 30 years—at Ethel M Botanical Cactus Garden. Savor King Salmon Lox, Green Eggs ‘N’ Ham, or The Avocado Toast for weekend brunch at 138 Restaurant. Get your seafood fix with Gulf Oysters, Littleneck Clams, and Shrimp Louie Salad at the Sunset Station Oyster Bar. Order a plate of Mexi-Fries, a Taco Salad, or a Baja Style Fish Taco from neighborhood favorite Juan’s Flaming Fajitas & Cantina. Or satisfy your sweet tooth with a Banana Split, Chamango, or a Crepe with Fruit from La Real De Michoacan.

The Lakes

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  • Home Price: $392,762 median purchase price; $1,502 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 46% of Nevada cities

If you’re looking for large, single-family Spanish Revival or Mediterranean homes with waterfront property and a private lake, consider living in The Lakes. This upscale, gated Las Vegas neighborhood is perfect for active and outdoorsy families. Residents enjoy resort-style living, complete with well-manicured walking paths, lush green belts, and more. After moving to The Lakes, children can attend SpringStone Montessori School, M.J. Christensen Elementary School, Mesivta of Las Vegas, and other great schools. Families will find plenty of activities to try in the area, too! Peruse books, or attend family-friendly events like Toddler Storytime, Music & Movement, and more at nearby Sahara West Library. Plan a shady picnic after taking the kids for a waterfront walk around Lake Sahara South Park, the neighborhood’s private lake. Pick up a game of baseball on the fields at Willows Park, or let the little ones burn off some energy at Spotted Leaf Park. Spend weekends practicing your golf swing or playing racquet sports at Canyon Gate Country Club, a private course located on the northern edge of The Lakes. Get your caffeine fix with a Vanilla Cardamom Latte, Froot-Loops Matcha Latte, or Camp S’mores Latte from Vesta Coffee Roasters. Go for brunch in Las Vegas with a Halloumi Sandwich, Rainbow Beets Toast, and Spinach Shakshuka from Cafe Express Las Vegas. Snack on Tuna Toast, a Pitaya Bowl, Thai Summer Salad Rolls, and more from Baby Birds Cafe. Or pick up Baked Ziti, Chicken Parmigiana Pizza, and an Italian Beef Sandwich from Bambino’s East Coast Pizzeria.

Rancho Charleston

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  • Home Price: $203,500 median purchase price; $1,112 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 0% of Nevada cities

If you’re looking for a lively neighborhood with great schools nearby, look no further than Rancho Charleston. Residents enjoy its proximity to community centers, parks, family-friendly restaurants, and more! While living in Rancho Charleston, families will be near schools like Vegas Verdes Elementary School, Hyde Park Middle School, and Ed W. Clark High School, and can benefit from school or family trips to the vast Springs Preserve, where you can stroll through botanical gardens, trails, or even the Nevada State Museum. Rancho Charleston provides other things to do, too! Cheer on the Las Vegas Lights FC (USL) during a match at the Cashman Complex in nearby Downtown Las Vegas. Explore the past, present, and future of your favorite music genre at The Punk Rock Museum. Celebrate date night with an immersive art experience at Meow Wolf. Start your day with a Nutella Crepe, Cinnamon Apple Crepe, or Breakfast Crepe from the locally-owned Crepe Station #1. Have Las Vegas brunch with NY Strip Steak & Two Eggs, Fresh Biscuits & Gravy, or Chopped Ham & Eggs from Blueberry Hill Restaurant, a long-standing favorite. Get your sushi fix with the Sashimi Plate, Bam Popper, and Steak Roll from Osaka Japanese Bistro, one of the best Japanese restaurants in Las Vegas. Or sample Meat Jun, Spam Musubi, Tangsuyuk, and other Hawaiian, Korean, and Chinese dishes from Island Style.

Spring Valley

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  • Home Price: $293,100 median purchase price; $1,243 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 17% of Nevada cities

With diverse housing styles like Spanish Colonials, English Cottages, and more, Spring Valley offers a dense suburban feel while still having grocery stores, hospitals, schools, and other amenities within walking distance. Most residents rent their homes, so it’s great for families moving to Las Vegas for the first time! This Las Vegas suburb is located just outside of Sin City, so families can enjoy the peace and quiet while still being near all the action. Try out roller hockey, picnicking, or basketball with the family at Desert Breeze Park. Have the kids join a hockey team, take ice skating lessons, or just free-skate at Las Vegas Ice Center. Enjoy scenic views with a hike or a picnic at Charlie Frias Park, and play a weekend game of golf at Rhodes Ranch Golf Club. Enjoy a Prince Omelet, Burek Pita Breakfast, or Sopska Salad from Prince Restaurant. Try Spanakopita, Tzatziki, Yia Yia’s Dolmadakia, and other Greek classics at Meraki Greek Grill. Share an order of Garlic Short Ribs, Thai Pepper Steak, Spicy Fish Cha Cha, and other specials from the family-owned Panna Thai Restaurant. Or fill up on authentic Mexican dishes like an Avocado Salad, Carne Asada, and Mole Poblano from Bonito Michoacan Mexican Restaurant.

Summerlin North

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  • Home Price: $366,115 median purchase price; $1,660 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 53% of Nevada cities

If you’re looking for a kid-friendly Las Vegas neighborhood with excellent education opportunities, look no further than Summerlin North, a highly desired master-planned community in Las Vegas! With Ernest A. Becker Middle School nearby, your children can attend a five-star school in Nevada. Additionally, moving to Summerlin North keeps you close to all the fun of living in Las Vegas, where you can enjoy shopping, community events, outdoor recreation, and more! Escape with a quiet round of golf at TPC Summerlin. Take the dog for a run, or practice your soccer game at Kellogg Zaher Sports Complex. Let the kids run wild on the agility course at Fox Hill Park. Host birthday parties and celebrate with a round of bowling at Red Rock Lanes. Start your day with the Country Benny, Eggworks Breakfast Sandwich, or The Three Pigs Omelette from Egg Works. Pick up an Everything Pizza, Chicken Parmigiana Sandwich, or a Queens Sandwich for a quick dinner from Rocco’s NY Pizzeria & Pasta. Enjoy a nice meal of Mama’s Red Beans and Rice, Lola’s Gouda Grits, Boiled Crawfish, and other family favorites at New Orleans-inspired Lola’s. Or pick up a slice of World Famous Strawberry Shortcake, Canoli Cream Dessert Cake, and Four Season Fresh Fruit Cake to satisfy your sweet tooth at Freed’s Dessert Shop.


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