Wondering if you should retire in Las Vegas? The “Entertainment Capital of the World” may have a reputation for being a fast-paced tourist destination, but there are plenty of neighborhoods and 55+ communities in Las Vegas to settle in during your golden years. With breathtaking mountain vistas, world-class dining, endless entertainment, and more, here are five of the best neighborhoods and suburbs in Las Vegas for retirees!


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  • Home Price: $436,994 median home price; $1,992 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 98% of Nevada cities

If retiring in one of the best master-planned communities in the Las Vegas area sounds exciting, consider moving to Anthem! Located far enough away from the buzz of Downtown Las Vegas to provide some quiet, this area is home to 55+ communities like Sun City Anthem, Solera at Anthem, and more, which offer retirees over the age of 55 access to amenities like clubs, events, and fitness centers. With homes surrounded by Anthem’s large parks, scenic trails, golf courses like the Revere Golf Club, and more, residents have no trouble staying busy here. Hit the greens, play tennis or pickleball, and enjoy delicious cuisine at the Anthem Country Club. Stroll scenic trails, set up a picnic, or bring the grandkids out for a day of fun on the sports fields at Anthem Hills Park. Visit, feed, and learn about lions and other animals like Ozzie, the painting giraffe, at the animal sanctuary and rescue, Lion Habitat Ranch. Explore one-of-a-kind geologic features and petroglyphs among the 48,000-acre Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area. Pair New American-style brunch flavors like the Ube French Toast, Korean Fried Chicken Sammy, or CRAFT Benedict with bottomless mimosas at CRAFTkitchen. Enjoy a Black Mountain Burger, Greek Freak Stone-Fired Pizza, or the Extreme Mac & Cheese while playing video poker at Black Mountain Grill. Satisfy your tastebuds with dishes like the Lobster & Havarti Panini, Bacon Bourbon BBQ Smash Burger, or Chicken Pot Pie Stack at Yorktown Grill. Or savor Tuscan cuisines like Linguine, Chicken Parmigiana, or Fried Lobster Tail paired with a glass of wine at Tuscany Grill.

Centennial Hills

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  • Home Price: $307,993 median home price; $1,608 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 37% of Nevada cities

Quiet and serene, this growing community nestled in the foothills of northwest Las Vegas sports beautiful green spaces like Floyd Lamb Park and Centennial Hills Park, so those who love outdoor recreation will love calling this area home. Centennial Hills also provides access to fantastic healthcare options thanks to the Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center, one of the best hospitals in Las Vegas. Just a 30-minute drive away from Las Vegas attractions on The Strip—while also having amenities like the Centennial Center shopping mall and the Centennial Hills Center right at home—there’s plenty to do when living in Centennial Hills. Explore prehistoric fossil exhibits, ranger-led programs, and miles of hiking trails at the nearby Tule Springs Fossil Beds. Enjoy a fun day of play with games like keno, bingo, poker, slots, bowling, and more at Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino. Become a member of the Painted Desert Golf Club and admire desert vistas while teeing off the championship golf course. Visit 150+ rescued exotic animals and learn at the Gilcrease Nature Sanctuary. Start the day off with a delicious breakfast in Las Vegas of the Original Breakfast Burrito, Sundance Special Omelette, or Key Largo Crepe at Egg Works. Dig in to steakhouse fare like the 12 Oz. Rib Eye, Mile High Burger, or Farm Raised Salmon at Montana Meat Co. Savor some of the best Thai food in Las Vegas like the Garlic Pepper Stir-Fry, Pad See Ew, and Duck Curry at Thai Street Cafe. Or try your hand at blackjack, slots, and other games before digging into classic pub fare like the Western Bacon Burger and Beer Battered Fish & Chips at Distill Bar.

Green Valley North

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  • Home Price: $317,765 median home price; $1,406 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 70% of Nevada cities

Want to be close to Las Vegas’ most popular attractions but far enough away to enjoy laid-back living? Green Valley North might be the place for you! Here, the luxury Las Vegas retirement community known as Silver Springs offers an outdoor pool, recreation center, and other means for residents to stay active and healthy. Residents can find more affordable housing in this tree-lined community surrounded by outdoor recreation opportunities—including Sunset Park, as well as the dog park, walking trails, disc golf course, and other amenities found at the Arroyo Grande Sports Complex & Pittman Wash Trail. Retirees are drawn to Green Valley North also for its access to an abundance of shops, the popular Galleria At Sunset, restaurants, and entertainment options—as well as the Harry Reid International Airport. Explore native and exotic plant species at Nevada’s largest cactus garden, see the dazzling holiday light displays, and sample delicious chocolates while visiting the Ethel M Botanical Cactus Garden. Hit the driving range with friends, sign up for private or group lessons, or try your hand at disc golf at Wildhorse Golf Club. Shop, see a movie, or visit a variety of restaurants at Athenian Shops at Town Center. Enjoy a fun night of cosmic bowling, slots, and more paired with drinks from the full-service bar at Wildfire Casino & Lanes. Energize yourself with a fresh-roasted coffee like the Snickerdoodle Chai, Peppermint Bark Mocha, or Bourbon Vanilla Latte at Mothership Coffee Roasters. Savor hearty breakfast dishes like the Country Fried Steak Skillet, Garden Omelet, or Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich at Ely’s Restaurant. Dine on flavorful Latin American dishes like the Gaucho Sandwich, Aroma Skillet, or Fried Avocado Tacos at Aroma Latin American Cocina. Or fill up on Italian cuisine like the BBQ Chicken Specialty Pizza, Baked Penne, or Chicken Marsala at one of the best Italian restaurants in Henderson, Amore Taste of Chicago.

Green Valley Ranch

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  • Home Price: $391,633 median home price; $1,696 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 77% of Nevada cities

With access to a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options, suburban Green Valley Ranch is a fantastic place to retire near Las Vegas. Part of the reason why this neighborhood is so attractive to Las Vegas retirees is its proximity to the enormous shopping center, The District at Green Valley Ranch, and The Strip-like experiences found at the Green Valley Ranch Resort. In this walkable Henderson neighborhood, you’ll find plenty of parks and hiking trails, in addition to major roadways like the Bruce Woodbury Beltway. Go for a stroll, set a picnic, play horseshoes, or challenge your friends to a tennis match at Discovery Park. Spend the day pampering yourself with massages, steam rooms, hydrotherapy pools, and more at The Spa at Green Valley Ranch. Cheer on the Henderson Silver Knights (AHL), experience an exciting game with the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, or watch celebrity flag football at The Dollar Loan Center. Practice aerobics or swim laps in the indoor and outdoor pool at the Henderson Multigenerational Center. Stop in for a delicious meal like the Penny Benny, Mediterranean Chicken Pita, or Prime Rib at the Lucky Penny at Green Valley Ranch. Satisfy your cravings with the Supreme Beef Nachos, Chicken Caesar Salad, Ortega Burger, and other delights at The Willows Restaurant. Try the 440 Sandwich, Ryan’s Pesto Pasta, or the BBQ Chicken Wrap at one of the top restaurants in Las Vegas, Rachel’s Kitchen. Or book a table to enjoy an upscale dining experience beneath crystal chandeliers with dishes like the Filet Mignon, Lobster Tail, or Niman Ranch Lamb Chops at Hank’s Fine Steaks & Martinis.


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  • Home Price: $228,717 median home price; $1,124 median monthly rent
  • Crime Rate: Safer than 89% of Nevada cities

As one of the best places to live in Las Vegas and one of the top master-planned communities in the nation, it’s easy to see why Summerlin is a great place in Nevada for retirees. This large area is composed of great places for senior living in Las Vegas, including several gated communities—like the 55+/active adult community, Sun City Summerlin—as well as beautiful Italian Villa, Southwestern, Mediterranean, and Ranch homes for sale or rent. Along with golf courses, this area offers breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Valley, 200 miles of hiking trails, and easy access to Las Vegas day trip destinations like Red Rock Canyon. Bring your rackets and play for fun or bragging rights at the Summerlin Tennis Club, or let your grandchildren have fun in the play areas at The Arbors Tennis & Play Park. Get into the holiday spirit with seasonal ice skating and take a ride on the holiday train at The Rock Rink. Enjoy music, food, local craft vendors, and more at the Brew Festivus Beer Fest—or support other fun annual events in Downtown Summerlin, like the Sounds of Summerlin concert series and Summerlin Festival of the Arts. Try the Salted Caramel & Pretzel, Oreos & Creme, or Pumpkin Beignet with your choice of coffee drink at Benyeh. Grab a slice of house specialty pizza like the Chicken, Bacon, & Ranch or Supreme pizza, or build your own at Bonanno’s New York Pizzeria. Book a table to enjoy California bistro-style cuisine paired with one of many wine and cocktail options at the candle-lit Grape Street Cafe & Wine Bar. Or sample a unique twist on the bagel with savory creations like the Double Nooker and Generously Genoa Breakfast Sandwiches, or savor sweet treats like the Oreo or Cookie Dough Overload from The Bagel Nook.


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This post was originally published 03/19/2018, and last revised on 02/09/2024 with updated information.


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