Tourists looking to have a wild time on the Las Vegas Strip or playing at the casinos are the obvious reasons this Nevada hot spot is so popular. However, many professionals, families with young children, and even retirees enjoy living in Las Vegas full time — taking advantage of boating opportunities on Lake Mead, working for one of the many companies that call Vegas home (e.g. Zappos, Diamond Resorts International), or simply appreciating the consistently sunny weather.
If you’re lucky enough to call this area home, and are contemplating moving to a quiet neighborhood, away from the action, but in a convenient location within a short drive to downtown, take a look at what’s renting in these four Las Vegas suburbs/neighborhoods.
Commute time to downtown Las Vegas: 15 minutes (10.5 mi)
Best find: Montego Bay Apartments, from $686 for a 1-bed, 1-bath unit with 783 sq.ft. to $1,019 for a 3-bed, 2-bath unit with 1,224 sq.ft. (check availability)
Perks: short-term lease available; resort-style pool; extra storage, washer/dryer, and fireplace
Henderson is the city of special events: from the annual Heart & Soul celebration of Gospel and Black History in February to the Glow Worm Fun Run each June, there’s no shortage of things to do in the community. If history is your thing, find out all about the region’s history at the Clark County Heritage Museum; cool off afterwards at Cowabunga Bay Water Park. The community at Montego Bay Apartments is one of several excellent living options in this suburb, just a short drive southeast of Las Vegas.
Commute time to downtown Las Vegas: 18 minutes (14.7 mi)
Best find: South Blvd., from $875 for a 1-bed, 1-bath unit with 644 sq.ft. to $1340 for a 3-bed, 2-bath unit with 1395 sq.ft. (check availability)
Perks: on-site movie room; pet-friendly; poolside cabanas; electric vehicle charging station
Enterprise is a township within the greater Las Vegas area, the home of both Allegiant Airlines and world-famous boxer Floyd Mayweather. Great dining options abound in Enterprise, from the Asian Fusion flair at Mamaoh, to American fare with a twist at The Sparklings. The upscale apartments at South Blvd in Enterprise were designed to appeal to renters in the Las Vegas area who want cutting-edge amenities (like electric vehicle charging stations and a posh movie room) with easy access to the heart of the city.
Commute time to downtown Las Vegas: 16 minutes (7.8 mi)
Best find: Boulevard at 4201, from $810 for a 1-bed, 1-bath unit with 625 sq.ft. to $850 for a 2-bed, 2-bath unit with 975 sq.ft. (check availability)
Perks: resort-style swimming pool and spa; volleyball, tennis and racquetball courts; USB outlets; full-sized washer/dryer in unit
Another popular Las Vegas-area neighborhood, Spring Valley has a few residents you might like to name-drop and claim as neighbors (think Steffi Graf, Andre Agassi, and even the Sultan of Brunei!). You can also spend quality time outdoors at the Desert Breeze Park—one of the largest in Clark County—or on the links at Spanish Trail Country Club. Interested to call Spring Valley home? Life at the apartments of Boulevard at 4201 might be the right place to make you feel like royalty too!
Commute time to downtown Las Vegas: 14 minutes (8.9 mi)
Best find: Sterling Court, from $720 for a 1-bed, 1-bath unit with 740 sq.ft. to $820 for a 2-bed, 2-bath unit with 1030 sq.ft. (check availability)
Perks: double kitchen sink, pantry; gated community; coffee bar; free internet
Immediately to the east of Spring Valley is the neighborhood of Paradise (which includes McCarran International Airport). It also encompasses the majority of the Strip and is home to top-ranked school UNLV. Besides lots of amenities and well-maintained common areas, you’ll appreciate the privacy offered by the gated community at Sterling Court.
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