Best Las Vegas Neighborhoods away from the Strip

Las Vegas neighborhoods are some of the most distinctive neighborhoods in America. While tourists may not typically venture away from the Strip, a number of different areas around the city offer great opportunities for living, working, and recreation.

If you’re a resident of Las Vegas, you’ve probably had a few tourists or other out-of-towners ask if you live in a hotel. But in reality, Las Vegas neighborhoods are among some of the most distinctive in America. Despite what visitors might assume, this city has a vast network of unique suburban communities. From Summerlin to Southern Highlands, these Las Vegas neighborhoods offer amenities like shopping, dining, recreation, and golf course living.


Summerlin is a master-planned community located about 13 miles west of downtown Las Vegas. The community sits at the base of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, offering residents views of the scenic Red Rock mountains and quick access to hiking, biking, and mountain climbing. Summerlin is one of the few Las Vegas neighborhoods that offers a variety of new and resale homes, golf course frontage, and high-rise condo living.

Centennial Hills

Located in far northwest Las Vegas is the bedroom community of Centennial Hills. Here you will find everything from mature homes with their own acreage to newer homes in master-planned subdivisions. If you work in the northwest area or don’t mind the commute, Centennial Hills will definitely get you more for the money when it comes to land and square footage. This area is also home to Providence, a new, 1,200-acre master-planned community.

Green Valley

Green Valley was one of the first master-planned communities to be built in Las Vegas. Situated between Las Vegas and Henderson, Green Valley’s central location and tree-lined subdivisions make it an ideal location for commuting anywhere in the Valley. From condominium subdivisions to golf course communities, Green Valley has a mix of mature homes and new, single-family construction to suit many kinds of buyer. 

Southern Highlands

If you’re looking for a community full of lush parks, walking trails, and recreation areas, Southern Highlands is for you. Located in southwest Las Vegas, it boasts shopping, dining and the Southern Highlands Golf Club and Spa, a private golf course community. Frequent visitors to California will like its proximity to Interstate 15 via St. Rose Parkway. Home buyers will find a variety of new and resale single-family homes in gated and open communities in Southern Highlands.

Downtown Las Vegas

Of course, not all desirable living communities are out in the suburbs. With Zappos moving downtown and the emergence of a burgeoning tech community, there has been an influx of residents moving to the downtown corridor. Downtown high-rises, mature single-family homes, and livable work spaces are just a sample of the residential living to be found there. If a walking commute and having dozens of neighborhood cafes and bars at your fingertips sounds good to you, downtown may just be the perfect choice.

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