B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$184,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$985
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%

Las Vegas Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    451
    283
  • Murder
    10
    6
  • Rape
    71
    41
  • Robbery
    312
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    785
    500
  • Theft
    1,548
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    556
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,882
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%
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Las Vegas is an interesting city. Towards the east part of Vegas is the stuff you see in movies and TV shows: the strip, in all it's lights-and-glamour glory. However, on the edges of the city, things get quieter. It's a melting pot city and there's people of every race, nationality, and religion everywhere you go.
On the economy side, there's no state tax in Nevada! Real estate talk: Obviously places near the strip are very expensive, but towards North Las Vegas, the prices drop to more reasonable levels. There's also a variety of apartment complexes, dorms for university students, and long-term hotels to cater to a wide variety of real estate needs.
Overall, Las Vegas is a vibrant city of many shades, not just the gambling town it's made out to be. Despite the dangers around some parts of town, it's a colorful place that's always changing.
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If you are obsessed with the nightlife, Vegas has plenty of that. It's not all centered around The Strip: there are pool houses, hookah lounges, nightclubs, and gaming all around the valley. Vegas, and Nevada at large, is less famous for its natural beauty, but it's there. There's Red Rock Canyon State Park, Mount Charleston Ski Resort, and a hot spring is on the Nevada-Arizona border! Search and you'll find some gems hidden in the nooks and crannies of the city. Vegas also has plenty of music festivals, conventions, and food festivals. Many venues that cater to and welcome LGBTQ patrons and The Center also puts on events. If you are driving here, be prepared for half-finished lane markers and random merging lanes at street-level. It's not walkable outside of The Strip unless you live in the historic part of Vegas. Buses are struggling to keep up, but Uber and Lyft are here. There is a monorail on The Strip for access to the casinos and bikeshare was just introduced downtown.
The diversity of cultures, socioeconomic groups. Las Vegas offers a variety of restaurants, local activities, festivals, and multicultural events. There is The Strip where tourists and some locals enjoy themselves. The Venetian, Paris Paris, New York New York. Cesar's Palace, the Luxor, Excalibur. The Bellagio with it's fountain display. Each casino is unique in design.Several have been used in films, as well as a TV series based in Vegas; CSI. The original casino area glitters. Las Vegas continues to grow, and draws thousands each year to live here and visit. Las Vegas is affordable to those who choose to set roots here. Businesses continue to seek Vegas to build their enterprises. There are many opportunities for education. Vegas has a medical and dental schools. A top notch teaching hospital UMC with a trauma unit. I am happy to live here and enjoy the diversity this city offers. I wouldn't change a thing!