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
$168,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$975
National
$928
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
    521
    273
  • Murder
    8
    6
  • Rape
    71
    41
  • Robbery
    321
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    952
    525
  • Theft
    1,537
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    506
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,202
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • 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
    17%
    13%
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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.
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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!
The weather in Las Vegas is great year-round! The Las Vegas skyline has been undergoing vast changes as of late. We now have a hockey team, are about to get a football team, have our first IKEA store, and are still experiencing exciting changes throughout the valley. Las Vegas real estate is booming right now, and home prices are on the rise, but are still relatively inexpensive to other parts of the country. I enjoy the many amenities the valley has to offer, but wish there were more family friendly activities available. I would also like to see some changes to the public school system here in Clark County. The quality of public school education here is a bit behind other states in STEM and our state public schools consistently rank last.