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avery.mama4, Renter in Las Vegas, NV

My husband & I are looking to move to the Vegas area. What is the best area to live in though; less crime possible. We have 4 children!

Asked by avery.mama4, Las Vegas, NV Mon Dec 10, 2012

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It is illegal for an agent to recommend one neighborhood over another. It is called "Steering". That is why I provided you with links below to the various websites that can answer your question.

If I were the agents below listing communities that they prefer I would delete the post immediately before someone reports you to the NV Real Estate Division. (I am not a whistle blower but some are.)

My 2 cents.

Best Regards,
Robert Adams
The Adams Team at
Rothwell Gornt Companies
2 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 20, 2012
Stick with 7 Hills Anthem Country Club in Guard Gated community for safest then you can go to gated community in Anthem or 7 Hills if you can afford the country club. If you like faster pace, go to summerlin and/or west side off of Sahara, Charelston to guard gated or gated home going as far west as you can. We been her since 1976 and have lived all on both sides of town and raised two kids who are now 23 and 27. Call us for any other information you may need to make you move go smoother. We specialize working with relocation buyers and investors. Thanks, Kim and matt

Matthew D’Ercole
Prominent Realty Group, LLC
Buyer / Seller / Property Management
Cell - 702.501.0973
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2 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 10, 2012
Hi Avery,
I have to say that the best thing you can do is find an agent who understands what your needs are and can also guide you through the entire process and make purchasing a home as smooth and easy as possible.
In terms of an area with low crime rates, a good place to start is Summerlin. I live in the area, so I have first hand knowledge, crime here is really low. it is also very close to the Red Rock National Conservation Area which is great if you are a cyclist, a hiker or enjoy nature. It is also close to great public and private schools. I hope my answers helped. if you have further questions feel free to contact me. I also just started a blog about living in Las Vegas. Click on the link below.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 13, 2012
There are many great communities in Las Vegas. I have been a resident since 1971 so I know Las Vegas very well. I live in the northwest part of town. Summerlin is very nice. It is a master planned community that is used as a model around the country. There are large parks,community centers,golf courses and biking and walking trail systems to mention a few of the amenities. Green Valley has great communities and good school ratings. Anthem is another great area. I raised two daughters in Las Vegas. Here is a link to do some school research. I am always available to answer any questions you have.
Suzie Marquardt
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 10, 2012
Hi Avery.Mama4,

Your best bet is to start in the Green Valley (southeast valley) area or Summerlin Valley (northwest valley) to review public schools to see if you are happy with their scores and reviews. In Las Vegas, you have to live in the particular school zone your child attends. Waivers are possible, yet more difficult to obtain if budgets are challenged.

You can check out the schools in those area at Start there, and work your way out North and South of each of those areas to see if the scores change. Check out the scores at

If your children will be attending private schools, you will have more choices as to geography.

You can check out crime statistics at

Feel free to contact me with any questions. I have school zone maps I can forward if that helps.
(702) 493-8838
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 10, 2012
My husband and myself have just moved here to Vegas a year ago and we chose the Southwest which is called Mountain's Edge 89178. It is a newer area and there are lots of famlies with gated communities. But, because of the recession hit when this area was started you have to travel 3-4 miles for shopping as these ammenities are not here yet. The school system is quite new and they have areas which they call green belts that are like trails thru-out the area. Quite a lot of parks also.
Being that is out a little ways from shops, etc. the cost of the homes is still a good buy. And, like I said the area is only about 5-6 years old. Hope this helps.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 10, 2012
To be completely honest, the areas that are the most desireable are also the most expensive. That makes sense, right? In short, if you live in a neighborhood where the homes are averaging $110 per square foot, you are likely in a more desireable area than when they are $60 per square foot. Of course this is a guidline, not a rule and there are always exceptions. This is one reason why many people buy as much house as they can afford. Legally we can't tell you which areas have the least amount of crime, but we can tell you where to find that information; visit and click on "protect yourself" then "crime mapping". Put in a property address (or even just a zip code) and see what the results are. You can even try it for your address (wherever you live now).
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 10, 2012
It would appear that a safe area and schools are your top concern. Please see links below regarding crime mapping and schools. I see your question is dated and hope you were able to find the best place for your family. Please let me know if you need assistance with your home search when needed.

Clark County Zoning Information

Other Education sites you can use

Chad Roberts
Realty One Group
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 20, 2014
I just transferred to Las Vegas a little over a year ago. I just checked crime stats and my neighborhood is in the top ten safest places to live in LV. Additionally, I have been told by my neighbors that our neighborhood has the most top rated schools in LV. I live in the far north-west in a community called Iron Mountain Ranch. I was told by my realtor that this is the only area of Las Vegas that actually has horse riding trails in the community. We are a little further from the highway, but I think it is worth it. I love my neighborhood and I am extremely happy here. Apparently most people with school-age children that are concerned about schools moved to this area.most of the kids in my neighborhood are in AP classes. I love the children in my neighborhood! I feel very safe here!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 18, 2014
Anywhere on the west side of town, including the Lakes and Southwest areas!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 20, 2012
Please see the following links to check crimes that have occurred recently around addresses that you plug in.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police website covering Clark County and the City of Las Vegas, has a page where you can search crime statistics. We've included the link below.

For areas covered by N. Las Vegas police:…

For the City of Henderson:

This is the link to the Clark County School District. Again, you can enter in the address you are interested in and it will pull up the schools zoned for that specific house. There are reports and ratings on each school, this will give you a better idea of how well that each school is performing. Once you enter the address, you can click on the school name, then click on the school website and on their front page look for the "2010-2011 Accountability Report". This will give you very detailed information on each school and how they are performing.

Best Regards,
Robert Adams
The Adams Team at
Rothwell Gornt Companies
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 10, 2012
Avery: It depends a great deal on what you will do with your life. For example, will you need to get to the strip for work? If not, the community of Centennial Hills (In the northwest part of Las vegas) is wo\nderful, low crime rate, good schools & some age restircted living. There are really good bedroom communities & many are gated. Let me know if I can help with your search as that is what I do.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 10, 2012
Wow - averymama - there are probably as many answers as there are agents in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas is a very diverse place to live...We have a lot to offer many different interests AND reasons to be here...If you have family here, that is a great place to start asking your question...Also, work might be a determining factor of the area of town you might want to focus on...Find a good agent (Trulia???) and have a great conversation with that agent to help you achieve your goals....You might be surprised to learn that a number of Las Vegans have lived here more than 20 years (sometimes, more than 30 years) !!! Best to you, of all the goodness Las Vegas has to offer...KL...
Karen Lotter
Urban Nest Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 10, 2012

Here is a link from my website.…

From there, will be able to access crime incidents that are address specific up to the past 60 days

If I can be of any other assistance to you....feel free to call or email me at anytime

Hank Lauzon III

Exit Las Vegas Realty Center
6600 W. Charleston #119
Las Vegas, Nv 89146

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 10, 2012
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