Kristal, I am a native Las Vegan and feel that there are some great family neighborhoods in the Las Vegas Valley! In my opinion, Summerlin is the best, being the most popular master planned community in the US for 11 years straight! There are also some good new master planned communities like Mountain's Edge in the Southwest Valley, Anthem in Henderson and Rhodes Ranch also in the Southwest. Summerlin is located in the northwest part of the valley and is about 15 miles from the Strip but is much higher in elevation thus the great views! Summerlin is developed by the Howard Hughes Company (Summerlin was supposed to be Hughes' grandmother's name) and is 22,500 acres in size. There are 7000 acres left to develop in Summerlin and build out is expected by 2030. Prices of homes in Summerlin range from the $200,000s to multi-million dollar custom homes! There are two TPC golf clubs , Red Rock Country Club, Bear's Best in The Ridges and three golf courses in Sun City Summerlin! The best part, is Summerlin's close proxmity to Red Rock National Conservation Area!