|Population density:||5,152 per square mile|
|Median household income:||$54,174|
|Total population:||583,756 people|
|Median age:||35 years old|
|Square miles:||113.30 square miles|
|Median rent, monthly change:||1.72%|
Las Vegas is a city in Clark County, Nevada. Considered the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas is the place to indulge in options ranging from world-class casinos and performances to acclaimed dining and resorts. So it should come as no surprise that Vegas also offers a dizzying number of apartment rentals.
Las Vegas features a number of distinct neighborhoods. One of its most known areas, Downtown Vegas is home to iconic casinos, including the Golden Nugget, and the attractions of the canopied Fremont Street area. Here, you can live in a high-rise development or in a historic neighborhood just outside of all the action. If you'd reside in an area that's just a short drive from the famous Las Vegas Strip, there are dozens of planned communities offering amenities that appeal to everyone, from families with children to retired couples. The northwest community of Desert Shores, for example, has 22 residential districts and offers options ranging from condos to lakefront homes. Ten minutes to the south, on the city's western edge, Summerlin is one of the most desirable planned communities. Located on the perimeter of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Summerlin's various 'villages' provide miles of hiking and biking trails and views of the Las Vegas Strip. About a 20-minute drive from the Strip, Centennial Hills is a newer, primarily residential neighborhood that is growing fast, thanks in part to its family-friendly parks, including the award-winning Centennial Hills Park.
Commuters in Las Vegas use a monorail that runs along Las Vegas Boulevard; take the Citizens Area Transit (CAT) bus; drive on the Las Vegas Beltway, which encircles the city; or take U.S. Route 95, which runs through Las Vegas. McCarran International Airport sits about 5 miles south of downtown.
A Las Vegas neighborhood. Photo courtesy of Harshil Shah)
Renting in Las Vegas
Apartments for rent in Las Vegas are affordable, and rent prices are typically stable.
Las Vegas Kid-Friendly Attractions
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ? Fifteen miles west of the Las Vegas Strip, this park features a 13-mile scenic drive and more than 30 miles of trails to take in the red-rock topography.Discovery Children's Museum:? This downtown Vegas attraction has interactive exhibits focused on art, culture and science.Fremont Street Experience ? This five-block downtown entertainment district features a 1,500-foot-long canopy that doubles as a video screen above the pedestrian mall.Circus Circus ? Daily, free circus acts are performed at the largest permanent circus facility in the world, at the Circus Circus Las Vegas hotel and casino.