While many people that visit Las Vegas, NV, never leave the Strip, there are miles of neighborhoods beyond downtown that house over 500 thousand people. Mid-century homes abound near the city's center, while the outskirts are expanding rapidly with smaller track homes in low-maintenance communities. Areas like Summerlin cater to families by offering newer, larger homes with more lawn space than its counterparts. The cost of homes here is lower than in other metropolitan areas, with the average sitting at less than $200,000.
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Family-friendly Summerlin and entertainment-heavy Paradise are a few of the options available for residents. Entreprenuers are drawn to the LV Startup block, while creative individuals congregate in the Art District. High-rise living and nightlife is abundant along the Las Vegas Strip in the city's central location, which is also perfect for carless living, with walkable blocks and public transportation. The city's bus system is complemented by monorail service, plenty of cabs and a new initiative that offers shared bikes, cars and drivers for a monthly fee. These options give residents a chance to visit the plethora of restaurants and entertainment with or without a vehicle.
Besides the gambling, shows, and nightlife of the Vegas strip, and the cultural attractions of the downtown area, Las Vegas also boasts easy access to several outdoor activities in the surrounding mountains, as well as day-trip proximity to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, the Grand Canyon, Death Valley, and a wide variety of other natural wonders. From the eclectic neighborhoods surrounding the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to the sleepy neighborhoods of North Las Vegas and the Valley, the area is far more diverse than a weekend on the strip would indicate. Las Vegas truly does have something for everyone looking to purchase a home. But, if you're just looking to rent right now, ForRent.com can help you Search for Las Vegas Apartments and find just what you're after, today.