#5 Best City in the U.S.
Source: Resonance Consultancy (2021)
Sunny Days Per Year
United States Drought Monitor
Increase in Bachelor's Degree Holders
Southern Nevada (Since 2000)
Least Congested Region for Traffic
INRIX (>2M Residents)
Safest City in the United States
More than 2.3 million people call Las Vegas home. While the iconic strip is among America's most-visited tourist destinations, it is a thriving community filled with diverse neighborhoods, schools, shopping locations, healthcare facilities, religious institutions, parks, recreational activities and more.
The Greater Vegas area has affordable, abundant and diverse places to call home. The growth in the region has created demand for new homes at affordable prices, ensuring tens of thousands of middle income Americans could afford a home in the community.
With year-round sunshine, the Las Vegas climate is among the most predictable weather patterns in the nation. This provides residents with opportunities to spend time outdoors hiking, camping, boating, skiing and more.
While Las Vegas is the second-fastest growing metropolitan area, it is ranked among the top 20 metro areas with the best traffic conditions in the nation. 93% of Las Vegas area jobs can be reached within 30 minutes for the average employee.
The region features various education options for parents and students at the K-12 and college levels. The Clark County School District, the fifth-largest school district in the nation, features award-winning magnet schools and Career and Technical Academies. At the college-level, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is one of the most diverse universities and is home to the world's best hospitality program. Read More
Sports & Entertainment
From shows to all-star-chef restaurants, Las Vegas features endless entertainment and attractions--especially on the famous Strip. The city is also witnessing the exciting emergence of professional sports, with teams like the Vegas Golden Knights (NHL), the Raiders (NFL), Las Vegas Aces (WNBA), the Las Vegas Lights (USL), the Las Vegas Aviators (MiLB), and the Henderson Silver Knights (AHL) creating buzz, strengthening Vegas pride and bringing the community together.
The region features 100 public parks, 15 urban recreation and community centers and dozens of golf courses. Nearby are opportunities for outdoor activities like hiking, biking and skiing at areas like Red Rock Canyon, Mt. Charleston, Lake Mead, Valley of Fire, Zion National Park, the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon.
19 National Wilderness Areas
6 National Parks
9 National Forests
6 State Parks