Movoto’s Best Places to Live in Nevada: Vegas, Henderson & Boulder City Rank Near Top

Henderson Nevada's Lake Las Vegas communityNot long ago they ranked Nevada’s ‘safest’ cities… and somehow ended up with North Las Vegas ranked above Elko. Now real estate supersite is back at it again, releasing a new list of the ‘best’ cities in the Silver State on Monday.

Fortunately for us, Southern Nevada is well represented in the top 6 spots.

Movoto’s researchers looked at many different statistics to compile their list, including things like weather, air quality, amenities, cost of living, average commute times, household incomes, crime rates, taxes, unemployment rates, and a few others. In the end, Boulder City was ranked at #3, Las Vegas at #4, and Henderson wound up at #6.

North Las Vegas also squeaked into the Top 10, finishing at #9.

Not surprisingly, Lake Tahoe’s picturesque city of Incline Village was ranked at #1. And, kind of surprisingly, the tiny town of Gardnerville came in at #2. Our own Boulder City, with its low crime rate and marvelous amenities, rounded out the Top 3.

Vegas obviously has the most amenities of anywhere in the state, but its higher crime rate pushed it down the list a bit. Interestingly, because it’s an unincorporated community and technically a separate ‘city,’ the south Las Vegas neighborhood of Arden actually tied with Las Vegas for the fourth spot on the list.

Weird, I know… 🙂

In more good news for Southern Nevadans, Summerlin South managed to have the lowest overall crime rate in the entire state, according to Movoto’s statistics. Long commute times, however, relegated it to the number 16 spot on the list.

Check out all the rankings below:

List of Nevada's Best Places to Live, by


Some of those numbers look a little suspect to us (especially those ‘Quality of Life’ scores) but, overall, it’s a good effort to compile a ton of statewide data.

More here: LVRJ: Las Vegas ranked as Nevada’s No. 4 most livable city

What do you think about this ‘Best in NV’ list? Be sure to leave your comments below!




Beautiful photo of Henderson’s Lake Las Vegas community by Ed Schipul