Las Vegas, Nevada, a desert paradise, has risen in popularity for those looking to move to the state. From the Las Vegas Strip, countless casinos, and nightlife to its Arts District, it shouldn’t come as a surprise nearly 675,000 people call this city home.
As more people move here from other parts of the state or even across the country, it’s important to keep in mind that the median home sale price is $439,950 and the average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in Las Vegas is $1,623.
If that price is out of your budget, don’t worry. We’ve got options to help you find a home. We’ve collected the seven best affordable Las Vegas suburbs to consider living in. And the best part is that they’re all less than 45 minutes away from the city center. That way, you can live close to Las Vegas and all its awesome activities without the price tag of buying a home there.
#1: Indian Springs
Taking the first spot on our list is Indian Springs with a median home sale price of $335,000 and only a 45-minute drive away. Even with a small population of about 900, there are plenty of fun things to do in Indian Springs. Make sure to visit Creech Air Force Base if you move to this affordable suburb.
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If you want to move to Las Vegas, but live somewhere quieter and less expensive, the suburb of Whitney is a great option. Home to about 43,000, residents can spend their free time enjoying Clark County Wetlands Park and the Cowabunga Bay Water Park.
#3: Mission Hills
Only a 20-minute drive into the city, consider adding Mission Hills to your list of Las Vegas suburbs to consider moving to. Home to 7,500 residents, this affordable area can be a great choice for people looking to remain close to Las Vegas without paying the price for a home in the city. Living in Mission Hills, you’ll find Mission Hills Park and have easy access to all the attractions throughout the city of Las Vegas.
#4: Moapa Valley
Claiming the fourth spot on our list of affordable Las Vegas suburbs is Moapa Valley, which is roughly 60 minutes away from the heart of the city. Home to 7,500 people, living in Moapa Valley is an excellent alternative to Las Vegas’s hustle and bustle. If you find yourself moving to this suburb, make sure to visit Lost City Museum and explore the Valley of Fire State Park.
A recognizable Las Vegas suburb is Paradise, where the median home sale price is about $40K less than in Las Vegas. With roughly 240,000 people calling Paradise home, it’s a great area to consider buying a house in.
#6: North Las Vegas
If you’ve lived in Las Vegas for a while, chances are you know of North Las Vegas. About 270,000 people live in the area, so you’ll have a fraction of Las Vegas’s population while remaining only 15 minutes from the city. So make sure to visit the Shadow Creek Golf Course, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Aliante Nature Discovery Park, and North Las Vegas Airport once you move to North Las Vegas.
#7: Spring Valley
Without traffic, you’ll be in downtown Las Vegas in about 20 minutes, making Spring Valley a great place to buy a house in. Roughly 210,000 people live in this suburb, but you’ll be surrounded by areas to explore in your free time. Fun activities to do in Spring Valley include exploring Las Vegas Ice Center, Spring Valley Community Park, and Desert Breeze Aquatic Center.
Methodology: Affordability is based on whether a suburb is less than the median sale price of Las Vegas and under a 45-minute drive from Las Vegas. Median home sale price data from the Redfin Data Center during June 2022. Average rental data from Rent.com June 2022. Population data sourced from the United States Census Bureau.